The Day Creek Howl

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (Or is It?)

The coronavirus turned the world upside down...or did it?

Isabelle P., Writer

June 12, 2020

At first, the coronavirus was a joke, a subject of memes and teasing. It was crazy, right? It didn’t make any sense why everyone was making such a big fuss over something no worse than the flu. Then, seemingly overnight, our world imploded. Entire countries went on lockdown. China issued military-enforced...

DCIS is Exploring the Possibilities for the 2020-2021 School Year

DCIS staff members are working to plan for all of the potential outcomes of this pandemic.

Shivani R. and Mikah C.

May 19, 2020

As the 2019-2020 school year is coming to a close, students are growing more and more excited about the possibilities of the upcoming school year, scheduled to start in August of 2020. Children used to long for the days of summer when school was out of session, but now they can’t wait to return to ...

Letter to Future Self

Even though it may feel that quarantine will never end, years from now this is what I want to remember from this time.

Riley G., Writer

May 15, 2020

Dear Future Self, Aloha! How are you doing? I’m doing pretty good for being in quarantine for two months. Being in quarantine has taught me many things, both about myself and the world. People express a sense of surprise when disaster strikes, yet here it is. But in my case, I don’t see this ...

Healthcare Workers Are Stepping Up Against the Pandemic

Healthcare workers are still going to work even if they are put at risk, continuing to be there for their communities.

Mikah C. and Shivani R.

May 6, 2020

The coronavirus has temporarily closed businesses and offices until it is considered reasonably safe to return to public places. But health care officials are still required to go to work, as hospitals are always open. As of May 4th in San Bernardino County alone, there have been 2,182 confirmed cases...

Birthdays in Quarantine

Even though it wasn’t an ideal birthday, Gabby had a lot of fun and really enjoyed her quarantine birthday.

Riley G.

May 5, 2020

Even though local students are forbidden from hosting a party in our homes, there are many things we can do to celebrate that special occasion. Here are two different stories sharing how a quarantine birthday unfolded.  Gabby Rivera: Gabby Rivera, a seventh-grade student attending Day Creek Intermediate,...

Memes Have Caught the Corona

Memes about the Coronavirus are helping people cope with quarantine.

Christine L. and Ally D.

April 22, 2020

Nowadays, memes are considered an important part of our culture. Incorporating humor into recent events has become popular among the younger population, and has even wormed its way into the older generations’ humor.  Dark or “depressing” jokes are especially prevalent, so it’s no surprise...

We’re Here for You

Day Creek’s staff continues to help out students, despite the unsettling circumstances.

Jenna Q., Writer

April 20, 2020

With the elimination of remote learning and interaction caused by the coronavirus, students have been experiencing a variety of emotions. As many of the expected forms of external help now shut down, some students have felt an unfamiliar helplessness without having someone to talk with.  Thankfully, ...

Coronavirus: An Extrovert’s Perspective

Social isolation has deprived many people from interaction causing students to feel alone in such a troubling time.

Jenna Q., Writer

April 17, 2020

With the recent global coronavirus pandemic instilling strict self-isolation guidelines across the country, many students are left feeling lonely and helpless during these troubling times. Schools in California have been mandated to shut down, which has severely limited student opportunities for socia...

How Has the ESD Staff Been Affected by Distance Learning?

The halls at Day Creek Intermediate may be empty, but learning is still taking place despite the current situation.

Shivani R. and Mikah C.

April 15, 2020

It is widely known that due to the coronavirus, the Etiwanda School District has temporarily closed its schools and transitioned to Distance Learning. Many students are pleased to swap six hours of school for watching their teacher on a screen while lounging in their cotton pajamas. Students have come ...

Color Rally Challenge

The Color Rally Challenge is a fun activity for you and your family.

Tommy T., Writer

April 1, 2020

On March 13, Day Creek Intermediate School closed its doors because of the pandemic COVID-19, and students were surprised by the news shortly afterward of distance learning online. But that doesn’t mean that the PE Department stopped working. To replace the canceled Color Rally, administrators crea...

Coronavirus Kindness in California

The COVID-19 has put harships on many, but this virus has also made some understand how much we need each other during this pandemic.

Shivani R. and Mikah C.

March 31, 2020

The coronavirus has affected and will likely continue to affect many people around the world. It is spreading rapidly and causing increasing fear, including within our own San Bernardino County. As of March 24, there have been 31 local cases. The first case was identified on March 15, which demonstrates...

Social Distancing

With the coronavirus spreading more every day, health experts highly suggest social distancing.

Shivani R. and Mikah C.

March 21, 2020

With the coronavirus epidemic plaguing our globe, the White House Coronavirus Task Force has issued a policy entitled “15 Days to Slow the Spread.” A central part of that plan involves keeping away from others, which is  where social distancing comes into effect.  Social distancing is recomme...

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