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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

Gamers use controllers like this when playing a variety of games.

Should Esports be Allowed in Middle School?

River Y., Chloe L., and Nikki K. March 21, 2023

Each year, there are numerous esports competitions for games such as “Apex Legends,” “Overwatch,” and “Halo.” These tournaments and events allow gamers into a world of fantasy and fun, promoting...

American culture has been wrestling with the role of law enforcement in minority communities.

Injustices Towards African-Americans Affect How Cops Are Seen In Society

Ella F. and Razan A. March 17, 2023

As Black History Month came to an end, many people around the country were encouraged to take a real look at African-American history and culture. Perhaps they also reflected on more recent tragic events...

Vaping has spread throughout the generations, and middle school students have started to vape.


Liam C., Sienna S., Sienna G., and Alice L. March 16, 2023

Vaping is everywhere. You can smell it on campus, at Victoria Gardens, and outside of nearly every strip mall in Rancho. According to the FDA, more than 2.5 million U.S. middle and high school students...

Vaping can have detrimental effects on your health.

The Truth Behind Vaping

Chloe L., Writer March 3, 2023

What are e-liquids? E-liquids are liquids typically in e-vapor products such as e-cigarettes (also known as vapes, vape pens, mods, and tanks). These products are notorious for having many different flavors....

Although TikTok can be fun, there are cautions that should be taken to avoid risks.

What Influence Does TikTok Provide?

Troy S., Writer February 26, 2023

How do you spend your time on social media? I use it for entertainment. To help time pass. When I get bored. These are the most common answers, along with: That’s what it’s for, right?  It’s...

Reality TV shows such as Dance Moms rarely actually show the reality of what happens.

The Influence Reality TV Has on Youth

Liam C. and Chloe L. February 16, 2023

The Bachelor. Keeping up with the Kardashians. Dance Moms. These shows are all examples of popular reality TV. The truth is, “reality” TV shows are mostly staged. They frequently edit out the normal,...

Doing drugs can have a negative effect on you and the people around you.

The Battle Against Drugs

Chloe L. and Liam C. February 10, 2023

Marijuana, also considered pot or weed, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant. Pot affects the parts of the brain responsible for memory, learning capabilities, attention, decision-making, coordination,...

A computer loading the useless state testing Browser that students have known all too well.

Get State Testing out of Here!

Sage P. and Keira K. February 8, 2023

The end of the school year is something that almost every student looks forward to. Except for one little thing: evil state testing. Students from all over the U.S. dread the month of April solely because...

Nowadays teenagers use a good amount of slang that adults would never understand.

How does slang affect the way people communicate?

Ella F., Writer January 11, 2023

  Take a moment to think about the way people speak nowadays. Many teens use slang words when communicating online and in real-life conversations. But when and where do these words appear? And...

Dancing Continues

Alice L., Liam C., Sienna S., and Sienna G. January 11, 2023

  Moira M. is a typical middle school student. She goes to class, hangs out with her friends, and participates in extracurricular activities. But backstage is where her story truly lies. About...

Students who have divorced families may have a hard time during the holidays.

A Divided Christmas

Sienna S., Sienna G., and Alice L. January 10, 2023

With the holiday season upon us, most seem to be in a joyful mood. You can feel that warmth surrounding you as everyone appears happy to spend special time with family. Holiday cards are mailed to relatives,...

Several awareness months are strongly commemorated, while others are overlooked.

Awareness Months: Why Are They Put Aside?

Addison J. and Hayden H. December 21, 2022

You crawl out of bed on a typical weekday morning and begin getting dressed, aware that today is a spirit day. The purpose? To raise awareness about breast cancer, which affects hundreds of thousands of...

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