The Day Creek Howl

Should DCIS Revive After-School Sports Teams?

Should DCIS Revive After-School Sports Teams?

Shivani R. and Mikah C.

January 24, 2020

Crowds of parents and fans gather at Day Creek Intermediate School. They wait eagerly for their children to enter the gym, and when they do, the crowd roars with excitement. Let the games begin! There’s only one problem with this scenario: our school doesn’t even have any competitive sports teams. ...

What Draws The Line For Abstract Art?

What Draws The Line For Abstract Art?

Ashley P. and Kaylee L.

January 24, 2020

Viewers quickly pulled their cameras out as artist, David Datuna, reached for a banana duct-taped to an art exhibit’s wall. Datuna ripped the tape off and did the unthinkable. Was he going to steal this piece of art? Nope -- he ate it. He ate a $120K banana entitled “Comedian.” The piece liv...

Is BTS Disbanding?

Is BTS Disbanding?

Christine L., Writer

January 17, 2020

The end of 2019 has come and gone, and another year has begun. For most, the new beginning is anticipated with eagerness. However, there is a particular event that many are dreading: BTS may be disbanding in 2020.  BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) is a K-pop idol group that debuted in 2013 when they were teenagers. Since...

YouTube’s Last Straw!

YouTube’s Last Straw!

Zayd C. and Ally D.

January 14, 2020

"If you fail to set your audience accurately, you may face compliance issues with the FTC or other authorities, and we may take action on your YouTube account," - Google Support YouTube is a name that is widely recognized around the world, and for good reason. By giving creators the freedom to express...

Cultural Appropriation. Where’s The Line?

Cultural Appropriation. Where’s The Line?

Azam E., Writer

January 14, 2020

According to Dictionary.com, cultural appropriation is when a person of one culture adopts the customs, practices or clothing from another culture without having any connection to that way of life.  “I think it’s okay, I feel like everyone has the right to wear what they want. If someone were to...

The Ugly Truth About Social Credit

The Ugly Truth About Social Credit

Conner L., Writer

January 13, 2020

China is setting up a virtual grading system that will monitor the large population by a system called Social Credit. The "Social Credit system" was first announced  in 2014, which aims to improve the behavior of their citizens. The system is supposed to be fully operational nationwide by 2020, but has...

Annie Jr.: The Play of the Year- Pre Article

Annie Jr.: The Play of the Year- Pre Article

Mireille G. and Riley G.

January 13, 2020

Students who were recently cast in the Annie Jr. play are buzzing with excitement as they get ready for their rehearsals. They can’t wait to get to know their fellow castmates or meet up with their friends from the Peter Pan Jr. cast. Whether this is the first or the last time in a Day Creek produc...

Stop Hating

Stop Hating

Tommy T., Writer

January 6, 2020

I think that I’m a regular kid. I don’t think I’m weird. But other kids do. For example, one of my desk partners once said that I mutter too much, and it’s weird. Then she looked at me in that odd sort of way that makes you want to punch someone. I replied that thinking out loud helps me proc...

Surrounding Yourself with Good People

Surrounding Yourself with Good People

Kaylee L., Writer

December 17, 2019

The importance of surrounding yourself with good people. All of us have been asked the question, “If someone wanted you to jump off a cliff, would you do it?” To think that we would do almost anything just because it’s “cool” or because our friends tell us to is alarming. It seems like our gener...

Murdered for Organs

Murdered for Organs

Conner L., Writer

December 17, 2019

More than 1.5 million prisoners and Falun Gong practitioners are being forcefully executed for their organs to serve a thriving transplant trade, worth $1 billion. Although they have repeatedly denied all accusations about organ harvesting, China has claimed that they would stop accumulation from executed ...

Living Up to Expectations

Living Up to Expectations

Bella D., Writer

December 16, 2019

As younger siblings, we usually are compared to our older siblings. Until recently, I hadn’t thought much of it, but I’m coming to realize the amount of pressure that it puts on students to be like their older, successful siblings. After all, I’ve always been pressured to be like my older brother. I’ve...

Half a Heart Didn’t Stop Her

Half a Heart Didn’t Stop Her

Addison M. and Carolina A.

December 16, 2019

She enters school, greets her friends and goes to class. Typical Day Creek student, right? Or so it seems. Except she has half a heart. Carlie M., an eighth grade student, has a medical condition called Tricuspid Atresia. Tricuspid Atresia is a rare heart defect that was detected in an early ultrasound. According...

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