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  • January 18 DGS Dance Sectionals on 1/22 at Geneva High School
  • January 18 Speech Varsity Invitational January 21 and 22
  • January 18 Boys and Girls Track starts 1/18
  • January 18 Literary Magazine meeting 1/20 in C362
  • January 18 Spanish Club meeting Wednesday 1/19
  • January 10 DGS Changemakers meeting on 1/12 during lunch in the library
  • January 10 D99 Hoops Pack the Place on 1/11
  • January 10 Blueprint Club every Wednesday morning in A310
  • January 10 Boys Track informational meeting 1/11
  • January 10 Snowball Leadership applications due 1/12
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

Principal Schwartz answers COVID-19 protocol questions that are on the minds of many students.
Schwartz gives Omricon update
Gwendolynne Royle, Editor-in-Chief • January 11, 2022

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DGS picks PLARN
DGS picks PLARN
Owen Atseff, Video News Director • December 16, 2021

In November and December 2021, Downers Grove South is hosting a plastic bag drive that will result in the creation of PLARN. PLARN is yarn that...

On Thursday, Dec 9, the Fine Arts Department held its annual holiday concert.
The fine arts department changes the key on the holiday concert
Emma Fudacz, Managing Editor • December 15, 2021

During the Fine Arts holiday concert, there were many changes made in various aspects about the concert, the most prominent being the absence...

The new finals schedule is similar to the regular bell schedule.
D99 moves away from traditional finals schedule
Sally Lichner, Entertainment Editor • December 13, 2021

For the 2021 school semester, finals have been changed from their usual three-day, four-period, hour and a half schedule. Now, finals week is...

DGS welcomes macroeconomics to the social studies course list
DGS welcomes macroeconomics to the social studies course list
Anika Brown, Editor-in-Chief • December 8, 2021

Beginning next semester, DGS will be holding a macroeconomics class for the first time. All students will be eligible to take the semester-long,...

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...

The relationship helped me understand who I am and who I wanted to associate with.
Are high school relationships worth it? Check: yes 🗹 or no 🮮
Bella Lapacek, Freelance Writer • January 12, 2022
Walking down the hallway at school, I spot students holding hands, giggling, talking to each other prior to going to class. That is a typical
Life would be much better if people took time to integrate disabled people into their everyday life, not just include.
Despite the renovations, DGS still lacks accessibility
Owen Chaidez, Freelance Writer • January 7, 2022
With the recent renovations giving DGS many new places for students to use, the school feels much more modern; these renovations include study
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Meet the twins of mustang country
Meet the twins of mustang country
Abigail Culcasi, Photo/Graphics Editor • January 14, 2022

This winter break spans from Monday Dec. 20 to Monday Jan. 3.
Students celebrate the holidays with distinct December traditions
Sydney Richardson, Features Editor • December 29, 2021

At the halfway point of the school year, the end of finals week is met with the start of the two week winter break. This year, students are thrilled to take a break from school and be able to spend time...

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Horoscopes: How your sign should handle the holidays
Horoscopes: How your sign should handle the holidays
Sally Lichner, Entertainment Editor • December 27, 2021

Capricorn - Give a gift Capricorns it is your time to shine. Although holidays may bring you some stress, remind yourself to take a break and do what you do best - giving. Your precise perfectionist...

“Voyage” is a 37 minute soundtrack with 10 songs that each provide their own experience.
‘No Doubt About It,’ ABBA produces yet another hit album
Marty Blader, Freelance Writer • December 16, 2021

The initial sound of Swedish pop music might sound unappealing to a generation that lives off of rap; however, iconic Swedish group ABBA goes against these standards. Comprised of members Agnetha Fältskog,...

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Senior, Bobby Sayre breaks 24-year-old 100 yard breaststroke record.
24-year-old record taken down by Sayre
Casey Muzykansky, Copy Editor • December 13, 2021

The water splashes as swimmers push through it to get to the wall as fast as possible. Senior Bobby Sayre pushes onto the touchpad and comes up to see his time: 59.01 seconds. On Dec. 3, Sayre broke...

The Mustangs huddle together for a time out during the fourth quarter.
Lady Mustangs fall to Addison Trail
Claire Valenti, Sports Editor • December 13, 2021

Even though sophomore Allison Jarvis scored nearly two-thirds of the points against Addison Trail, every starter finished with at least three turnovers, and averaged three personal fouls, sending the Mustangs...

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Chicago museums have significance and value to the people who visit them.
Chicago museums ignite passion and curiosity for visitors, employees
Sydney Richardson, Features Editor • December 3, 2021
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Which One Direction Song Are You?
Which One Direction Song Are You?
Savanna Martinez, Graphics/Photo Editor • January 3, 2022
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Schwartz gives Omricon update
Gwendolynne Royle, Editor-in-Chief • January 11, 2022
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