Students balance safety and arts in DHR decision

When Duval County Public Schools students returned to class in August, they had to choose between attending classes on campus two days a week and virtually the other three, known as hybrid learning, or completely online through the new Duval HomeRoom program. Regardless of which option students chose, many Douglas Anderson students ended up with fewer arts area classes than they expected. Continue reading Students balance safety and arts in DHR decision

Douglas Anderson Awarded National Magnet School Status

Summer Carrier & Evee Savela-Hogg Junior Staff    In August 2018, Duval County sponsored three schools with the hope of getting them National recognition and certification as explementary magnet high schools. As of the 2019 school year, Douglas Anderson was the only one out of the three to get the award.    Schools pay 1600$ to apply, and the county covered Douglas Anderson’s fee. In … Continue reading Douglas Anderson Awarded National Magnet School Status

The difference between charity and welfare

Summer Carrier Contributing Writer    People throughout time have endlessly contemplated on how to end the “plague” of homelessness, or even just poverty, on America’s- or even on just the small scale of Jacksonville’s streets    Arguments around these can include concerns with private charities, where there’s too much corruption, or that it’s really for profit, or they’re not reliable like a check from the … Continue reading The difference between charity and welfare

Douglas Anderson: a platform for student activists

Dariana Alvarez Managing Editor In these past years, America is seeing a rise in LGBT rights, gun violence, and racism issues in our society. There are hashtags, marches, and even movements such as Black Lives Matter that take a stand to raise awareness for injustices. While some adults sit back and are silent about their thoughts on these issues, there is a rise in student … Continue reading Douglas Anderson: a platform for student activists

Florida State seal satisfies “In God we Trust” law in public schools

Dariana Alvarez Managing Editor God has reappeared in Florida public schools. Beginning in August of 2018, all public schools in the state were required to display the words “In God We Trust” in a conspicuous place on campus. Governor Rick Scott chose to fulfill the recently passed law by displaying the Florida State seal which contains the motto that has been in place since 2006. … Continue reading Florida State seal satisfies “In God we Trust” law in public schools

Article 13 – the global “meme ban”

Lily Stanton Digital Editor It is safe to say that most people in younger generations would be terribly distraught with the major copyright changes that come with the public proclaimed “meme ban” recently in Europe. With its detrimental effects on freedom of speech online as we know it, Article 13 could change the entire environment of the internet. Article 13 is a bill that passed … Continue reading Article 13 – the global “meme ban”

Instagram and Facebook To Release Usage Timers

Shay Porter Digital Editor    To help combat social media addiction, two major platforms, Instagram and Facebook have recently announced the release of social media timers. The timers are said to be released soon and will be located on the virtual dashboard.    The virtual dashboard will be a section of a user’s profile that will display time spent on social media each day and … Continue reading Instagram and Facebook To Release Usage Timers