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So you want to start your own state

So you want to start your own state

By Caleb Hawkins
June 4, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Caleb Hawkins | Editor June 4, 2014 Sometimes it feels like no one is listening, especially in government. And unless you're, say, Kevin Costner playing a New Mexico single parent who finds out the the entire presidential election has come down to you, sometimes it's hard to tell if your vote even ...

The Argonaut | My Graduation Speech

The Argonaut | My Graduation Speech

By Jason Paras
June 2, 2014
Filed under Opinion, The Argonaut

Jason Paras | Editor in Chief June 2, 2014 I auditioned to be one of the student speakers at graduation this Thursday. I lost. A few weeks ago, I heard that the criteria was released for those who wish to speak at graduation and was immediately excited. We, the students, were empowered. Our school was giving us the opportunity to speak to and fo...

Varmints of the sky

Varmints of the sky

By Brandon Burkhardt
June 2, 2014
Filed under Opinion

  By Brandon Burkhardt | Staff Writer May 30, 2014 They're not cute, they're not cuddly, they're seagulls, and they are a menace. Seagulls, like squirrels and gophers here at DP, do many things that can ruin any of our students' and teachers' days. Let's start with the annoying noises the...

A Farewell to the Seniors of 2014

A Farewell to the Seniors of 2014

By Audrey Benedictus
June 2, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Dear Seniors of 2014, Some of whom I've known since our days in Elementary school, others whom I met in Junior High, some of whom I met as a freshman, and some whom I've only met this year, Whether you are my acquaintance, or a complete stranger, or one of my best and closest friends, you have o...

Adventures of a 4th quarter senior

Adventures of a 4th quarter senior

By Julia DeRogatis
May 30, 2014
Filed under Features, Opinion

Julia DeRogatis | Editor May 30, 2014 As the days were counting down to May 1, I had a decision to make. I had to pick a college. After increasing levels of stress and numerous scribbled pros and cons charts,  I came to a choice and submitted my acceptance. Ever since that deciding moment,...

Ask A Charger: What Is Your Idea Of A Perfect Summer Job?

Ask A Charger: What Is Your Idea Of A Perfect Summer Job?

By Destinee Cannon
May 30, 2014
Filed under Ask A Charger, Features

By Toni Shackelford & Destinee Cannon | Staff Writers May 30, 2014 "Working at Blenders, because you get to see a lot of people and make smoothies." -Renelle Gonzalez, grade 10 "Being outside, in your community, helping the children." -Nick Baker, grade 9 "Being a lifeguard, so I can...

Sophomore Year: A Year to Remember?

Sophomore Year: A Year to Remember?

By Dustin Yoo
May 29, 2014
Filed under Opinion

Dustin Yoo | Staff Writer May 29, 2014 Urban Dictionary defines Sophomores as "The forgotten year of high school. The freshmen are busy being freshmen: preppy girls freaking out about every grade they get, others just being generally immature. The juniors are busy with homework, and trying to get bett...

The Evolution of a High School Student

The Evolution of a High School Student

By Holly Bailey
May 28, 2014
Filed under Features, Opinion

By Holly Bailey | Staff Writer May 28, 2014 As I reflect on the moment when I stepped out of my Dad's car on a special August morning in 2010, I like to imagine that this past me, this first-time high schooler, was soaking in the symbolic significance of entering a new phase in life. In reality, I was clinging to my freshly printed map and internally freak...

Ask A Charger: What’s the Craziest Dream You Have Ever Had?

Ask A Charger: What’s the Craziest Dream You Have Ever Had?

By Britni Tisdale
May 14, 2014
Filed under Ask A Charger, Features

By Britni Tisdale | Staff Writers May 14, 2014 Shannon Cleary 12th grade The weirdest dream I ever had was when I was in a big house and a little boy wants to play hide and seek with me. So, I go through a secret door that leads all over house through the walls. The little boy never found me. I win! I never saw him again... Nicole Berra 12th gr...

Ask a Charger: If Senior Ditch Day Existed, What Would You Do?

Ask a Charger: If Senior Ditch Day Existed, What Would You Do?

By Destinee Cannon
May 9, 2014
Filed under Ask A Charger, Features

By Destinee Cannon & Toni Shackelford | Staff Writers May 9, 2014 "I would meditate and find my inner Ghandi." – Dannyelle Rosemarie, 12th grade "I'd go to the beach with my friends, and have a giant beach barbeque, and [we'd] talk about how much we love school." – Britten Vilander, 12th grade "I wo...

Why the Liberal Arts are not a Dead End

Why the Liberal Arts are not a Dead End

By Holly Bailey
May 7, 2014
Filed under Editorials, Features, Opinion

By Holly Bailey | Staff Writer May 7, 2014 In a world where science seems to be the solution to everything, why would a student elect to pursue a major in areas such as English, history, philosophy, or art? From a high school student's point of view, I've noticed how many times we classify our...

Pong is Life

Pong is Life

By Erik Olson
May 2, 2014
Filed under Features, Opinion

By Erik Olson | Staff Writer May 2, 2014 For the average Dan, ping pong might not seem to have the potential of being an athletic, exciting, and entertaining sport. Most might not even see it as a sport, but rather as a calm recreational activity involving minimal sweat, strength, and athletic abili...

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