Is University Worth It?

By Bailey Welshans The future has a lot to hold but going to to college doesn’t have to be one of those things. In the society we live in today, however, it seems that everyone thinks you need a college degree to be successful. That is a completely false statement. Attending a college like a community college is not only more financially responsible, but for many it’s the best choice. For many students, a university may be the best choice and I understand that. There are some career paths that…

Out of School Suspension: More Harmful Than Helpful

This outdated discplinary practice damages students’ futures Imagine if the prize for winning Senior Survivor was a free week of excused absences from school. The number of people that would sign up to participate would skyrocket, and the amount of money fundraised would double. This would be a great incentive because this is something almost any student at Dexter High School would like to receive. So, why is this same “prize” commonly used as a means of discipline in schooling systems across America?

Film Schools: Necessary?

College: for some, it’s a word that inspires fear and nervousness; for others, hope and excitement. Whichever way you react to the prospect of applying to and attending college, you’ve likely been raised knowing that you’d at least go, right? In today’s world, it seems ridiculous not to go to college. But is it necessary when going into film?

Phone Off!

Phone use in the movie theater is out of control By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak You’re sitting in the theater, as the lights dim down and the film starts. It cost $10 to get into the show, but that’s okay. The big screen, the atmosphere, and the surround sound makes it worth the price. Just when things are all set to begin, someone in the front row pulls out their phone and starts scrolling through their Facebook and Twitter feed, completely distracting you from what’s being shown on the big screen. In…

Guns: Do Something

By Joe Ramey Recently, progression has been a hard idea to grasp. The laws surrounding the use and acquisition of firearms in the United States are clear, yet the second amendment itself is outdated and riddled with grey areas. With recent tragedies in mind, reform is essential now more than ever. Though the Bill of Rights states that every United States citizen has the right to own a firearm, that does not mean that all legal guns are comparable in way of caliber and potential damage. The right to bear…

We Voted it, We Got it

The heat directed at the school’s new athletic development simply isn’t justified By Tate evans When DHS students walked into the school after winter break, many of them were surprised about what had happened to the school’s skyline. While plenty had heard of the bond and how we were getting new sinks, it was apparently so long ago that everyone forgot about the new developments being built right next door. Surprised and feeling not consulted, some people understandably disagreed with the school’s decision to chop down a section of forest…

Social Media’s Flaw

Unfortunately, social networking has begun to divide us more than unite us By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak It’s everywhere. No matter where you go, what you do, or who you talk to, the craze of social media is there to follow you. Programs like Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat were originally meant to help bring people closer together, but as these sites have grown, they have begun to tear their user’s personal relationships apart. 

What Is Free Speech?

Despite being one of the most talked about topics in the news today, free speech is only being used as a buzzword by Isabella Franklin “You also had some very fine people on both sides,” said President Trump on August 15. Though it may sound like he’s discussing the results of a close football game, he’s discussing Charlottesville protesters who chanted Neo-Nazi phrases such as “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us” while carrying torches. Why wouldn’t joining a group of Neo-Nazis disqualify you as a very fine…

Religious Holidays

Despite more than 60% of students practicing Christianity, DHS should consider minority religions’ holidays By tess alekseev “Imagine if Christmas didn’t fall into winter break. People would be outraged,” sophomore Aden Angus said when asked how not getting Jewish holidays off affects him. It seems unrealistic (because it is), but, just for fun, imagine if it didn’t. Imagine the number of students that would miss school on Christmas, Easter, or other major Christian holidays. In Dexter, it would be a ridiculously large number, easily large enough to cancel school. So…