Letter From The Editor – Claire Ward

After a year of cramming to meet deadlines and proof-reading countless articles, this liberal feminist is moving away from DHS, and from being The Squall’s Editor-in-Chief. BY Claire Ward This may be the most anticipated and most hated article I’ve ever written. Oh well, here goes. I’ve spent nine months as Editor-in-Chief of The Squall, and man has it been a wild ride. From people telling me I’m trying to push my liberal agenda on the school, to having a good portion of the freshman male population hate me because…

ALFK – Own Up To It.

It’s time to stop getting upset at human rights, and start fighting for them. By Claire Ward My last article discussing the Black Lives Matter movement and racism towards the African American community, received quite a bit of backlash. People threw my article in urinals (for aiming practice, I believe – but I hope if you’re in high school you don’t need help with that anymore), balled them up and threw them at my younger sister, tossed them on the ground, and broke out into “All Lives Matter” chants in…

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 with…