The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Breaking News
  • March 20Girls varsity soccer vs Lyons Township on 3/21 at 6:30 p.m.
  • March 20Girls varsity softball v.s. Lyons Township on 3/23 at 4:30 p.m.
  • March 20Boys varsity baseball vs Metea Valley on 3/25 at 11:00 a.m.
  • March 20Freshman track conference on 3/23 at Morton
  • March 20Boys varsity volleyball vs Wheaton Warrenville South 3/20 at 5:30 p.m.
  • March 20One act plays on 3/24 and 3/25 at 7 p.m.
  • March 20Orchestra concert on 3/22 at 7 p.m.
  • March 20DGS and DGN vocal recital on 3/21 at 7 p.m.
  • March 5Proviso West Track and Field meet canceled due to weather. March 3
  • March 5D99 community celebrates girls gymnastics state championship. March 1
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School



The Blueprint is the student newspaper of Downers Grove South High School. DGS is part of District 99 and located at 1436 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove, IL 60516. Staff can be reached at (630) 795-8500 EXT 8892.

Content can be found online, in print once a month or in Video News. Most of the content is produced in Advanced Journalistic Writing. Some submissions come from Journalistic Expression and Media Literacy and/or freelance writers.

Alex Miranda

If you are interested in being part of the newspaper staff, contact Ms. Long ([email protected]) or a section editor.

Mary Long

If you are interested in freelance writing/being part of club, contact Ms. Alore ([email protected]).

Student submissions: Replies to articles may be e-mailed to the reporter or submitted in room A310. Letters must be signed, but names can be withheld upon request.


NISPA Golden Eagle: 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022

IHSA Sectional Champions: 2018, 2019, 2021

IHSA State Champions: 2018

IHSA Medalists: Sarah Guagliardo (2015); Tessa Brown (2016); Claire Pikul (2016); Asma Zaman (2016); Rupa Palla (2017); Lauren Smith (2017); Claire Pikul (2017); Jonah Ocuto (2017); Jayna Bardahl (2018); Elizabeth Szpytek (2018); Marc Alvarez (2018); Jonah Ocuto* (2018); Barbara Collins (2018); Sydney Hall (2018); Emmanuelle Copeland (2019); Jacob Casella (2019); Jake Hahn (2021); Jacqueline Barba (2021); Teagan Smith (2021); Alexis Pragides (2021). Jake Hahn (2022); Kassem Ossman (2022); Samantha Bachara (2022); Gwendolynne Royle (2022); Claire Valenti (2022).
* Indicates state champion in event