Loch and Order

Loch Alpine is not your typical suburb. For the most part, it’s completely surrounded by dense foliage, and in the parts where it’s not, it has a lovely view of… an overgrown and abandoned golf course. The golf course was once the main attraction of the neighborhood, having been modeled off of Barton Hills by Ward Blakely in 1928. When Blakely died in 1935, his son took over construction, adding the clubhouse to the original plan for the neighborhood. In 1954, however, the golf course and clubhouse were sold, and…

News Briefs

The biggest local, national, and international news stories that happened over the past month By Finn Bell Saltwater Surprise Shocks Students DHS students recently noticed something strange about the water in the drinking fountains: it was salty. On May 10, the school readjusted its water softener system. This readjustment left some salt in the plumbing, leading to the water in the drinking fountains and bottle refillers tasting awful and salty. While this surprise didn’t last long, it certainly left a bad taste in many student’s mouths. North and South Korea…

Town Hall for Our Lives

In April, current and former DHS students organized a Town Hall over the hotly debated topic of gun control By Finn Bell For many, it may seem as though the March for Our Lives movement is dead, but this couldn’t be any further from the truth. While there hasn’t been any million-person marches lately, all across the country, the movement is alive and well in the form of town halls. These small, local events serve as platforms for members of communities to speak to their representatives. And as the 2018…

News Briefs

The biggest local, national, and international news stories that happened over the past few months By Finn Bell DHS to receive new Drinking Fountains and Faucets Dexter High School is going to be receiving new drinking fountains and faucets over the summer as part of the latest bond. Superintendent Timmis announced this in a tweet on February 27, alongside an image of the new drinking fountains. They will be a combination of a drinking fountain and water bottle refiller. This is welcome news, as DHS currently has very few working…

United They Stand

Truck line students join together to show their support for Florida shooting victims By Bailey Welshans Guns, flags, hateful comments, and more uproar. Dexter High School had it all Wednesday morning. At 10 AM this morning, students walked out of Dexter High School for 17 minutes in remembrance of the students who were killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting in Parkland, Florida. However, many feel it turned into much more.

DHS Students Plan Walkout for School Safety

Protests will occur in schools around the United States as part of the #NeverAgain movement by Isabella Franklin and Alisha Birchmeier Throughout the country, students are protesting gun violence by walking out of school as part of a movement called “#NeverAgain.” American high schools have come up with a way to deal with these walkout protests, and Dexter High School is no exception to this. Several students at DHS are planning to participate in the scheduled national walkout protest on March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:17 a.m. The protest…

Oscar Recap

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony provided a fun yet predictable night of film appreciation By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak The 90th annual Academy Awards occured last night crowing the best Hollywood had to offer in 2017. The Shape of Water became the night’s champion after winning four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score. Dunkirk should also be noted as it came in second with three Oscar wins: Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and  Editing. Tied for third with two Oscar wins were Blade Runner 2049, Coco,…

DCS Deals with Potential Gun Control Protests

Dexter students may participate in protests inspired by the Parkland school shooting by Isabella Franklin Due to the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, students around the United States have been protesting the lack of government action in regard to gun violence. Students have been participating in protest walkouts, in which they leave school en masse and don’t return for some specified amount of time. In Dexter, some students are planning to participate in the walkouts on March 14th and April 20th, and the administration needs…

DHS to Show Documentary About Technology Overuse

Screenagers addresses the issue of tech obsession in teenagers by Isabella Franklin The amount of technology usage and reliance, especially by teenagers, has increased rapidly in the past decade with the introduction of smartphones and tablets. In some cases, this use becomes addiction-like. This idea is explored in a documentary called Screenagers by Delaney Ruston, a Stanford physician, that deals with the use of technology in teenagers. The documentary centers around Ruston deciding whether or not to give her teenage daughter an iPhone and how parents and students can handle…

DHS begins using a buzz-in system

By kira perry & rachel wittenberg Around two years ago, Dexter Community Schools was given a $500,000 dollar grant to install a buzz-in security system in the six of its buildings, Assistant Principal Ken Koenig said.   However, not every building used this security system as was originally intended.  Bates Elementary School has been using it for a while, said Stacey Wing, Dexter High School’s secretary. DHS, however, started using the buzz-in system last Thursday after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting happened in Parkland, Florida.  After this tragedy on…