Signs Point to Controversy

Billboards were proposed near Dexter schools to gain additional revenue; board tables discussions By: Nick LeBlanc and Caden Koenig To kick off the year, Dexter Community Schools created a proposal to increase revenue for all of its constituent schools. The proposal is for two electronic billboards that would project advertisements. According to dexterschools.org, the billboards are predicted to generate over $40,000 each year (twenty thousand each). The billboards are planned to be placed on the corner of Shield and Baker Road and on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, east of the current…

The Day After

On March 16, 2012, the Dexter community quickly came together to overcome a natural disaster that affected many By: Nick LeBlanc and Caden Koenig The peace that preceded the tornado was followed by shock. Dexter’s bubble finally popped.  A community that once stood in silence came together. Adversity was a rare thing for the 4,127 citizens of Dexter to face, as nothing serious has ever happened in the small, peaceful town. Before the sun rose that day, the streets of each neighborhood were packed with insurance companies, disaster relief companies,…

Pizza, Nosebleeds, Chaos

Then seventh graders, two editors remember how a 5:15 greenish sky distruped the calm, forever impacting their lives by Caden Koenig and Nick LeBlanc Caden Koenig: Remembering back, as a seventh grader all the days seem like a blur. As a seventh grader the experiences of the whole year feel like one memory. This is with the exception of March 15th and the few days that followed it. The day started as an average Michigan day: 70 degrees and sunny… in March. All morning, the weather was celebrated with T-shirts…

BREAKING: Head Football Coach Garrett Chapel Resigns

By Nick LeBlanc, Mason Monroe & Alex Strang Dexter’s new head varsity football coach, Garrett Chapel, resigned Wednesday, 22 days after being hired. In addition to being hired as a football coach, Chapel was also hired as a physical education teacher to fill a vacancy created by Eric Santor when he resigned earlier in the year. “He got our hopes up and crushed our dreams,” sophomore football player Khalid Dimo said. “In his speech to the team he said that we can win here and we won’t quit. And then he…

Dexter vs. Fowlerville

The Dreads can’t stop Fowlerville’s offense, falling 49-13 in the season opener on August 26 By Nick LeBlanc During the Dreads’ opening drive, a holding call and an illegal man downfield call spoiled a seemingly promising drive.  More mental mistakes came at other inconvenient times during the game, too. The costly mistakes proved too much to overcome as Fowlerville defeated Dexter 49-13. “I think we could’ve done a better job of playing smarter and playing our own game of football,” senior Travon Reid said. The Dreads first scored in the…

The Sad Truth: The DHS Student Section is Dying

By Caden Koenig & Nick LeBlanc Over the past two years the student section has been a staple for many students’ lives at Dexter High School.  It was a place to spend time with fellow classmates to have a good time.  However, as of lately, the student section has seen a steep decrease in participation during this year’s football and basketball seasons. In the past two years, the men’s basketball district games typically produced a good showing.  During this year’s district games it seemed like the attendance in the student…

March Madness 2016

By Nick LeBlanc March is the season for madness.  Especially with teams hitting buzzer beaters to advance to the next round, like Wisconsin and Northern Iowa, or teams completely breaking down to end their journey to the title, also like Northern Iowa. The madness also resides with this year’s upsets, which have created busted brackets and a busted morale.  Just talk to any Michigan State fan. The biggest upset of this year’s March Madness, which I briefly mentioned already, was when No. 2 seed Michigan State lost to No. 15…

3-Sport Athlete: A Rapid Decline

By Nick LeBlanc The years of not caring about grades are over. In turn, the years of three sport athletes are over. Being accepted into college has become so competitive that sports have began taking a back seat. Due to the rigor of many student’s schedules, and the commitment required from playing a sport, students are forced to give up playing sports they love to make sure they get the best grades possible to stay competitive in the hunt for college. Junior Rylee Kim, who used to play three sports…

The Anatomy of Finals

The three main components of finals at Dexter High School By Caden Koenig, Truman Stovall, Gigi Saadeldin & Nick LeBlanc Test-Taking Test-taking is hard enough, especially with all of the pressure of final exams; nevertheless, being confident in an answer should be all it takes for you to fill in the bubble “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, or even that unsavory “E.” Sadly, this is not the reality students are met with during tests due to individual thought processes, especially on finals week. Too many consecutive answers have been a problem…