ALFK – Black Lives Are (Still) Relevant

ALFK – Black Lives Are (Still) Relevant

The Black Lives Matter movement hasn‘t gone away.  Nothing will stop it any time soon. You still need to fight. By Claire Ward There is a war waged on people of color in this country. Statistically, over 250 black people were killed by police in 2016, and while blacks only make up 13 percent of the US population, almost half of the incarcerated population is black. Institutionalized racism was brought to light during the 2016 Presidential Election, and our current president brings to light the power of racism as a joining…

ALFK: Tackling Privilege

ALFK: Tackling Privilege

Tackling Privilege By Claire Ward Privilege [priv–uh-lij, priv-lij] noun: a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most   Chances are, you know the word “privilege” first hand. The social theory that certain advantages and special rights are only available to a particular group. Most of us at Dexter High School can point out the many privileges present in our lives every day, the many privileged groups we belong in. We live in a relatively wealthy community, with an almost completely white population, filled…

19th Straight

19th Straight

Dreads Swim and Dive records 19th consecutive conference championship and looks ahead to the D2 state meet By Andy Dolen Dexter women’s swim and dive took on the entire SEC in the conference meet on November 4 and 5 at Wylie Elementary School. Dexter went into the meet with high expectations of continuing its streak of 19 consecutive conference championships and looked to qualify even more swimmers for the state meet. Dexter started off strong with multiple top finishes, winning many events and essentially dominating the meet. The divers continued…

Fun or Fear?

Fun or Fear?

As clown sightings have reached record highs, a fear sparked in the ‘80s has returned By Claire Ward & Lisa Zuiderveen “I do not want any killer clowns anywhere near here, or fake killer clowns. No clowns of the killer variety.” Senior Gigi Eisele has an opinion that many can agree with. She, like others student at Dexter High School, has heard the stories. The ones where a bunch of friends are hanging out on a Friday night, driving to a friend’s house when something catches their eye from the…

ALFK: Periods

ALFK: Periods

It’s not that big deal. Period. By Claire Ward Every girl knows the pain of that dreaded time of the month. Aunt Flow, the Crimson Wave, Shark Week, Code Red, Bloody Mary, Leak Week, TOTM. No matter what you call it, it’s still a period. Accompanied by cramping, bloating, mood swings, acne, appetite changes, muscle aches, backaches, headaches, trouble sleeping, and trouble with concentration, the worst week of the month ensues at the end of your cycle. Every woman, or 49.6% of the world’s population, experiences it during her life. So, why is…

ALFK: Dress Code

ALFK: Dress Code

A sexist issue that involves more than short-shorts and tank tops By Claire Ward All Dexter High School Students know that this school only has two temperatures: inside the inner rings of Hell, or exploring the arctic tundra. Unfortunately, the fall seems to be the time where DHS students are enhancing their learning in the walls of Satan’s home. Okay, maybe not exactly, but you get the point. This school gets hot, and it’s hot outside. With record high temperatures this summer and zero rain, the past few months have been…

Summer Album Reviews: Lil Yachty & Frank Ocean

Summer Album Reviews: Lil Yachty & Frank Ocean

Lil Yachty fails to impress, while Frank Ocean’s new album leaves plenty to discuss after a four-year wait By: Andy Dolen Summer Songs 2 – Lil Yachty Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, has been buzzing as of late, and it’s mainly due to his collaborations with many big-name rappers such as Chance The Rapper and new hit artist D.R.A.M. When rappers have a glimpse of fame, it’s seen as an opportunity to jump on it, just as Lil Yachty has done with his new mixtape “Summer Songs 2”. The rapper’s…

The Social Hierarchy of DHS

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…