The Expedition

The student news website of Del Valle High School.

The student news website of Del Valle High School.

The Expedition

The student news website of Del Valle High School.

The Expedition

Students wear masks in spite of Abbotts ban of masks in schools.
Masks mandated despite Abbott laws
Sierra Orozco, Reporter • September 29, 2021

Texas governor Greg Abbott's executive order bans mask mandates in Texas schools. Many school districts in Texas such as Dallas ISD and Austin ISD are furious about his laws...

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The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine being administered in Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico.
Students, staff, debate Covid-19 vaccine potency
Lindsey Lazcano , Reporter • September 29, 2021

It has been 18 months since COVID-19 surfaced, and now the Delta and other variants are on the rise. Almost two years later, students are back to school face-to-face. Some...

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Students 16 and older are able to be vaccinated.
16 and older, get vaccinated!
Shuhan Sun, Reporter • May 17, 2021

After nearly a year of quarantine, vaccines are finally available for all except children. A month after the first vaccine rollout, vaccines are finally ready for teenagers...

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Businesses fully opened, masks still required.
Businesses open to full capacity, masks no longer mandatory
Evelyn Perez, Promotions Coordinator • May 17, 2021

COVID-19 introduced people to mask wearing, virtual school and closed down businesses. . One year later the state governor, Gregg Abbot, lifted the mask mandate March 2, and...

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Go Center counselor  Julie Rodriguez helps a student with his application.
Time is up, college applications can’t wait
Miroslava Lem Quinonez, Reporter • September 29, 2021

A new chapter with new challenges and opportunities is around the corner for seniors and it starts with the college application process. After lockdown, change is inevitable.  For...

Students may register for AP testing through College Board.
A nightmarish test can make a dream come true: AP exams
Citlali Viramontes, Reporter • May 18, 2021

Despite stress, all-night studies and high expectations, students are fast approaching what may be the most dreadful three hours of their lives: AP testing. This week, students...

Theatre masks being sold for $10.
To wear or not to wear, Hamlet helps Drama Club fundraise
Lindsay Estrada, Reporter • May 18, 2021

To be, or not to be. That is the question. It’s a question about choosing life or death and is still relevant to this day. Every day we choose life by wearing masks. Which...

Prom cancelled for students safety.
Prom cancelled, mixed reactions from students
Azael A. Gomez, Managing Editor • May 18, 2021

In a regular year, seniors would be looking forward to traditional events at the end of the year, such as prom. But because of the pandemic, the district made the decision...

Seniors Abigail Sanchez and Kenneth Durbin represent the colleges they plan to attend.
Seniors close the door on high school, look towards college
Kenneth Durbin, Reporter • May 17, 2021

Seniors are getting ready to clear, final grades will soon be posted as graduation closes in. Graduation can be a fun time but it can also be stressful. As students look...

Socially distanced in-person learning.
Freshmen lost first year of high school experience
Sierra Orozco, Reporter • May 17, 2021

Students expect their school experience to be hands-on and in-person, but it was not that kind of year for anyone, especially the freshmen.  The first year of high school...

Walmart customer picks out chocolates for Valentines Day.
Valentine’s Day during a pandemic
Citlali Viramontes, Reporter • March 10, 2021

Chocolates, roses and teddy bears may not work this Valentine’s Day. The mask alone may get in the way of couples’ sweet holiday. A date is the traditional way to celebrate...

A great way to study for STAAR is by going online and going through test questions from previous tests.
Previously canceled, STAAR tests are back
Brisa Martinez, Reporter • March 10, 2021

Last March students were forced to start online school due to COVID-19 concerns. As a result, the district canceled the state tests known as STAAR and now the test is back. Teachers...

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A large gathering on August 14, for Midnight Madness. The crowd returns to the 22 year tradition after last years interruption.
Midnight Madness, a rowdy return to stands
Nicholas Barrios, Reporter • September 29, 2021

Conquest Stadium is crowded, it is noisy, people are conversing, laughing, enjoying themselves — for...

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Masks are required for every student  in class.
In-person learning is back, promising safety
Brisa Martinez, Reporter • September 29, 2021

Although online learning provides safety, schools have implemented safety measures to keep students safe on campus.With these safety measures, it is evident that face-to-face...

Classic VHS tape In celebration of 20 years of the legendary movie Shrek
Celebrating Shrek turning 20
Kristyn Aguilera, Reporter • June 1, 2021

In 2001, which later became widely known as a family classic, the movie Shrek was released. A film the people are celebrating 20 years later, described as a marvelous fairytale,...

Time to wind down with a good book of poems, playing calming music through both headphones, shutting out reality and escaping into another one.
She would leave herself if she could: Halsey’s collection of poems
Marisa Garcia, Photo Coordinator • June 2, 2021

Warning, “I Would Leave Me If I Could” contains mature content. Here are Halsey’s insides, handle them with care. Halsey, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, is a...

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lies can have consequences that can affect many people.
Lies can be dangerous
Evelyn Perez, Promotions Coordinator • June 2, 2021

Everyone has deep and dark lies in Dangerous Lies directed by Micheal M. Scott that soon will be revealed by someone very close. When Camila Mendes comes to take care of an...

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Vegetable garden consisting of romaine lettuce, salad mix, green onion, cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts.
New year, new goal, new garden
Savanna Torres, Editor • May 17, 2021

After a difficult year, everyone is looking forward to change. Starting a homegrown vegetable garden allows for not only change but also growth....

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