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A Spotlight on Mr. Allen

A Spotlight on Mr. Allen

By Aidan Mattingly There are really two kinds of substitute teachers at Dover High. There’s the good-hearted but often naïve, just-out-of-college type who are getting experience for when they get hired full-time. Then there’s the subs who have taught for years, many of whom are former teachers, who even after they have stopped working full time continue to return and interact with students. One of the subs in this latter group is Mr. Allen. Over time, a … Read entire article »

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Diversity is key in Disney’s new film

by Luke Fletcher There has been a lot of controversy regarding the inclusion of a gay character in Disney’s new film, “Beauty and the Beast”. Actor Josh Gad’s character in the film, LeFou, has an easily overseen crush on Gaston, the antagonist of the film. LeFou is then seen at the end of the film dancing with another man. The scene was timed at 3 seconds long, although Gad’s character was depicted as having a romantic interest in Gaston throughout the film. Due to this scene, Russia restricted everyone under the age of 16 from watching the film, which has also been banned in Kuwait. Closer to home, a drive-in in Alabama refused to screen the … Read entire article »

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast a worldwide success

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast a worldwide success

by Caleb Libbey Disney’s newest live-action adaptation of the animated classic, Beauty and The Beast, continues to dominate box office sales over Kong: Skull Island and Power Rangers. In just a few weeks since its premiere, Beauty and the Beast was able to triple its budget of roughly $160 million in global box office earnings, kicking off initially with a $170 … Read entire article »

Avoiding Senioritis

Avoiding Senioritis

by Taylor Fields Students at Dover High School are looking to get active in helping the environment in a new club- the Earth Action Club. This club focuses on acting locally to find solutions as to how we can all become more environmentally friendly, and reduce our footprint. Their goal is to improve the mindset of our community on how we … Read entire article »

The Earth Action Club

The Earth Action Club

By Sophie Rancourt Students at Dover High School are looking to get active in helping the environment in a new club- the Earth Action Club. This club focuses on acting locally to find solutions as to how we can all become more environmentally friendly, and reduce our footprint. Their goal is to improve the mindset of our community on how we … Read entire article »

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 … Read entire article »

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 »