Students meet up after summer on first day of new school year

Seniors Christian Marroquin and Julio Leal laugh and share their summer experiences before the start of classes.
More than 70  students arrived to campus before it opened at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday for the first day of the new school year. Seniors Christian Marroquin and Julio Leal laugh and share their summer experiences before the start of classes. Photo by Dion Mazor.

By ALEX PINEDA

Students gathered in clusters in the halls shrieking with excitement and even some tears were shed as the new school year began on Aug. 12.

With an increase in the population of the student body, there were fuller hallways that resulted in a lot more shoving and very confused freshmen.

“High school is a really new experience to me especially because it’s a lot different here [DPMHS]. But I like all my teachers and all the people here are really cool. It was really stressful getting around in the hallway,” freshman Andy Lopez said.

Returning students were just as stressed about the croweded hallways but also feel that this brings a greater high school experience to the campus.

 “The first day of school wasn’t as stressful as I always fear it’s going to be,” sophomore Renee Palomino said.