BYOD is helping out

Emma Bascom, Opinion Editor
September 25, 2014

The moment students have been waiting for has finally arrived. Bring Your Own Device has recently been put into effect at De Soto High School. With this new power, naturally, comes great responsibility. While some may use phones, laptops, or any other electronic device to text in class, it is definitely... Read more »

Movie adaption of Divergent is worth the watch


Makenzie Hill, feature editor
April 8, 2014

For months fans of the popular dystopia novel Divergent have been eagerly awaiting the release of the movie adaptation. However, many of the fans were disappointed by the movie, which tends to be the trend with book-based movies. I, on the other hand, enjoyed the movie. I felt that the plot was well... Read more »

Pro athletes are grossly overpaid

Kaylee Asher, Co-Editor in Chief
March 27, 2014

In this day and age, many families are struggling to make ends meet. I make $7.75 an hour as a cashier at a grocery store. I stock shelves, assist customers, operate a register, push in carts and help to keep the store clean.  I find this wage tolerable as I only work to make enough money to pay for... Read more »

Students must be treated equally

Emma Bascom, staff reporter
March 22, 2014

Double standards are a fact in society, and De Soto High School is no exception. Many people might think that judging someone is very black and white — you’re either  judging someone or you are not — but there is a lot of gray area. If a student is seen walking down the hallway with a leather... Read more »

New rewards system isn’t as bad as it may seem

Ryanne Mercer, News Editor
March 13, 2014

This semester De Soto High School launched a trial reward system for the current juniors and seniors. The upperclassmen had to achieve a certain GPA and attendance record to get either a Platinum or Gold card. Each card gave privileges such as getting dismissed from school five minutes early every day... Read more »

Internet style is killing quality journalism

Ben Patton, cartoonist
March 13, 2014

The Internet is pretty great. I would even consider it as important as the invention of fire or the wheel. It gives people access to millions of snippets of information at the click of a button. It also allows us to seamlessly connect with our friends and streams videos for us. You can even play virtual... Read more »

Technology improvements aren’t fast enough

Emily Herrington, Arts Editor
February 11, 2014

With the exciting news that De Soto High School is preparing to allow students to bring their own computers from home, I have heard from many students who are anxious to break away from the dreaded laptop carts and just start using their own devices now. In elementary school, when my teacher checked... Read more »

Excessive picture retouching: the War AGAINST NATURAL beauty

Kelsea Burns, Opinion Editor
February 11, 2014

You have to be perfect, nothing less. Not sure what exactly “perfect” is? Don’t worry, excessively digitally altered magazine covers and advertisements are here to show you just how inhuman you have to be to be considered attractive. Bear in mind that the use of programs like Photoshop is not wrong... Read more »

New cartoons are worth watching

Ben Patton, Cartoonist
February 11, 2014

There seems to be a strange sense of entitlement surrounding children that happened to be born in the years between 1990 and 1999. According to them everything after 1999 becomes worse for not being around during the ‘90s. Out of all the claims made by this self-entitled generation, the one that really... Read more »

School spirit needs improvement


Erin Sullivan, Staff Reporter
February 11, 2014

Let’s be real here, De Soto High School’s spirit sucks. Every year the school sponsors tons of different events that allow the entire student body to throw their cares aside and have fun. Spirit days, pep assemblies and games are meant for students create memories that will one day be told to your... Read more »

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