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  • December 2 Snowball Director Applications due Dec. 8th
  • December 2 Auditions for the Black History play on Dec. 7 at 3:30
  • December 2 Winter Play Dec. 2-4 at 7:00 PM in the auditorium
  • November 11 Drama meeting on Nov.15 at 3:30 in the Mainstage
  • November 11 Informational meeting for wrestling managers Nov 12 at 7:40AM in D174
  • November 11 Downers Grove Thanksgiving Day 5K run/walk on Nov 25
  • November 10 This week is National French week! If you still need a Bingo board drop by A212 or student activities
  • October 28 Cheer tryouts on Nov. 1
  • October 28 Cheer Program informational meeting Oct. 29
  • October 28 Girls basketball tryouts Nov. 1
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

College Applications: Where to Start
College Applications: Where to Start
Emily Mordaunt, Copy Editor • December 2, 2021

As some college deadlines and decisions loom near, the stress and anxiety within the senior class is at its peak. While some students feel prepared and ready for college, many others don’t even know where to start their search. Lavon Robinson, one...

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Yet another new edition for students and staff here at south. The charging stations! this station is located outside of the book store.
New and available charging stations for students and staff
Annie Metherd , Entertainment Editor • November 18, 2021

DGS IT has come together to create an organized system for students to charge their devices throughout the school day. Students can charge both...

The dumpster fills up quickly with all shapes and sizes of pumpkins. As a way to properly dispose of these pumpkins, residents acted sustainably by bringing them to the pumpkin drive at DGS.
Downers Grove community hosts pumpkin compost drive
Ema Paskevicius, Copy Editor • November 12, 2021

The on-going tradition of six years, as the Downers Grove community likes to call the “pumpkin drive”, was hosted on Nov. 6, 2021 at DGS....

The doors to the new performance center, in which the students will preform on Nov. 16.
DGS jazz band holds first concert this school year
Annie Metherd , Entertainment Editor • November 9, 2021

DGS’ jazz band has been prepping for their first concert in the new auditorium at DGS. The jazz band will be performing on Nov. 16 at 7:00...

DGS practices the first ALICE drill of the year
DGS practices the first ALICE drill of the year
Abigail Durkin, Opinions Editor • November 8, 2021

TRANSCRIPT: (Sample of Live footage from Oct. 27th, 2021) We will not be barricading, locking down in classrooms, or evacuating the building....

A bathroom stall filled with words that actually appear in stalls at the school.
The muck after all the buck
Annie Metherd , Entertainment Editor • December 3, 2021
Can I interest you in a bathroom door that doesn’t close? Or if not how about a sink that takes six pumps to get a little freezing cold water
Why proof of vaccination at venues helps communities return to normalcy
Why proof of vaccination at venues helps communities return to normalcy
Kylie Delre, Freelance Writer • December 3, 2021
It was the night of Jan. 17, 2020-- I stood shoulder to shoulder with several strangers packed into the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom to see indie
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High school dress codes have rules that target female specific clothing creating a stigma for what girls wear.
The unwritten rules of being a girl
Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor • December 3, 2021

Women have fought for their rights since the formation of America. They struggled for the basic right to vote in 1920 and in 2021 girls are oppressed by their actions due to normalized stigmas. Corporations...

Ive never really been good at math, I think its cause it feels really over complicated DGS junior Abbey Rosko said
Why are American high schooler's so bad at math?
Allison Scherquist, Copy Editor • December 3, 2021

According to the findings of the 2020 National Assessment of Educational Progress only around 24% of American high schoolers were performing math at a proficient level, while the other 76% were struggling...

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Shawn Levy’s “Free Guy” is available for streaming on all major digital platforms.
‘Free Guy’: Ryan Reynolds’ video game blockbuster levels up his acting career
Lauren Miranda, Freelance Writer • December 3, 2021

It is no surprise Shawn Levy's “Free Guy” is nominated for multiple awards this upcoming year. Released on Aug. 13 and already snagging a People’s Choice Award nominee for Favorite Comedic Movie,...

The Starbucks holiday menu is available for a limited time due to products, but some drinks can be modified to be year round.
An honest review of the Starbucks holiday menu from an avid coffee drinker
Ava Lafin, Opinions Editor • December 3, 2021

As a daily coffee drinker, I was over the moon when Starbucks announced their holiday menu drinks. I took the challenge of breaking the bank and trying all six holiday drinks. 1. Peppermint Mocha I...

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Senior and starter, Charles Shaw, attempts to fake out the player guarding him to get into the offensive zone.
Mustangs fall short in double overtime
Claire Valenti, Sports Editor • December 1, 2021

As the time winded down on the clock in double overtime, the back and forth became faster with each passing second. With each basket made, the crowd in the stands and the teammates on the bench got louder....

Senior Michael Prazak prepares to skate past the blueline in hot pursuit of a breakaway.
Shooting Stars: Boys varsity hockey skates through adversity
Claire Valenti, Sports Editor • December 1, 2021

With a record of eight wins and 18 losses, the DuPage Stars have admittedly had a rough start to their season. Although their efforts don’t always result in wins, players and coaches alike agree that...

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DGS implements new learning commons attendance procedure to combat students ditching class
DGS implements new learning commons attendance procedure to combat students ditching class
Faith Nelson, Features Editor • November 24, 2021
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Phoebe Bridgers had deemed as a sad-girl icon for her heartbreaking songs and deep lyrics.
Top 10 Phoebe Bridgers lyrics to cry to
Allison Scherquist, Copy Editor • December 3, 2021
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Eye on esports
Owen Atseff, Video News Director • November 19, 2021
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