The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Breaking News
  • 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


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.

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

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.

Alex Miranda


NISPA Golden Eagle: 2018, 2020, 2021

IHSA Sectional Champions: 2018, 2019, 2021

IHSA State Champions: 2018

IHSA Medalists: Sarah Guagliardo (2015); 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).