What started as a coach honoring her mother has turned into a partnership between two rivals
By Alisha Birchmeier
In 1600, the first case of breast cancer was recognized in Edwin Smith Papyrus. Four centuries later, in 2007, Jean Atkinson was diagnosed with breast cancer. To most, this seems insignificant, but for Dexter and Chelsea’s high school volleyball teams, this started a new tradition.
Laura Cleveland, Chelsea’s varsity volleyball coach, started Dig Pink in honor of her mother, Jean Atkinson.
“When I first found out about Laura doing Dig Pink in my honor, I could’ve cried right there, but I knew I couldn’t,” Atkinson said.
The traffic flow leading to Dexter High School is now a lot more efficient
By mitchell sterlitz
Shield Road has been a pain in most high school students’ lives ever since it closed down for maintenance in the spring of the last school year. Originally, the road was supposed to undergo construction over summer for bridgework and repavement. It was said to be open by mid October. Shockingly, the actual date of the road being open was way off. It opened almost thirty days later. The road crew took a much longer time than expected — as a result, traffic flow suffered greatly. Continue reading “Shield Road is Open for Business”
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.
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?
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.”
Dexter High School Drama presents… Disney’s Lion King Junior!
Showcasing the quirky characters we grew to love as children and beautiful renditions of our favorite songs, such as “Hakuna Matata” and “Grasslands Chant,” this musical has it all. With love, laughter, vengeance, melancholy, and so much more, this musical guarantees your emotions a seat on the theatrical roller coaster.
A look inside Dexter High School’s policies and opinions surrounding the Confederate flag
By Joe Ramey
“It doesn’t mean anything bad to me. It’s just a flag. A flag that represents the South and the U.S.’s history,” DHS junior Cam Revill said. “I’m not afraid to wear it.”
Students like Revill are allowed to display the Confederate flag however they want. You can see it on t-shirts, backpacks, and the back of cars. Why can they do this? Dexter Community Schools does not have an explicit policy surrounding the advocation for or the displaying of the Confederate flag.
After years of following a traditional Homecoming court structure, DHS jumps ship to a court of royalty rather than King and Queen
By Jacoby Haley and Tess Alekseev
And now, announcing your Homecoming Supreme Royalty…
Wait, what? Homecoming court has always been known as a high school staple, but for Dexter it just became a little different.Faculty members and the student council recently decided to change the traditional Homecoming court: The titles of “King” and “Queen” will now be “Supreme Royalty,” and “Prince” and “Princess” will be “Royalty.”
This change is to be the first of many changes to add inclusivity, a principle some feel has been historically missingin our high school. Staff members told the Squall said they understand there will be push back about this change.
Through seedy backroom deals at Congress and public speeches by the president, tax reform is slowly forming into the next Category 5 hurricane to hit the American mainland this year. Fueled by an urge to provide something, anything, to a desperate base and whirled by democrat winds whispering something about the top one percent, it’s looking less a bipartisan issue.