• November 9Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Nov. 15 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

  • November 9Vision and Hearing Screening Nov. 15 from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • November 9Jazz Concert Nov. 13 from 7-9 p.m.

Weekly Preview: Oct. 29 – Nov. 2
Why the food is off the ‘Charts’
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Freshman Friday: Kylie Thiel

Tatum Mitchell, Print News Editor
November 2, 2018

Q: What activities are you involved in at DGS? A: I am involved in Color Guard, Winter Guard, Key Club, Spanish Club and Paws. Q: How have those activities impacted your high school experience? A: These activities have helped to improve my high school experience because they help [me] to have better time management skills and make so many new friends.  Q: What is your...

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Freshman Friday: Robert Del Cotto

Colin Dodd, Print Opinions Editor
October 26, 2018

Q: How has high school been so far? A: “Pretty good, it’s been challenging, but I’ve been overcoming all those challenges. I like my teachers, my coach and the environment.” Q: What are you involved in? A: “Cross Country and ACE club.” Q: How does high school compare to what you thought it would be? A: “I originally thought high school was going to be more homework focused....

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Deeper than the roster: the lack of minority representation in activities at DGS

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor
October 23, 2018

At DGS, students from different racial and ethnic backgrounds have a multitude of experiences -- good and bad -- that affect how involved they can be in our clubs and activities. During the 2016-17 school year, the demographics of the DGS student body were 60% white, 20% Hispanic, 11% black, 7% Asian and 2% other. The DGS student population consists of a little under 3,000 students, with graduating...

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Horoscopes: what you should be thankful for this season

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor
November 14, 2018

Aries - Your lifestyle. Although there can be some ups and downs, the life you get to live is mostly positive and something to appreciate. You wake up every day excited to get started and that is something within itself to be grateful for. Taurus - Your relationships. You have many people around you who care about you and love you wholeheartedly. They want to see you achieve and you have many people...

NxN Beauty may damage your bank account, but it won’t damage your skin

Srushti Desai, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 8, 2018

Formaldehyde, polyethylene, sulfate and other harmful chemicals are commonly found in the skincare products we use. These chemicals can be quite damaging to the skin, as it could cause breakouts and dry patches. Companies such as Biore and Clean & Clear use these chemicals. They may seem fantastic when you initially use them but in the long run, they can cause skin damage. Being completely...

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New coach new rules

Bailey McCoy, Freelancer
November 7, 2018

Assistant head coach for the girls' volleyball team Ryan Altenburg is new to the school and to the team. Coming onto the team, he had many different ideas and expectations -- some were fulfilled while others were not. Altenburg has a very detailed background prior to DGS. He has had many experiences playing and coaching volleyball. “I’ve spent the previous four years as a coach and teacher...

The battle of a concussion and the playoffs

Ashley Boak, Freelancer
November 7, 2018

  On Sept. 15, 2018, varsity goalkeeper Christopher Gory was hit in the left temple during (reword somehow) practice, resulting in a severe concussion. Gory was faced with multiple weeks of recovery, with the hope to return to full-strength before the playoffs begin.   “I got hit in the left temple with a soccer ball by [senior midfielder] Jack Daly.  It took me six minutes to...

Andresen works towards getting a spot on the varsity volleyball team

Paola Cornejo, Freelancer
November 6, 2018

As the volleyball flies in the air from one side of the net to the other, freshman Aleesa Andresen confidently jumps up for the volleyball and hits it. She not only scores a point for her team, but she just scored herself a spot on the varsity team. It is accomplishments like this that drive Andresen to succeed in volleyball.   During the volleyball tryouts in August, Andresen was confident...

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