Being Transgender at DHS

Being Transgender at DHS

2016 graduate Marcus Maier shares his experiences of coming out as transgender during his senior year at DHS By Megan Sarns In our October issue, we published an article about the fight for transgender equity at Dexter High School and efforts to make Dexter Community Schools safer for everyone. In continuation of that piece, Marcus Maier, who graduated from DHS in 2016, wanted to come forward and share his personal story. “Ever since I was younger, I always told people I wished I was born male,” Maier said. “When people say…

LGBTQ+

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…

Murals cause controversy

Murals cause controversy

Senior Maitreya Menge stood in the hall, paintbrush in hand.  She got ready to pour herself out, expressing the subjects nearest to her heart.  With the first stroke of her paint brush, Menge started a conflict that she couldn’t have seen coming. “I was told to paint a mural that meant something to me, something that I cared about, and that’s just what I did,” Menge said. Murals have lined the walls of the school for years.  They are created as a part of the “Drawing and Painting” class taught…