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  • March 12District 99 Sends eMail Regarding Coronavirus
  • March 12Masque & Gavel Talent Show Is Cancelled
  • March 12All Field Trips Are Cancelled
District 99 confirms first COVID-19 case within school community
SAT and ACT cancelled; AP Exams online amid COVID-19 outbreak
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Friendship Friday: Cheerleaders and best friends

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor
March 27, 2020

Sophomores Katie Clipper and Hailey Lloyd are varsity cheer teammates and best friends. ¨Katie and I have been friends since kindergarten because we both went to Fairmount,” Lloyd said. “Hailey and I have been cheering together since eighth grade on Downers Grove Panthers Cheer and now in highschool, which made us even closer,” Clipper said.

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Baylor bound: Equestrian Tatum Mitchell commits to division I university

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 25, 2020

The horse begins at a trot, approaching the first jump before clearing it with ease, as senior rider Tatum Mitchell is confidently in control -- making it clear to the judges and spectators why she is one of four class of 2020 students in the country committed to Baylor University as a division I equestrian. “I'm more excited than nervous about riding on Baylor's team. It is a lot of pressure,...

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Focused on the future: DGS students respond to COVID-19 complications

Jacqueline Barba and Alex Miranda
March 18, 2020

On March 13, DGS took precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 by implementing e-learning days in place of scheduled school attendance. The tentative plan is to return to school on April 6, but already many extracurricular events beyond that date have been canceled. Though initially some students have called this decision a “corona-cation,” the reality of this interruption has been...

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The top 4 industries that are succeeding because of Covid-19

Greyson Martinescu, Photo Editor
March 31, 2020

While the current Coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on almost every person’s daily life routines over the last couple of weeks, as well as the world’s businesses and flowing economy, There have been some industries that have expectedly had an increase in sales/profit since self-quarantine because of the better hygiene protocols that people have been practicing. Here are 4 industries...

I tried the viral whipped coffee on TikTok

Kate Riley, Online Features Editor
March 25, 2020

Like all high schoolers across the country, I have had more than enough time throughout the past week to endlessly scroll through all of my social media accounts. While scrolling on TikTok for maybe the sixth time in one day, I came across a video that was taking the internet by storm: whipped coffee. Let me tell you, as a barista I was immediately interested in this new form of latte. While a traditional...

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Baylor bound: Equestrian Tatum Mitchell commits to division I university

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 25, 2020

The horse begins at a trot, approaching the first jump before clearing it with ease, as senior rider Tatum Mitchell is confidently in control -- making it clear to the judges and spectators why she is one of four class of 2020 students in the country committed to Baylor University as a division I equestrian. “I'm more excited than nervous about riding on Baylor's team. It is a lot of pressure,...

Leinart reigns supreme: Legally blind swimmer wins state, breaks records

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 18, 2020

A tennis ball tapped the head of junior Matthew Leinart as he flew through the pool, executing a flip turn before speeding toward the end of his lane -- he was about to shatter the IHSA and pool records in the state final of the 100-yard breaststroke in Athletes with Disabilities class B. As a legally blind athlete, it's hard for Leinart to know when to turn. His coaches tap his head with a tennis...

Dumford strikes spot on division I college team; Dedication makes her highly respected DGS player

Alyssa Deplaris, Social Media Director
March 13, 2020

The soccer ball soars toward the net as goalkeeper Rose Dumford dives to make the save. Her rapid reflexes and years of skill let her legs spring towards the ball, swiftly making the save and showing the spectators why she deserves to play at the Division I level. After a long commitment process, she committed to Western Michigan University in December 2019. DGS senior Rose Dumford has dedicated...

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