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…

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.

A Double Loss

Dexter water polo loses their game against Skyline and a key player By Heather Brouwer With three seconds left in the game, the boys’ varsity water polo team had time to make one more play in its game against Ann Arbor Skyline. Freshman Sam Sterlitz got the ball at half pool and made a quick pass over to senior Drew Golin, who flicked it over to junior Grisha Griffiths who was right in front of the goal. Griffiths proceeded to shoot and score right before the buzzer ended the game.…

The Hidden Gem Reviews

By Heather Brouwer Knight’s Steakhouse, conveniently located on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, has a wonderful ambiance. The lights are slightly dimmer than many restaurants, and the tables are small enough that in the slightly noisy atmosphere you can still hear the person sitting next to you, which gives off a more intimate feel. There were options of booths and tables. The tables had extremely comfortable rolling chairs that are nice when you want to look someone in the face but don’t want to go through the trouble of making a ruckus…

LGBTQ+

Transgender students are at risk: Studies show creating safe, supportive school environments can have a big impact By Megan Sarns and Julia Bell From the highly publicized transition of Caitlyn Jenner to the Target boycotts, the transgender community is being widely discussed. However, with this new platform comes controversy as to how schools should approach such a sensitive topic. Much of the controversy is rooted in confusion and misinformation. When talking about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) community as a whole, the idea of “equality” is widely spoken…

2016 Apples Almanac

DHS, you’ve tasted and you’ve voted.  Here are apples to pick up the next time you venture to the Cider Mill By Heather Brouwer and Lisa Zuiderveen Honey Crisp (8.0) The rating is very accurate for this apple. Known for its crisp, juicy, and sweet flavor it’s no wonder Honey Crisp is so popular among the masses. Honey Crisp are good for any recipe, sweet or savory. From cheese recipes to caramel desserts, Honey Crisp adds a sweet zing to all of the recipes they are involved with. The aftertaste…