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  • November 30Remote through semester
  • November 23Odd periods 11/23 and even periods 11/24 then from 11/25 to 11/29 Thanksgiving break
  • November 23Illinois goes back to stage 3
Many restaurants like Another Round sit vacant as COVID-19 restrictions have pushed restaurant-goers outside.
COVID-19 pandemic pushes students into unemployment
Jeremy Cinco, Freelance Writer • November 17, 2020

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, youth unemployment has increased by approximately 1.8 million this past year due to COVID-19 leaving many students out of work. In July of 2019, 56.2% of people ages of 16-24 were employed. Many students...

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In order to keep with social distant rules, people that are donating can drive up with their food to donate as well as wear a mask.
Upcoming food drive
November 13, 2020
Being apart of the LGBTQ+ community can be isolating and an oppressive feeling
Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community in the suburbs
Kassem Ossman, Entertainment Editor • November 24, 2020

With around 2,800 students that attend DGS, there are 2,800 stories to be told. Being a part of the LGBTQ+ community is something that people, especially in the suburbs, tend to hide from. They are too afraid to see the hate that comes with holding their partner’s hand or showing the same affection to your significant other as a straight couple would show. Fear can come from many things in a person’s...

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The 2020-2021 school year brought unique challenges for DGS social workers and psychologists.
A year like no other: DGS social workers and school psychologists adapt to remote learning
Jacqueline Barba, Editor-In-Chief • November 23, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year has brought challenges for students and staff members alike; however, DGS school psychologists and social workers have found themselves facing a range of hurdles completely different from that of a traditional classroom. During a pandemic that has taken a toll on students emotionally, socially and mentally, DGS school psychologists and social workers had to quickly adapt to...

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Kandakudy took extra courses alongside his normal school work in order to become a certified nursing assistant.
The 17 year-old in scrubs: Lestin Kandakudy finds a place in nursing
Annie Le, Head Copy Editor • November 23, 2020

Senior Lestin Kandakudy sets down his pencil and closes the cover of the AP biology textbook on his desk. He looks at the clock — it’s time. He puts on his scrubs, clips on his nursing ID tag and is off to work. Since Aug. 2020, Kandakudy has worked as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Alden of Waterford Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. For Kandakudy, his work as a CNA has turned...

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Winter Podcast
Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor • November 30, 2020

Drey McGrew interviews DGS students to find out what they like about the winter season.

Hyperpop is a subculture that teens across the world connect to.
Hyperpop; The sound of the future
Enzo Rovito, Graphic Designer • November 13, 2020

What is Hyperpop -- a genre of music? An aesthetic? Over the past couple of months this new sound has flooded the headphones of millions of teens around the world. Technically Hyperpop is a subgenre of pop music characterized by the obnoxious amount of electrical and computer elements that has inched its way into the art and fashion world. When I streamed my first Hyperpop song, "Mine" by Slayyyter,...

Horoscopes: Thanksgiving edition
Horoscopes: Thanksgiving edition
Andrew Calek, Features editor • November 12, 2020

Capricorn: Many people will follow in your footsteps appreciating the leader that you are Favorite Thanksgiving food: Turkey Aquarius: You will live in a van in the future and travel the country Favorite Thanksgiving food: Cranberry sauce Pisces: You will lead your team to a big comeback win Favorite Thanksgiving food: Sweet potato casserole Aries: You tell people like it is and you...

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Sharon Leon wrestling at the Super 32 tournament in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
DGS students travel out-of-state to participate in sports
Justin Muller, Freelance Writer • November 30, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise amidst the third wave of the pandemic, restrictions are being increased for schools and sports. With fall and winter sports being postponed, some students travel out-of-state to participate in states with looser restrictions than Illinois. High school sports such as wrestling and football, have been postponed, limiting opportunities for student athletes. Among the affected...

While the DGS wrestling balcony is empty, the wrestlers still defend against verbal negativity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pinned another high school sport
Andrew Calek, Features Editor • November 18, 2020

Like many other sports at DGS, the boy’s wrestling season was at stake this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classified as a high-risk sport, the boy’s wrestling season was moved to late spring. Uncertainty remains a normality as we continue to settle into the new normal in high school sports. The IHSA has dictated scheduling for seasons across Ill. Boy’s wrestling head coach Sean Lovelace...

Empty stadiums during the fall is a new sight this year
Multi-sport athletes face challenges with new COVID-19 schedule
Andrew Calek, Features editor • November 11, 2020

Many sports seasons at DGS have been moved this year as a result of COVID-19 guidelines. Multi-sport athletes across DGS have experienced their seasons overlapping or changing due to the risk factor of their specific sport. By choosing between sports or changing your usual routine, DGS student-athletes are confronting the task of high school sports during a pandemic. Senior basketball and volleyball...

Winter Podcast
Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor • November 30, 2020
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Horoscopes: Thanksgiving edition
Horoscopes: Thanksgiving edition
Andrew Calek, Features editor • November 12, 2020
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