Students reflect on Racial Injustice after the death of george floyd
BY KAMRYN STALLINGS
Imagine being targeted by people that are supposed to be protecting and helping you, but instead they are killing you. This is the reality for many African Americans today in the US and it got more attention from the world late last year.
Neurodivergence: why is it overlooked?
BY XOCHITL GRANDE
Out of sight secluded classrooms are located in the basement of the school building. These separate classrooms are where the excited and welcoming neurodivergent students find their own unique person in this hectic world. With the help of EC teachers, neurodivergent students immerse themselves to be a part of the school environment as much as possible.
An addictive depressant: mitigating the effects of social media on mental health
BY DELPHINE LIU
Decreased self esteem, poor body image, and increased anxiety/depression, combined with enhanced networking, education, and freedom of expression, make up only a few of the many aspects of social media. Through continued use, consumers experience a Yin and Yang of feelings and impacts.
Students organize the Fall Arts Festival unlike anything we’ve seen before
BY STEPHANIE HUGHES
People pay their respects to their passed loved ones before heading to the streets to watch the parade for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, a once familiar sight to see every autumn. The Fall Arts Festival, centered around this important holiday in Hispanic culture, is annually sponsored by Durham School of the Arts.
Do minority students feel left out of the educational system at DSA?
BY MORGAN ROYSTER
Some feel as if schools across the country operate in a biased way towards certain groups of people. Two minority students at DSA feel as if they have been excluded from certain educational opportunities and they are not alone. Feeling left out can lead to a decline in a person's self-confidence. Due to the lack of awareness about certain issues, students might be afraid to voice their opinions about unfair educational opportunities.
Another change in leadership for DSA
BY CORMAC BAXTER
Once again, Durham School of the Arts had a change in administration; the second time in the 2021-2022 school year. The change comes as Dr. Jackie L Tobias, former principal at City of Medicine Academy, takes on the role as Durham School of the Arts’ new principal- and Mr. Jim Key steps down as the interim principal.
Teenagers banned from the mall: age restriction limits teens’s presence at Southpoint
BY SAM BARTLETT
On Friday night, Southpoint is packed. Groups of teens wander between Urban Outfitters and AMC 17, bringing a bustling life to the mall that is rare in this era of online shopping. At least that’s how it used to be. Recently, Southpoint mall implemented a policy that limits the presence of teens on the property during Friday and Saturday nights.
The man behind the mask: getting to know Mr. Key
BY LAYLA NIBLOCK
After 14 years, David Hawks was controversially removed from his position as principal of Durham School of the Arts. The principal position has been temporarily filled by the energetic James Key, who has a long history in DPS. Through daily announcements, Mr. Key works to connect with students and foster school spirit; but many still don’t know the man behind the mask.