Dexter, Too

Social media has brought attention to sexual assault, but the community has to address the issue locally by Isabella Franklin With movements such as #MeToo, celebrities and the media are doing very important work by bringing attention to sexual assault, letting victims know that they aren’t alone, and empowering people to come forward. The important thing that many people are missing about the movement, though, is that victims and perpetrators aren’t only celebrities who come out about their experiences or get exposed for their mistakes: they’re people all around us…

Our View: Parent-Teacher Conferences Need Fixing

By Staff Once every fall, parents of Dexter students visit the high school for an hour or more of conversations with teachers they don’t know and about classes they probably aren’t familiar with at parent-teacher conferences. By the second semester, the information isn’t relevant anymore, due to the fact their students’ classes, teachers, and overall performance are likely all different. Since many parents may forget what they learn at conferences and get no point of reference for the next semester, one conference isn’t enough to inform them of how their…

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…

Mens baseball optimistic even after loss of key players

The men’s varsity baseball team is coming off a season which saw them go 19-17. The team has several returning players, but also has five players who are new to the team. Head Coach Don Little said he thinks this year’s team doesn’t have as much experience as last year’s, but they make it up in speed and pitching. “Last year’s team had more experience and had some very smart baseball players,” Little said. “This year’s team is younger and lacks the experience, but we have better speed. And I…

Filling with vapor

The vapor spiraled upward, dissipating into the air around him. He lifted the electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, back up to his mouth, took another puff, then carefully tucked it back into his left front pants pocket. The bell rang and he walked back out of the bathroom. Back to high school. Back to class. This senior, who agreed to be interviewed only if we didn’t use his name, said he has been using e-cigarettes for over five months. “In my experience, e-cigarettes are a very relaxing practice,” he said. “They…