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DGS referendum construction is ‘more than on time’
Downers Grove opts out of recreational cannabis sales
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Marching Mustangs place first at Romeoville High School

Kira Matheson, Online Opinions Editor
October 11, 2019

Description: In this podcast, Kira Matheson interviews Horn Sergeant Peter Burrows and Drum Majors Alaina Garcia and Jeffery Weinholtz to reflect on their recent Grand Championship Title and how they plan to move forward after their recent success. Interviewees: Senior Peter Burrows, Junior Alaina Garcia, Junior Jeffery Weinholtz Time: 4:26 https://youtu.be/2TLwVRj-omw

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Friendship Friday: Iconic duo Claudia Bringle and Karin Schroeder

Rachel Ley, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 11, 2019

Karin and Claudia have been best friends for the last 6 years. They met in their seventh grade homeroom, and have been inseparable ever since. They joined the marching band here at DGS together, and their friendship has only grown stronger since then. Q- What does Karin mean to you? Claudia Bringle: “If i didn’t have Karin I would  go insane, she keeps me grounded and is someone I can go...

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Fardy takes on new CTE department chair position

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor
October 10, 2019

As the 2019-2020 school year started, the Career and Technical Education department received a change-- Patrick Fardy took over the position of department chair.  Fardy has been working for his entire 18 year teaching career at DGS. When he heard about the open department chair position due to Valerie Moses retiring at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, he applied right away. Principal Edward...

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The evolution of 5sos: From pop-punk kings to playing with The Chainsmokers

Isabella Johnsen, Copy Editor
October 9, 2019

On Oct. 4, 2019, the Australian pop-punk band 5sos, or 5 Seconds of Summer, co-headlined a show with The Chainsmokers at the United Center. Most fans were upset at the fact that instead of going on tour by themselves, which they easily could’ve done, they decided to go on tour with one of the worst beep-boop artists of this generation -- The Chainsmokers. This tour strayed far from the image they’ve...

Mario Kart Tour : Racing through my heart

Jovana Kuzmanovic, Online Entertainment Editor
October 9, 2019

On Sept. 25, 2019  Mario Kart Tour, the mobile kart racing game, was released by Nintendo for Android and IOS devices. In its first week, the app had already reached 90 million downloads, creating a new record for Nintendo mobile games. My childhood consisted of lounging in my friend’s basement for hours-on-end drinking Capri Suns and playing Mario games on the Wii. Every social event I attended,...

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Alina Brindza putts her way from high school to college

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 4, 2019

One clean swing and the ball goes flying off the tee. It launches into the horizon before it falls back onto the green with a bounce. For senior Alina Brindza, this is the last year playing golf at DGS, but her relationship with her sport isn’t over. Brindza started playing golf in her freshman year of high school. Flash forward three years, and she is getting ready to commit to play golf in college....

Kennedy Warden runs towards the end of her high school cross country career

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor
October 4, 2019

DGS senior Kennedy Warden is a varsity cross country runner who has made a big impact on her team the past four years. Warden has been a member of the varsity team for the entirety of her high school career. She contributes to her team in many ways, besides just scoring points.  Girls cross country coach Douglas Plunkett comments on how Warden is an important role model for the underclassmen on...

Athletes’ injuries are becoming more than physical

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor
October 3, 2019

A competitive athlete’s career can change in a matter of seconds: anything from pivoting the wrong way on a turf field to landing awkwardly after a rebound can cause an agonizing injury and although the physical effects of these ailments are apparent, the mental consequences often remain unseen. Senior varsity football player Nicholas Mears tore his MCL this summer and experienced another undiagnosed...

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