The Dublin Shield

The Legacy of the Iron Lady

Jasmine Virk, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2013


Filed under World

On April 8, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher passed away after succumbing to the strokes that had plagued her through her aging life and caused her to retire from politics in 2002. Baroness Thatcher was given a ceremonial funeral with military honors. She also received a...

Coffee is Great

Liam Bird, Photo Editor

April 26, 2013


Filed under World

   Coffee is a beverage that has been enjoyed by the world for centuries. From what we know, the potential first cup of coffee was was made during the 15th century in Ethiopia. Now, there are many different types of coffee, and it’s consumed pretty much anywhere you go. It’s the perfect drink for an...

North Korean Aggression

Shelby Mrak, News Editor

April 26, 2013


Filed under World

Recently, Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un has been testing his country’s new nuclear weapons and once again, threatening to attack the United States. But do American citizens really have to worry about an attack from them?    Probably not, because it would be a completely suicidal act...

Sleep and How it Affects You

Shelby Mrak, News Editor

April 26, 2013


Filed under World

   Sleeping is not always a priority for all high school students. Many people, especially teenagers, would rather stay up late playing video games, hang out with friends, listen to music,or do all of these things at once. However, there are the few students who choose sleep over these things.   ...

The Right to Bear Arms

Winnie Chan, Copy Editor for News and Other

April 26, 2013


Filed under World

   Bullet. Blood. Death. Gun control and gun violence have been issues that capture a lot of the public’s attention, especially after the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.    “I do think something should be done to prevent tragedies like Connecticut, but I want to guard against an infr...

Tragedy At Boston Marathon

Ana Cruz, Entertainment Editor

April 26, 2013


Filed under World

   Chaos. Hysteria. Panic.    It has definitely been a tragic and rough week for Boston and for our country in general. It started on Monday afternoon, when two bombs exploded ten seconds and a hundred yards apart. The first one exploded near the finish line at the Boston marathon around 2:50 p...