Dreads Joining the Military

These seniors are doing more than going to college classes next year; they’ll be representing Dexter in the armed forces

By Alex Strang

 

The majority of students at DHS upon graduation will attend a four-year college and then either go get further education or enter the civilian workforce. A few seniors from the class of 2017 feel a greater calling. Whether they want free college, a more exciting job, or to serve their country, these three seniors felt a calling to join the military. Continue reading “Dreads Joining the Military”

Letter from the Editors

Opinions of a teenager who may or may not be qualified to offer life advice but is going to do it anyway

By Caden Koenig

We made it. Thirteen years in the Dexter system. Same faces and places. Most likely, at least for me, my friends have been the same since I went to Bates.

I have gained and lost a few along the way, but the main core of friends I have known for majority of my life. That might be the hardest part for me; Thinking about leaving seems so appealing at some point, but then the next minute you are unsure how you will make it without the family and friends that have been there with you.

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Letters from the Editors

Opinions of a teenager who may or may not be qualified to offer life advice but is going to do it anyway

By Nick LeBlanc

 

It’s been 17 years at Dexter, 12 in Dexter schools, four in high school, and three on The Squall staff.

High School has been a wild ride. As cliche as it might sound, DHS has provided all of us with ups and downs throughout our four year journey. We’ve made everlasting friendships and memories, and at the same time, met people we would rather forget. Continue reading “Letters from the Editors”

OUR VIEW: If You’re Old Enough to Fight, You’re Old Enough to Drink

By: Staff

In the United States, turning 18 comes with many new privileges: fighting for your country, buying tobacco products, adopting a child, voting, getting married and more. With all of these many new entitlements and being considered a legal adult, these freedoms seemingly end at buying and consuming alcohol. Continue reading “OUR VIEW: If You’re Old Enough to Fight, You’re Old Enough to Drink”

Dear Freshman me,

After four years of reflection at DHS, here is a letter of things no one mentioned before ninth grade

    By Marissa Rafail

I’ve got some things to say to you, so listen closely. For starters, high school won’t always be the nicest to you; I’ll be honest. 9th grade especially is going to be your least favorite year. The overwhelming dramatic changes will take you by storm. When you walk into the new school, you’re basically walking into a building of confusion. To top it off, there’s going to be boys and books, along with new and old friendships to deal with. Continue reading “Dear Freshman me,”

Censorship at Dexter

A look back on school dances and how they are an example of over-the-top censorship at DHS

By Andy dolen

 

Reminiscing on the past four years at DHS, I am happy with how my high school career turned out; however, the high school experience at Dexter is noticeably different than in your average high school.

Unfortunately, we live in a bubble where we are not always impacted by things that are happening around us. This impacts the way students and their parents think a normal high school should function. Continue reading “Censorship at Dexter”

Remember Avatar?

The majority of DHS students barely remember the highest-grossing film of all time

by megan sarns

As far as movies go, it’s the age of the blockbuster. These high budget and highly anticipated films seldom make an appearance on Academy Award rosters, but they rake in millions of dollars and take the cinema world by storm. Franchises like Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (i.e. The Avengers and Captain America) lead the pack with several of the highest grossing films in history.

But the highest grossing film of all time doesn’t feature superheroes or an intergalactic battle against the Dark Side or Vin Diesel street racing through Los Angeles –– because even those movies are still making money somehow. Raking in approximately $2.8 billion at the box office, Avatar is the most successful movie of all time.

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Dexter Athletes Tackle the Next Level

More than a dozen Dexter athletes are playing sports in college. Here is a sneak peek of 12 Dreads who are taking their talents to the next level.

by Squall staff

Senior Tony Seidl, after excelling on the hardwood at DHS, is taking his basketball talents to the University of Michigan-Dearborn.  After his four years, he has one memory that stands out from the rest.  “One thing that I will always remember is the buzzer-beater three that I made to win the game on senior night,” he said. “Having people rush the court is something I will never forget.”

Ryan Clements started wrestling in seventh grade in which he continued throughout his time at DHS. Clements will be attending Muskegon Community College where he’s eager to continue his career as a wrestler. Clements said one of the memories he’ll never forget was being the final match dictating the winner of the duel and of course winning for the team. “Making it to States and going to the Palace [this year] was pretty exciting,” Clements said.

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Just Dance

Be in the spotlight, bust out the worm, or ask her if she wants to slow dance with you. Who cares? You do you.

BY RACHEL WITTENBERG

What happened to Footloose and Grease Lightening where dancing was the highlight of the night? Where the girl is waiting for the blue eyed boy in the bow tie and suspenders to ask her to dance.

I know there are many reasons why youngins don’t get down and boogie at school dances nowadays. For some, it is the teachers staring down at their every move waiting to pounce at the first sign of dry humping on a gym floor. Or maybe it’s the fact that the lights are brighter than they are on a normal school day. Or, the music isn’t “club” like, enough. Continue reading “Just Dance”