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  • September 26Girls Varsity Volleyball at Lyons Township Sept. 30
  • September 26Girls Varsity Tennis at Lockport Township Sept. 30
  • September 26Girls Varsity Cross Country at Peoria HS Sept. 30
  • September 26Boys Varsity Soccer at DGN Sept. 29
  • September 26Tips from the Experts: The College Application Process resource periods Sept. 28 and 29
  • September 26Girls Varsity Swim and Dive against Addison Trail Sept. 29
  • September 26Girls Varsity Golf Regionals 9 a.m. Sept. 29
  • September 26Boys Varsity Golf Regionals 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28
  • September 26Boys Varsity Soccer at Addison Trail Sept. 27
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

Sobczak and Lyons watching Laliberté take off in the Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft.
Clown blasts off into space: 13 years later
Joshua Traugott, Freelance Writer • September 30, 2022

On Sept. 30 2009, billionaire businessman Guy Laliberté was not able to take one small step for clown-kind, but he did become the first clown to travel to space. For his 50th birthday, the co-owner of Cirque du Soleil launched out of Baikonur Cosmodrome,...

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Principal Arwen Lyp has used the PSAC before at her old high school where she enjoyed it and felt like students had a good impression of the school.
DGS introduces Principal Student Advisory Council
Hamzah Sayyed, News Editor • September 23, 2022

DGS welcomed a new group called the Principal Student Advisory Council (PSAC). The intent of this new add-on to DGS is to help improve the school...

The new sex education curriculum includes more in-depth information involving gender identity and sexual orientation.
D99 Board addresses the new sex education curriculum and upcoming renovations
Maya Homberg, Copy Editor-In-Chief • September 21, 2022

In August 2022, twenty-seven Illinois school districts opted out of the new sex education curriculum required by the National Sex Education Standards...

Students wait for their bus as they are looking at earlier buses leaving.
DGS problems with buses and dismissal
Meida Kuzminskas, Graphics/Photo Editor • September 21, 2022

Since the pandemic, bus problems have been frequently impacting students within DGS. People stand outside for over 20 minutes waiting for the...

The Downers Grove Public Library displays a sign that says Books Unite Us in support of the canceled Drag Queen Bingo event.
Downers Grove Public Library cancels Drag Queen Bingo over violent threats
Emma Fudacz, Editor-in-Chief • September 20, 2022

During the final week of August, the Downers Grove Public Library (DGPL) announced that it would be holding a Drag Queen Bingo event for teens...

The Surfer Boy Pizza truck from the show
Surfer Boy Pizza truck set to make an appearance at the homecoming dance
Bakhita Cunningham, Sports Editor • September 14, 2022

Watch out Brochachos, there will be free Surfer Boy Pizza slices at the homecoming dance. When Senior Director of Marketing at Palermos’s...

Foods vary from culture to culture, but people should still be open to new things.
Is it gross or are you insensitive?
Meida Kuzminskas September 30, 2022
You’re sitting with your new friends at lunch on your first day of school. As you open your lunch box containing cow tongue, fried rye bread
Taylor Neal with her go to  order at her local Starbucks location.
Top 10 reasons why Starbucks is my favorite thing ever
Taylor Neal, Copy Editor • September 22, 2022
If you know me and had to name one thing on my favorites list, you would probably put Starbucks at the number one slot. Ever since I got introduced
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Sophomore Juliana Conyer poses with her three favorite books and her journal she uses to brainstorm creative writing ideas.
Sophomore Juliana Conyer pens her creative writing dreams into reality
Mia Cassin, Freelancer • September 30, 2022

While most high school students are still questioning what they want to do with their future, sophomore Juliana Conyer already knows that she wants to be a writer. Her passion for creative writing, including...

Senior Areana McCulloch has owned a small business since the height of the pandemic.
Senior Areana McCulloch cashes in on the business world
Maggie Stanley, Freelance Writer • September 23, 2022

Senior Areana McCulloch has owned a small business since the height of the pandemic. She sells made-to-order custom items to those in her community. She started by creating a custom onesie and, by summer...

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For the worldwide box office grosses, Marvel has more spread and higher center than DC. Marvels center is at 330.58k, while DCs center is at 182.26k.
The battle between Marvel and DC
Owen Chaidez, Entertainment Editor • September 30, 2022

Ever since 2008, there’s been one prevalent question among people worldwide: Which superhero brand is better? While the answer may be subjective in the public eye, one will come out on top. There...

What DGS Schedule are you?
What DGS Schedule are you?
Allison Scherquist, Entertainment Editor • September 30, 2022

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Petring flys by a defender on her way towards a goal
Petring takes a shot at Coastal Carolina
Khita Cunningham, Sports Editor • September 29, 2022

The DGS girls varsity soccer team has gone undefeated in conference since 2019 with the help of senior captain Emily Petring. Through her work ethic and competitiveness, Pertring scored a top varsity spot...

Senior goalie Andrik Vidaurri waits in the box as he warms up with his team.
DGS defeats Willowbrook in boys soccer
Ava Lafin, Editor-in-Chief • September 28, 2022

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In this podcast, Charlie looks into whether or not teens find themselves at the cinema.
Reel Teens: Are they at the cinema?
Charlie Minch, Freelance Writer • May 11, 2022
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What DGS Schedule are you?
What DGS Schedule are you?
Allison Scherquist, Entertainment Editor • September 30, 2022
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DGS choir show
Jo Stewart, Freelance Writer • March 16, 2022
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