An Unforgettable Summer

An Unforgettable Summer

One year after an African experience the author traveled to India to help out another a less-developed country By Julia Bell After 39 hours, four airports, 7,000 miles, and zero sleep, I have arrived in India! I am immediately struck by the people.  There are so many of them. They are speaking so fast in a language I have never heard.  I notice them staring as I pass by, and I find myself staring back.  My eyes are drawn to their clothing. The colors are as warm and welcoming as…

Hidden Gems: Pieology & KouZina

Hidden Gems: Pieology & KouZina

By Jedidiah Howell and Caden Koenig Subway, when it first started, became a pioneer for food service when we recognized its impact on ordering food. Subway set the bar for sandwiches, and now we see new people pushing that bar higher. In search of restaurants with a similar serving style, we headed to downtown Ann Arbor. This brought us to Pieology and KouZina. Pieology Only hearing about this new pizza place made us curious to how it would work with having a subway style order. Worries arose such as how…

Millennials: #Voters Be Informed

Millennials: #Voters Be Informed

Young people need to look beyond social media platforms while formulating political opinions By Megan Sarns The presidential race is a marketing campaign, and we are the target audience. Although few will be eligible to vote in November, millennials of all ages have been influential players throughout the entire process, from the initial debates and dwindling of candidates to primaries to the Democratic and Republican conventions. Earning the support of young voters has always held significance; in a political landscape where a higher percentage of voters hover around the age…

Laptops For All

Laptops For All

DHS will have a 1:1 student-technology ratio this fall along with strengthened WiFi By: Truman Stovall Changes were made over the summer to the district’s arsenal of technology. Students will have more access to the internet than ever in the classroom, especially in the high school. It was made possible through grants, whereby the Dexter schools administration was able to “[purchase] Chromebooks for all of Creekside and Mill Creek… [and] move their macbooks to the high school,” Superintendent Chris Timmis said. Executive Director of Instruction Mollie Sharrar added that “additional…

New Tech for a New Year

New Tech for a New Year

An influx of new technology for DCS is meant to give students and faculty an advantage, but it may come with a cost By Tessa Kipke In the 2016-17 school year, Dexter Community Schools can boast that it “officially has 1:1 technology” for its students, meaning that for every child enrolled, there is a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet available to them in school for educational use. The administration is beyond thrilled because, of course, this pushes Dexter farther and farther down the road to superior education, and we as…

Dexter vs. Fowlerville

Dexter vs. Fowlerville

The Dreads can’t stop Fowlerville’s offense, falling 49-13 in the season opener on August 26 By Nick LeBlanc During the Dreads’ opening drive, a holding call and an illegal man downfield call spoiled a seemingly promising drive.  More mental mistakes came at other inconvenient times during the game, too. The costly mistakes proved too much to overcome as Fowlerville defeated Dexter 49-13. “I think we could’ve done a better job of playing smarter and playing our own game of football,” senior Travon Reid said. The Dreads first scored in the…

ALFK: Dress Code

ALFK: Dress Code

A sexist issue that involves more than short-shorts and tank tops By Claire Ward All Dexter High School Students know that this school only has two temperatures: inside the inner rings of Hell, or exploring the arctic tundra. Unfortunately, the fall seems to be the time where DHS students are enhancing their learning in the walls of Satan’s home. Okay, maybe not exactly, but you get the point. This school gets hot, and it’s hot outside. With record high temperatures this summer and zero rain, the past few months have been…

Get to know your DHS Floor Environments

Get to know your DHS Floor Environments

By Joe Ramey & Truman Stovall First Floor Bring your sweats and your nice blankie because you will be freezing your bumcheeks off when partaking in classes on, or taking a stroll  through, the first floor of the school. Regardless of the time of year, this floor is notoriously cold, with certain spots being colder than others. One in paticular is the hallway adjacent to the media center, with windows bordering the walls. This hallway is easily the coldest portion of the bottom floor. With all of the tile flooring,…

Lex Williams: Hometown Hero

Lex Williams: Hometown Hero

Boys Cross Country Coach and 2005 DHS Graduate Represents Dexter at the 2016 Olympic Trials By Alex Strang Many athletes only dream of competing in the Olympics, but Dexter alum Lex Williams actually got a shot to compete for his spot on Team USA. Williams is a long distance runner and ran in the 1500-meter run in Eugene, Oregon, in July in an attempt to qualify for Team USA. Although he did not make the final cut – only the top 3 Americans in each event qualify – he got…

Summer Album Reviews: Lil Yachty & Frank Ocean

Summer Album Reviews: Lil Yachty & Frank Ocean

Lil Yachty fails to impress, while Frank Ocean’s new album leaves plenty to discuss after a four-year wait By: Andy Dolen Summer Songs 2 – Lil Yachty Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, has been buzzing as of late, and it’s mainly due to his collaborations with many big-name rappers such as Chance The Rapper and new hit artist D.R.A.M. When rappers have a glimpse of fame, it’s seen as an opportunity to jump on it, just as Lil Yachty has done with his new mixtape “Summer Songs 2”. The rapper’s…