National Sports Briefs

Top headlines from the sports world in the past month 2018 NFL Draft The 2018 NFL draft has come and gone and now it’s time to take a look at teams that are sitting the best after 256 picks. One of the teams that performed the best in the draft was the New York Giants. GM Dave Gettleman picked up Penn State RB Saquon Barkley who will have a major impact on the team along with G Will Hernandez and an OLB Lorenzo Carter, combined will make for an impressive…

Is University Worth It?

By Bailey Welshans The future has a lot to hold but going to to college doesn’t have to be one of those things. In the society we live in today, however, it seems that everyone thinks you need a college degree to be successful. That is a completely false statement. Attending a college like a community college is not only more financially responsible, but for many it’s the best choice. For many students, a university may be the best choice and I understand that. There are some career paths that…

Out of School Suspension: More Harmful Than Helpful

This outdated discplinary practice damages students’ futures Imagine if the prize for winning Senior Survivor was a free week of excused absences from school. The number of people that would sign up to participate would skyrocket, and the amount of money fundraised would double. This would be a great incentive because this is something almost any student at Dexter High School would like to receive. So, why is this same “prize” commonly used as a means of discipline in schooling systems across America?

Loch and Order

Loch Alpine is not your typical suburb. For the most part, it’s completely surrounded by dense foliage, and in the parts where it’s not, it has a lovely view of… an overgrown and abandoned golf course. The golf course was once the main attraction of the neighborhood, having been modeled off of Barton Hills by Ward Blakely in 1928. When Blakely died in 1935, his son took over construction, adding the clubhouse to the original plan for the neighborhood. In 1954, however, the golf course and clubhouse were sold, and…

Film Schools: Necessary?

College: for some, it’s a word that inspires fear and nervousness; for others, hope and excitement. Whichever way you react to the prospect of applying to and attending college, you’ve likely been raised knowing that you’d at least go, right? In today’s world, it seems ridiculous not to go to college. But is it necessary when going into film?

Movie Reviews April 2018

The beginning of the summer movie season provides some big hits and catastrophic flops By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak While cheesy, this teen comedy provides laughs and a heartfelt story that many will enjoy. Blockers follows three parents as they try to prevent their teenage daughters from having sex on prom night. This plot is absolutely ridiculous and has you questioning the logic and the behavior of the characters from start to finish. However, the film’s comedic elements and the stellar chemistry from the cast provide a very enjoyable experience. Most of…

News Briefs

The biggest local, national, and international news stories that happened over the past month By Finn Bell Saltwater Surprise Shocks Students DHS students recently noticed something strange about the water in the drinking fountains: it was salty. On May 10, the school readjusted its water softener system. This readjustment left some salt in the plumbing, leading to the water in the drinking fountains and bottle refillers tasting awful and salty. While this surprise didn’t last long, it certainly left a bad taste in many student’s mouths. North and South Korea…

Town Hall for Our Lives

In April, current and former DHS students organized a Town Hall over the hotly debated topic of gun control By Finn Bell For many, it may seem as though the March for Our Lives movement is dead, but this couldn’t be any further from the truth. While there hasn’t been any million-person marches lately, all across the country, the movement is alive and well in the form of town halls. These small, local events serve as platforms for members of communities to speak to their representatives. And as the 2018…

Phone Off!

Phone use in the movie theater is out of control By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak You’re sitting in the theater, as the lights dim down and the film starts. It cost $10 to get into the show, but that’s okay. The big screen, the atmosphere, and the surround sound makes it worth the price. Just when things are all set to begin, someone in the front row pulls out their phone and starts scrolling through their Facebook and Twitter feed, completely distracting you from what’s being shown on the big screen. In…