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  • December 2 Snowball Director Applications due Dec. 8th
  • December 2 Auditions for the Black History play on Dec. 7 at 3:30
  • December 2 Winter Play Dec. 2-4 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium
  • November 11 Drama meeting on Nov.15 at 3:30 in the Mainstage
  • November 11 Informational meeting for wrestling managers Nov 12 at 7:40AM in D174
  • November 11 Downers Grove Thanksgiving Day 5K run/walk on Nov 25
  • November 10 This week is National French week! If you still need a Bingo board drop by A212 or student activities
  • October 28 Cheer tryouts on Nov. 1
  • October 28 Cheer Program informational meeting Oct. 29
  • October 28 Girls basketball tryouts Nov. 1
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

College Applications: Where to Start
College Applications: Where to Start
Emily Mordaunt, Copy Editor • December 2, 2021

As some college deadlines and decisions loom near, the stress and anxiety within the senior class is at its peak. While some students feel prepared and ready for college, many others don’t even know where to start their search. Lavon Robinson, one...

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Yet another new edition for students and staff here at south. The charging stations! this station is located outside of the book store.
New and available charging stations for students and staff
Annie Metherd , Entertainment Editor • November 18, 2021

DGS IT has come together to create an organized system for students to charge their devices throughout the school day. Students can charge both...

The dumpster fills up quickly with all shapes and sizes of pumpkins. As a way to properly dispose of these pumpkins, residents acted sustainably by bringing them to the pumpkin drive at DGS.
Downers Grove community hosts pumpkin compost drive
Ema Paskevicius, Copy Editor • November 12, 2021

The on-going tradition of six years, as the Downers Grove community likes to call the “pumpkin drive”, was hosted on Nov. 6, 2021 at DGS....

The doors to the new performance center, in which the students will preform on Nov. 16.
DGS jazz band holds first concert this school year
Annie Metherd , Entertainment Editor • November 9, 2021

DGS’ jazz band has been prepping for their first concert in the new auditorium at DGS. The jazz band will be performing on Nov. 16 at 7:00...

DGS practices the first ALICE drill of the year
DGS practices the first ALICE drill of the year
Abigail Durkin, Opinions Editor • November 8, 2021

TRANSCRIPT: (Sample of Live footage from Oct. 27th, 2021) We will not be barricading, locking down in classrooms, or evacuating the building....

According to The National Association for Gifted Children, approximately 10% of children in the United States are considered gifted. For those students, the classroom can be a place of anxiety due to high rates of perfectionism among gifted students.
Unseen consequences: The dangers of the gifted label
Nora Joy, News Editor • December 1, 2021
At some point in life, most people have wished that they possessed the intellect of a gifted child. There is something extremely appealing to
A woman holds a small purse that holds her period products within.
An unfair tax on feminine products
Annie Metherd , Entertainment Editor • November 29, 2021
Just imagine upon entry to a bathroom or public restroom anywhere, you are charged 25 cents to pay for your toilet paper, unheard of. That's
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Even after women return to their jobs, COVID-19’s impacts of the job losses will still be felt by future women
COVID-19 effects on women in the workforce
Abigail Durkin, Opinions Editor • December 2, 2021

On March 11, 2020, the word had been overwhelmed with a sense of alarm after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has proved to be increasing the existing tensions...

A plant based diet is just one of the many ways people can discover how to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Sustainable living, superior living
Kristin Weidner, Video News Director • November 23, 2021

As society continues to place importance on unsustainable ways of living, the overall health of the planet hangs in the balance; for Americans and citizens across the globe, finding a feasible, long-term...

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Hozier’s new single reaches all streaming platforms, but not successfully.
Hozier’s ‘Tell it to my Heart’ tells it to the bottom of the charts
Jo Stewart, Freelance Writer • November 30, 2021

All around the world, EDM, officially known as electronic dance music, is known as the loud, beat-centric music that plays non-stop in clubs; it's the exact opposite of what fans and critics would think...

As one of the biggest franchises in the world, opinions on the best Marvel movies tend to differ and spark heated debates. Here are my top 10 favorite Marvel movies/shows.
My top 10 Marvel movies/shows
Emma Fudacz, Managing Editor • November 29, 2021

As one of the biggest franchises in the world, opinions on the best Marvel movies tend to differ and spark heated debates. Here are my top 10 favorite Marvel movies/shows. 10. "Eternals" Though it...

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Senior Michael Prazak prepares to skate past the blueline in hot pursuit of a breakaway.
Shooting Stars: Boys varsity hockey skates through adversity
Claire Valenti, Sports Editor • December 1, 2021

With a record of eight wins and 18 losses, the DuPage Stars have admittedly had a rough start to their season. Although their efforts don’t always result in wins, players and coaches alike agree that...

To be the best at their craft, hard work and determination is a must- but how does an athlete do that? What may seem like a complicated question can be answered with a simple answer, their mindset.
Mindset of an athlete
Isabella Shin, Freelance Writer • November 30, 2021

One breath in and one breath out. Parson climbs to the top of the diving board and the room begins to go silent; and just for a moment, the world starts to slowly diminish around her and she’s left only...

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DGS implements new learning commons attendance procedure to combat students ditching class
DGS implements new learning commons attendance procedure to combat students ditching class
Faith Nelson, Features Editor • November 24, 2021
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Ava on the streets: Fall trends
Ava on the streets: Fall trends
Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor • December 2, 2021
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Eye on esports
Owen Atseff, Video News Director • November 19, 2021
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