Student reflects on rap elective

Rap was a super cool elective. Students got to the rap battles and write their own raps. The best rapper in the class this past week was Lil’ Nicki. She destroyed Joe Shotland, and everybody else she faced. P Diddy came in runner-up. He destroyed everybody he faced. Even though students had homework, rap was really fun. To be good in rap, you had to find the beat of the song. Joe and Hank were pretty good. Lil’ Nicki and P Diddy spit fire when they rapped. It was awesome! Written by: Juan E. Continue reading Student reflects on rap elective

Psychology heads to Klyde Warren Park

From conducting crazy experiments to testing people’s reactions, Psychology is never a bore! Thursday, June 18, Psychology took an exciting field trip downtown to Klyde Warren Park. Spilling out of the bus, students immediately headed towards a tall pavilion full of blue building blocks. There, the kids constructed human-size buildings and even played dominos with large blocks. Many students also worked on fun experiments such as giving a person two cups of the same ice cream and asking which flavor they liked the best. The class concluded that only a few people actually figured out that the ice cream flavors … Continue reading Psychology heads to Klyde Warren Park

Mock Trial visits SMU Law School

Mock Trial went to SMU for a tour of the Law School on Wednesday, June 10. They learned information about the Dedman School of Law. Two women taught information about the school. Their names were Ms. Jill Nikirk, Assistant Dean for Admissions, and Ms. Becca Henley, Director of Admissions. Ms. Jill taught the process to get into the Law School and other schools. Ms. Becca taught how to choose which law school to go to. Students also learned the two types of lawyers, how long law school is and how they teach in law school. The tour guide was Mr. Michael, and old … Continue reading Mock Trial visits SMU Law School

How do Senior and Junior DECATS compare?

Many students have gone to Jr. DECATS in the past and have seen some differences in many things. The schedule is very different. In Jr. DECATS students go to four classes and three breaks, but in Sr. DECATS they go to their major in the morning and have three electives after lunch. Both have a variety of classes and perspectives, but in Sr. DECATS it doesn’t need to be a class. Both Sr. DECATS and Jr. DECATS are very similar, but there are still many differences that I haven’t listed. Written by: Angel, Reporter Continue reading How do Senior and Junior DECATS compare?

SNLU elective gets serious with a game of Mafia

Electives are a fun time for all DECATS students: you get to spend time with friends, play games and explore what the world can offer. Some of the most fun, however, can come from not knowing what to do. After our work was finished, part of the SNLU elective broke into a very serious game of Mafia. The goal of the game is to weed out the guilty “Mafia” before they can “kill off” all of the innocent players. After a few rounds, the players were so into trying to prove themselves innocent that they were turning on one another in the blink of … Continue reading SNLU elective gets serious with a game of Mafia

World Music teaches traditional African culture

On June 10 in the elective of World Music, participants learned about African music. Through this lesson, students learned about this culture in relation to music, and some of this new knowledge will be shared in the rest of this post. In Africa they do Baka singing. For African people dancing is usually a way of Joy. Also dancing can represent a story. Usually men and women are segregated by sex. The reason for doing this is because they want to show the customs for men to men and women to women. Music in Africa is also a way to unite people, even with … Continue reading World Music teaches traditional African culture