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  • May 31Memorial Day 5/31
  • May 10AP Exams are taking place throughout the week
  • May 7Prom Tickets 85$
DGS activities has released updates regarding prom ticket sales and event information.
Masquerade Prom 2021 ticket sale extension and update
Alex Miranda and Jacqueline Barba April 30, 2021

Masquerade prom 2021 tickets will be available to purchase for $85 until Friday, May 7, extended an additional week from the original Friday, April 30 deadline. Seniors must purchase their ticket and reserve their spot on the DGS Activities event page....

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PE teacher Medina instructs students during class while following COVID-19 regulations.
Medina perseveres through COVID-19 restrictions by inspiring PE classes
Alex Miranda, Editor-in-Chief • May 31, 2021

Arguably the area of curriculum most impacted by COVID-19 restrictions is the area in which physicality is prioritized: physical education. PE teacher Pablo Medina communicates his routes of perseverance during this time as both an educator and adult leader interacting with students. He finds his most prominent motivation through working on himself to inspire his family and students. Q: What has...

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Clare Wisdom takes a road trip with her family to Colorado, she loves adventuring and this is something she wants to pursue later in life.
Q&A with Clare Wisdom
Lexie Lukacik, Photo Editor • May 21, 2021

Clare Wisdom is a senior at Downers Grove South. She loves nature and is finding a way to incorporate her hobbies into her future plans after high school. She has multiple ideas on which field she wants to pursue and is planning on figuring out her biggest passion to follow. Q: What school are you planning on attending in the fall? A: University of Wisconsin eau Claire Q: Was this college your...

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Urgello hones her skills on her Baldwin piano at home.
Urgello reveals her experience as a pianist
Alexis Pragides, Graphics Director • May 17, 2021

Senior Jillian Urgello has been playing piano since grade school and often volunteers at Sunday morning masses at St. Scholastica Church as a pianist. She’s improved her skills with the help of her teachers and friends. Urgello answers questions about her experience as a long-time pianist. Q: When did you start playing piano? A: I started playing In 2nd grade. I took lessons from my friend’s...

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This playlist is for all of those people who want to jam out whether you are at the beach or hanging with friends
Summer playlist to get your grooves on
Kassem Ossman, Editor-In-Chief • May 18, 2021

This school year has been so long, from zoom classes to the lack of being able to see friends and loved ones. But there’s a light at the end of this very long tunnel, with vaccines being distributed and the hope of normality brightening up as well as the last week of school dragging to the finish line. This playlist brings the joyful energy that we all have been feeling this last week of school and...

Read more for some weird food combos in our South community.
DGS's weirdest food combos
Mimi Akintunde-Nieves, Social Media Director • May 14, 2021

Food holds a special place in many peoples’ hearts. For some, trying new dishes is exciting and others love finding new ways to make their meals more interesting, from mixing pizza with various condiments to mixing something sweet with something salty. Here are a list of some of our DGS community members’ weirdest food combos: Mary Davenport~ “Grilled cheese and jelly.” Layla Orozco~...

10 popular Netflix shows that I refuse to watch
10 popular Netflix shows that I refuse to watch
Lexie Lukacik, Photo Editor • May 12, 2021

I rarely watch tv, but when I do I always find nothing to watch. I’m very picky with what I choose, but honestly I think I just prefer good shows. I'm not jumping on the bandwagon to see a series just because people talk about it, I want to discover a series I can tell people about and not have them say, “I already watched the first 10 seasons in one night.” Most series on Netflix are basic,...

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With no indoor season, the boys
Track team looks to capitalize off shortened season
Greyson Martinescu, News Editor • May 12, 2021

While the track season typically begins in January for its indoor season, it instead began right after spring break with its outdoor season due to COVID-19 restrictions with indoor sporting events. Despite the season being cut nearly in half, it hasn’t deterred any runners, especially fourth-year sprinter senior Chris Pogorelec who describes the obstacles of this season. “The running environment...

Eli Reed is getting set in his blocks before the race begins.
Eli Reed prepares for upcoming promising track season
Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor • May 10, 2021

Q: What is one thing you want to accomplish this track season? A: This season getting to state and placing high is at the top of my priority list. I’m even more ambitious about it since the opportunity was taken last year. Q: What have you been doing to prepare for this upcoming season? A: I’ve been working on my strength and conditioning and running at top speed with technique in the...

Robert Major is a successful high school wrestler with plans to wrestle at a D1 school next year.
Pinned
Jimmy Riedel, Freelance Writer • May 10, 2021

In this podcast, Faith Nelson researches neurodiversity in the classroom.
All Things ADHD: Neurodiversity in the Classroom
Faith Nelson, Freelance Writer • May 18, 2021
In this research based podcast, Faith Nelson explores neurodiversity in the classroom.
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Taylor Swift is well-known for her amazing bridges and these are the best ones.
Top 10 Taylor Swift Bridges
Lauren Wilmore, News Editor • June 10, 2021
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"Seeing the kids come back has been great, but at the same time there are some students who just can
COVID and the classroom: Educators and students discuss learning during the pandemic
Alex Miranda, Ariel Oh, and Andrew Calek May 3, 2021

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