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  • February 1Spirit week starts Monday Feb. 6 with Pajama day
  • February 1Feb. 3 final deadline to pre-purchase yearbook
  • February 1Feb. 4 Speech regional tournament hosted at DGS
  • January 30Varsity Cheerleading Sectionals on 1/28
  • January 30Boys Varsity Basketball game against Hinsdale South on 1/27
  • January 30Varsity Speech Tournament on 1/21
  • January 30Future Mustang Night for the Class of 2027 on 1/23
  • January 30Math Team Tournament hosted at DGS on 1/28
  • January 30Registration for the Class of 2027 took place on 1/29
  • January 30Varsity dance team placed 6th at IHSA State Finals
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

Jacob Giblin prepares to leave his office in the math department and move to the associate principal office.
DGS announces Jacob Giblin as associate principal
Marty Blader, Sports Editor • January 30, 2023
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The DGS Jazz Ensemble received a superior rating for their performance at the Purdue Jazz Festival.
'Everything that could go wrong did go wrong:' DGS Bands persevere at Purdue Jazz Fest
Catherine Hewawissa, News Editor • January 29, 2023

Forty-five minutes trapped in an elevator, two encounters with the fire department, missing instruments and more, how an annual field trip challenged...

Students enjoy the props used at the 2020 Winter Formal photo booth. This years dance will be on Saturday Feb. 25.
Winter dance makes comeback
Emma Fudacz, Editor-in-Chief • January 27, 2023

Students will feel like they are gazing at the Aurora Borealis at the "Northern Lights" themed Winter dance on Feb. 25. This will be the first...

The entrance to the cafetorium is decorated with signs meant to remind students that it is meant to be a quiet space.
'Quiet' cafetorium change prompts student reaction
Catherine Hewawissa, News Editor • January 19, 2023

At the start of second semester, administration announced students would be encouraged to use the cafetorium as a quiet workspace, no longer...

When people are educated and integrated amongst disabled people, the lives of both benefit.
Stop treating disabled people different from everyone else
Owen Chaidez, Entertainment Editor • January 27, 2023
Students need to keep the bathrooms clean. Treat the school with respect.
We need to start respecting our bathrooms
Anthony Addante, Copy Editor • January 26, 2023
Whether made in the kitchen or bought at the store, these top 10 pies should definitely be tried.
Top 10 pie flavors
Lauren Miranda, Features Editor • January 23, 2023
Celebrities are known for their lavish birthday parties and expensive celebrations.
Top 10 celebrity birthday parties
Lauren Miranda, Features Editor • January 23, 2023
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In most cases, concerts create a sense of community and enjoyment within individuals. However, consumers are currently finding themselves frustrated with the current state of live entertainment.
The show must go on: Concerts shape live entertainment culture
Isabella Shin, Lauren Miranda, Taylor Neal, Amanda Despres, Emma Fudacz, and Abigail Culcasi January 27, 2023
Some eighth graders believe that the advanced math is beneficial, while some parents disagree.
Eighth graders take math classes alongside high schoolers
Audrey Jayne, Freelancer • January 3, 2023
Junior Danny DiNaso has some unusual pets, including an alligator, pythons and several snakes.
The next Steve Irwin-- Danny DiNaso on fishing, herping and running the family business
Maya Homberg, Copy Editor-In-Chief • December 7, 2022
The spread of social media accounts is amplified by students around South.
Micro-Influencers shape DGS
Lauren Miranda, Amanda Despres, Allison Scherquist, Ava Lafin, Isabella Shin, and Abigail Culcasi December 7, 2022
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One way to celebrate Black History Month is to read books by Black authors.
Five books you need to read: A celebration of Black History Month
Anjali Kota, Managing Editor • February 3, 2023
As the years go on, video game developers put more and more microtransactions within their games.
Video games prioritize profit over players
Owen Chaidez, Entertainment Editor • February 3, 2023
2022 marks the return of music with several artists releasing new albums.
Best and worst albums of 2022
Allison Scherquist, Entertainment Editor • January 31, 2023
Miley Cyrus returns to music with, Flowers, a response to Bruno Marss popular song When I Was Your Man.
Miley Cyrus makes a comeback with ‘Flowers’
Caitlin Spindler, Freelancer • January 23, 2023
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Comprised of students from five different schools across the county, the DuPage Stars take the ice.
Community comes together to create fierce team on ice
Ava Lafin, Editor-in-Chief • February 1, 2023
Carter Smott warming up with a couple of laps around the school.
Perseverance pays off: Smott commits to Illinois State
Hamzah Sayyed, News Editor • January 31, 2023
Esports prepare for their next competition playing Overwatch February through March
Esports levels up: Not just for noobs
Anthony Addante, Copy Editor • January 30, 2023
The three new track coaches hope to continue the successful legacy of the track program.
Girls track and field welcomes new coaches
Abigail Culcasi, Editor-in-Chief • January 27, 2023
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James Tyrell shares his athletic plans for college and beyond.
Collegiate and career future of a DGS athlete
Gabriel Gowen December 15, 2022
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2022 marks the return of music with several artists releasing new albums.
Best and worst albums of 2022
Allison Scherquist, Entertainment Editor • January 31, 2023
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Recent trends with students and thrifting
Taylor Neal, Copy Editor • December 2, 2022
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