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Superintendent Dr. Hank Thiele explains the accommodations made for staff that cannot return to in-person learning.
District 99 discusses the future of hybrid as in-person learning resumes
Annie Le, Head Copy Editor • October 20, 2020

Despite DuPage County coronavirus transmission levels moving into substantial, plans for in-person learning remain in place as the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) deems the District 99 personal protective equipment and safety protocols safe enough...

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Methard, bottom right, in the crowd of the Greta Van Fleet concert, enjoying the music while meeting new people.
Annie Methard's perspective-changing revelation on concerts
Emma Fudacz, Freelancer • October 23, 2020

When you go to a concert, you expect to have a good time and get lost in the music, but that is not the case for junior Annie Methard. Methard shares how concerts have made her feel like a part of a bigger community, giving her freedom while making her problems seem small. “In fifth grade, I went to a Taylor Swift concert, and I think that was my third concert, so I was finally old enough to...

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Black Lives Matter
October 23, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement was founded in 2013 as a response to the lack of justice recieved for the murder of Trayvon Martin, a black youth that was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member walking home from the grocery store. The movement has been steadily fighting for justice and equality for people of color since its founding, but gained more media attention this summer after the murder...

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Becoming an ally of the Black Lives Matter movement
Mimi Akintunde-Nieves and Willow Patton October 15, 2020

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Top 10 Halloween decorations
Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor • October 20, 2020

Fall is a season that everyone can enjoy, not only are students returning to school from summer break, but there are fun holidays to look forward too. Halloween is one of those holidays, Halloween brings out people's creativity with their decorations for the spook season. I’ve decided to make a list of the types of decorations people use on Halloween. 10. Cobwebs Coming in at number 10 we have...

I decided to jump on the spooky ghost trend for this playlist cover!
Creating your indie playlist
Kassem Ossman, Entertainment Editor • October 16, 2020

Ever since I was a little freshman, I wanted to find the most indie, aesthetic type of music there was. If you knew me, you would know that along with the embarrassing instagram username I thought was genius, aesthetic_trash. I was on an adventure, and through years of studying and help from friends I have finally compiled the best artists and songs that get you feeling like you are in a coming of...

This quiz will tell you what day of the school week you are.
What day of the week are you?
Annie Le, Andrew Calek, Teagan Smith, and Tanaiya Lake October 16, 2020

What day of the week are you?

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Captain Milia Saei prepares to serve off to her opponent.
Senior Milia Saei reflects on final season with DGS tennis
Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor • October 23, 2020

Senior and captain of the varsity girls tennis team Milia Saei speaks on her experiences from her last season playing High School tennis. Saei has been involved with the Tennis program since freshman year and was happy to say her last season was a good one. Even though this was Saei’s first season being a team captain, that didn't stop her from setting high goals for the team that she felt were...

"Golf isn’t known to be a contact sport, but that doesn’t mean there still shouldn’t be Covid-19 concerns."
Golf season stayed up to par amid virus
Michael Nelli, Online Sports Editor • October 16, 2020

Golf isn’t known to be a contact sport, but that doesn’t mean there still shouldn’t be Covid-19 concerns. Varsity golf coach Terry Tiesman and varsity golfer Brett Drzewiecki speak on what the season looked like with the virus. We as human beings are living in a new normal right now. Everything has been changed, sports included. Tiesman demonstrates how the season was changed by the virus. “An...

Hailey Welp competes during the swim meet hosted at DGS.
Diving into the girls swim season ft. Covid
Lexie Lukacik, Photo Editor • October 12, 2020

Despite COVID conditions the DGS Girl's swim team was able to host a meet on Oct 9th. Fortunately this has been one of the seasons that were able to still occur, despite other activities that COVID prevented this year. This season looks different to the team, but along with various swimmers returning new safety protocols have been issued. A majority of the protocols include: taking each individual’s...

People protesting for the many lives that have been lost
You're not alt if you don't support the BLM
Kassem Ossman, Entertainment Editor • October 15, 2020
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