The Hidden Gem Reviews: Mexican Style

On their Mexican adventure, two Squallers found ‘the best burrito’ they’ve ever had By Amanda Fileccia & Lexi Heath     At the corner of Stadium and Liberty a local go to is hiding some of Ann Arbor’s tastiest treasures. Taco King is a fast casual restaurant that serves all of your Mexican needs. Attached to the restaurant is “Tienda La Libertad,” a Latin American grocery store. This added an authentic vibe but did not make up for the lack of background noise. It was extremely quiet except for the…

Music Review: Tungevaag & Raaban’s “Russian Roulette”

By Jenniina Kortesalmi Special for The Squall Tungevaag & Raaban is Scandinavian dance music producer duo. It consist of two DJ/producers, Swedish Robbin Söderlund and Norwegian Martin Tungevaag. This is their first album together but separately they both have produced albums before at the same Electronic Dance Music genre. They became a duo and started to produce music together in 2015. Besides Tungevaag & Raaban, Charlie Who? was working with them to produce this album. Russian Roulette was released on November 27, 2015. The album consist only of four songs: “Russian Roulette,”…

Music Review: Beyonce’s “4”

By Maddie Wright Special for The Squall In Beyoncé’s album 4 there are a variety of mature hit songs that express love in relationships that will make an impact on you to last a lifetime. Beyoncé is a powerful artists that has an interesting  a way to communicate and relate to many situations in her life that her listers are can relate to. Her songs in 4 are never a boring listen and never run short on making you want to listen more. Beyoncé is aiming for something challenging with…

Music Review: Lindsey Stirling’s “Lindsey Stirling”

By Bri Cannistraro Special for The Squall Who says music needs words to be amazing? If you do, listen to the Lindsey Stirling album by, well, Lindsey Stirling. She is a magnificent violinist with skill far that she puts into songs that no one could match even if they tried. She integrates other instruments into her work but her violin is what does the most amazing with it.

Music Review: Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour”

By Erin Evans Special for The Squall New artist, Sam Smith, released his debut album In the Lonely Hour in 2014, and since then, six of his tracks have raced to the radio. The young artist of 22 blends pop and sentimental soul in a dramatic manner. Almost two years after the release of his first, professionally recorded full-album, this album is still popular. The album begins with an upbeat, electronically mixed song that tells listeners of Sam Smith’s sincerity. He belts that “I [Sam] don’t have money on my…

Dexter’s Final Rose

2008 Dexter graduate Lauren Himle was recently a contestant on the 2016 season of The Bachelor By Katie Fischer & Taylor Smith We all have seen the reality shows on TV, and have most likely imagined what it would be like to be on the show. Lauren Himle doesn’t have to imagine any longer. Himle, a 2008 graduate of Dexter High School, was nominated by her friends, family, and coworkers to go on The Bachelor. Himle went through a long audition process where she traveled to Los Angeles for a…

DEXSWIM Strikes Again

The Dexter Men’s Swim and Dive team captures a state title to join the Women’s team as 2015-16 champions By Lizzy Merriman It’s 3:42 p.m. The next three minutes will decide how Dexter leaves the pool: champions, or runner-ups. Bending down to grip the block just seconds before the gun, adrenaline pumps through the veins of everyone in the room. One false move will end you, one negative thought could destroy you. “Take your mark… BEEP!” Suddenly shouts and whistles fill the natatorium. For some, this race completes a swimming…

Saad Selim: More than a Sub

By Riley Gore & Blake Leonard Although Saad Selim may seem like like just another substitute, there is more to him than meets the eye.  Selim was born and raised in Mosul, Iraq, a city controlled by ISIS as of June 2014, and lived in Baghdad most of his life.   In Iraq, Selim attended The University of Technology of Baghdad and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and Avionics.  He owned his own HVAC Heating and Cooling company in Baghdad and spent his time travelling Iraq working as a…

Robotics: 3656

Students engineer success for Dreadbots By Conor Van Dusen The idea of a robot is likely to conjure images of clanky human shaped machines built by old scientists.  However, the term robot applies to more than just that, and here at Dexter High School, a group of trailblazing students are receiving accolades for building their own for use in competitions.  The Dexter Dreadbots is a robotics club established at DHS in 2013.  In its first year the young team understandably struggled and finished the season ranked 110th out of the 171…

Q&A with Mr. Heuser

By Mika Brust & Caroline Darr How long have you been teaching at Dexter High School? “This is my sixth year here, so I came here after almost 15 years at the Ann Arbor News.” Why did you want to become a teacher? “Teaching is in my family’s history: my mom was a teacher, my sister was a teacher, I have aunts, uncles, cousins who have been teachers. For me it’s something that I’ve always thought about and I’m happy I did it.”