Remember the 40’s

Dexter icon Louie Ceriani is doing his best to help keep memories of Dexter’s roaring past from being forgotten By Truman Stovall People remember Dexter for the tornado and maybe its involvement in the Civil War, but with time turning every recollection of the past hazier every day, it’s important to keep strong memories alive before they’re lost forever. In the 1940s, Dexter had a population of around 800 people. Despite the downtown area being nearly the same size as it is today, filled with various shops and manufacturing facilities, it…

How Businesses Helped Out

Shortly after the tornado struck Dexter, local businesses stepped up as the community tried to recover from the devastation By Truman Stovall In the aftermath of the tornado five years ago, businesses in Dexter and surrounding cities assisted in the relief effort. When affected families were in need, they took it upon themselves to generate money, food, and shelter. A minute’s walk away from the path of destruction through the Huron Farms subdivision stands the local Busch’s Fresh Food Market. The Dexter branch of the southeast Michigan chain set up…

A Generation Immortalized

An inside look at the new banner, featuring sports, clubs and other activities, that now spans the length of the commons By Truman Stovall The DHS commons got a makeover recently: a new banner that spans its longest wall. It features a collage of action shots from sports, clubs, and other types of events. “It was a project that originated with [Principal Kit] Moran this summer. He came up to me and asked, ‘Can you help make it come to life?’” Assistant Principal Karen Walls said. Featured photos were taken…

Dewey Scott Teaching: Flipped Classrooms

Switching around the way lectures are taught gives students the opportunity to ask questions about homework, rather than the lesson By Truman Stovall Mr. Dewey Scott, a math teacher at DHS, teaches a little differently than most. Four years ago, he decided to try out a “flipped classroom” in his AP Calculus class. This teaching style has been made possible by the expanded access to the internet outside of school for students in recent years. In a flipped classroom, a lesson is prerecorded and posted on the teacher’s website so that…

Water Polo Dominance

The men’s water polo team is showing improvement from last year thanks to leadership and young talent By Truman Stovall The men’s water polo team at DHS believes it is more capable of competing against top teams this year than last, and much of it has to do with new players and leadership. Last year’s team was talented, but some key players were seniors. It’s hard in many sports to replace a solid senior class, but current senior Alex Janosi believes the team “definitely made up the talent that was lost.”…

Laptops For All

DHS will have a 1:1 student-technology ratio this fall along with strengthened WiFi By: Truman Stovall Changes were made over the summer to the district’s arsenal of technology. Students will have more access to the internet than ever in the classroom, especially in the high school. It was made possible through grants, whereby the Dexter schools administration was able to “[purchase] Chromebooks for all of Creekside and Mill Creek… [and] move their macbooks to the high school,” Superintendent Chris Timmis said. Executive Director of Instruction Mollie Sharrar added that “additional…

Get to know your DHS Floor Environments

By Joe Ramey & Truman Stovall First Floor Bring your sweats and your nice blankie because you will be freezing your bumcheeks off when partaking in classes on, or taking a stroll  through, the first floor of the school. Regardless of the time of year, this floor is notoriously cold, with certain spots being colder than others. One in paticular is the hallway adjacent to the media center, with windows bordering the walls. This hallway is easily the coldest portion of the bottom floor. With all of the tile flooring,…

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…