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  • September 26Choir Concert Oct. 11 from 7-9 p.m.

  • September 26DGS Football VS Leyden Oct. 5 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • September 26Underclassmen Photos Oct. 5

  • Red Ribbon Week will focus heavily on vaping
  • Downers Grove pink out battle to cure breast cancer
  • What DGS reading book are you?
  • A people’s issue, not a partisan one: why I believe Christine Blasey Ford
  • Happy Homicidal Egomaniac Day … sorry, I meant happy Columbus Day
  • Five distinguished alumni inducted into hall of fame
Weekly Preview
What’s new in DGS? Well… social probation
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Freshman Friday: Olivia Sasnau and Kyla Wasler

Miles Little, Online Sports Editor
October 12, 2018

Q: What's your favorite subject? A: Spanish Q: What's your favorite animal? A: [Both] Polar Bears and pandas. Q: How long have you guys been best friends? A: Since second grade Q: What's your favorite old Disney TV show? A: [Both] "Hannah Montana" and "Good Luck Charlie"

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Freshman Friday: Emma Clemens

Kelly Jankowski, Video News Director
October 5, 2018

Q: Are you involved in any activities at DGS? A: [I'm involved in] marching band and German club. Q: Is high school what you expected it to be like? A: I thought it would be much more stressful and scary, but it is more laid back than I thought it would be. Q: Who is your favorite teacher and why? A: Mr. Haywood because he inspires us. He really likes making connections with us, and...

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Brooks comes to Mustang Country; a noteworthy addition to the DGS staff

Andrea Davenport, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
October 4, 2018

The band stared up at him intensely as he spoke. “Do you know why I had you play the last note for as long as I did? -- Because that is how long the last quarter note of the song is. I know it’s hot and we are out in the sun, but let’s try it again,” new band director DaJuan Brooks said under the sun in 90-degree heat. He raised his hands and the band began to play their instruments,...

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“Trench” Levitates Above Expectations

Jacqueline Sumida, Copy Editor
October 12, 2018

On Oct. 5, Twenty One Pilots released their third studio album “Trench.” More importantly, on Oct. 2nd, the album was leaked to the masses. The duo of Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph are officially back after a short hiatus with an impressive project that was worth the wait. The  four singles off of “Trench,” “Jumpsuit,” “Morph,” “My Blood,” and “Chlorine” all give off different...

Top 10 excuses students use to not attend school

Natalia Ruiz, Online Features Editor
October 9, 2018

As the days get colder and the sun comes out later, there are more and more excuses students use to not attend school. 1.Today is just not the day. Your alarm has been going off for the last half hour and you've pressed the snooze button about five times, but you just cannot get yourself out of bed. ¨Mom, I don't feel good,¨ you say sleepily. 2.  It´s senior ditch day. Senior ditch...

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Chicago Blackhawks open their season with a bang

Sam Perkins, Photo Editor
October 11, 2018

The Chicago Blackhawks opened their season with a win yet again. The opener took place on Oct. 4, 2018 in Ottawa Canada against the Senators. Patrick Kane scored the winning goal in overtime bringing the score to a final of 4-3. The Hawks proceeded to win 5-4 in overtime against the St. Louis Blues on Oct. 6, 2018. This was not only a great game for the team but it was also a great night for one...

Esposito elaborates on DGS track experience

Melissa Weidner, Freelance Writer
October 3, 2018

DGS junior Justin Esposito talks about his first year of being a DGS track team member and some of the experiences he has had from being on the team.  From records to people of inspiration, Esposito shares his memories of being a Mustang sprinter. Q: Who was the first person you trusted on the DGS track team? A:  The first person I trusted on the track team was Tom Macas, because he was so...

Girls tennis makes a toast to their success at Champaign

Vianney Mendoza, Business manager
October 1, 2018

  This past weekend the DGS girls varsity tennis team competed in a tournament in Champaign, IL. As a team they placed second out of eight teams. Senior Kaylee Chang and freshman Jillian Urguello placed first in doubles against DGS’s biggest rival, Naperville Central. Chang elaborated on Central's energy during the match. "They were the strongest team there, being the ones that we played...

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