The student news site of Day Creek Intermediate School

The Day Creek Howl

The student news site of Day Creek Intermediate School

The Day Creek Howl

The student news site of Day Creek Intermediate School

The Day Creek Howl

In our world today, many people choose to avoid conversations with others in hopes to avoid conflicts. But what would our world be like if people listened?

We’re All in This Together

Kirsten L. and Aurora GS. January 11, 2022

The theory of a spiral of silence represents the idea that a larger group disagrees with, then isolates a smaller group’s opinion, causing the minority group to fear sharing their viewpoint. Unfortunately,...

In 1972, Congress passed a law that granted citizens over the age of 18, as adults. However, this has created some problems in society.

Adulthood in America and It’s Issue

Aurora GS., Kirsten L., and Thomas T. October 13, 2021

In 1972, Congress made the final decision to change the age of legal adulthood to 18 from the prior age of 21. Becoming a grown-up sooner allows citizens the right to vote for government representation. The...

Are rich people also recognized as the wealthy? Or are they two completely different things?

Are the Rich Actually Wealthy?

Kirsten L., Aurora S., and Thomas T. October 4, 2021

“We think external things we buy will bring us happiness, but then we get them and we wonder what’s next?” said psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo. Money is a topic that’s familiar to all, especially...

Every kid has been told not to lie, but if your safety was in jeopardy, would it be okay?

Safety and When it is Best to Lie

Declynn G. and Jadyn K. October 4, 2021

The year was 1942. Nazis were storming cities to find every Jew in hiding. A 50-year-old Christian named Corrie ten Boom put herself in danger and lied to help save over 800 Jews in the Netherlands. She...

What is the importance of being bilingual and what does it do for the world?

What is the Importance of Being Bilingual?

Hayley B., Edhen A., and Aishwarya A. February 26, 2021

Being bilingual can be a valuable skill for everyday life. Not only when traveling to another country, but in everyday trips out and about in Southern California, it makes everything so much easier being...

Many teachers use breakout rooms to provide social interactions between students, but are they really necessary?

Should Breakout Rooms be Mandatory?

Malak Y., Writer January 29, 2021

Why do we even have breakout rooms? What’s the point; No one talks anyway! These, along with many other questions, have been asked by students everywhere. Every student has their own opinion on breakout...

There are two great ways to get dogs, adopting and buying from breeders, but what is the better way?

Purebred vs. Shelter Dogs: What Do You Prefer?

Hayley B., Writer January 27, 2021

As of 2021, around 53% of the U.S. population owns a dog. You can adopt a dog from an animal shelter or buy a dog from a breeder. But which is the more preferable choice?  Breeders and shelters are...

Rusty Hicks used the wrong choice of words when calling the Governor Newsome recall petition a “California coup”.

The “California coup”?

Mikah C. and Shivani R. January 22, 2021

Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has been the governor of California since 2018, but not everyone has been happy with his decisions while in office. Some of his more controversial issues include his handling...

With the COVID-19 pandemic at large, mental health has become a main concern of many people.

Mental Health in Quarantine

Kaavya K., Writer January 22, 2021

Over the past year, people all over the world have been stuck at home. No parties. No seeing your friends. No school. Nothing. And for some people, this has had an effect on their mental health. Psychological...

Learning the subjects you don’t like may not seem fun at the moment, but it will definitely come in handy for the future.

Should Selecting Subjects be Allowed?

Audrey C., Writer January 15, 2021

In school, there always seems to be one subject that’s easy and fun, while another subject drags on and on. For each student, this varies. Many kids choose to focus on the subject that’s the easiest....

Should Florida be opening up their state when they have rising COVID cases?

California vs. Florida: How They’ve Handled COVID

Gwen E., Writer January 15, 2021

California and Florida are states in the same country that are handling the worldwide pandemic vastly different. California continues to go on lockdown while most of Florida has opened back up. Why are...

Universal Studios and Disneyland are both amazing theme parks, but which one is more worthy of your time?

Universal Studios or Disneyland?

Aishwarya A., Writer January 8, 2021

One of the common known debates is whether Universal Studios or Disneyland is the better theme park. Universal Studios features more adventurous rides, while Disneyland displays fairytale themed rides. “I...

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