A Forced Holiday

A Forced Holiday

The government’s acknowledgement of Christmas violates the First Amendment By Julia Bell As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder (kind of), Starbucks switches from pumpkin spice to peppermint and from white cups to… red cups. Every year the famous coffee chain releases special holiday cups with symbols of the season. In the past, they have featured everything from snowmen and snowflakes, to ornaments and reindeer.  Last year, Starbucks chose a controversial design: a solid red cup.  The backlash was immediate: Starbucks was accused of hating Christmas and…

Top Five Christmas Movies and Music

Top Five Christmas Movies and Music

By Alex Strang and Nick LeBlanc Right after Thanksgiving dinner is all cleaned up and you’re on the way to go Black Friday shopping, you start to hear songs that have become all too familiar: Christmas songs.  Without missing a beat, the Christmas tunes are released into the airwaves right as the conversation with Grandma on how you need a boyfriend/girlfriend has ended and you begin to leave your creepy Uncle’s house that you barely even know. Every year, we listen to the same Christmas music and watch the same…

Holiday Horoscopes

Holiday Horoscopes

Predicting your near future with the characteristics of your zodiac sign with a holiday twist By: Andy Dolen Aries: Being very self driven and thirsty for competition, you attempt to be the best present giver in the family. You will find yourself panicking over what the best present will be for each family member that you will lose sense of what Christmas is really all about. Taurus: You have the brightest Christmas spirit of the  m all. Everything about the holidays is special for the Taurus, especially the winter weather and the…

When Christmas Changed Forever

When Christmas Changed Forever

DHS students and teachers share their stories on how they found out the man coming down the chimney wasn’t real By Tyler Woelfel Griffin Fletcher (Senior):  Griffin loves Christmas. He can’t wait for the holidays because of one simple reason: countless gifts. He doesn’t care whether it was Santa or his parents delivering the gifts, he just wanted to embrace the joy of endless mounds of torn wrapping paper. He never listened to his friends when they told him Santa wasn’t real because he loved the holiday so much. He…

Athletes in the Crowd

Athletes in the Crowd

An inside look into a few of the varsity athletes playing their sport this winter By Caden Koenig Tony Seidl Starting possibly his last season of basketball that could end a career that started way back in second grade, senior Tony Seidl expects to be a leader on the boys varsity basketball team. “I’d like to impact my team by being a leader, being loud, and talking during the games,” Seidl said. “I am most excited for Chelsea week because it will be two good teams, and the rivalry makes…

Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

Seva, located conveniently in the Westgate Shopping Center, is a restaurant specializing in vegan-vegetarian fare. Upon entering on a Friday night, the place was busy, but my friend and I were seated right away. The vibe of the restaurant was reminiscent of most of the vegan restaurants I had been to; cozy, but with Ann Arbor hipster flair. It’s on the nicer side of casual, and definitely a restaurant suitable for a family outing or a date. The staff was young, many of them donning flannels and beanies over their…

Holiday Hustle

Holiday Hustle

Runners, many dressed in holiday garb, enjoyed Dexter’s annual one-mile and 5K charity runs By: Andy Dolen Dexter’s annual December run, the Holiday Hustle, was held Saturday, December 10 in downtown Dexter. The event offered a one-mile run and a 5K run, and included all ages, genders and even pets. The Holiday Hustle is a charitable event with entry fees ranging from $19 to $34 depending on ages and the preferred run. There is also the option to donate more money or non-perishable food items. The start of both races…

Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover

Childish Gambino, AKA Donald Glover

You may not know it, but you probably have seen or heard something that has to do with Donald Glover By Hunter Edwards Music Career Donald Glover, known as Childish Gambino when it comes to music, has been releasing music since 2009 when he dropped a pair of independent albums, Poindexter and Sick Boi, then two mixtapes, I am Just a Rapper and I am Just a Rapper 2, later in 2010. Even after three projects however, Gambino didn’t really get his start until he released the song “Freaks and…

Letter to Santa

Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I’m sorry I have taken a couple years off from writing. Maybe if you had a Twitter account or cell phone I could hit you up with my wish list. I know you are always watching, so if you do see this and have a Twitter follow me @DHS_Squaller. Okay, let’s get down to business. Most of the presents I am asking for this year are going to be pretty tough to wrap. I understand that you are a really busy man, but I would really appreciate if…