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  • November 21English teachers available in the Lit Center by appointment
  • November 21Winter Break Dec.19 - Jan. 2
  • November 21Math tutors available in the math resource center all lunch periods
  • November 21Finals week Dec. 13-16
  • November 21End of first semester Dec.16
  • November 21Winter Art Show & Concert 7:00-9:00 p.m Dec.8
  • November 21All English late work due Dec. 2
  • November 21Winter play 7:00 - 9:00 p.m Dec. 1-3
  • November 21Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23-25
  • November 14Speech Tournament Nov. 19 at Hoffman Estates High School
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

DGS senior votes with his mom for the first time.
Students vote in 2022 midterm election
Hamzah Sayyed, News Editor • November 8, 2022
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Students seek homework help from peers and teachers in the Math Resource Center.
Paper.co Tutoring cancelled following two years of underuse
Anjali Kota, Managing Editor • November 1, 2022

District 99 has chosen not to renew its subscription to Paper.co Tutoring; a decision that hasn’t been very highly disputed by students of...

The cast members of the fall play rely on their facial expressions and actions for this seasons play.
DGS performs 'Small Mouth Sounds' Oct. 27- Oct. 29
Tia Ramahi, Freelance Writer • October 28, 2022

Many student actors rehearse their lines over and over again to prepare for a show. However, that won’t be the case this year since the fall...

Police officers will be affected by the new SAFE-T Act due to new requirements for certification and training.
New Illinois law scheduled for release in January 2023
Cierra Rose, Freelancer • October 26, 2022

On Jan. 13, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity Today (SAFE-T) Act. The law includes...

Prairieview Elementary School is one of the schools that has been affected by District 66 budget cuts.
Failed District 66 referendum leads to school cuts
Juliana Conyer, Freelancer • October 20, 2022

School District 66 is facing a series of budget cuts in the 2022-2023 school year. These cuts were made after a referendum was voted against...

If people change their words, then mindsets will be changed as a result.
The correct term is 'climate change,' not 'global warming'
Juliana Conyer, Freelancer • November 11, 2022
Long distance relationships require lots of effort, but with the right foundation of love, they can actually prove to be extremely beneficial and successful for couples in the long run.
Long distance relationships are actually worth it
Mia Cassin, Freelancer • November 11, 2022
I think Ramekiki gets first place for funniest pronunciation, but Razmani comes in close second.
No, I’m not changing my name - learn how to pronounce it
Tia Ramahi, Freelancer • November 9, 2022
The bad experiences of flying for disabled people is all too common.
Grounded - what it's like to fly as a disabled person
Owen Chaidez, Entertainment Editor • November 2, 2022
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Imposter syndrome can affect how we view ourselves in our daily tasks and overall perception of our identity.
Imposter syndrome: the fraud that lives in all of us
Isabella Shin, Features Editor • November 17, 2022
Election judging encouraged me to spend the day with a big smile on my face.
Votelessly devoted: Perspectives from a student election judge
Catherine Hewawissa, News Editor • November 14, 2022
Athletes face a variety of mental struggles, including fear of failure, underperforming and exhaustion.
Mind, body and mental health: The student-athlete struggle
Lauren Miranda, Features Editor • November 11, 2022
Senior Ben Abarro uses art as a therapeutic strategy, as well as a potential career path.
Senior artist paints his future path
Marty Blader, Sports Editor • November 10, 2022
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Restoration Hardwares menu offers a variety of food from breakfast, lunch to dinner.
Come for the furniture, stay for the burger: Restoration Hardware restaurant review
Amanda Despres, Business Manager and Social Media Director • November 14, 2022
There are many rumors that are spread about Halloween and trick-or-treating.
Fact or fiction: Halloween edition
Saminakhon Muradova, Freelancer • October 30, 2022
Disturbia Haunted House, which is located on 1213 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove.
Student Halloween enthusiast spooks Disturbia Haunted House goers
Owen Chaidez, Entertainment Editor • October 28, 2022
The Haunting of Molly Hartley is definitely not a movie one should spend their time watching.
Horrible horror: Top five worst horror movies of all time
Lauren Miranda, Features Editor • October 28, 2022
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 Best friends senior Hope Johnson and sophomore Giovanna Russotiesi blow chalk at the camera showing the moments of fun and laughter on the team. Although the girls work prefisuouly, the team still revolves around forming close bonds with those around you.
DGS girl's gymnastics team prepare for their upcoming season
Isabella Shin, Features Editor • November 23, 2022
Senior Freddie Kuhlman jumps to deflect a pass in game vs Glenbard East.
Basketball full court presses offseason
Tommy Coyne, Freelance Writer • November 21, 2022
Justin Fields is the real deal, and chicago fans have the right to be excited about him.
Justin Fields the next Chicago Bears superstar
Gabriel Gowen, Video Editor • November 13, 2022
Schwab competing on bars at the USAG level 10 National Championships held 13-15th of May, 2022 in Mesa, AZ placing 6th on bars with a score of 9.675.
Schwab is an all-around athlete
Alexandra Alvarez, Freelance Writer • November 8, 2022
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Bookstores such as Barnes and Noble, Andersons Bookshop, and Frugal Muse, the used bookstore featured in this picture, are great introductions to reading.
Reading Through the Ages
Anjali Kota, Managing Editor • November 16, 2022
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In this video, learn about the weirdest rooms around South.
Weirdest rooms at DGS
Allison Scherquist, Entertainment Editor • October 5, 2022
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Social anxiety explained
NB Bandera, Video Editor • November 16, 2022
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