Memories from Members of DHS

Five years after the Dexter Tornado, two students, a teacher, and an administrator reflect on the how the day has changed their lives By Megan Sarns and Julia Bell Having formerly lived in Florida, sophomore Kara Young and her family are used to ominous weather conditions. “We had hurricane after hurricane near our house,” she said. So, when a storm started rolling into Dexter on March 15, she didn’t think much of it. The family was actually getting ready to go to church for weekly “Thursday night dinners.”

ALFK – Black Lives Are (Still) Relevant

The Black Lives Matter movement hasn‘t gone away.  Nothing will stop it any time soon. You still need to fight. By Claire Ward There is a war waged on people of color in this country. Statistically, over 250 black people were killed by police in 2016, and while blacks only make up 13 percent of the US population, almost half of the incarcerated population is black. Institutionalized racism was brought to light during the 2016 Presidential Election, and our current president brings to light the power of racism as a joining…

Being Transgender at DHS

2016 graduate Marcus Maier shares his experiences of coming out as transgender during his senior year at DHS By Megan Sarns In our October issue, we published an article about the fight for transgender equity at Dexter High School and efforts to make Dexter Community Schools safer for everyone. In continuation of that piece, Marcus Maier, who graduated from DHS in 2016, wanted to come forward and share his personal story. “Ever since I was younger, I always told people I wished I was born male,” Maier said. “When people say…

Second Semester Seniors

For second semester seniors, the dreaded disease “senioritis” comes in three different shapes and sizes By Truman Stovall The second semester of a high schooler’s senior year has a stereotype that everyone has heard of. The infamous condition known as senioritis will affect every senior at Dexter High School to some degree. As their high school career comes to a close, a senior’s grades, involvement in extracurricular activities, and overall effort tends to dip below what was previously expected of them. By the time graduation comes around, the average senior…

Athletes in the Crowd

An inside look into a few of the varsity athletes playing their sport this winter By Caden Koenig Tony Seidl Starting possibly his last season of basketball that could end a career that started way back in second grade, senior Tony Seidl expects to be a leader on the boys varsity basketball team. “I’d like to impact my team by being a leader, being loud, and talking during the games,” Seidl said. “I am most excited for Chelsea week because it will be two good teams, and the rivalry makes…

Holiday Hustle

Runners, many dressed in holiday garb, enjoyed Dexter’s annual one-mile and 5K charity runs By: Andy Dolen Dexter’s annual December run, the Holiday Hustle, was held Saturday, December 10 in downtown Dexter. The event offered a one-mile run and a 5K run, and included all ages, genders and even pets. The Holiday Hustle is a charitable event with entry fees ranging from $19 to $34 depending on ages and the preferred run. There is also the option to donate more money or non-perishable food items. The start of both races…

Fun or Fear?

As clown sightings have reached record highs, a fear sparked in the ‘80s has returned By Claire Ward & Lisa Zuiderveen “I do not want any killer clowns anywhere near here, or fake killer clowns. No clowns of the killer variety.” Senior Gigi Eisele has an opinion that many can agree with. She, like others student at Dexter High School, has heard the stories. The ones where a bunch of friends are hanging out on a Friday night, driving to a friend’s house when something catches their eye from the…

Air Jordan

At 17, Senior Jordan McGinnis is one of the nation’s youngest female pilots By Julia Bell When school ended last June, most students threw their backpacks in the closet and didn’t even consider picking up a book.  Jordan McGinnis, a senior at Dexter High School, spent hours every day with her nose inside of Gleim Test Prep, a textbook used to prepare for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot License Exam.  A private pilot license (PPL) is a certification that allows the holder to act as the commanding pilot…

Athletes in the Crowd

Here are some key athletes from their respective teams who you should keep an eye on for the rest of the season and beyond By Caden Koenig and Nick LeBlanc Alex Janosi- Water Polo “Our team goal is to be the best ranked Dexter water polo team ever, which is fourth in the state,” senior Alex Janosi said.  Janosi is in his third full year on varsity and is a co-captain. As the season progresses, Janosi realizes this season could be his last year playing water polo as he is undecided…

Hometown Classic vs. Growing Franchise

Cottage Inn wins school lunch bid, threatens to take more business -Tyler Valentine For many years now, Classic Pizza has been a household pizza, so to speak, for most homes in Dexter. Everywhere you went, it was being served. Could this be the end of Classic’s reign in Dexter? The 2016-17 school year has brought many changes and one of the most notable changes is the pizza being served. For those who haven’t yet noticed, every school from Bates and Cornerstone to the high school has made the switch from…