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  • January 16Conquering College Costs Presentation, Hosted by DGN at 7 p.m.
  • January 16Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Hinsdale South on Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
  • January 16Varsity Wrestling vs. Leyden on 6 p.m.
DG Village Council discusses Civil Rights Day, zoning, Project Dandelion
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Friendship Friday: Tony Raso and James Rodden

Madeline O'Neil, Copy Editor
January 17, 2020

Seniors James Rodden and Tony Raso have been friends for as long as they can remember. When asked to describe how long they’ve known each other, Rodden replies rather humorously. “Too long,” Rodden says. Since before preschool, the two can remember being close. Rodden and Raso share many interests and hobbies and have since young age. They’ve even worked together and played on the DGS...

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Friendship Friday: Jenna Boone and Morgan Turner

Ariel Oh, Print Features Editor
January 10, 2020

Juniors Jenna Boone and Morgan Turner have been friends ever since the 3rd grade. Boone expresses how much she values their friendship: “[Morgan and I] have been friends since elementary school. We’ve been close ever since, and we also are on cheer together. We hangout all the time and I wouldn’t change it for anything,” Boone said.

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Presenting the worst presents

Vincent Llanes, Business Manager
December 20, 2019

Christmas Eve is fast approaching and DGS students and staff are bracing for quite possibly the most exciting time of the year. While Dec. 25th often brings a great deal of excitement and joy, it can also lead to some unexpected letdowns from bad holiday gifts. Some DGS students and staff are all too familiar with some bad batches of presents. Senior Zach Bergman is no stranger to the prospect of...

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The 2020 Grammys: overrated and already obvious

Jacqueline Sumida, Print Entertainment Editor
January 13, 2020

As the end of the year looms, and all of the K-Pop year-end ceremonies have already happened, we look forward to “the most prodigious music award show of the year,”-- the Grammy Awards. These awards are the Oscars of music, except with less wrong envelopes and more Beyoncé. Personally, my opinions on why one artist, song or album got nominated over another have dwindled over the years, as I...

Zayn Malik: Where is he now?

Isabella Johnsen, Copy Editor
January 13, 2020

The most mysterious man in the band. The staple “bad boy” of one of the biggest boybands in history -- One Direction. Zayn Malik in the last decade has not only stolen the hearts of teenage girls across the globe but shattered them to pieces. There and an instant, yet gone in a flash. All we can ask now is… Where is he now? After Simon Cowell connected the five One Direction boys into a...

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Girls varsity basketball fights to 53-51 win over Addison Trail

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 15, 2020

Guard Meghan Stapleton quickly launched a pass to forward Brianna Andresen, who pivoted to calmly sink her third 3-pointer of the game -- these Mustangs were not the team from the first two quarters of this conference match against Addison Trail, and they were just getting started. “I was excited. Once I’m going, I’m pretty hot. The bench, too, they were really excited for me,” Andresen...

Girls track and field gears up for 2020 season

Luc Alvarez, Copy Editor
January 14, 2020

The girls track and field team does not have its first meet until Feb. 15, but that hasn’t stopped the girls from already beginning their training. After winning both indoor and outdoor conference in 2019, the team has high expectations of repeating as champions and sending athletes to the state meet in May. To reach these goals, the team will need girls to step up after losing several key runners...

Girls lacrosse becomes an officially funded sport

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor
January 13, 2020

In the spring of 2019, the combined DGN and DGS girls lacrosse team officially became a district funded sport. The sport was originally treated as a club, leaving families to pay for all of the required expenses. With this funding, the athletes will only be required to pay the $117 athletic fee. Athletic director Randall Konstans speaks about how the team will be financially changing now that they...

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DGS celebrates diverse holiday traditions
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How much do you know about Illinois?
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