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Red ribbon week

Madi C.
These are some students dressed up for the final red ribbon spirit day of the week.

Some people believe that Red Ribbon week is an artifact from the past that could have gone away with the dinosaur events of school in the 90’s. But, the reality is, they’re wrong. 

Red Ribbon week was from October 23-27. Throughout the week, students could “take the pledge” and color anti-drug pages during lunch. Dress-up days filled the calendar. On the 25th,  students dressed up in ties or tutus to be “tutu cool to be tied up in drugs.” On the 26th, students wore neon clothes and glasses. On the last day, the 27th, students wore their halloween costumes to school in attempt to “scare away the drugs” and attended the Halloween Bash after school.

“[I like that] we get to have the Halloween Bash, wear costumes, and have fun activities. In class, we are playing murder mystery, where we are trying to find who did it and what the [murderer’s] motive was,” 6th grader Micah D. said.

On these spirit days, dressing up with neon colors, ties and tutus, and their Halloween costumes lightens the campus mood and brings lots of laughs. 

“[Red Ribbon Week] mostly [helps] to stop doing drugs and that it’s bad for you and it gets you nowhere.” said 6th grader Camden C. 

Students enjoyed dressing up because it gave them a reason to do something out of the ordinary. They had the opportunity to win cool prizes and also match outfits with their friends. They also got to learn why we shouldn’t do drugs.

“It’s good that schools have these spirit days. [They help] spread awareness and also to have fun and get kids excited,” said 6th grader Micah D.

Red ribbon week isn’t just a silly little dress-up week that was made in the 80s. It encourages students to be positive about staying drug-free. Those who say otherwise are only one thing: wrong.


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Kasela D., Student Life Writer
Kasela likes to cook and eat. In the future, she wants to be a computer scientist. She also likes the color yellow and playing video games. Her family has 5 people in it, and Kasela is one of 3 sisters.
Avah C., Student Life Writer
Avah loves to play with her siblings. She enjoys doing dance. Her favorite food is pasta. She has a pet lizard named Chai.
Sage P., Editor-in-Chief
Sage is one of the Editors-in-Chief of The Day Creek Howl. When she is an adult, she dreams of being a criminal defense lawyer. In her free time, you'll catch her reading, drawing, dancing, or listening to music. She loves Marvel movies and the show, "Friends." Her favorite music artists are Laufey, Drake, Bruno Mars, and The Weeknd. She is super excited for the 2023-2024 school year and to be a part of The Howl for a second year.
Madi C., Photographer
Madi loves to travel and explore new places. Her dream is to travel the world and try new things in each place she goes to. Her dream destination is Europe and hopes one day she will get to go there.