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Friendship Friday: Joe Davison and Joey Straus

Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor
November 15, 2019

Junior Joe Davison and Senior Joey Straus have been friends since Middle School and their friendship has grown stronger through wrestling together. “We met when I was in 6th grade and he was in 7th. We have been wrestling with each other on the same team for five years. From Eisenhower to DGS we have just gotten closer through the wrestling programs,” Davison said. A fun fact about these...

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Friendship Friday: Nina Pinto and Gianna Marsico

Ariel Oh, Print Features Editor
November 8, 2019

Juniors Nina Pinto and Gianna Marsico have been friends for as long as they can remember. "We’ve been friends since we were five, we met because my sister was best friends with her neighbor and we’ve been friends ever since. We’ve also played soccer together for a long time on the same travel team and at school and we do everything together," Pinto said. One of their favorite things to...

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Marching Mustangs make history

Tatum Mitchell, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 5, 2019

The crowd's reflection shone back at the audience as the marching band rolled large mirrors onto the field -- chiming percussion and echoing vocals sounded as they marched their way to two grand championship titles this season. The Marching Mustangs took home grand champion at the University of Illinois competition and the Romeoville Spartan Classic. At the University of Illinois, the marching band...

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Top ten things you hear from your family at Thanksgiving dinner

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor
November 19, 2019

10. “Did you get a haircut?” I got a little trim about three months ago, but thanks for noticing it now. 9. “Have you heard the latest about so-and-so?” There is always family drama taking place. It is important to stay up to date on all of this. 8. “Kids spend too much time on their phones these days.” Fair enough. 7. “Politics are crazy these days, right?” They are wild,...

What Netflix Original should you watch based on your sign?

Kate Riley, Online Features Editor
November 13, 2019

Scorpio: “The Politician” This show is smart, witty and shocking...just like you. You’ll love the fast-paced nature -- which is totally doable to binge watch the entire series in a night. Sagittarius: “Queer Eye” You won’t be able to resist the goodhearted nature of these guys. Their kindness will warm you right up, which is something you need during the winter months. Capricorn:...

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Seniors changed the culture of Mustang football

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor
November 19, 2019

The DGS varsity football team had a very historic 2019-2020 season. Mustang football has just broken a four year streak. For the first time since 2014, the team made it to the playoffs. This became a possibility due to many factors throughout the season. Coach David Burton shares what he believes was one of the biggest factors in having such a successful fall. He is the offensive line coach and...

Boys wrestling prepares for upcoming season

Alison Goulding, Print News Editor
November 6, 2019

The boys wrestling team will begin practices for its 2019-2020 season on Nov. 11, 2019. The team hopes to continue the momentum of last year’s team, despite losing many members to graduation. Head wrestling coach Sean Lovelace noted how the loss of seniors may affect the team’s performance and dynamic.  “Last season we had a big group of seniors who had been in the lineup for a few years,...

Rau twins commit to play Division III softball at UW-Oshkosh

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 31, 2019

Senior varsity softball players and identical twins Morgan and Sydney Rau have just fulfilled a dream they’ve had since first stepping onto the field 12 years ago: committing to play at the collegiate level and at the same school. In the fall of 2020, the Raus will trade in their Mustang jerseys for the black and gold uniforms of the University of Wisconsin--Oshkosh.  “Ever since 14u when...

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Research club offers scientific opportunities to DGS students
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What’s your soda brand?
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