The Invisible Illness

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…

Desk Job to Road Patrol

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…

Stories Behind the Ribbon

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.

Dexter Drama Presents… Disney’s Lion King Junior

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.

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.