Athletes in the Crowd: Freshmen Edition

From the best of the best, these freshmen have excelled on varsity teams By Bailey Welshans Rachel Dunklee – Dance Since Rachel Dunklee was two years old, she’s had a passion for dancing. Other than making it onto the Varsity Dance team, one of Dunklee’s biggest accomplishments is going to National’s with her dance studio, Dancer’s edge, last year. She is an excellent student, keeping her grades up, and turning assignments in on time. Being one of two freshmen on the varsity dance team, Dunklee has a lot to live up…

Growing Pains

A look at freshmen growing into their high school lives By Mitchell Sterlitz Everyone’s gone through it at least once. The unfortunate few, a couple of times. Most people can agree that freshman year of high school is usually an ugly duckling phase. Transitioning from being the big fish at the middle school pond to bottom feeders clinging to the walls in high school, just hoping to make it to their sophomore year.

Freshmen learn from upperclassmen as part of varsity sports

Freshman Andy Dolen was sitting on the soccer field after the third day of soccer tryouts, sweating.  But the 90 degree weather wasn’t the only reason why he was sweating; the mens varsity soccer coach was reading off the players who had made varsity. “I was the last one called, so I was pretty nervous throughout the whole time he was reading the names,” Dolen said. Almost immediately, though, he said he was welcomed by the upperclassmen when the captains invited him to go to lunch with them after he…

Freshmen, read our advice (and do the exact opposite)

Welcome, incoming freshmen. Being seniors, we have already put in three years of hard work at Dexter High School. When we were freshmen, the seniors gave us some great advice and we are here to give you the same advice — and maybe even better. We came up with this advice while we were giving Miley Cyrus her twerking lessons. As soon as you walk into those front doors, you have to remember that there are a few unwritten rules that you have to follow in order to have the…