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Journalism: Behind The Scenes

Journalism: Behind The Scenes

Renee D., Writer

May 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

You read the articles. You look at the photos. You see the headers. You watch the videos.  But how are these things created? What do you really know about what goes on behind the scenes of your favorite news team? We basically get to do whatever we want, as long as it’s for journalism. Once, we even made ...

A Wonder At Home

A Wonder At Home

Nimrah K., Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

One day my family and I were eating out. It was a pleasant evening, but something wasn’t right. As we ate, my brother began to yell unnecessarily. He flung his arms up in anger and roared. The restaurant was too loud for him to handle. A baby near our table was bawling, causing my brother to have a fit. ...

I Wish I Knew Them

I Wish I Knew Them

Anabelle E., Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Growing up, I didn’t know a lot of things. I didn’t understand why my family’s faces looked so sad when we went to visit my grandfather in the hospital. Or why there was a hospital-like bed at my sister-in-law’s home. I didn’t know why I never got to meet my mom’s father. When I was litt...

We Went On A Phone Detox For A Week!

We Went On A Phone Detox For A Week!

Crystal M. and Emily L.

April 26, 2018


Filed under Student Life

In a world consumed with technology, both millennials and Generation Z have 0’s and 1’s integrated into them (that’s code for code, people). We all enjoy our phones, but how big of a role should technology play? To see what it was like before we had smartie-phones (pre-2007), we had to do the un...

Wounds Are Where The Light Enters

Wounds Are Where The Light Enters

Nimrah K., Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

On the morning of February 10, 2014. I woke up to my mom crying uncontrollably, moaning: “Why God, why?” My mom did this often. Just two years before, my older sister had been admitted to the hospital, despite the fact that she hadn’t shown significant signs of leukemia. It had been more than a year; a...

New School, New Problems

New School, New Problems

Sol A., Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Ugh. Changing schools. Some teens are lucky enough to have never faced being a new student. Others are forced to put on a brave face and walk onto a new campus alone. I personally feared starting a new school this year. At first, finding out that I was changing schools was hard. You know the onset: ...

Life With Separated Parents

Life With Separated Parents

Arul L. and Ceasar C.

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

A young boy lays on his bed, carefully listening to his parents argue throughout the night. He wrestles with a crippling question about his family. Will they stay together? ”Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”- Martin...

Fake Friends

Fake Friends

Emily L., Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Friends are all we care about when we’re young. We were taught to stay with our friends through everything, and to believe that a friend would never maliciously hurt us. Most of us have based our friendships on these presumptions, though the truth about authentic friendships changes as we move to identify ...

Little Do You Know

Little Do You Know

Ella D., Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Student Life

I wasn't sure what shocked me more, the pain shooting down my leg or the terror in my mom’s eyes. As our car tore through the city streets, my brain couldn't process what was happening. I don't remember much, but I do recall racing through multiple red lights. While my mom was on the phone with 91...

Disabled: Not What You Think

Disabled: Not What You Think

Crystal M., Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Samantha L. is like any other middle schooler. Except for one thing. Since birth, Samantha has had cerebral palsy. The technical term for Samantha’s condition is triplegic cerebral palsy. This means that it’s difficult for both of her legs and her left arm to move. When Samantha was born, her...

Back Then: Mr. Apodaca

Back Then: Mr. Apodaca

Crystal M., Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Have you ever looked at a teacher or administrator and wondered if they ever walked the halls of a middle school? Yes, they did. And some did really close to our own stomping grounds. A former EIS student, Mr. Apodaca, gave the Day Creek Howl a photo and interview of himself during middle school and we hav...

It’s Still A Family

It’s Still A Family

Eve H., Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Student Life

I remember early on, asking big questions about my life.  Why don't I live with a mom and a dad? Was it my fault that they split up?  Did he leave us because of me? I didn’t necessarily feel anger or resentment, just confusion.  I wanted him to come back, yet I had accepted the realization that this ...

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