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Where Can You Live The Longest?

Where Can You Live The Longest?

Crystal M., Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Everyone wants to live long lives, right? There are lots of factors when it comes to living: taxes, the area, the government and many other things. So where are these magical places with fountains of immortality? In Japan, woman live to about 87 and men live to about 80. The reasons for this is that...

The Scrub Stampede

The Scrub Stampede

Crystal M., Writer

August 25, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Day Creek has a pretty big campus for a middle school. But that’s not to say that it never gets crowded. Our campus has over 1,200 students. As a tradition, the 7th and 8th graders call the 6th graders scrubs. It’s the 7th and 8th grader’s way of saying, “Welcome newbies!” When the scru...

How Much Homework Is Appropriate?

How Much Homework Is Appropriate?

Hayden F., Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under Student Life

At Day Creek, we are renowned for having lots of homework. This is true. Most teachers give their students a boatload of homework. But how much homework is too much? Well it differs for different subjects. Math and Language Arts should have more homework than less impactful subjects like social stu...

War Memories

War Memories

Carly F., Writer

April 3, 2017


Filed under Student Life

It was July 7, 1937 in Nazi Germany. Terror struck. Bombs were dropped. Guns were fired. As people fought for their countries, many lost their lives. It was only the beginning of the biggest loss of life in history, World War II. Over 60 million people died in the tragedy that started in 1937. The...

The Accident

The Accident

Savanna A., Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Walking up to the memorial, I knew what I was going to see. At least I thought I would. It was the wall of the National Law Enforcement Memorial. Names are engraved into hard, cold stone. The emotions start to flood over me. And tears streamed down my cheeks, their wetness adding to the challenge of...

How Far Can Creativity Go?

How Far Can Creativity Go?

Savanna A., Writer

January 20, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Mommy, I want to be a business owner! Mommy, I want to be a professional athlete! Mommy, I want to be a superhero! Imagine yourself on the beaches of the Caribbean. You have the job you’ve always desired. You’ve wanted to have this career since you were little (whatever it may be). Now l...

Top Ten Things That Would Improve School

Top Ten Things That Would Improve School

Claire D., Writer

January 16, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Whether you like it or not, school is a huge part of our daily lives. After all, this news site wouldn’t exist without the school to support it.  In every school, there are things that probably each student thinks, like:  “I could make this place a little bit more awesome.” These are the ideas...

How Do Students Celebrate Their Holiday Season?

How Do Students Celebrate Their Holiday Season?

Savanna A. and Nick L.

December 17, 2016


Filed under Student Life

For most of us, December 25th is the time where we sit by our trees, opening presents with either family, friends, moms and dads, just us, and maybe our annoying brothers and sisters.  Aren’t they all so lovely? The floor is littered with wrappings and presents. There are crumbs on the table from wh...

The Power Of “Hi”

The Power Of “Hi”

Hayden F., Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Student Life

When you pass a student in the hall that you don’t know, you probably say nothing, right? That’s because you don’t know them. But, what if you said hi? Have you ever created a new friendship by just saying hi? Why is there meaning in that small word? “People like to connect with other people an...

Is Dress-Code Fair? (Guys vs. Girls)

Is Dress-Code Fair? (Guys vs. Girls)

Aaliyah C. and Angelina D.

October 11, 2016


Filed under Student Life

“Your shorts are too short.” “That shirt is not appropriate for school” “That dress shows too much of your shoulders.” All day long, several of Day Creek’s students hear this. So we asked a question. Is Day Creek’s dress code fair? We asked 50 students. (25 girls, 25 boys)...

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