The Day Creek Howl

Advances in Prosthetics

Advances in Prosthetics

Viraj N., Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The perception of disability develops on two fronts: how disabled people view themselves, and how others view the disabled. Specifically when talking about a missing appendage, the disability itself is highly visible to the outside world. When an amputee looks in the mirror, what do you think they see? Wha...

The Whole Picture

The Whole Picture

Demiana G., Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Close your eyes for a second and imagine the following: You’re walking through the halls on your way to lunch, and you don’t intend to, but you start thinking about everything that is going wrong in your life. Grandpa is in the hospital, recently diagnosed with cancer, a “friend” of yours doesn...

Growing Up In A Developing Country

Growing Up In A Developing Country

Isabelle P., Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Having grown up in America, it’s easy to take everything that we have for granted. Information at our fingertips. A fair(ish) government. The freedom to take any job as long as we work hard. However, in many countries, this is definitely not the case. My father, Sunil Pinto, grew up in India, a deve...

Gun Control

Gun Control

Joshua B. and Ethan N.

April 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Valentine’s Day of 2018, seventeen individuals died in the Parkland school shooting. This was the second deadliest school shooting in American history, second only to the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. Quickly, a huge uproar rippled across the United States. About a month after the shootin...

Hurt and Afraid

Hurt and Afraid

Sydnee R., Writer

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A small, young girl sits alone in her room, tears streaming down her face as the pain surges through her arm. This wasn’t the first time she’s felt this way. In fact, it isn’t even the second or third, but maybe the 30th or 40th. She’s long since lost count. We’ll never know why people hurt others, e...

Do Book To Film Adaptations Do Justice?

Do Book To Film Adaptations Do Justice?

Crystal M., Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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...

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