DHS Students Plan Walkout for School Safety

Protests will occur in schools around the United States as part of the #NeverAgain movement by Isabella Franklin and Alisha Birchmeier Throughout the country, students are protesting gun violence by walking out of school as part of a movement called “#NeverAgain.” American high schools have come up with a way to deal with these walkout protests, and Dexter High School is no exception to this. Several students at DHS are planning to participate in the scheduled national walkout protest on March 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:17 a.m. The protest…

Bond The Builder

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.…

Desk Job to Road Patrol

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…

The Hidden Gems Review

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-miss  restaurant, 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…

Stories Behind the Ribbon

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.

New Year, Same Football?

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…

Digging Into Dig Pink

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…