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Students struggle to find places to park due to the overcrowding in the senior parking lot.
Senior parking lot full as students return to in-person learning
Lauren Wilmore, News Editor • April 12, 2021

The hunt for parking spots is on as more students return to in-person learning, leaving the senior parking lot full due to the approval of 250 parking passes to seniors and juniors. “Today I had to park really far away from the school, which sucked....

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Little free libraries have been build around many different schools and neighborhoods
Little free libraries flip a new chapter in their communities
Kassem Ossman, Entertainment Editor • March 26, 2021

Whether you are walking your dog, taking a jog or even driving around your neighborhood, you have probably seen a Little Free Library (LFL) without even realizing it. The simple box cluttered with books galore is something that can help people bond and thrive as a community. LFL is a nonprofit organization helping communities bond with books as well as inspire young readers to read for free. This...

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Tim Neumann earns a place in the record books with the fastest indoor 1600 meter in school history.
A mile months in the making: Junior Tim Neumann breaks DGS record for indoor 1600 meter
Jacqueline Barba, Editor-In-Chief • March 16, 2021

Taking his place among his competitors, Tim Neumann stood at the starting line for the 1600 meter race, stretching out his legs, warming up his muscles. He saw the lines of the track stretch out in front of him, knowing they would lead him to the finish line. What he didn’t know was that in crossing the finish line, Neumann would come in with a time of 4 minutes, 18 seconds, and 48 milliseconds,...

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George was encouraged to begin investing at 16 and was investing by 17.
Stock trader by 17: Rainu George gains hundreds
Annie Le, Head Copy Editor • March 15, 2021

Senior Rainu George opens her stock holdings portfolio for the first time after COVID-19 air travel restrictions eased. Her screen lights up with green numbers and charts as she is faced with three words — “day’s gain: $200.” Since she was 17, George has been an investor in the stock market with holdings in several companies. While the legal age of investing independently is 18, with the...

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Chick-fil-a will remove multiple items in an act to limit their menu.
Chick-fil-A menu changes: Gone but not forgotten
Teagan Smith, Features Editor • April 16, 2021

Effective April 23, Chick-fil-A will be making many changes to their menu. Breakfast items, decaf hot coffee and multigrain bagels will no longer be available at all Chick-fil-A locations. They are also reducing the amount of sizes available for coffee, ice cream cones and milkshakes. Instead of offering two sizes of kids meals, they will only have one option. Along with the removal of their side...

Raya and the Last Dragon propels Disney into a new era of thoughtful minority representation.
'Raya and the Last Dragon' is just inches away from perfection
Annie Le, Head Copy Editor • March 26, 2021

On March 5, “Raya and the Last Dragon” premiered on Disney+ as Disney’s first film featuring an inspiration drawn from Southeast Asian cultures. In addition to the monthly Disney+ subscription cost of $7.99, subscribers are charged an excessive price of $29.99 for premier access until June 4. However, while falling short under several facets, the film may be well worth its price as it distinguishes...

Watch the new Netflix original, "Moxie" out now.
Netflix original, ‘Moxie’ leads the way to smash sexism
Anika Brown, Entertainment Editor • March 19, 2021

Released on March 3, “Moxie” hit Netflix with a revolutionary journey about the battle of sexism throughout an Oregon high school. The film follows a young teen named Vivian played by Hadley Robinson, a shy and introverted girl who later finds her own voice. But when new student, Lucy, played by Alycia Pascual-Peña, speaks out about the sexist acts of the , Vivian has her own feminist awakening....

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Friday night frenzy: Fans allowed at DGS football game
Friday night frenzy: Fans allowed at DGS football game
Michael Nelli, Sports Editor • April 16, 2021

The DGS administration came to the conclusion that fans will be allowed to attend the last home game of the season. The decision was found out through an email from Principal Ed Schwartz saying fans will be allowed to attend the game, and seniors get first dibs on tickets. With this being an anything but normal year, the DGS administration wanted to give seniors some feeling of a real senior year....

The two best to dive into the sports world.
AM podcast Ep 6
Michael Nelli, Sports Editor • April 16, 2021

The two best to digest this week in the sports world
AM podcast Ep 5
Andrew Calek, Features editor • April 9, 2021

Are you Ice Mountain? Nestle Pure Life? Find out which water bottle brand you are with this quiz.
What water bottle brand are you?
Annie Le, Head Copy Editor • April 16, 2021
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District 99 begins COVID-19 saliva screenings
Anika Brown, Entertainment Editor • February 16, 2021

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