A School Divided

A look inside Dexter High School’s policies and opinions surrounding the Confederate flag

By Joe Ramey

“It doesn’t mean anything bad to me. It’s just a flag. A flag that represents the South and the U.S.’s history,” DHS junior Cam Revill said. “I’m not afraid to wear it.”

Students like Revill are allowed to display the Confederate flag however they want. You can see it on t-shirts, backpacks, and the back of cars. Why can they do this? Dexter Community Schools does not have an explicit policy surrounding the advocation for or the displaying of the Confederate flag.

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Athletes in the Crowd

From the best of the best, these freshmen have excelled on varsity teams

By Bailey Welshans

 

Rachel Dunklee– Dance

Since Rachel was two years old, she’s had a passion for dancing. Other than making it onto the Varsity Dance team, one of Rachel’s biggest accomplishments is going to National’s with her dance studio, Dancer’s edge, last year. She is an excellent student, keeping her grades up, and turning assignments in on time. Being one of two Freshman on the Varsity Dance team, Rachel has a lot to live up to. However, it doesn’t seem to faze her.

“She does a very good job of learning routines quickly, and hitting all of the steps correctly,” says Senior dancer Evelyn Hawley. It looks like Rachel has a bright future here at DHS, and in dance!

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Meet the Debate and Forensics Clubs

Shining a light on two under-appreciated teams

by Isabella Franklin

When someone says the word forensics, it usually brings images of dead bodies, crimes, and investigations to mind. When someone says the word debate, people picture polished politicians calmly debating the state of American policy. But for kids in the speech activities club, they most likely picture their friends, a script, pages of research, and tired-looking, middle-aged judges staring at them from across a desk.

Speech activities is an entirely different world from many other activities, even other clubs, so it’s not surprising that it’s so widely misunderstood. After all, public speaking is consistently found to be the most common fear amongst Americans, so this begs the questions: why do these students choose to speak publicly, and what exactly is it that they do in these clubs?

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DHS Students weigh in on the pledge, anthem

BY Kira Perry

The Squall decided to give this survey in response to the recent political tension about the NFL and standing for the National Anthem.  Here are some of the responses we received for questions about both the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance.  All are anonymous.

Do you think that professional athletes and celebrities should stand for the national anthem?

“I don’t think they should or shouldn’t, it is their choice and nobody should tell them if they can or can’t.”

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Roundabout additions to Dexter

New roundabouts being put in to keep Dexter famliy’s safe

By Kellen Porter

Its that time of year again as the leaves are changing and the temperature is dropping fall is upon us in Dexter Michigan. Fall can be such a beautiful time,but everyone has experienced those late night drives home from the football game and the roads are quite slippy and it is not very visible due to the rain.In most cases people make it home fine but there are a few cases that have led to accidents due to lack of visibility along with weather conditions and people going faster than they should on those dirt roads.Therefore there will be roundabouts put in two separate areas of Dexter to make sure people are staying safe as the weather conditions worsen. There are many pros and cons to these two new roundabouts, for the people that like the roads they way they are I will state the cons. Continue reading “Roundabout additions to Dexter”

Little Caesars Arena: How Does it Compare?

The new Little Caesars Arena vs Joe Louis Arena

By Michael Waltz 

Little Caesars Arena in Detroit is the newest and second largest ice hockey arena in the world. It will not only be the new home for the Detroit Red Wings, but also for the Pistons basketball team. So how will it compare to Joe Louis? Will it have the same feeling of excitement and intensity? Will we still be Hockeytown? These are questions many people are asking themselves. Here’s my take on the new arena.

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Growing Pains

A look at freshmen growing into their high school lives

By Mitchell Sterlitz

Everyone’s gone through it at least once. The unfortunate few, a couple of times. Most people can agree that freshman year of high school is usually an ugly duckling phase. Transitioning from being the big fish at the middle school pond to bottom feeders clinging to the walls in high school, just hoping to make it to their sophomore year.

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