Roundabout additions to Dexter

New roundabouts being put in to keep Dexter famliy’s safe

By Kellen Porter

Its that time of year again as the leaves are changing and the temperature is dropping fall is upon us in Dexter Michigan. Fall can be such a beautiful time,but everyone has experienced those late night drives home from the football game and the roads are quite slippy and it is not very visible due to the rain.In most cases people make it home fine but there are a few cases that have led to accidents due to lack of visibility along with weather conditions and people going faster than they should on those dirt roads.Therefore there will be roundabouts put in two separate areas of Dexter to make sure people are staying safe as the weather conditions worsen. There are many pros and cons to these two new roundabouts, for the people that like the roads they way they are I will state the cons. Continue reading “Roundabout additions to Dexter”

Growing Pains

A look at freshmen growing into their high school lives

By Mitchell Sterlitz

Everyone’s gone through it at least once. The unfortunate few, a couple of times. Most people can agree that freshman year of high school is usually an ugly duckling phase.

Transitioning from being the big fish at the middle school pond to bottom feeders clinging to the walls in high school, just hoping to make it to their sophomore year.

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Porter’s College Football Playoff Top 10

By Kellen Porter

In 1950 the AP poll was created to determine the rankings of the top 25 college football teams in the nation.The AP poll stands for the Associated Press poll. The way the poll works is because writers from around the country vote for who should be the number one team in the nation.

For the team that gets the most votes they become the number one team in the country the amount of votes each team gets from the associated press determines their place in the rankings. But there is one major problem with the Associated Press ranking teams in college football. The people in the company are loyal to their alma mater, resulting in their judgement being slightly biased and not accurate to rank the top 25 teams in the nation.

Therefore, since I have not gone to college yet and have no bias, I will give my honest opinion and rank the top 5 teams in college football. Continue reading “Porter’s College Football Playoff Top 10”

Movie Reviews (October 13, 2017)

Here’s a look at some of the most notable films that came out in the past month

By Jimmy Fortuna-Peak

This unique murder mystery provides an intriguing story that gives light to some of the forgotten social issues plaguing America today. Wind River follows Corey Lambert (Jeremy Renner), a veterantracker, as he investigates the murder of a young Native American girl in a Wyoming Indian reservation. Make no mistake, this is a dark film. Both the script and cinematography contribute to the terror and discomfort of this realistic situation.  Jeremy Renner is stellar as the main protagonist, and gives one of the best performances of his career. The true star of the film, however, is the script, which could be looking at a Best Original Screenplay nomination at the Oscars next year. The social injustice the Native American community goes through on a daily basis is touched upon as well, shedding light on an otherwise overlooked issue. Wind River is, unfortunately, very slow and it takes awhile for the story to fall into motion. Around 10 to 20 minutes of the film could have easily been cut to improve this. While in the midst of a very unoriginal year in film, Wind River provides a breath of fresh air and originality to the theater.

Rating: 3.5/5 

 

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Positive Social Media App Sweeps DHS

By tess alekseev

This August, the anonymous messaging app TBH launched in Georgia. Since then, it has gained traction in other states, including Michigan.

It works like this: you enter your name, grade, gender, and school, then you add people from your suggested list. When you go leave comments on people’s profiles, it allows you to pick from a group of four people, and to pick the person that a superlative applies to. Examples include “looks stunning without even trying” and “has the guts to steal a car and drive to Vegas.” Continue reading “Positive Social Media App Sweeps DHS”

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.

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The Bell Jar Book Review

By tess Alekseev

Sylvia Plath’s semi-autobiographical book The Bell Jar is a difficult topic. It’s the poet’s only novel, published in England just a month before her suicide in 1963, and posthumously in America in 1971.

On one hand, many argue that it’s a classic, and that it should be compulsory in high school literature courses: it’s witty, it’s heartbreaking, and it reaches to impossible depths of the human psyche. On the other, it’s criticized for being too depressing, too graphic, and try-hard.

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News Briefs

The biggest local, national, and international news stories from the past month

Excellence for Dexter Students

by Isabella Franklin

An individual group named “Excellence 4 Dexter Students,” or E4DS, is trying to raise $100,000 in donations this school year to improve Dexter Community Schools. Their current goals are to send all 6th graders to Eastern Michigan University’s Explorer Camp, expand the math and science departments, and, most prominently for high school students, hire a part-time internship coordinator. An internship coordinator at the high school would give students more opportunities to learn outside of school and gain valuable experience in the workforce.

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Club Sport Struggles

The difference between school and club sports is unfair

By JIllian Chesney

Here at Dexter High School, there are many sports that are not recognized by the school, and subsequently are categorized as club sports. Field hockey, lacrosse, freshmen baseball, water polo, and equestrian are the club sports at DHS. These sports are only given a varstiy letter if they meet the set requirements. Continue reading “Club Sport Struggles”