Those Little Things that Grind my Gears
Anybody who knows me, knows that I’m really outspoken. Lately, I’ve been thinking about what I could write, and it came to me that I could address the things I see in school that drive me insane.
I’ve accepted the fact that the congested hallways won’t get better no matter how hard we try. It’s inevitable unless you use the back hallways; what seems to kill me the most is the minute bell. The minute bell is what signals everyone to hurry up and get to class.
If you stand between the staircases and watch the madness when the minute bell hits, you’ll see what I’m talking about. We all come across this bell about six times a day, and yet some people don’t realize that its called a minute bell for a reason. If you are stuck in Sughrue socializing when that minute bell hits, don’t you dare even attempt to run to your class over in Toalson. It’s not going to work. You will not make it. Nobody would, even the track kids can’t; just give it up, get to your destination and stay there.
Just because you get to your class two minutes early doesn’t give you a right to venture off into other hallways or the nooks and crannies of the school.
Breakfast is another issue that I see in school. If I get here before you, don’t cut in front of me! Nobody cares if you’re going to be late or hungry or if you don’t want to wait. You have to wait just like just everybody else. If I’ve been waiting in line for ten minutes, so can you.
On the other hand, a shout out to those kids who don’t let anyone get ahead of them in line. We should be glad that they don’t have somebody monitoring us while we’re in there. It seems that whenever we’re given a little bit of freedom, we have people who push our luck. I’m glad other people realize that it’s wrong other than me.
Then there’s the rules of OP. Students aren’t allowed in the hallways. It has good intentions behind it, but it backfires on broadcasting and journalism students.
OP is when we get the majority of our stuff done, like interviews, pictures or footage. If we’re not allowed to use the full OP, and we’re not allowed to interrupt class, how are we supposed to meet deadlines and still write quality stories, or put together good Demon Zone shows?
There’s one thing I’ve learned, you can never make everyone happy, and lately the ‘everyone’ seems to be me.
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Amanda Simmons, News
Amanda Simmons is a sophomore at Dodge City High School. This is her first year on the Dodger staff. She has always loved to write so she thought it would be a good idea to join the Dodger because she wouldn’t just being writing for herself. This was an opportunity to share her love of writing with other.
Amanda is on the bowing team at DCHS. Her life focuses on her friends and family. But on a Saturday night she would rather be at the racetrack or at a bowling alley with family than out with friends.
Her goals for this year are to become a better writer and get better grades than last year.
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Elisa Moya, News
Hi, my name is Elisa Nayeli Moya. but call me Elisa. I’m a junior in school. I’m an active Heritage Panel Member. I was also last year’s elected Spokesperson, and this year I’m hoping to jump to vice president. I like to be around fun people, and all that good stuff.
My goal this year is to write some nice stories in the Dodger, so I can somewhat be remembered in a good way. I also want to be very dedicated and passionate about it.
To be totally honest, I don’t have much experience in writing stories but I have had photojournalism and journalism with Mrs. Moore as a sophomore, so then I won’t be completely lost.
I’m really looking forward to being part of the awesome staff in the Dodger. This year will be a good year, I just know it!
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Karina Davila, Opinion
Karina Davila is a sophomore at Dodge City High School. This is her first year working on the Dodger and she is extremely excited!
She likes listening to music, especially Drake, taking pictures, dancing, and hanging out with friends.
She is on the DCHS swim team. She is also in her second year taking broadcasting classes.
She plans to graduate from high school and then go to college to major in the broadcasting/journalism field.
She would eventually like to be a sports reporter for the news station or a newspaper, or maybe even be one of those commentators on ESPN who come on after the game and talk about teams and their players.
Overall, She is a fun and interesting person to be around and is super excited to be part of this year’s Dodger!
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Eliseo Medrano, Reporter
Eliseo Medrano is a sophomore at Dodge City High School. This is his first year working for the school newspaper.
Eliseo is a member of the band. He likes to listen to music and play the drums on his spare time.
His goals are to graduate from high school and join the Marines after graduation.
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Matthew Goedeken, Sports
Matthew Goedeken a senior at Dodge City High School. He has lived in Dodge City all of his life.
He loves sports. Goedeken plays basketball, golf, and this year he is planning going to play tennis in the spring.
Outside of school, he works, plays basketball, and hangs out with my friends. After graduation he would like to play college basketball and major in broadcasting and journalism in sports analysis. When he grows up, he want to be either the voice for infomercials or a commentator for the NBA or any type of basketball.
This is Matt’s first year on the Dodger staff.
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Joyce Ngo, Opinion
Joyce Ngo is a sophomore at Dodge City High School. This is her first year as a part of the Dodger and she is incredibly excited.
Joyce spends most of her time with friends and family. In her spare time she listens to music of any genre along with the occasional jog.
Her goals are to have a great, drama-free year with above average grades. She is thrilled to be a part of the staff this year and can’t wait to get started!
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Carolina Ramirez, Editor
This is Carolina Ramirez’ second year on the Dodger staff and she is a sophomore. She is the editor! Carolina is really excited to be on staff again, looks forward to a great year, and she works with a completely new staff!
“I can’t wait to see how the paper turns out!” she said.
She plays volleyball, basketball, and track. In fact, she loves almost all sports. In her spare time she enjoys taking photos, hanging out with friends, drawing, and, of course, playing sports!