Dexter Football’s New Trio Adds Spark

With two transfers and a change at quarterback, the Dreads resemble a team Dexter hasn’t seen in a decade

The Dreads pride themselves on their defense, and they have a new middle linebacker to anchor down that defense. Junior Jordan Watson, a transfer student from Huron, is an amazing defensive talent. He was added to a group of strong and experienced linebackers and fit right in. He is effective against the run and is second on the team with nine tackles for a loss. Watson also leads the Dreads in tackles through the first five games. Editor’s note: Watson dislocated his elbow in the sixth game and is out for the season.

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OUR VIEW: WE NEED AFFORDABLE EDUCATION

Ending the student debt crisis begins with free four-year college for all students despite socioeconomic backgrounds.

By Bruna Meister

For most high school seniors, college means independence and the beginning of adulthood. Those of influence in our lives cement the idea that those college years spent in a tiny dorm and eating cafeteria food 24/7 will be the best of our lives (which is absolutely terrifying), as well as determine the paths that we will take later in life. Many like to think that the college that you go to won’t matter in the end, but really, the school we choose has a much more substantial effect than we are comfortable with. College is where people find their lifelong friends, future employers, possible spouses, themselves, and ultimately crippling debt.

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Album Reviews

Reviews of some of the most popular albums from September.

By Zach Bagbey

Kamikaze-Eminem 3/5

The legendary rapper and lyricist Eminem, dropped his surprise album “Kamikaze” early last month, where he addressed and responded to the backlash he faced after the release of his previous album “Revival”. With Dr. Dre listed as a producer, it’s no surprise every track has a phenomenal beat.

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Finally, Drinking Fountains and Sinks Work

The Dexter school board recently decided to install new Elkay water
fountains. This was due to the ineffectiveness of the previous water
fountains, which had problems ranging from low water pressure to being simply inoperable. They have finally updated them with a completely different design and function. The new fountains have better working traditional faucets. In addition, they have added a sensor fountain for those with refillable bottles. These have proved much more effective, as they all work, and are more useful for everyone in the school. -Summer Waltz

A Diamond in the Rough

An inside look into one of The Squall staff members’ favorite restaurants off the beaten path

BY: JORDAN MAISCH

Next to a liquor store and a gas station in a small shopping complex, Juicy Kitchen is the definition of a diamond in the rough. Their focus is health food using all locally-sourced ingredients.

This charming breakfast and lunch cafe first started as a home delivery service in 2010 by Susan and George Todoroff. After two years, they purchased the cafe.

“I feel like a lot of people think healthy food is just raw vegetables,” Susan Todoroff said.  “I wanted to show people that healthy food can be both filling and delicious.”

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Athletes in the Crowd

By Mitchell Sterlitz and Dylan lorincz

Tristan Lorincz | Freshman | Water Polo

Tristan Lorincz is an up-and-coming water polo athlete, and coaches have noted his savviness for his age. Lorincz racked up five goals at the Dexter JV Tournament, where the team ended up winning the tournament in a dominant fashion, going undefeated through their four games. Lorincz also had a four-goal game against Huron. He usually plays the wing position and scores a majority of his goals from this area.  “I’m proud of myself for being able to put up those numbers, but I’m really just trying to get better and play a varsity game this year,” he said, noting the varsity team is currently on a 22-game winning streak.

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You Ask, We Answer

Advising worried seniors and giving underclassmen the how to’s of surviving high school

By Eliza Brown & Evelyn Maxey

Dear Eliza & Evelyn,

“I’ve been working on college applications and I’m feeling overwhelmed! After going on countless campus tours and looking into colleges, I’ve selected my top schools. I want to go to these schools so bad and if I don’t get into them, I don’t know what I’ll do. How do I handle waitlist and rejection letters?”

Sincerely, 

A scared senior

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Just For Kicks

A look into shoes that are trending this season

The classic silhouette of the Chuck Taylor “All-Star” sneaker continues to be timeless. This fall, try out the Converse Chuck 70. The upper of the Chuck is constructed with a thicker, more durable cotton material that will help keep your chucks looking pristine throughout the season. The outsole has an extra layer of rubber while keeping a tapered look, also with an off-white finish that tones down the sole. Since Converse in owned by Nike, it was only right to add comfort into their redesigned Chuck. Comfort is something Chuck Taylors tend to be lacking. Nike brought a new insole to the table with the Chuck Taylor 70 by adding a comfortable padded insole that helps with arch support for a much more secure fit. Investing into this shoe is a great way to have vintage style with a high quality performance, compared to the original Chuck Taylor “All Star”.

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