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The DeMatha Stagline

The DeMatha Stagline

The Mesmerizing Conch Shells of Steve Turre

The Mesmerizing Conch Shells of Steve Turre

Jet Watling, Contributor June 12, 2024

When trombonist Steve Turre, a long-time member of the Saturday Night Live house band, released the album Sanctified Shells in 1993, it showcased a rather obscure instrument: the conch shell. However,...

Thank you DeMatha Stagline; Two Years in Review

Thank you DeMatha Stagline; Two Years in Review

William Walker, Editor in-Chief May 24, 2024

Two years ago, a timid me crept to the corner of the room for my first sports journalism class at DeMatha. Although I appeared shy, I had strong ambitions to succeed in this class, as I aspired to become...

Should schools ban phones?

Should schools ban phones?

Landon Ekuban, Staff Writer May 24, 2024

I've been hearing that schools are trying to ban phones and I get why because some students can't stay off their cell phones and stay on task in school. Despite this, I personally think this is a bad...

DeMathas new phone policy

DeMatha’s new phone policy

Naim Dominique, Opinion Writer May 24, 2024

The DeMatha staff is getting tired of kids being on their phones at all times of the day and they're doing something to fix it. Next year, they will be starting the new rule where you won't need your phone...

Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer, the creators of the podcast Criminal, brought their show on the road for their 10th Anniversary Tour. Credit: Criminal Productions, Podcast Movement Sessions

“How About Another Story?”

Jet Watling, Contributor March 25, 2024

On February 16, 2024, approximately 1,000 people at the Lincoln Theater in Washington, DC, eagerly waited for the show to begin. However, the performance they were waiting to see was not a musical act,...

Bayern 04 Leverkusen

Bayern 04 Leverkusen

Andy Ruiz, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Bayern 04 Leverkusen has shown tremendous improvement over the years, but this season is by far the best season for the team. Bayern 04 Leverkusen is a 1st division German soccer team that has been...

MLB season preview

MLB season preview

Roman Zentek, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

After an exciting 2023 Major League Baseball season that resulted in the Texas Rangers lifting the Commissioner's Trophy, the DeMatha community will be looking forward to Opening Day of the 2024 season...

A Review of Detektivbyrån’s “Quidditch Through The Ages”

Jet Watling, Contributor February 14, 2024

A few years ago, I found out about the Marble Machine, a musical contraption that plays vibraphone, bass, and drums using marbles. The machine was built by Swedish musician and engineer Martin Molin, the...

Eduardo Camavinga ; The Young Star

Eduardo Camavinga ; The Young Star

Andy Ruiz, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

Eduardo Celmi Camavinga has been showing out his talent this season. At only 20 years old, Camavinga is a starter for one of the biggest clubs in the world, Real Madrid. Although he is still very young,...

Why you should take journalism as a senior

Why you should take journalism as a senior

Heath Alexander, Current Events Editor May 18, 2023

My name is Heath Alexander and I have been writing for the DeMatha Stagline for three years.  Over my years at DeMatha I have learned many things. Despite four years of different classes, journalism...

The 2022-23 Varsity Baseball Team: A Team to Remember

The 2022-23 Varsity Baseball Team: A Team to Remember

William Walker, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

The 2023 DeMatha varsity baseball team is a baseball team to remember. Led by a 29-man entourage (14 seniors, 10 juniors, and 5 sophomores), this team bonded together to produce one of the best seasons...

4 Years

4 Years

Maximo Legaspi, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2023

Walking into DeMatha that hot August day in 2019 was one of the first times I’d be having a genuinely new experience. Having been in the same place through preschool, elementary, and middle school, I...

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