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. 

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…

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

By the squall staff 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…

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,…

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…

Athletes in the Crowd

With the winter season coming to a close, Dexter’s spring athletes are prepared and ready to represent their school. By Stephen Sterlitz Senior Skylar Waddington (Women’s Lacrosse): Skylar Waddington and her fellow seniors have some big shoes to fill, but are ready to overcome any challenges that may come their way. Waddington has been preparing for her last season as a Dreadnaught by practicing with A2 Lax and going to open gyms to keep her skills sharp. Waddington and her sisters plan to lead the team with confidence. She also…

National Sports Briefs

Top headlines from the sports world in the past month By Michael Waltz Winter Olympics Results As the 23rd Winter Olympic games have come to an end, there are many amazing moments to look back on. The U.S. finished the competition with 23 medals which put them in 4th place behind Canada (29), Germany (31), and Norway (39). In women’s snowboarding halfpipe, 17-year-old Chloe Kim took home the gold for the U.S.A. after landing back-to-back 1080s, a first in women’s Olympic history. Shaun White pulled off an amazing run in…

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.

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…

8 interesting facts about March Madness

Interesting facts about March Madness and predictions of who will win the championship from DHS students 1 . The odds of having a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quintillion 2 . The tournament costs companies 1.9 billion dollars an hour on wasted work time 3 . A number 16 has only beaten a one seed once in the history of the tournament