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Bilbao shares Peace Corps’ experience with students

Bilbao shares Peace Corps’ experience with students

Leslie Mendez, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


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President John F. Kennedy in 1961 established the Peace Corps, a volunteer program that promotes world peace and friendship. Since then, thousands of Americans have volunteered to immerse themselves in other countries to help tackle pressing challenges. In celebration of Peace Corps week in Februa...

Students demand action on stricter gun control

Students demand action on stricter gun control

Meghan Edwards, News Editor

March 16, 2018


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With the ring of the advisory bell, about 1,000 DHS students and faculty on Wednesday, March 14, walked out of the building, gathering in the front to show that they are done letting Congress dictate their safety, and that Parkland will be the last school shooting. Following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas massa...

Transcript of Student Advocacy Initiative demonstration

Transcript of Student Advocacy Initiative demonstration

March 16, 2018


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OPENING STATEMENT: GILLIAN BROWN Hello, and thank you for participating in our Student Advocacy Initiative. As you know, we are gathered here to show solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. We want to express our support for stricter gun control laws and help lead a wor...

Shafer testifies before state on behalf of undocumented students

Shafer testifies before state on behalf of undocumented students

Jenna Coladarci, Correspondent

March 12, 2018


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Many students, educators, members of the clergy, and community members from all over Connecticut gathered in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford after school on Feb. 13 to testify in front of state lawmakers for HB 5031. House Bill 5031 would equalize access to financial aid to all Connecticut st...

Students bark at admin over K-9 search

Students bark at admin over K-9 search

Taylor Hay

March 1, 2018


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Principal Dan Donovan recently worked alongside the city police, K-9’s and the school’s safety advocates to conduct a drug search within the school, and for the first time in DHS history, the student parking lot. Although many students reacted to the surprise lockdown and K-9 search with apprehen...

Donovan tries to allay fears, concerns after Florida attack

Donovan tries to allay fears, concerns after Florida attack

Meghan Edwards, News Editor

February 16, 2018


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Principal Dan Donovan wants to assure the student body following the latest deadly school shooting -- this time in a Florida high school -- this week that students here are safe and the school will continue to strengthen preventive measures. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, when gunman Nikolas Cruz went into Marjor...

Student volunteers staff tutoring center after budget cuts

Student volunteers staff tutoring center after budget cuts

Gillian Brown, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


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Due to budget constraints, professional tutors are no longer available to students in the tutoring center this year. Despite the cuts, counselor Michael Boucher, who helps oversee the tutoring center, worked to keep it open and helped organize volunteers to tutor. The tutoring center is open du...

DPS-OpenWiFi to be updated

DPS-OpenWiFi to be updated

Meghan Edwarads, News Editor

February 8, 2018


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From streaming, posting, Googling and gaming, to getting last-minute homework help and printing, internet access is a fundamental aspect of 2018 -- and when it’s taken away it may just feel like the world is coming to a startling end. Throughout the archaic week-without-wifi --  Jan 15-18 -- just ...

Parker helps others diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease

Parker helps others diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease

Elizabeth Hadden, Staff Writer

January 26, 2018


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After being diagnosed with Kennedy’s Disease in 2006, physics teacher Jameson Parker has not let the condition define him as he continues to help others who have been diagnosed. According to the Kennedy’s Disease Association, the affliction is a degenerative genetic neuromuscular disease. It primarily affects men, th...

DHS to implement block scheduling

DHS to implement block scheduling

Katie Walsh, Editor In Chief

December 21, 2017


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A change from the state’s requirement of 21 credits to 25 credits to graduate from high school will result in DHS next year implementing block scheduling for all grades. This comes after DHS transitioned freshmen to block scheduling in the 2011-2012 school year with the creation of the Freshman Academy...

Vape-pen popularity increases despite risks

Vape-pen popularity increases despite risks

Taylor Hay, Staff Writer

December 19, 2017


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DHS, a smoke-free campus for years, is now having to crack down on vaping. If students are caught with a vape pen -- or JUUL -- it will be confiscated, said Principal Dan Donovan in a recent email to parents and students. “Students have no idea what’s in the juices, and they are harming themselves,...

Students seek refuge from Puerto Rican hurricanes at DHS

Students seek refuge from Puerto Rican hurricanes at DHS

Meghan Edwards, News Editor

December 18, 2017


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The recent hurricanes, Maria and Irma, that devastated Puerto Rico in October also left many students without schools or any way to continue their education -- so they sought refuge in Danbury and DHS. Sporadically starting at the beginning of November, six students have come to DHS with one havi...

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