Spring Break Horoscopes

Predicting your spring break with the characteristics of your zodiac sign By Julia Bell and Megan Sarns Aries: Aries are spontaneous and love to take risks. You may find yourself packing your bags on Friday night and hitting the road on Saturday morning.  While spontaneous trips are often the most fun, it is important that you find yourself in good company. You tend to be impatient and short-tempered and hours in the car with the wrong people is a recipe for disaster. Taurus: Tauruses are a grounded sign that prefer familiarity…

Memories from Members of DHS

Five years after the Dexter Tornado, two students, a teacher, and an administrator reflect on the how the day has changed their lives By Megan Sarns and Julia Bell Having formerly lived in Florida, sophomore Kara Young and her family are used to ominous weather conditions. “We had hurricane after hurricane near our house,” she said. So, when a storm started rolling into Dexter on March 15, she didn’t think much of it. The family was actually getting ready to go to church for weekly “Thursday night dinners.”

Valentine’s Day Horoscopes

Predicting your February love life with the characteristics of your zodiac sign By Julia Bell and Megan Sarns Aries: Communication is your key to relationship success this month, or it could be your downfall. If you’re in a relationship, a misunderstanding is on the horizon, so word your thoughts carefully (and make sure your spellcheck is on!) If you’re single this month, the relationship you’ve been pursuing may not be as out of reach as you think, but subtlety will prove unsuccessful. We’re talking grand gestures. Blimps are probably the way…

A Forced Holiday

Photo courtesy of Dwight Burdette

The government’s acknowledgement of Christmas violates the First Amendment By Julia Bell As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder (kind of), Starbucks switches from pumpkin spice to peppermint and from white cups to… red cups. Every year the famous coffee chain releases special holiday cups with symbols of the season. In the past, they have featured everything from snowmen and snowflakes, to ornaments and reindeer.  Last year, Starbucks chose a controversial design: a solid red cup.  The backlash was immediate: Starbucks was accused of hating Christmas and…

Air Jordan

At 17, Senior Jordan McGinnis is one of the nation’s youngest female pilots By Julia Bell When school ended last June, most students threw their backpacks in the closet and didn’t even consider picking up a book.  Jordan McGinnis, a senior at Dexter High School, spent hours every day with her nose inside of Gleim Test Prep, a textbook used to prepare for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot License Exam.  A private pilot license (PPL) is a certification that allows the holder to act as the commanding pilot…

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…

An Unforgettable Summer

One year after an African experience the author traveled to India to help out another a less-developed country By Julia Bell After 39 hours, four airports, 7,000 miles, and zero sleep, I have arrived in India! I am immediately struck by the people.  There are so many of them. They are speaking so fast in a language I have never heard.  I notice them staring as I pass by, and I find myself staring back.  My eyes are drawn to their clothing. The colors are as warm and welcoming as…

Julia Bell Makes a Difference One Country at a Time

By Caroline Darr It’s a dream for many students to be able to travel the world. Some, like Junior Julia Bell, have aspirations to not only travel, but to also leave an impact. Bell received inspiration to go on service trips from members of her family. One of her cousins lived in Haiti for several years and shared her stories and pictures from the country with Bell. After hearing of her cousins exciting experiences abroad, Bell decided that she wanted to give back to the world in a similar way. Last summer, Bell went on a trip with an organization called Global…