Dexter begins improvements to school campuses with passage of $71.7 million bond
By Alisha Birchmeier
As trees are cut down and the ground is chopped up, emotions are flooding the Dexter community. Between angry parents voicing their opinions and the mixed emotions of students, the bond has become the center of conversation in the community.
The original plan was to clear twenty acres of trees to place the two fields; however when looking at the placing and size of the fields only seven or eight acres needed to be cut down. While there is a rumor that all of the trees will be replanted, that’s not true; only some of them will be. Healthy new trees will be placed along the roadside to block the fields’ view from the road. Continue reading “Bond The Builder”
After break, Officer Visel and his K-9, Karn, will be taking Officer Hilobuk’s place as Dexter’s resource officer
By Evelyn Maxey and Alisha Birchmeier
After five years of working in Dexter schools, an officer typically gets reassigned. The past two officers at Dexter High School have been here for longer with Officer Jeremy Hilobuk being here for eight years, and before him, Officer Paul Mobbs was here for 10.
“Things were going well in the district, and my kids were going through the schools,” Officer Hilobuk said.
When he was in high school, Officer Hilobuk took interest in becoming a police officer. Hilobuk took business classes in college, and realized that wasn’t what he wanted to do. He then changed his field of study to criminal justice.
Casey’s Tavern: Ann Arbor’s local favorite since 1986
By Alisha Birchmeier, Bailey Welshans
Tucked away between townhouses and old buildings in Ann Arbor stands Casey’s Tavern, an easy-to-missrestaurant, since the sign is raised so high on the building. Casey’s is known for its authentic, home-style food and, more specifically, their reuben. When we visited the restaurant we were greeted by a manager who told us there was a booth in the back we could sit in. Having to scoot through people, we felt very uncomfortable and claustrophobic. We didn’t like that we could easily hear the conversation of the people not even two feet away from us.
We decided to order onion rings, even though neither of us are quite big fans of them, just to try them out. After about fifteen minutes, we received our drinks and our appetizer. The onion rings were by far the best either of us has ever had!
After another 0-9 season did Coach Jacobs really make any changes to the football program?
By Kellen Porter
Last year, Coach Koenig was let go after going 1-35 in four years giving Dexter football the worst losing streak of all of the high school football programs in Michigan.
Coach Phil Jacobs was hired to be a motivator and rebuild Dexter to its former glory, he was working the kids extra hard in the weight room and on the field, making sure that the team would be ready for those close games in the fourth quarter and have the energy to pull out the win. Unfortunately, there were no close fourth quarters as the team went 0-9 for the fourth season in a row.
What started as a coach honoring her mother has turned into a partnership between two rivals
By Alisha Birchmeier
In 1600, the first case of breast cancer was recognized in Edwin Smith Papyrus. Four centuries later, in 2007, Jean Atkinson was diagnosed with breast cancer. To most, this seems insignificant, but for Dexter and Chelsea’s high school volleyball teams, this started a new tradition.
Laura Cleveland, Chelsea’s varsity volleyball coach, started Dig Pink in honor of her mother, Jean Atkinson.
“When I first found out about Laura doing Dig Pink in my honor, I could’ve cried right there, but I knew I couldn’t,” Atkinson said.
Junior Makayla Tucker performs an untitled original song at the S.P.A.C.E/One Club fundraiser concert on Friday, November 11, in the CPA. It was Tucker’s first time performing for S.P.A.C.E. The clubs exceeded their goal and raised over $120.