Senior Survivor 4/26

Senior Survivor competitors push through the last competitions of the week.

Thursday night, the competitions included hide & seek, putting a puzzle together blindfolded, and baking a cake with no recipe. The seniors were competitive and they had a lot of fun during the games.

The most popular game of the night was a simplified version of Food Network’s CHOPPED. The task: baking a cake with no recipe and presenting it in front of a panel of four judges. The categories that were judged included presentation, taste, and texture. Each cake was judged hard, and the judges ( Mr. Heuser, Mrs. Dunn, Nicole Tuzinowski, and Elisabeth Johanson) seemed to enjoy them.

This week of competitions has worn out the teams, and they are all ready to go home.

Video & Picture credit: Bailey Welshans

Sunday Night Senior Survivor

Senior Survivor: 4-22-18

BY MITCHELL STERLITZ AND KELLEN PORTER

Senior Survivor started Sunday night as all of the participants moved into for the whole week. Teams entered promptly into the school at 7 pm, and the first event of the night was poster making that would be hung up in the auditorium later that week. The teams then migrated outside for a series of tasks that would test their team chemistry and perseverance. The first challenge of the evening involved throwing cheese puffs on the head of their partner. The Orange Team successfully threw the most cheese puffs on each others heads to take the first challenge. The second and final challenge of the night involved the teams escaping a knot and then each member had to drink either a mixed up happy meal or a vegetable surprise. The Green Team was able to down the concoction the fastest to take the second challenge. To end the night the group participated in a Kahoot and the orange team won yet again. After this action-packed day the boys and girls went to their respective dorms, preparing for the next day of challenges.

Women’s Lacrosse Whips Tecumseh

The Dexter Women’s Lacrosse team remained undefeated by beating beat Tecumseh 15-4 on Wednesday. The deciding factor of the game was speed, and the Dreads controlled the pace of the game all 60 minutes.

They were in Tecumseh’s defensive end practically the entire game, meaning they were on offense for a majority of the game and had a lot of scoring opportunities.

Up Next: Dexter (2-0) plays the Huron River Rats at 7 p.m. Friday at Al Ritt Field.

Madden Mobile God

How this high school sophomore became a micro-transaction mogul 

By ryan lotz

 When Madden Mobile, the most publicized football application was released in the App store last August, sophomore Simon Kim saw a big opportunity, an opportunity that changed virtual in-store coins into real stacks of cash. Kim tediously studied the infrastructure of the game and developed a masterful plan to exploit its system. 

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The Rivalry – Dexter vs. Chelsea

Dexter hockey derails Chelsea 2-1 in an emotional regular season matchup

By Ryan Lotz

When the clock ran out and the buzzer rang, my body electrified. A burst of emotion flushed throughout my veins as I looked over and saw Coach Wink’s eyes start to water. To see a man who constantly chirps you, whos underwent three heart attacks, and who’s tougher than a box of nails shed a tear was truly remarkable. To be honest, I never knew this man could show any signs of emotion, let alone cry. At this moment, I knew it was real; however, it felt incomplete due to a recent Chelsea tragedy. 

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Our View: Handing teachers guns creates a scenario where nobody wins

By the squall staff
How quickly the tables can turn… illustrated by Elaina Dunn

It is a sad reality that what was once shocking and nauseating has now, after multiple occurrences, become accepted as the new normal.  Eliciting thoughts and prayers to the point where the very words have become cliché and treated cynically by the public, mass shootings are as frequent and readily forgotten as Nicolas Cage B-movies. After years of inaction, it appears gun manufacturers and groups like the NRA have become the true boogeymen of Washington, with congressmen sweating in their ill-fitting suits whenever hearsay of gun control is uttered in close enough proximity. Continue reading “Our View: Handing teachers guns creates a scenario where nobody wins”

4-H Happens

How animals, leadership, discipline, and fun, come together to build DHS students into the next generation of 4-Her’s.

By Bailey Welshans

While DHS isn’t widely known for having a lot of students involved in agriculture anymore, its roots continue to run deep. If there is a student who is very interested in animals or crops, they are most likely involved in a program called 4-H. Many believe that 4-H is just for showing animals, but that isn’t true at all.

Youth involved in 4-H do activities such as sewing, painting, photography, archery, woodworking, gardening, leadership activities, and so much more. If you have an interest in it, 4-H has a category for it. That is the great thing about 4-H — kids from different backgrounds and with different interests, come together to do what they love. Continue reading “4-H Happens”

Dreadbots

Balance is key for the Dexter Robotics Club

Not many students in Dexter High School know much about the robotics club, nor do they realize the effort the team puts into building robots for competitions. Most schools have their own team, with roughly 3000 teams nationally. Michigan is extremely competitive in the field of robotics, mainly due to the sheer amount of teams in the state: 422. That’s one-sixth of all the national teams in a single state. To stay competitive in this league, it’s a serious grind. Continue reading “Dreadbots”

Wheelchair Basketball

By Evelyn Maxey

The Social Justice Club hosts an annual wheelchair basketball game that raises money for veterans

In a world of negativity and animosity, light can be found in many things. Dexter High School has a new extracurricular addition which aims to provide support and acceptance to everyone in the community: The Social Justice Club.

“We aim to make our school and community a more equitable place by learning about, educating on, and acting on social issues,” said Ms. Hansen, a teacher coordinator for the club, “especially those affecting the most disadvantaged groups.”

With aims to make our school more open-minded, the Social Justice Club educates people on social issues, especially those involving disadvantaged groups. To raise awareness for one particular group, the they hosted a wheelchair basketball game between Army veterans and Navy veterans.

This event, that wouldn’t have been possible without the leadership of the game’s founder Gerald Hoff, was all about creating a more inclusive environment for veterans.

“This is an event all about veterans,” Hoff said, “It raises awareness about disability issues while emphasizing ability.”

Many veterans are wounded from service, which can isolate them from the rest of the world. These wounds can cause both a physical and emotional divide for veterans; to lessen that divide, we can find ways to support them and their wounds. Wheelchair basketball is a fun twist on regular basketball in that the players go back and forth on the court via wheelchairs to cater to the disabilities.

This passion has spread from Hoff to many Michigan football players. Former Michigan Quarterback and Placeholder Garrett Moores, who is heavily involved in the games, won the NCAA Holder of the Year award during his fifth and final year. His involvement in the games prompted his decision to continue supporting the charity the former winner chose to support, and continue to support veterans.

Additionally, all profits from the game went to the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital.

“We basically looked up a ton of veteran charities, local and national, and the club decided they wanted to do a local charity,” Hansen said.

On Saturday March 3rd, both Army and Navy veterans suited up for wheelchair basketball.

Although the Army won with a final score of 59-44, the  game raised $1,051 which made this game was a slam dunk for both teams.