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,...

Dear Coronavirus

It may seem like the coronavirus is empowering us, but we must still find hope.

Mikah C. and Shivani R.

May 1, 2020

Dear Coronavirus, So many people have suffered on your account. Freedoms and privileges have been stolen due to your tyranny.  Fear is knocking on our door.  A few months ago, students complained about their homework. Now they wish they could return to the familiarity of the classroom before you arr...

Keep Your Routines

Having a day-to-day routine in a time of unknown can be very beneficial and make this time much more fun.

Riley G., Writer

April 23, 2020

We all have our own routines. Kids devour that bowl of Rice Krispies, venture off to school, return home, complain about homework, drift off to sleep, and repeat. Adults have created their own novel schedules as well. Yet being confined to our homes, our true routines have magically disappeared.  ...

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 ...

Tesla’s Coronavirus Defense

Tesla has created a bioweapon defense that might help to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.

Ally D. and Carolina A.

April 6, 2020

Do you own a Tesla? If you do, your costly investment might just be worth it, as the new bioweapon defense could save your family from the deadly coronavirus.  The coronavirus spreads through infected liquids and resting particles, which the bioweapon defense filters out of the air.  In 2016, the defense pro...

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