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How Much Homework Is Appropriate?

How Much Homework Is Appropriate?

Hayden F., Writer
May 2, 2017
Filed under Student Life

At Day Creek, we are renowned for having lots of homework. This is true. Most teachers give their students a boatload of homework. But how much homework is too much? Well it differs for different subjects. Math and Language Arts should have more homework than less impactful subjects like social stu...

War Memories

War Memories

Carly F., Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Student Life

It was July 7, 1937 in Nazi Germany. Terror struck. Bombs were dropped. Guns were fired. As people fought for their countries, many lost their lives. It was only the beginning of the biggest loss of life in history, World War II. Over 60 million people died in the tragedy that started in 1937. The...

The Accident

The Accident

Savanna A., Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Walking up to the memorial, I knew what I was going to see. At least I thought I would. It was the wall of the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Names are engraved into hard, cold stone. The emotions start to flood over me. And tears streamed down my cheeks, their wetness adding to the challenge of...

How Far Can Creativity Go?

How Far Can Creativity Go?

Savanna A., Writer
January 20, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Mommy, I want to be a business owner! Mommy, I want to be a professional athlete! Mommy, I want to be a superhero! Imagine yourself on the beaches of the Caribbean. You have the job you’ve always desired. You’ve wanted to have this career since you were little (whatever it may be). Now l...

Top Ten Things That Would Improve School

Top Ten Things That Would Improve School

Claire D., Writer
January 16, 2017
Filed under Student Life

Whether you like it or not, school is a huge part of our daily lives. After all, this news site wouldn’t exist without the school to support it.  In every school, there are things that probably each student thinks, like:  “I could make this place a little bit more awesome.” These are the ideas...

How Do Students Celebrate Their Holiday Season?

How Do Students Celebrate Their Holiday Season?

Savanna A. and Nick L.
December 17, 2016
Filed under Student Life

For most of us, December 25th is the time where we sit by our trees, opening presents with either family, friends, moms and dads, just us, and maybe our annoying brothers and sisters.  Aren’t they all so lovely? The floor is littered with wrappings and presents. There are crumbs on the table from wh...

The Power Of “Hi”

The Power Of “Hi”

Hayden F., Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under Student Life

When you pass a student in the hall that you don’t know, you probably say nothing, right? That’s because you don’t know them. But, what if you said hi? Have you ever created a new friendship by just saying hi? Why is there meaning in that small word? “People like to connect with other people an...

Is Dress-Code Fair? (Guys vs. Girls)

Is Dress-Code Fair? (Guys vs. Girls)

Aaliyah C. and Angelina D.
October 11, 2016
Filed under Student Life

“Your shorts are too short.” “That shirt is not appropriate for school” “That dress shows too much of your shoulders.” All day long, several of Day Creek’s students hear this. So we asked a question. Is Day Creek’s dress code fair? We asked 50 students. (25 girls, 25 boys)...

Acne Sufferers May Be Protected Against Aging

Acne Sufferers May Be Protected Against Aging

Ava A. and Ariana G.
October 10, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Got acne?  You may be in luck. Scientists at King’s College London have good news for you. A recent study has shown that people who have suffered with acne are more likely to have longer telomeres in their white blood cells. What are telomeres, you ask? Telomeres are structures at the end of chromosomes. They...

2016 E3 Fun Run

2016 E3 Fun Run

Savanna A., Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Student Life

On Saturday, October 1, the E3 Fun Run took place at Central Park. the event kicked off with the Mascot Dance-off. Then, the 2k race began. Once the 2k run finished the final competition was the 5k. After the 5k run was finished, medals were awarded. For the 2k race, the first place finishers for both boys and gir...

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