Athletes in the Crowd

A look into the lives, motivations, and future plans of three star athletes

By Jillian Chesney

Eva Gaetino is a freshman at DHS. She plays soccer for the Michigan Hawks. Gaetino loves soccer because it’s her outlet from all the craziness going on in her life. She feels that her teammates are the “best people ever.” Her motivation comes from the goal of playing on the full national team (USWNT). This goal pushes her to play and work harder each day. Her coach and teammates also motivate her by continuing to push her and holding her accountable in regards to soccer. Gaetino was trained by Damion Cook, a former lineman for the Detroit Lions.

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60s Cult Leader Dead at 83

Charles Manson dies after 46 years behind bars

By tess alekseev

On Sunday, November 19th, the iconoclastic Manson family leader, Charles Manson, died. In 1969, he directed his cult to murder seven people. The perpetrators have been living out lifelong prison sentences since their apprehension. The murders made Manson one of the most culturally iconic criminals of the 20th century, and multiple movies and books detail his life and the murders — and any new material will include his death. Manson died at 83 of natural causes in Bakersfield, CA.

Dexter soccer wins Districts, plays Coldwater in first Regional game

Dexter soccer continues their amazing 19-0 season in Districts

By Michael Waltz

Update 10/25: Tuesday’s Regionals semifinal game between Dexter and Coldwater has been postponed to thursday at 7pm due to inclement weather. 

Undefeated and ranked number one in the state, the Dexter soccer team headed into the Districts semifinals with high expectations facing off against Adrian. It was a hard fought game by both sides with Dexter ending up on top with a 3-0 victory on the road. Goals were scored by senior Jaylen Bonilla, junior Caden Doll, and senior Cole Harreld. With a win over the Maples, the Dreadnaughts advanced to District final game against Tecumseh where they swept the game by a score of 3-0. The team got off to a quick start with two goals both scored by senior Cole Harreld before the halfway point of the first. Junior Alex Doletzky also picked up a goal in the second half to finish off the game. With a District championship under their belt, Dexter continues on the road as they head off against Coldwater in Regionals today at 7pm. The game is hosted by Marshall with Dexter marked as the away team.

Athletes in the Crowd: Freshmen Edition

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

By Bailey Welshans

Rachel Dunklee – Dance

Since Rachel Dunklee was two years old, she’s had a passion for dancing. Other than making it onto the Varsity Dance team, one of Dunklee’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 freshmen on the varsity dance team, Dunklee 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,” senior dancer Evelyn Hawley said.

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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 Arena? 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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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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