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…

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…

8 interesting facts about March Madness

Interesting facts about March Madness and predictions of who will win the championship from DHS students 1 . The odds of having a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion 2 . The tournament costs companies 1.9 billion dollars an hour on wasted work time 3 . A number 16 has only beaten a one seed once in the history of the tournament 

DHS Students Plan Walkout for School Safety

Protests will occur in schools around the United States as part of the #NeverAgain movement by Isabella Franklin and Alisha Birchmeier Throughout the country, students are protesting gun violence by walking out of school as part of a movement called “#NeverAgain.” American high schools have come up with a way to deal with these walkout protests, and Dexter High School is no exception to this. Several students at DHS are planning to participate in the scheduled national walkout protest on March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:17 a.m. The protest…

Dexter advances to the second round

The Dexter men’s basketball team beat Pinckney yesterday 72-53. This win put Dexter into the second round of districts to face Huron on Wednesday night at Skyline high school. Dexter came out of the gate fast with relentless scoring and lockdown defense. The Pinckney Pirates never stood a chance; the Dreads controlled every single quarter. On the win, sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said, “It’s one step closer to our goal . I’m glad we were able to get the win.” Dexter will look to win against Huron to advance to…

Oscar Recap

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony provided a fun yet predictable night of film appreciation By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak The 90th annual Academy Awards occured last night crowing the best Hollywood had to offer in 2017. The Shape of Water became the night’s champion after winning four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score. Dunkirk should also be noted as it came in second with three Oscar wins: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and  Editing. Tied for third with two Oscar wins were Blade Runner 2049, Coco,…

VIDEO: Brady Rosen hits 3/4-court game-winning shot for Dreads

By Joe Ramey & KELLEN PORTER The boys’ basketball defeated Pioneer on Thursday thanks to some last-second heroics from senior Brady Rosen. The Dread’s went up early with some quick 3-pointers from point guard Drew Bishop, but the Pioneers’ Drew Lauder led his team back to take the lead late in the fourth. With time running out  Brady Rosen grabbed the rebound and chucked up a three-quarter court shot at the end of the fourth for the win giving the Dread’s a much-needed boost heading into districts. “Before I was thinking…

Dexter Wins it at the Buzzer

The Dexter men’s basketball team beat the Ann Arbor pioneers 56-53 yesterday after a miraculous half court buzzer beater by Brady Rosen. This game was special for the Dreads, as it was senior night, making it important to get a victory in their last game at home for the seniors. The Dreads went up early with some quick three pointers from point guard Drew Bishop, but Pioneer’s Drew Lauder led the Pioneers back to take the lead late in the fourth. With time running out,  Rosen grabbed the rebound and…