The Day Creek Howl

Do Book To Film Adaptations Do Justice?

Do Book To Film Adaptations Do Justice?

Crystal M., Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After reading a great book, it’s every reader’s wish to see it on the big screen, but after seeing several book to film adaptations, many viewers are often disappointed. Either an important detail was missed by writers and producers, or the movie was not similar to the book in any way. Walking ou...

Valentine’s Day? No Thanks!

Valentine’s Day? No Thanks!

Emily L., Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s that time of year again. Full of hearts, roses and lonely people. As you see your friends receive gift after gift, just how much money did that all cost? Also, where are my gifts?! Lovebirds spend around $13, 290, 000,00 a year on Valentine’s Day. 180 million cards are exchanged, 198, 000, 000 roses are produced and the average person spends $116 on p...

Is College Education Worth It?

Is College Education Worth It?

Viraj N., Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A topic widely debated by Americans is whether or not it is necessary to send children to earn a college degree, which costs a lot of money. Each side argues the validity of the idea that we are more likely to get a better job with a college degree. According to The Daily Single, “[We] had 115,000 janitors, 16,...

Should Food Be Allowed In Class?

Should Food Be Allowed In Class?

Sydnee R., Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

At least once, everybody has heard “No food in class!” or “Put that snack away!” from a teacher. This rule is widely enforced in most classrooms in elementary and middle schools. Is this a logical rule? Or just teachers being lazy? A huge issue with eating in class is allergies. Students with sp...

Should Kids Still Use Non Powder Guns?

Should Kids Still Use Non Powder Guns?

Ethan N., Writer

February 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been injured while using an airsoft gun or paintball gun? As popular and fun as playing with non-powder guns are, the risk of injury is quite high. The rate of eye injuries from non-powder guns has increased by 169% according to CNN. Airsoft guns are included in these stats. The number of kids who have received “severe non-powder gun pediatric eye injuries [has] incre...

Should We Have School Uniforms?

Should We Have School Uniforms?

Viraj N., Writer

December 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

School uniforms have become a popular trend among schools across the US. However, some think that school uniforms are boring and that having to wear the same clothes every single day is disgusting (especially for the fashionistas out there). However, there are both pros and cons to having school uniforms....

Parent Trust Issues

Parent Trust Issues

Tiffany B., Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Attention DCIS students! Our parents are becoming more crafty in finding ways to get us in “trouble”! They track us down and block our favorite sites. Unforgivable.   In 2014, a study was done by the New York Post to discuss whether or not parents should spy on their children’s electronic devices. Results showed that 60% of parents believed they should be a...

Coyote Pack? Or the Lone Wolf?

Coyote Pack? Or the Lone Wolf?

Isabelle P., Writer

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This one’s for you people who use the excuse “I can’t decide” so you don’t have to do a sport. Oh, grow up! Your parents shouldn’t be choosing a sport for you any more than they should be choosing your friends. Most people tend to lean toward individual or team sports. This can spark s...

How Technology Is Changing The Way We Live

How Technology Is Changing The Way We Live

Abigail Nieves, Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ask your parents about their childhood, how they didn’t use computers or phones, but used books from the library instead. Did they have to visit the library every time they had to research something? If they did, they know what it’s like to not have their hands full of technology like we do. H...

Is Cheating On Tests Getting Worse?

Is Cheating On Tests Getting Worse?

Viraj N., Writer

August 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

At Day Creek, cheating is something that pops up regularly in conversations among teachers and students. Maybe it doesn’t occur as often as at other schools, but it still happens. All it takes is a quick glance at your partner’s paper. “[I don’t encounter cheating] too terribly often, but when I...

Is Movie Theater Comfort Worth The Cost?

Is Movie Theater Comfort Worth The Cost?

Abigail N., Writer

August 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One of the most common activities that students do to enjoy a night out is to go to a movie theater. Watching a new movie that just came out, hanging out with your friends and munching on some popcorn is a cool option for any Friday night. Of course, we all just hate the typical theater seats. When you...

Skate Express? Knott’s Berry Farm? Really?

Skate Express? Knott’s Berry Farm? Really?

Nick L., Writer

May 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Every year, to celebrate all of our accomplishments over the last ten months of blood, sweat and tears, Day Creek students spend a single day at an amusement park.  In the past, sixth graders have enjoyed John’s Incredible Pizza, seventh graders have visited Scandia, and finally, eighth graders hav...

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