4-H Happens

How animals, leadership, discipline, and fun, come together to build DHS students into the next generation of 4-Her’s. By Bailey Welshans While DHS isn’t widely known for having a lot of students involved in agriculture anymore, its roots continue to run deep. If there is a student who is very interested in animals or crops, they are most likely involved in a program called 4-H. Many believe that 4-H is just for showing animals, but that isn’t true at all. Youth involved in 4-H do activities such as sewing, painting,…

United They Stand

Truck line students join together to show their support for Florida shooting victims By Bailey Welshans Guns, flags, hateful comments, and more uproar. Dexter High School had it all Wednesday morning. At 10 AM this morning, students walked out of Dexter High School for 17 minutes in remembrance of the students who were killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting in Parkland, Florida. However, many feel it turned into much more.

The Bark Behind Mental Health

Tank, Mill Creek’s service dog, helps a variety of students with things such as anxiety and depression By Bailey Welshans If you’ve ever owned a pet, you know the amount of love and affection they can bring to you and your family. However, dogs also have some powerful mental health benefits, according to HelpGuide.org. Dogs can help reduce anxiety and depression, encourage exercise, and ease stress for their owners. Any dog is capable of being trained as a full-time service dog for more therapy-focused purposes.

The Students of Dexter High School

An inside look into the lives of students who do the unordinary By Bailey Welshans Emily O’Keefe (Senior) Most people know Emily O’Keefe as one of the varsity sideline cheer captains, but what many don’t know is that Emily competes in beauty pageants nationally. When Emily was 13 years old, she started participating in these pageants, and her love for them has increased over the years. “A lot of people say [the pageants] are all about beauty and looks, but the ones that I do are about building character, confidence,…

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…

Athletes in the Crowd: Freshmen Edition

From the best of the best, these freshmen have excelled on varsity teams By Bailey Welshans Rachel Dunklee – Dance Since Rachel Dunklee was two years old, she’s had a passion for dancing. Other than making it onto the Varsity Dance team, one of Dunklee’s biggest accomplishments is going to National’s with her dance studio, Dancer’s edge, last year. She is an excellent student, keeping her grades up, and turning assignments in on time. Being one of two freshmen on the varsity dance team, Dunklee has a lot to live up…

Irma’s ‘Perfect Storm’

Hurricane Irma, described as the “perfect storm,” tore through Southern Florida and surrounding islands, devastating families and destroying homes By Evelyn Maxey & BAILEY WELSHANS Hurricane Irma wasted no time after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey to start her own path of destruction. On August 30, 2017, the monumental storm struck parts of Cuba, the Virgin Islands, and southwestern Florida. Victims of the storm in the United States stretch from Naples, Florida, all the way to Albany, Georgia. Irma hit Florida as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 MPH.