Scary stories are confusing… we’re still figuring it out.
Advising worried seniors and giving underclassmen the how to’s of surviving high school
By Eliza Brown & Evelyn Maxey
Dear Eliza & Evelyn,
“I’ve been working on college applications and I’m feeling overwhelmed! After going on countless campus tours and looking into colleges, I’ve selected my top schools. I want to go to these schools so bad and if I don’t get into them, I don’t know what I’ll do. How do I handle waitlist and rejection letters?”
A scared senior
Dexter softball starts the 2018 season with only a varsity team, making the program’s future a bit murky
By Evelyn Maxey and Bailey Welshans
More than two months after tryouts and as the season is winding down, people are still talking about the controversy surrounding the softball team.
Based on a variety of factors, softball Head Coach Tim Kimball’s decision to eliminate the junior varsity team for the 2018 season created quite the storm.
Having one softball team was not on the initial agenda, but as tryouts played out, it seemed that would end up being the result. Despite Athletic Director Mike Bavineau and Kimball’s efforts to recruit new players — even going as far as to ask students that play other spring sports to fill in if there was a player shortage — they did not end up with the results they wished for.
Mental illness can be as severe as other illnesses, but students say even though they are hard to see, they are still there
By Tess Alekseev, Heather Brouwer, Isabella Franklin, Evelyn Maxey, Kira Perry, and Rachel Wittenberg
At five years old, she was so angry with herself for upsetting her mother that she placed a sign outside her bedroom door saying she was going to kill herself.
“I was so scared of getting in trouble,” an anonymous student at DHS who will hereafter be referred to as Erin said. “I thought this [reaction] was normal, but my mom immediately freaked out and took me to the hospital. That was kind of the wake-up call, that maybe something wasn’t right.”
1- Ms. Hansen
2- Mr. Baese
3- Ms. Beach
4- Mr. Parker
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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 schools,” Officer Hilobuk said.
When he was in high school, Officer Hilobuk took interest in becoming a police officer. Hilobuk took business classes in college, and realized that wasn’t what he wanted to do. He then changed his field of study to criminal justice.
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.
By Evelyn Maxey
Dexter High School Drama presents… Disney’s Lion King Junior!
Showcasing the quirky characters we grew to love as children and beautiful renditions of our favorite songs, such as “Hakuna Matata” and “Grasslands Chant,” this musical has it all. With love, laughter, vengeance, melancholy, and so much more, this musical guarantees your emotions a seat on the theatrical roller coaster.
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.