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Doubtful pep rallies will ever stage comeback

Doubtful pep rallies will ever stage comeback

Ava Olivera and Sabine Dempster

November 22, 2017


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During the fall — as various videos of other schools’ assemblies and pep rallies go viral — the question arises, “Why doesn’t DHS have a pep rally of its own?” Principal Dan Donovan says that there hasn’t been a pep rally at DHS since the mid 90’s, well before he was even teaching ...

Faculty listens to presentation on social, emotional learning

Faculty listens to presentation on social, emotional learning

Staff Report

November 16, 2017


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Updated, Monday, Dec. 11: The Choose Love Enrichment Program now has a private Facebook group for educators to meet and engage with fellow educators who are using the program. There, educators may share their experiences with the program, their enthusiasm for SEL, and to gain insights, best practices or co...

DHS Productions prepare for ‘High School Musical’ debut

DHS Productions prepare for ‘High School Musical’ debut

Jenna Coladarci, Correspondent

November 1, 2017


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DHS Productions' annual musical is an event that the Danbury community looks forward to every spring. On March 22 to March 24, the company will debut Disney’s High School Musical. High School Musical captures the essence of Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, a member of the scho...

DHS replacing Mad Hatter with a new look

DHS replacing Mad Hatter with a new look

Taylor Hays, Features Editor

October 27, 2017


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The school has contracted with a branding company to create a new look for the DHS Hatter mascot and logo, and is polling staff and students on choices. The branding company, Impact Sports, has made an agreement to design this year’s yearbook cover and provide unisex caps and gowns for the clas...

Op-Ed: Trump needs to help Puerto Rico now

Op-Ed: Trump needs to help Puerto Rico now

Taylor Hay, Features Editor

October 13, 2017


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It has been over two weeks since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, and President Donald J. Trump, has yet to be proactive in the restoration process. This storm is the fifth strongest hurricane to ever hit the United States, yet the aid from mainland is one of the worst, most delayed in American...

Construction project works toward completion

Construction project works toward completion

Meghan Edwards, News Editor

September 25, 2017


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The seemingly never-ending construction has become the soundtrack of the school day. We press play and instead of Kanye, we get the melodious “BUZZZZZZ” of the saw or the dulcet “KKAKKAKK” of the jackhammer. Instead of Bieber, we get the repetitive banging of hammers. But, as much as we love the new jams,...

Op Ed: ‘We are one America’

Op Ed: ‘We are one America’

Alexandra Prendergast

September 24, 2017


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On Nov. 9 of last year, I woke up with a feeling of dread. The night before, almost all the students from my liberal campus gathered together for “election watching parties.” As one of the executive board members of Wesleyan Democrats, I organized one of these “watch parties” for more than 50...

Nursing staff monitors DHS health

Nursing staff monitors DHS health

Jenna Coladarci, Correspondent

September 22, 2017


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With a population bigger than a lot of towns, it’s vital for DHS to have medical professionals at the ready. This year, the school is welcoming registered nurse Carey Shew to the nursing staff while celebrating Cathleen Blair’s move from part- to full-time. They, along with the rest of the nur...

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