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DHS Poetry Out Loud competitors persevere 

By: Aidan Mattingly On Friday, Feb. 10, 22 competitors stood on the DHS Auditorium stage for DHS’ Tenth Poetry Out Loud (POL) event. Each participant recited a single poem, competing to enter the final round. Many reciters performed admirably, with the best of these moving on to a second round. Ultimately, the contest was won by Daisy Tuttle of the Class of 2020. Her winning poems, as well as those of her runner-ups, were marked by substantive control of many factors, elements of the recitation that are easy to name and hard to define. POL competitors face Herculean tasks to prepare such winning poems, including memorization and inflection of the poem to convey its personal significance. Ava Dobson, who tied for runner-up in the competition, described the latter as being important. Her … Read entire article »

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Hollywood’s animal rights issues

Hollywood’s animal rights issues

By: Isabella Souliere   Animals have been an entertaining part of our culture in films, television shows, circuses, and much more. Behind the scenes however, their star lives might not be so glamorous. Hollywood has a long history of allegations of animal cruelty. One recent case that has come to the public eye took place on the set of the new movie, … Read entire article »

The changing shape of feminism

The changing shape of feminism

by Sophie Rancourt What feminism means and who a feminist is, seems to be a topic of discussion now more than ever. Controversy in politics and human rights raises the question, what is feminism? Many people think of feminists as angry, man-hating women who burn their bras. Feminism is often seen negatively, as an annoyance. This could not be further from … Read entire article »

DHS grad shows will, determination in Marines

DHS grad shows will, determination in Marines

By Rebecca Hughes When most people hear Katelen Van Aken’s name, they think of the quiet girl who graduated from Dover High School last year, but she is more than that. Private First Class Van Aken graduated the Marine Corps boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina January 13th and has continued onto her next adventure: Marine Combat Training school, Camp Geiger, … Read entire article »

DHS supports self-help through yoga class

DHS supports self-help through yoga class

By Lily Parsont Dover High School is now offering a semester long yoga and meditation class for students seeking peace, fun, and relaxation. The class was created and is instructed by the Dover High School health teacher, Mrs. Amanda Lee. According to Carolyn Gregoire’s article about yoga and stress relief from Huffpost, anxiety and stress are major issues the world is … Read entire article »

Vending machine woes lead students to new lunch options

Vending machine woes lead students to new lunch options

By Caleb Libbey and Taylor Fields Dover High School vending machines have recently faced backlash from students and staff alike, who are turning to other options for their snack or drink needs. Whether it’s because a favorite snack is out of stock, or because it won’t take money, everybody seems to have problems with the outdated pieces of equipment. Due to … Read entire article »

The Asian Culture Club

By Leah French Dover High School’s bursting with diversity and The Asian Culture Club only adds to that reputation. Founder Samantha Khatchadourian, now a senior at DHS, describes the club as, “A place where people, not just Asians, can feel comfortable being diverse and learn about a new culture.” She was inspired to create a club dedicated to Asian Culture after noticing an Asian group of students in the library every morning before school. “My friends and I were talking about how there was actually a pretty large Asian Community in Dover,” Sam explained, “So, I thought creating a place where people could feel comfortable learning [about] a new culture would be pretty awesome. Also, it … Read entire article »

DiCaprio film publicizes environmental change

By Jenna Kleiman Modern Hollywood often serves as a platform for celebrities to share their ideas and passions and Leonardo DiCaprio does just that in his new documentary, Before the Flood. As an actor, film producer, and longtime environmental advocate, he has created a global travelogue in which he witnesses worldwide climate change and interviews people from experts to ordinary citizens, about the environmental impacts of humans, the causes and effects of climate change, and the controversy behind its existence. The film’s intention is to publically recognize the global consequences of climate change and what we can do as unified nations to control or suppress it. Dicaprio has teamed with director Fisher Stevens and many other talented and … Read entire article »

20th Anniversary of the murder of Jon Benét Ramsey

By Rachael Morong JonBenét Ramsey was six years old when she went missing on December 25, 1996 in Boulder, Colorado and was found dead eight hours later in her family’s basement strangled, with a fractured skull. The killer has never been brought to justice, twenty years later. Ramsey’s case is still open and under investigated by the Boulder, Colorado Police Department. Suspects included parents Patsy and John, as well as JonBenét’s brother Burke and widened to others such as John Mark Karr, a pedophile who falsly confessed. Boulder Police initially thought Ramsey was murdered by accident and the crime scene staged to look like a homicide. Each member of the family was investigated. As of 1998, Burke … Read entire article »

Donuts & Ice Cream

By: Jill Mundung Many new restaurants that are popular in the south/west U.S. are coming to the New England area. On May 12th, 2016, there was an article informing the people of the Tri-City area about the upcoming Dairy Queen “Grill & Chill”. It was set to open in the fall of 2016, but has since then been delayed to the summer of 2017 according to Kristen Moore, the spokesperson for Brixmor, a real estate group. The new restaurant is going to be built near the Tri-City Plaza on the empty lot where Dunkin’ Donuts used to be. The plans for the Dairy Queen shows that the restaurant will be 2,612-square-feet and will include indoor seating for 70 guests, a drive-through, and outdoor seating. The DQ “Grill & Chill” will … Read entire article »