Senior year is bittersweet to all of us. We spend four years in high school, drenched in work, staying up late, being part of a team, going out and having fun, taking selfies, and just enjoying being a teenager. High school is not all fun and games, there are times where we feel overwhelmed and a lot of pressure, but fight through it.
So far senior year has been fun and enjoyable to some, others not so much. “It is pretty fun so far.” stated Alexia Amador. For the size of Desert High School it has been better than some actually expected it to be. The school is not like the ones in movies, with over 1000 students roaming the halls. Desert is small, but it has a big heart.
Desert may have a big heart, but it does have some flaws attached to it. “I wish there was more school spirit.” commented Chloe Asanon and many other students. There has always been a problem trying to get everyone to participate in school events. “If there was more school spirit, senior year would be better.” said Madison London.
All throughout our lives, we just wanted to get school over with. Some people love high school, some are on the opposite end of that stick. Now it is their time, Class of 2018, ready to leave their mark. Just one step closer out the door to open another one.
Dylan Thorn is an offensive and defensive lineman for the Desert High School football team. I asked Dylan, if he was surprised that not a lot of boys signed up for football this season. He responded with, “not surprised at all because the former head coach left, most of the former players had switched schools, mainly seniors.” Dylan thinks having a smaller team definitely has its pros and cons sometimes. A pro being everyone gets more playing time than past years regardless of skill. A con being if a player gets injured then the other players have to be careful not to get injured also.
In Dylan’s opinion the team could definitely improve by taking practice more seriously than they normally do, pay more attention, and realize that football isn’t just one person playing it’s about the team working together and doing the best they can. I asked Dylan if the coaching is different with the new coach and do you guys still do the same thing. Dylan replied, “the coaching is similar, we have one of our old coaches as our head coach so we do similar plays and exercises”. Dylan doesn’t think the season would have been different if they had more players but, perhaps if the other players put in more work into the game.
His favorite thing about football is the contact, it’s a great feeling when you nail another player and they completely collapse. Playing football in high school is where Dylan wants to leave it, he doesn’t want to pursue the football life going into college. Even though he loves the sport and enjoys bonding with the guys. Dylan wants to do something that will do good towards his country.
President Courtney Chapman has been in the drama club for 4 years now, along with assistant Matthew Barry. They hope the drama club will be left in good hands after they graduate in 2019.
The drama club was created to have a safe place to be able to express one’s inner feelings, without being judged, made fun of, or laughed at. The purpose of the club was to encourage students to be themselves and have fun. Anyone, of any grade, is welcomed to join. “Come have fun with us, we come together as a community and perform. We all just have a good time together” states Courtney. “Drama has helped me evolve into who i am today, definitely have come out of my shell because of drama.” says Matthew.
The drama club would like to have everyone in Desert involved, whether it be helping set up, auditions, donating, just anything. “Joining drama club has helped me make many new friends.” Courtney stated. The environment in drama club is very laid back and fun. Everyone is there to do nothing but to have fun.
Drama has meetings during the first 15 minutes of drama class. Also at lunch but that is just for officers. Please come support our fellow classmates in the drama club.