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

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

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

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…

Squall Blind Date 2017

Through complicated Squall compatibility tests, two lucky students were paired to participate in the annual Blind Date By: Andy Dolen & Joe Ramey OVERVIEW: The day started off like any other day. The sun rose in the morning and the birds called, but what awaited was much more intriguing. It was on that day, the 29th of January 2017, that the Squall’s annual blind date took place, and it couldn’t have gone more beautifully. The two contestants were picked up in a beautiful chariot (a Dodge truck), and they were…

Valentine’s Day In My Shoes

The author explains the annoyance of sharing a last name with a national holiday Tyler Valentine Everyone has their day throughout the year: a birthday. I have been blessed with the last name Valentine, which practically makes Valentine’s Day my holiday, and a second birthday. The day, for me, is filled with way more joy than any average person’s Valentine’s Day purely because of my name. My family celebration of Valentine’s Day is more on par with that of Christmas because I am the one that invented the holiday that…

Just Another February Day

Who really wins on Valentine’s Day? The multi-million dollar industries more than the couples who express their love By Jed Howell Each year in the weeks leading to Valentine’s Day we are bombarded with advertisements of expensive diamonds, fancy chocolates, and flower bouquets that couldn’t possibly fit in a vase. All of these items come with a hefty price tag, but for what? So that on February 14th your significant other remembers that you love them? As if you don’t the other 364 days of the year. Not to mention…