The Hidden Gem Reviews

The Hidden Gem Reviews

By Heather Brouwer Knight’s Steakhouse, conveniently located on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, has a wonderful ambiance. The lights are slightly dimmer than many restaurants, and the tables are small enough that in the slightly noisy atmosphere you can still hear the person sitting next to you, which gives off a more intimate feel. There were options of booths and tables. The tables had extremely comfortable rolling chairs that are nice when you want to look someone in the face but don’t want to go through the trouble of making a ruckus…

OUR VIEW: The Billboards are a Smart Decision

OUR VIEW: The Billboards are a Smart Decision

OUR VIEW: Money received from the billboards outweighs any consequences $40,000 would buy over 8,000 daily planners for the high school. It would buy new art supplies for each school in the district. $40,000 would buy a lot and benefit every student in the community. This is the proposed amount Dexter Community Schools would receive from Adams Outdoors for two on-campus electronic billboards. $40,000 for the schools well outweighs the negatives that accompany the proposed billboards. Adams Outdoors wants to place two electronic billboards on DCS property: one on Baker…

ALFK: Tackling Privilege

ALFK: Tackling Privilege

Tackling Privilege By Claire Ward Privilege [priv–uh-lij, priv-lij] noun: a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most   Chances are, you know the word “privilege” first hand. The social theory that certain advantages and special rights are only available to a particular group. Most of us at Dexter High School can point out the many privileges present in our lives every day, the many privileged groups we belong in. We live in a relatively wealthy community, with an almost completely white population, filled…

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on being elected as the leader of the United States of America. You are now the most powerful man in the world, and with that power comes much responsibility. You truly do have the ability to do good things if you choose. My name is Alex Strang. I am from Dexter, Michigan, a small town seven miles outside of Ann Arbor. I have moderate conservative views, but I try to remain unbiased. I think for myself and believe that it’s best to not let a political…

Valentine’s Day Horoscopes

Valentine’s Day Horoscopes

Predicting your February love life with the characteristics of your zodiac sign By Julia Bell and Megan Sarns Aries: Communication is your key to relationship success this month, or it could be your downfall. If you’re in a relationship, a misunderstanding is on the horizon, so word your thoughts carefully (and make sure your spellcheck is on!) If you’re single this month, the relationship you’ve been pursuing may not be as out of reach as you think, but subtlety will prove unsuccessful. We’re talking grand gestures. Blimps are probably the way…

Being Transgender at DHS

Being Transgender at DHS

2016 graduate Marcus Maier shares his experiences of coming out as transgender during his senior year at DHS By Megan Sarns In our October issue, we published an article about the fight for transgender equity at Dexter High School and efforts to make Dexter Community Schools safer for everyone. In continuation of that piece, Marcus Maier, who graduated from DHS in 2016, wanted to come forward and share his personal story. “Ever since I was younger, I always told people I wished I was born male,” Maier said. “When people say…

Sport Specialization

Sport Specialization

Playing only one sport might not give you the athletic performance you are hoping to have By Alex Strang Many athletes only play one sport in their later years of high school, but if they want to take their athletics to the next level, that might not be the best option. It also causes overuse injuries because your body is not supposed to do the same movements all year long. There are many reasons athletes choose to specialize. Some athletes feel pressured to excel at one sport and to put all…