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How to: Get Through Midterm Less Stressed & Dead

How to: Get Through Midterm Less Stressed & Dead

Bea Mendoza, Writer
December 5, 2016
Filed under Feature, Opinion, Showcase

‘Tis the season, readers! No, no, we’re not talking about the season with heavy coats, halls decked with holly, bells ring-ting-tingling, and holiday laziness. It’s nearly time for finals! To get you ready for this most anticipated time of the year, we’ll be answering some questions that s...

The DHS Young Writers Club Takes On the Challenge of Writing a Novel in 30 Days

The DHS Young Writers Club Takes On the Challenge of Writing a Novel in 30 Days

Emily Ellis, Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Clubs, Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Throughout the month of November, students in the Dublin High School Young Writers Club participated in a world-wide event called Nanowrimo, or the National Novel Writing Month. Participants of Nanowrimo are encouraged to write 50,000 words in 30 days, but they are allowed to set their own target...

2016 CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST :)

2016 CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST :)

Bea Mendoza and Ashley Kim
December 1, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Who doesn't love the holidays? Hot chocolate with marshmallows, the pine aroma of Christmas trees, and presents from family and friends are so many reasons to love the month of December. But this year, music can be too! This Christmas season, the Dublin Shield has made a Christmas playlist for you...

Easy Holiday Meals to Help With

Easy Holiday Meals to Help With

Sabina Boudames, Writer
November 23, 2016
Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

The holidays are coming, and while many DHS students are rushing about as they try to find a perfect gift, few students realize the potential goody points they could earn by helping with create a special holiday meal. Helping with the Holiday Dinner can be challenging, but rewarding. Freshman Elizabe...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Cunningham

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Cunningham

Jennifer Liu, Writer
November 23, 2016
Filed under Community, Feature, Showcase, Student Life

With many years of experience, Mrs. Holly Cunningham is one of Dublin High School’s English 1 Advanced and English 3 Honors teachers. I recently had the honor of sitting down with Mrs. Cunningham to discuss her approaches and personal views on teaching, as well as her advice on balancing the pressur...

Election Results: DHS Perspective

Vikram Nithyanandam, Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, United States, World

Race to the White House: Donald Trump Victorious The race to the White House has now drawn to a close and the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now over. Donald Trump has been named the president elect of the United States of America, creating one of the greatest upsets in our nation...

The Real Questions, Part 3: Why Are YOU a Feminist?

The Real Questions, Part 3: Why Are YOU a Feminist?

Ashley Kim, Managing Editor
October 20, 2016
Filed under Community, Feature, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

TIME: 10:30:01 PM I wrote down the latest text message in my cardboard-colored notebook as I collected more and more opinions about why my fellow girls (and boys) at DHS were feminists. This is the true spirit of journalism, I said happily to myself as my favorite song came up on Spotify shuffle. But...

Why I am a feminist: Safia Yusuf

Why I am a feminist: Safia Yusuf

Safia Yusuf, Guest Writer
October 20, 2016
Filed under Community, Feature, Opinion, Student Life

I have identified myself as a feminist from the moment I learned the definition of feminism and about Malala Yousafzai in middle school. I continue to identify as a feminist today. I have given audience-rousing speeches in favor for women to get educated in 7th grade and continue to argue that viewpoint....

Protect the Tormented, Not the Tormentor

Protect the Tormented, Not the Tormentor

Faith Rynda, Guest Writer
October 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Correction: This article previously mentioned that the student's coaches reviewed the situation. This is not the case as they were not made fully aware of the situation. Those references have been removed. Editor's Note: As you read the following commentary, we remind you to focus not on the in...

The Real Questions, Part 2: Why Am I a Feminist?

The Real Questions, Part 2: Why Am I a Feminist?

Ashley Kim, Managing Editor
October 3, 2016
Filed under Community, Feature, Opinion, Showcase, Student Life

The Real Questions is an unconventional series by managing editor Ashley Kim, covering everything in the realm of teenager daily life. Part blog post, part advice column, and part news article, this series wants to answer, well, the real questions. When I wrote this, I first searched it up on Google...