Should Eighth Graders Be Given More Leniency in the Morning?

Nico Ferrara, Contributing Writer

April 3, 2014

Filed under Opinion

It’s an early 7:45 in the morning, I walk into school and go through my normal routine. I take off my coat, say "Hi" to Joe the front desk guy, and walk smoothly over to my locker.   Thirty seconds later, as I reach for the...

Console Wars: PS4 vs. XBox One? Which one should you get?

Zach Blatter, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

This summer, everybody is going nuts because of what Sony and Microsoft  unveiled, the PS4 and the XBox One.  Many who have experienced either or both new consoles have their own preferences and opinions as to which one's better...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat…A Review

Abby Feingold, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013

Filed under A&E, Community News, DFMS News, Opinion, Student Life

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was terrific! Not only were the songs and the dance numbers entertaining, they also were perfectly done and showed complete talent. One song called “Go, Go, Go, Joseph” was very ca...

The Race For MLB MVP…One Man’s View

Zach Cohen, Staff Writer

November 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Sports

At the end of the baseball season, the people of the baseball world get together to vote on who should win the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award (one in each league). I’m not including the postseason in my arguments because the...

It’s Time to Clean Up Our Mess

Felix Warner, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As Dr. Seuss once said, “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” This is absolutely true; our world is deteriorating because nobody is doing much about it. Land is less...

Adoption Rights For All

Abigail Bayer Mertens-Human, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2013

Filed under Opinion

My cousin Alexander is one of my best friends. He is adopted. Both his parents are men. Children like him, all over the world, need good homes; homes gays and lesbians can provide; homes our world is denying them. Laws in plac...

Book Review: A Take Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Lisa Mulosmani, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2013

Filed under A&E, Opinion

The book A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz tells the story of how Hansel and Gretel (two storybook characters) venture through 8 other fairytales, trying to find a new pair of parents. The reason they are doing this is that...

What the Frack?!

Sydney Tan, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2013

Filed under Community News, Opinion

What is fracking? Not many people know what it is. Well, fracking (high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing) is a process of extracting methane (a natural gas) locked in rock formations. A mixture of chemicals, water, and s...

Pitch Perfect Strikes The Perfect Chord

Sam DeCarlo, Staff Writer

April 4, 2013

Filed under A&E, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Maybe you have been practicing the “cup song” endlessly, giving your friends a headache.  Or maybe you have been reliving Fat Amy’s hilarious moments.  Either way, you are thinking of the same movie.  The one and only...

Sean de Ganon’s Super Bowl Preview Article (courtesy of HTEKidsNews)

Sean de Ganon, Staff Writer

February 27, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Sports

DFMS Student(s) Respond to “Sandy”

Cartie Werthman, Staff Writer

January 7, 2013

Filed under Community News, Opinion, Student Life

For many, the call that arrived on Sunday, October 28th, announcing the absence of school the next day was a cause for celebration. However, as high winds whipped around homes and tree branches obstructed roads, the happy mood...

Canines in the Classroom

Molly Winiarski, Contributing Writer

July 17, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Student Life

No matter who you are, what you look like or do, a dog will love you, no matter what! With stress piling up in schools across the country, it’s time to take that love into classrooms. Certified Therapy Dogs are a new way to...