Dexter bounced from playoffs by Huron

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter men’s basketball team season ended yesterday, falling to the Huron River Rats 43-28. It was a tough loss for the Dreads, as hard as they tried to get stops on defense they were not able to make a shot.

“I feel bad for the seniors,” sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said. “It was a tough loss, but we will be back next year.” 

Dexter Wins it at the Buzzer

The Dexter men’s basketball team beat the Ann Arbor pioneers 56-53 yesterday after a miraculous half court buzzer beater by Brady Rosen. This game was special for the Dreads, as it was senior night, making it important to get a victory in their last game at home for the seniors. The Dreads went up early with some quick three pointers from point guard Drew Bishop, but Pioneer’s Drew Lauder led the Pioneers back to take the lead late in the fourth. With time running out,  Rosen grabbed the rebound and chucked up the half court shot at the end of the fourth for the win giving the Dreads a much needed boost heading into districts. On the win, sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said “I’m glad we were able to pull it out. It’s a good chemistry builder before districts.” Dexter will look to get a win in the first round of districts against the Pinckney Pirates on Monday at 7:00 pm at Skyline high school.

Dexter Advances to District Title

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter women’s basketball team beat the Skyline Eagles 41-25 yesterday, which will advance them to the district finals. Dexter was lead to an incredible underdog victory by Kylie Cabana with 17 points and Kylie Nicewonger with 11 points. This victory was unexpected, but it landed the Lady Dreads a surprising placement in the district championship.

What’s next: The Lady Dreads will play 7 p.m. Friday against Pioneer for the district title. 

Dexter overcomes deficit to beat Lenawee in overtime

By Kellen Porter

The Dexter men’s basketball team beat the Lenawee Christian Cougars last night. Dexter’s record improves to 14-5, and Lenawee’s drops to 14-3. Even though Dexter won the game, they were down most of it, as Lenawee was very consistent from behind the arch. However, thanks to DHS senior Brady Rosen’s 36 point 11 rebound performance, the Dreads were able to pull out the victory in overtime. When asked about the game, Brady Rosen said, “I’m glad we were able to pull out the victory and put or team back in the right direction.” Dexter will look to finish the season strong against Pioneer at home on senior night.  

Dexter falls to Adrian 44-42

The Dexter men’s basketball team came out weak against Adrian on Monday. The Dreads scored just three points in the first quarter en route to a 44-42 loss to the Maples.

Dexter was able to fight back, however, to a two-point deficit by halftime. Dexter took its first lead in the third quarter with scrappy defense and constant inside scoring. But with an ankle injury to senior point guard Drew Bishop late in the game, Dexter was not able to create a comfortable lead.

Adrian closed the game with a bank-in three in the waning seconds for the win.

“We let them hang around,” sophomore guard Marco Lucchesi said. “We were the better team and we let them win the game.”

What’s next: Dexter will look to get a win in the final home game of the regular season at 7 p.m. Thursday against Ann Arbor Pioneer.

DCS Deals with Potential Gun Control Protests

Dexter students may participate in protests inspired by the Parkland school shooting

by Isabella Franklin

Due to the recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, students around the United States have been protesting the lack of government action in regard to gun violence. Students have been participating in protest walkouts, in which they leave school en masse and don’t return for some specified amount of time. In Dexter, some students are planning to participate in the walkouts on March 14th and April 20th, and the administration needs to decide how to handle these protests.

Superintendent Dr. Timmis has determined that, while students will be able to walk out of school and exercise their first amendment rights fully, there needs to be guidelines for how to treat these protests. On Tuesday, the 27th of February, Dexter Community Schools administrators will be discussing what official rules for teachers and students they will set up to keep these protests under control and safe.

Currently, Timmis suggests that teachers don’t participate in the spontaneous or planned protests by cheering, chanting, or holding signs, but that they impartially monitor their students who leave class and make sure the students who stay behind are supervised and safe.

DHS to Show Documentary About Technology Overuse

Screenagers addresses the issue of tech obsession in teenagers

by Isabella Franklin

The amount of technology usage and reliance, especially by teenagers, has increased rapidly in the past decade with the introduction of smartphones and tablets. In some cases, this use becomes addiction-like. This idea is explored in a documentary called Screenagers by Delaney Ruston, a Stanford physician, that deals with the use of technology in teenagers. The documentary centers around Ruston deciding whether or not to give her teenage daughter an iPhone and how parents and students can handle the overuse of technology.

Throughout the country, groups can request to host a showing of Screenagers to raise awareness about technology addiction in their communities. Dexter High School will be hosting a screening in the Center for Performing Arts on Monday, February 26th at 6:45 p.m. to address the issue in Dexter students. Anyone who wants to see the documentary can come, but the school especially encourages high school students and parents to come see the screening.

Dexter Young Life

A youth group that is open to all high school students and introduces them to the Christian faith

By Jillian Chesney

Everyone loves a good donut on a Friday morning. Luckily, the leaders of Dexter Young Life hand out free donuts to make Friday morning’s a little better.

The mission of Young Life is to “introduce adolescents to God and help them grow in their faith,” according to Young Life’s website. They do this through their club, campaigners, camp, and by building relationships.

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News Briefs

The biggest local, national, and international news stories from the past month

by Isabella Franklin

Craig McCalla Named Outstanding Practicing Principal of 2017

Every year, Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association, or MEMSPA, presents the Outstanding Practicing Principal award to only one principal in the state. The winner for 2017 is Craig McCalla, the principal of Cornerstone Elementary School. McCalla was chosen for his leadership capabilities and respect of all students, along with his awareness of issues among students. In his nomination for the award, DCS Executive Director of Instruction Mollie Sharrar wrote: “Mr. McCalla is an advocate for all students and is a leader in Michigan for transgender students and social justice awareness in schools.” Former MEMSPA president Tom DeGraaf described McCalla as someone who has not only contributed to Cornerstone, but to the education community at large.

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