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.
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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.
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The accounts of a DHS graduate, current students and staff
By Jacoby Haley, Tessa Kipke, Evelyn Maxey & Heather Brouwer
For Nathaniel Burrell, the signs that led to the diagnoses of the cancer were nothing particularly out of the order at first.
“It all started with some trouble going to the bathroom,” Burrell said.
As this trouble progressed, he started to become more worried.
“It came to a point where – it sounds weird to say – nothing was coming out,” Burrell said.
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