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CT Students For a Dream Hosts Undocumented Students’ Financial Aid Night at DHS
Features

Viktoria Wulff-Andersen | November 15, 2019

The quiet ambience of the DHS library was broken as it filled with the warm, familial sounds of Spanish, Portuguese, and English on Oct. 30th at 6:30 p.m. Students and their families gathered together…

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Hatters share beloved Notre Dame experiences
News

Kiara Kaltschnee | May 20, 2019

The roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burst into flames with unidentified cause on Monday, April 15, 2019. While there were no casualties and minimal damage to artifacts, the estimation has gone…

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College admissions scandal: ‘It’s exploitation and fraud’
News

Viktoria Wulff-Andersen | April 23, 2019

With college fast approaching for seniors and on the horizon for underclassmen, the news of a college admissions scandal came as a shock when headlines broke earlier this month.

The scandal was uncovered…

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Campoverde wins prestigious Scholastic Gold Medal for artwork
Arts & Entertainment

Jenna Coladarci | April 19, 2019

Michael Obre has been a Danbury art teacher for 21 years and in that time, he had seen only two Danbury students be recognized nationally with a Scholastic Gold Medal.

Now, however, he can add a third…

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Gay-Straight Alliance attends True Colors Conference
News

Viktoria Wulff-Andersen | April 18, 2019

Despite outside bearing witness to cold, dark, and desolate weather, the inside of the UCONN Storrs campus was illuminated by the diverse range of LGBT+ pride colors and warmed by the energies of LGBT+…

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Hatters welcome home NFL’s Austin Calitro
Sports

Jake Goodwin | March 19, 2019

“I used to get told I was too small, so I would come to the weightroom everyday at 5, 6 in the morning, every morning, and workout,” began Austin Calitro in his speech to the boys’ football team.

Calitro,…

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English teachers, students adapt to using Khan Academy in classroom
News

Erika Krohomer | March 2, 2019

Beginning in January, the English Department has made it a requirement for all English teachers — including Honors and AP —  to incorporate Khan Academy within their lesson plans for the purpose of…

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Not quite a pipeline, wrestling program develops bond with a top college program
Sports

Joelene Hefferon | February 25, 2019

      The DHS wrestling team has been known for phenomenal and well rounded athletes. With countless FCIAC title wins and top placeholders in weight classes, it’s no secret that the Danbury wrestling…

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Almeida twins lead Lady Hatters on the hardcourt
Sports

Kazi Begum | February 12, 2019

The Lady Hatters are dribbling towards a successful season co-captained by twins Susana and Sabrina Almeida, and Ty’Lynn Ith. With a streak of 11 consecutive wins, the girls and Coach Jackie DiNardo…

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HOSA officers lobby for raising to 21 age for nicotine purchases
News

Viktoria Wulff-Andersen | February 12, 2019

First it was smoking, now it’s vaping. Regardless, nicotine usage in Danbury High School is on the rise. Our bathrooms are frequently locked to thwart the frequent nicotine usage. Our vocabulary now…

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Water damage, repair costs range from $250K to $300K
News

Erik Wallin | February 8, 2019

Editor’s note: This story is developing and will be updated. This version was published at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25

Principal Dan Donovan reported today that the estimated cost of the cleanup, repair…

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Bollywood dance club bridges East, West cultures
Features

Viktoria Wulff-Andersen | January 11, 2019

Sophomore Aleena Jacob, president of the new Bollywood Dance Club, says one of her fondest memories is sitting in front of her television set as a doe-eyed toddler and watching the vibrant spectacle that…

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Girls’ cross-country champion season sets stride for indoor track
Sports

Jake Goodwin | January 11, 2019

As of Nov. 1, the girls’ cross-country team was named best team in the state, prevailing in the Class LL’s and winning with a total of 56 points, for the first time in more than 10 years; Glastonbury…

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Students react to Southern border crisis
News

Erik Wallin | December 19, 2018

DHS’s Latino students say it’s painful to watch images of Honduran migrants attempting to cross into the United States and facing tear gas from U.S. Border Patrol.

Tijuana, a city located in the north…

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DHS adapts to the block schedule
Features

Jenna Coladarci | November 16, 2018

It has been two months since the start of the new school year and there are mixed reactions from students and teachers about block scheduling, including the skinny block, lunch waves, and new absence policy…

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