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All Students will receive a saliva test kit to provide the school with their saliva sample each week.
District 99 implements mandatory saliva screening for in-person students
Lauren Wilmore, News Editor • February 10, 2021

District 99 is now requiring in-person students to provide saliva samples each week starting Feb. 16 to further ensure students safety from COVID-19. Students are sent home with a saliva kit with instructions on how to do the test. Each week students...

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The college application process is well underway here in February
The College Board’s biggest fear: COVID-19 interfering with standardized testing
Andrew Calek, Features editor • February 12, 2021

College admissions offices across the country thrive on standardized test scores to decide who gets admitted into their school. The College Board and colleges have been working together for years but this year things look a little different. Without most schools requiring standardized test scores, was it easier to get into college this year? One question still remains; how is the college application...

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Through the pandemic nurses work long hours to help others through this time.
Nurse Fatigue
Kassem Ossman, Entertainment Editor • February 1, 2021

As the COVID-19 numbers surge day after day, it continues to take a toll on the essential workers working for hospitals and urgent care. During the worst times of this pandemic, nurses have had to work day in and day out, shining a light on the troubles that nurses go through. Nurse fatigue is “A subjective feeling of tiredness that is physically and mentally penetrative. It ranges from tiredness...

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Another winter activity made possible for Downers Grove residents by the snowstorm is building snowmen. This one made by a DGS senior stands at nearly seven feet tall.
Snowstorm buries Downers Grove under over a foot of snow
Luc Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief • February 1, 2021

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Medie delivers Afi
Peace Adzo Medie's debut novel 'His Only Wife' mesmerizes
Jacqueline Barba, Editor-In-Chief • February 18, 2021

Horoscopes: Songs to get you in the spring mood
Horoscopes: Songs to get you in the spring mood
Greyson Martinescu, News Editor • February 18, 2021

Aquarius: “Fight song” by Rachel Platten. Playing this song will give you a strong sense of motivation and a willingness to fight through the many challenges we currently face. Although the world may be unfair at times, there are warmer and sunnier times ahead. Lucky color shoes: yellow Pisces: “Beautiful Day” by U2., take a look and see how wonderful the world can be by listening...

This Black History month, expand the content you read by highlighting black authors and black stories.
10 fiction books to read from Black authors this February
Anjali Kota, Freelance Writer • February 17, 2021

With February being Black History Month, educating yourself and honoring Black creators through the books you read is a priority. Having diversity in the books we read is one of the first steps to being more aware of our thoughts and becoming more inclusive. Even if you think that you are already inclusive, it doesn’t hurt to read more and learn more. In this list, there is a book for everyone...

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The two best people to explore the sports world
The AM podcast Ep 4
Michael Nelli, Sports editor • February 23, 2021

The two best people to dissect the sports world
The AM podcast Ep 3
Andrew Calek, Features editor • February 19, 2021

After the horrifying events of Jan. 22 committed by former Seattle Seahawks player Chad Wheeler, many reflect on the effects of traumatic brain injuries.
Head trauma or anger and drama?
Michael Nelli, Sports Editor • February 17, 2021

In wake of the events of Jan. 22 involving ex-Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler, I think it's important to realize that abuse in football happens far too often. Sure there is all the head trauma, but why does it happen so often? Wheeler was a 2017 draft selection out of the University of Southern California, being an all-PAC-12 first team member in his final season at USC. He was selected...

Lily Myszak interviews two women about what it is like to work in corporate America and the adversities they face.
Women in the workplace
Lily Myszak, Freelance Writer • February 26, 2021
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What kind of skin care product are you?
What kind of skin care product are you?
Ariel Oh, Opinions Editor • February 19, 2021
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District 99 begins COVID-19 saliva screenings
Anika Brown, Entertainment Editor • February 16, 2021

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