Shield Road is Open for Business

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…

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.”

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…

Dexter Drama Presents… Disney’s Lion King Junior

By Evelyn Maxey 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 School Divided

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…

Supremacy Reigns

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…

An Expensive Reality

                                  By Tate Evans 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.

Expedition Baja

A new culture experience makes the author think twice about what Americans could be like By Bailey Welshans On July 30, 2017, I embarked on a week-long adventure to the poorest part of Baja California, Mexico. After a 4 a.m. wakeup call, six hours of flying, two hours of waiting in the airport, and more than four hours of driving, my team and I arrived in Vicente Guerrero – the place where we would stay that week. Our host then proceeded to tell us that we couldn’t drink the water,…

Dexter 2.0: New Bond Prompts Dramatic School Upgrades

Nearly 70% of voters approve a bond that will generate $71.7 million for the school district over the next 10 years By Tessa Kipke and Heather Brouwer In the coming years, Dexter High School students can expect many changes, both big and small, in and around our school. Because of the bond passed on August 8th that will bring $71.7 million to the school district to use over the next 10 years, the Dexter school district is embarking on a series of much-needed projects to improve our schools, all the way…