Music Review: Childish Gambino’s “Camp”

By Joey Hiser

Special for The Squall

Donald McKinley Glover, also known as Childish Gambino is a famous rapper/actor. He first started his career off as a actor, comedian and an a musician. He was born at an Air Force base located in California on September 25, 1983.

Glover is currently 32 and is still active in the military as of 2002 until now. He grew up with two loving parents who took care of him and went to a local high school and went on to continue his education career at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

After college, he continued to write many mixtapes along with playing as an actor in popular TV shows and movies like The Martian and Adventure time. In 2011-2012, his music career took off. He published his first album called Camp. 

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By George Deljevic

The news is filled with riots, protests, and awful violence.

For what?

For the discrimination against races and the protests following controversial police brutality cases. The Black Lives Matter movement is protesting the constant discrimination against African Americans and the police brutality that goes with it.

However, Black Lives Matter isn’t just about police brutality, it’s about the superiority of blacks over other races based on historic experiences. BLM labels themselves as “The voice of all types of black people” such as gay, lesbian, disabled, and others. The group was founded in 2013 to protest against violence toward blacks, but since then violence has only increased.

In order for everyone to be happy and accepting, Black Lives Matter needs to end.

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The Sad Truth: The DHS Student Section is Dying

By Caden Koenig & Nick LeBlanc

Over the past two years the student section has been a staple for many students’ lives at Dexter High School.  It was a place to spend time with fellow classmates to have a good time.  However, as of lately, the student section has seen a steep decrease in participation during this year’s football and basketball seasons.

In the past two years, the men’s basketball district games typically produced a good showing.  During this year’s district games it seemed like the attendance in the student section was nearly half of what it used to be.  In addition, almost all season the men’s basketball team has seen low attendance in the the section with almost no participation.  This steep decline in attendance and participation has led to an impact on the basketball team itself, players said.

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OUR VIEW: Stop Tweeting at Timmis

By The Squall staff

A special weather alert: 3-5 inches expected between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. Wind gusts up to 50 mph. Road conditions are expected to worsen making the morning commute dangerous. Stay tuned for further updates from your National Weather Service. Prepare, plan, and stay informed.

One thought rolls through your mind: I’ve got to tweet Timmis. I’ve got to convice him to cancel school.

A new trend in the high school and the middle school is to bombard the superintendent with tweets about calling school, assuming their opinion will sway his decision. We on staff believe that you guys have got to tone it down a couple notches.

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New Extended School Year

Michigan public schools feel students need more days in the school year. 
By Joe Ramey

Next year, Dexter High School, along with every other public school in Michigan will be implementing an extended school year.  

A five-day extension to the end of the school year will meet the state requirement for hours in school a year.

A state law saying public schools are not allowed to start before Labor Day has hindered the possibility of keeping the last day of school a consistent date.

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Only Stupid People Drink Smart Water

DHS and its students should not be contributing to pollution when a free water resource, drinking fountains, are available
By Alli Skiba

There is an epidemic facing the United States, and it seems to be caused by the lazy population. U.S. landfills are overflowing with over two million tons of discarded plastic water bottles according to The Water Project, and that is only 20% of the United States’ use of water bottles; the rest litter the streets.  

Water bottles might seem like they have little impact on pollution, but it takes over 1.5 million barrels of oil to meet the demand of U.S. water bottle manufacturing each year alone. That number does not even begin to cover the fossil fuel usage and emission cost of greenhouse gases needed to transport the final product to the market.

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April Fools’ Rules

By Gigi Saadeldin

It is no joke that April Fools’ Day is a silly holiday, but it is a holiday that should be praised.

Historians speculate April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar, which was centered around Easter, to the Gregorian calendar, the one we use today. The people who failed to recognize the start of the new year had moved to January first, and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April first, became the butt of jokes and hoaxes.

April Fools’ Day is great.

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Spring Breakdown

As underage drinking levels rise at Spring Break destinations, the consequences are seen as less and less severe to high schoolers
By Michael Bradshaw & Claire Ward

Two anonymous Dexter High School Students were interviewed for the article. They will be referred to as John and Susan throughout the text.

Panama City Beach. Mexico. Siesta Key. Daytona. These places all have many things in common. They have beaches, are warm, are common Spring Break destinations, and have a major underage drinking presence.

As a teen grows up they drift from the magical Disney vacations to the partying at Panama City Beach. Their mascot of choice changes from Mickey Mouse to Captain Morgan.

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