“I think it’s best[that the rock was moved]. If students can’t use it for good then it shouldn’t be there. Writing racist things on it is not funny. It shows people are clearly not mature enough to have it,” says senior Lauren See.
In recent years the rock has contained messages pertaining to birthdays, athletic game days, or positive quotes. In 2015, DHS made national news when the Class of 2015 painted the rock as the famous poop emoji as one of its senior pranks. But gone are the days of poop emoji fun as the DHS community has chosen to use the rock as a main outlet for political views.
We sent out a survey to DHS students asking if they believe the rock is a place for political statements. 57.3% of students answered with no, while only 18.1% answered with yes; the rest were unsure. This has proven that the majority of students here at DHS have seen a shift in the regularly seen rock messages.