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  • May 31Memorial Day 5/31
  • May 10AP Exams are taking place throughout the week
  • May 7Prom Tickets 85$
DGS activities has released updates regarding prom ticket sales and event information.
Masquerade Prom 2021 ticket sale extension and update
Alex Miranda and Jacqueline Barba April 30, 2021

Masquerade prom 2021 tickets will be available to purchase for $85 until Friday, May 7, extended an additional week from the original Friday, April 30 deadline. Seniors must purchase their ticket and reserve their spot on the DGS Activities event page....

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Recent DGS graduate Jemilee Corona shares her advice for upcoming seniors stressed about college preparation.
Graduated student gives advice on senior year
Lauren Wilmore, News Editor • July 2, 2021

Jemilee Corona just recently graduated from DGS in May of 2021 and will be attending Grand Valley State University Fall of 2021. As a former senior, Corona has some insights on how to deal with every student’s biggest stressor during senior year--college. Corona answers some questions about her experience to give advice to any upcoming seniors. Q: In your opinion, what was the hardest part about...

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Zietlow and her boyfriend Colin Meyer hold two of her favorite pets
Kayla Zietlow purrs over her love of animals
Michael Nelli, Online Sports Editor • June 28, 2021

Kayla Zietlow is a senior at DGS. Her love for animals is spread throughout her family that includes a bunny, a hamster, two cats, a ferret and a dog, just to name a few. Q: What led to your love of animals? A: Their friendliness and their cuteness. They make me happy because they give me attention. They keep me entertained because of how playful they are. Q: Are there any animals you wish to...

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Sapinski reflects on some of the most memorable parts of high school.
Sapinski looks back on high school in a nutshell
Annie Le, Head Copy Editor • June 14, 2021

Having graduated in May, Chris Sapinski will soon be moving into the next phase of his life as a computer science student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a recent graduate, Sapinski recalls his most memorable moments and impactful habits as a high school student. Sapinski answers some questions about his high school experience in a nutshell. Q: What will you miss the most about...

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This playlist is for all of those people who want to jam out whether you are at the beach or hanging with friends
Summer playlist to get your grooves on
Kassem Ossman, Editor-In-Chief • May 18, 2021

This school year has been so long, from zoom classes to the lack of being able to see friends and loved ones. But there’s a light at the end of this very long tunnel, with vaccines being distributed and the hope of normality brightening up as well as the last week of school dragging to the finish line. This playlist brings the joyful energy that we all have been feeling this last week of school and...

Read more for some weird food combos in our South community.
DGS's weirdest food combos
Mimi Akintunde-Nieves, Social Media Director • May 14, 2021

Food holds a special place in many peoples’ hearts. For some, trying new dishes is exciting and others love finding new ways to make their meals more interesting, from mixing pizza with various condiments to mixing something sweet with something salty. Here are a list of some of our DGS community members’ weirdest food combos: Mary Davenport~ “Grilled cheese and jelly.” Layla Orozco~...

10 popular Netflix shows that I refuse to watch
10 popular Netflix shows that I refuse to watch
Lexie Lukacik, Photo Editor • May 12, 2021

I rarely watch tv, but when I do I always find nothing to watch. I’m very picky with what I choose, but honestly I think I just prefer good shows. I'm not jumping on the bandwagon to see a series just because people talk about it, I want to discover a series I can tell people about and not have them say, “I already watched the first 10 seasons in one night.” Most series on Netflix are basic,...

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Junior Allison Branch began skateboarding at the age of 14, and is still getting better every day.
Junior Allison Branch kick flips her way into summer
Anika Brown, Entertainment Editor • June 25, 2021

During the last year with COVID-19, many teenagers have tried to find a new hobby to keep themselves occupied. One popular hobby is taking up skateboarding. Junior Allison Branch began skating right after middle school and found it to be one of  her favorite pastimes. Q: When did you start skating? A: “I started around the age of 14, with a few of my friends and once I realized I wanted to stay...

With no indoor season, the boys
Track team looks to capitalize off shortened season
Greyson Martinescu, News Editor • May 12, 2021

While the track season typically begins in January for its indoor season, it instead began right after spring break with its outdoor season due to COVID-19 restrictions with indoor sporting events. Despite the season being cut nearly in half, it hasn’t deterred any runners, especially fourth-year sprinter senior Chris Pogorelec who describes the obstacles of this season. “The running environment...

Eli Reed is getting set in his blocks before the race begins.
Eli Reed prepares for upcoming promising track season
Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor • May 10, 2021

Q: What is one thing you want to accomplish this track season? A: This season getting to state and placing high is at the top of my priority list. I’m even more ambitious about it since the opportunity was taken last year. Q: What have you been doing to prepare for this upcoming season? A: I’ve been working on my strength and conditioning and running at top speed with technique in the...

In this podcast, Faith Nelson researches neurodiversity in the classroom.
All Things ADHD: Neurodiversity in the Classroom
Faith Nelson, Freelance Writer • May 18, 2021
In this research based podcast, Faith Nelson explores neurodiversity in the classroom.
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Taylor Swift is well-known for her amazing bridges and these are the best ones.
Top 10 Taylor Swift Bridges
Lauren Wilmore, News Editor • June 10, 2021
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"Seeing the kids come back has been great, but at the same time there are some students who just can
COVID and the classroom: Educators and students discuss learning during the pandemic
Alex Miranda, Ariel Oh, and Andrew Calek May 3, 2021

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