Winter Sports Briefs

With high expectations for many teams, the Dreadnaughts
have sights set on various titles

By Jacoby Haley & Jillian Chesney
Photographer – Brooklyn Brown
Drake Doyle blocks a shot as teammates Drew Bishop (10), Brady Rosen (3) and Nick Filecia prepare to get the rebound in a game against Brighton on Friday, December 15. Brighton won 44-42.

The 2017-18 winter sports season is going to be something to watch for Dexter, with young star athletes in the sports, talented coaching staff looking to make improvements, and a men’s swim program poised to make a consecutive state title run. All in all, the Dreads are something to be excited about in the coming months.


Following last year when they ended their season early by losing in the first rounds of playoffs. This was disappointing for the boys, but this motivates them to move even further this year. Starting off this season 6-2, with their only losses were against Skyline and Chelsea, the Dreads are looking more solid now than ever. Their success starts with their freshman goalie, Kris Eberly. Eberly is strong and able to bring a new level of confidence to the team because of his previous experience on high-level teams. Continue reading “Winter Sports Briefs”

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.

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Supremacy Reigns

After years of following a traditional Homecoming court structure, DHS jumps ship to a court of royalty rather than King and Queen

By Jacoby Haley and Tess Alekseev

And now, announcing your Homecoming Supreme Royalty…

Wait, what? Homecoming court has always been known as a high school staple, but for Dexter it just became a little different.  Faculty members and the student council recently decided to change the traditional Homecoming court: The titles of “King” and “Queen” will now be “Supreme Royalty,” and “Prince” and “Princess” will be “Royalty.”

This change is to be the first of many changes to add inclusivity, a principle some feel has been historically missing  in our high school. Staff members told the Squall said they understand there will be push back about this change.

Despite this, these staff members still stand behind the change. Continue reading “Supremacy Reigns”

Utimate Disrespect

Peacefully protesting is every American’s right, but doing so during the anthem is misguided

By Jacoby Haley

The athletes of America have been protesting social issues more than ever. In response to wrong doings in America, athletes have taken it upon themselves to kneel as a form of dissatisfaction with the country.

A protest about social issues is more than acceptable and often deserving, but it’s the way that said protest is carried out that makes the difference. The actions that are being taken to perform this protest are completely misguided and misdirected. Continue reading “Utimate Disrespect”

The Hidden Gems Review

Krazy Jim’s: All But Typical; Nothing But Worth It

By Jillian CHESney & Jacoby Haley

Prepare to be yelled at, rushed, and made fun of, but love every second of it.

At Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger, the staff is harsh, but the food is great. Upon entering, one is welcomed by the clean restaurant and warm scent of anything greasy.

With more than two million different burger combinations, the obscure menu features an artistic take on everything they serve at the burger joint, and the choices are quite nearly endless.

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The New Dexter Football

Coach Phil Jacobs adds a new found life to the Dexter football program

By Jacoby Haley

Same old Dexter Football strikes again? So, you may think.

Even though the Dreads suffered another loss – the program’s 33rd straight defeat – there were a few major bright spots featured in the opening game, a 41-14 loss to Adrian, of a revamped program.

There were highlights on both sides of the ball for Dexter, a vast improvement from years past.

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