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#OscarsSoWhite: Lack of Diversity in Nominations Sparks Controversy

Eugenia Gavrilova

February 10, 2016

On January 14th, 2016, the Oscars sparked criticism throughout the nation following the release of an all-white major nominees list for the second year in a row. In response, two prominent African Americans in the film industry -- Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee -- announced the following Monday that they ...

Iowa Caucus: What is it and who won?

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, Editor in Chief

February 5, 2016

If you’ve watched the news anytime in the past week, then you’ve probably heard something about the Iowa Caucuses that took place Monday night. But, what is a caucus, and why are the ones that took place in Iowa so important? The Iowa Caucuses are the equivalent to normal primaries, or the first ste...

A Newly Discovered Planet 9

Jennifer Liu

January 29, 2016

In 2006, Pluto was demoted from the shiny golden title of “planet” to the slightly lower position of “dwarf planet.” In other words, he was politely kicked out of the real-planet squad, and a rather large crowd of people were reasonably upset. However, Caltech astronomer Michael Brown and...

New Elements Emerge, Seventh Row of Periodic Table is Complete

Mallika Pajjuri

January 12, 2016

For the first time since 2011, four new elements will be incorporated to the existing 114 elements within the periodic table. On December 30th, 2015, the elements with the atomic numbers of 113, 115, 117, and 118 were officially recognized by the IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chem...

San Bernardino Shooting

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, World Editor

December 3, 2015

At the same time DHS students were finishing their fourth period classes on Wednesday, December 2, a massive shooting took place in San Bernardino, California. In the several minutes, fourteen people were killed and twenty-one more were injured. The shootings took place at Inland Regional Center (IRC)...

The Strongest Storm

Maddie Davis

December 3, 2015

On October 23rd  ago a huge storm hit the coast of Mexico with winds stronger than any other hurricane in the books. The storm was expected to be devastating to Mexico due to its massive wind speed. However, Mexico was lucky, and the storm passed through without taking any lives. This storm, Hurr...

Delegates Meet in Paris this Week to Discuss the Future of Clean Energy in Hopes of Saving Our Planet

Lauren Manning

December 2, 2015

  Paris is currently hosting the United Nation’s twenty second Climate Change Conference (COP21) where 147 nations will try to reach a binding deal to decide whether the United Nations will take aggressive precautionary measures to reduce Global Warming. Attendees hope to agree to reduce carbon ...

Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooting, 3 Killed and 12 Injured

Ashley Kim

December 2, 2015

On November 27, 2015, a gunman killed three people and injured twelve others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The chaotic ordeal included gunfire between the gunman and the police officers on scene. In the days since the shooting, the suspect has been identified by the...

Ending of the One-Child Policy in China

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, World Editor

November 25, 2015

In a surprising announcement on October 30, 2015, the Chinese Communist Party revealed that the controversial One-Child Policy would end in early 2016. The One Child Policy began on September 25, 1980 to prevent overpopulation, something the the Communist leadership at the time feared would harm China’s...

DHS Student-Teacher Reaction to Paris Attacks

Alexandra Stassinopoulos, World Editor

November 25, 2015

In the week since ISIS killed 129 people in Paris, France on Friday, November 13, the shock of the terrorist attacks spread around the globe. For people with family or friends in Paris, or even in Europe, this week has been a stressful one; everyone is on a knife’s edge, wary of another attack. For...