Signs Point to Controversy

Billboards were proposed near Dexter schools to gain additional revenue; board tables discussions By: Nick LeBlanc and Caden Koenig To kick off the year, Dexter Community Schools created a proposal to increase revenue for all of its constituent schools. The proposal is for two electronic billboards that would project advertisements. According to dexterschools.org, the billboards are predicted to generate over $40,000 each year (twenty thousand each). The billboards are planned to be placed on the corner of Shield and Baker Road and on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, east of the current…

The Day After

On March 16, 2012, the Dexter community quickly came together to overcome a natural disaster that affected many By: Nick LeBlanc and Caden Koenig The peace that preceded the tornado was followed by shock. Dexter’s bubble finally popped.  A community that once stood in silence came together. Adversity was a rare thing for the 4,127 citizens of Dexter to face, as nothing serious has ever happened in the small, peaceful town. Before the sun rose that day, the streets of each neighborhood were packed with insurance companies, disaster relief companies,…

Pizza, Nosebleeds, Chaos

Then seventh graders, two editors remember how a 5:15 greenish sky distruped the calm, forever impacting their lives by Caden Koenig and Nick LeBlanc Caden Koenig: Remembering back, as a seventh grader all the days seem like a blur. As a seventh grader the experiences of the whole year feel like one memory. This is with the exception of March 15th and the few days that followed it. The day started as an average Michigan day: 70 degrees and sunny… in March. All morning, the weather was celebrated with T-shirts…

Athletes in the Crowd

A preview of a few spring athletes to watch as well as a look back at the distinguished career of a winter wrestler By Caden Koenig Darby Baird: As a senior captain, Baird expects a solid season coming from the lady Dreadnaughts. “I see my team winning about 75 percent of our games if we take this season seriously,” Baird said. This is her fifth year playing lacrosse and she plans to continue on in college. “I plan on impacting the team by being a captain and making sure we…

Athletes in the Crowd

An inside look into a few of the varsity athletes playing their sport this winter By Caden Koenig Tony Seidl Starting possibly his last season of basketball that could end a career that started way back in second grade, senior Tony Seidl expects to be a leader on the boys varsity basketball team. “I’d like to impact my team by being a leader, being loud, and talking during the games,” Seidl said. “I am most excited for Chelsea week because it will be two good teams, and the rivalry makes…

Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, I’m sorry I have taken a couple years off from writing. Maybe if you had a Twitter account or cell phone I could hit you up with my wish list. I know you are always watching, so if you do see this and have a Twitter follow me @DHS_Squaller. Okay, let’s get down to business. Most of the presents I am asking for this year are going to be pretty tough to wrap. I understand that you are a really busy man, but I would really appreciate if…

Tech Takeover

DHS students and staff participate in a social experiment that transported them to the pre-smartphone era By Caden Koenig & Joe Ramey The era of phones becoming smarter is in the past, the era of phones being substantially smarter than you is now. All of that knowledge, just inside your pocket. Smartphone. A term that has become an everyday word, along with an everyday necessity. These devices are taking over the world, consuming your time along with your life. The new generation, the “millennials” as they have been labeled, is…

Hidden Gems: Pieology & KouZina

By Jedidiah Howell and Caden Koenig Subway, when it first started, became a pioneer for food service when we recognized its impact on ordering food. Subway set the bar for sandwiches, and now we see new people pushing that bar higher. In search of restaurants with a similar serving style, we headed to downtown Ann Arbor. This brought us to Pieology and KouZina. Pieology Only hearing about this new pizza place made us curious to how it would work with having a subway style order. Worries arose such as how…

The Social Hierarchy of DHS

By Caden Koenig, Joe Ramey & Claire Ward As new seniors feel entitled to the crown of the school, views on the average day changes every year. This change is meant to fit the mold on how the seniors imagined their final year of high school. So, with this comes the basic rules of Dexter High School’s social hierarchy. Freshmen: Wow, congrats! You guys survived your tween years and lives as middle schoolers. You have finally made it to high school. The next four years are going to be some…

Social Norms Of Social Media

The key to improving your social media reputation By Caden Koenig When MySpace was released in 2003, it started a craze of social media. Today, MySpace is no more, a mere dinosaur of technology. At first, the new, countless different social networks ran amuck with no rules. The lawlessness lingers to this day. But for the average person, there are some unspoken rules when using the big three (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); the social norms. As each social network has become popular, there are now different rules on how to conduct…