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Social media challenges spreading positivity during COVID-19

Social media challenges spreading positivity during COVID-19

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

A teen sits in bed wearing the same pajamas they've had on for the past week, mindlessly flicking their finger and scrolling through their social media feeds. The next moment, they're on the floor doing push-ups and recording the perfect video to share with their Instagram followers. A common theme...

Friendship Friday: Cheerleaders and best friends

Friendship Friday: Cheerleaders and best friends

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor

March 27, 2020

Sophomores Katie Clipper and Hailey Lloyd are varsity cheer teammates and best friends. ¨Katie and I have been friends since kindergarten because we both went to Fairmount,” Lloyd said. “Hailey and I have been cheering together since eighth grade on Downers Grove Panthers Cheer and now in...

Baylor bound: Equestrian Tatum Mitchell commits to division I university

Baylor bound: Equestrian Tatum Mitchell commits to division I university

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2020

The horse begins at a trot, approaching the first jump before clearing it with ease, as senior rider Tatum Mitchell is confidently in control -- making it clear to the judges and spectators why she is one of four class of 2020 students in the country committed to Baylor University as a division I equestrian. “I'm...

Focused on the future: DGS students respond to COVID-19 complications

Focused on the future: DGS students respond to COVID-19 complications

Jacqueline Barba and Alex Miranda

March 18, 2020

On March 13, DGS took precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 by implementing e-learning days in place of scheduled school attendance. The tentative plan is to return to school on April 6, but already many extracurricular events beyond that date have been canceled. Though initially some...

The ‘Royalty’ of DGS: A look inside the step team

The ‘Royalty’ of DGS: A look inside the step team

Kira Matheson, Online Opinions Editor

March 13, 2020

On the cafetorium floor, a handful of students clap in unified rhythm, arms bent at various angles while they quickly move into formation. The steppers team rechoreographs for an upcoming basketball game, just one of the places they get to showcase their routine. For the past 16 years, DGS’s group,...

Friendship Friday: Katie Rabig and Megan Mosebach

Friendship Friday: Katie Rabig and Megan Mosebach

Jacqueline Barba, Managing Editor

March 13, 2020

Born just five days apart, juniors Katie Rabig and Megan Mosebach have been friends for as long as they can remember. Growing up as neighbors for eight years, Rabig and Mosebach reflect on 16 years of friendship. "Megan and I have been best friends since we were babies. We both have two older brothers...

Immigrating to Illinois: Sharing experiences

Immigrating to Illinois: Sharing experiences

Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Packing up all of your belongings and moving to a new state or country is no easy task, yet there are students at DGS that have undertaken this life-changing endeavor. Each of them have stories to share about their experiences of where they came from. Chicago is the most populous city in the Midwest,...

Speech team wins IHSA state title by one-point margin

Speech team wins IHSA state title by one-point margin

Luc Alvarez, Copy Editor

February 26, 2020

On Feb. 22 the DGS speech team’s season culminated in a state championship, narrowly beating out Belleville West and rival Hinsdale Central by one point and two points, respectively. The team was led by its three state champions: seniors Peter Burrows and Caroline Venetis and junior Alaina Vergara. While...

Memorable teaching moments that have impacted DGS teachers

Memorable teaching moments that have impacted DGS teachers

Jovana Kuzmanovic, Online Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2020

The day-to-day life of a DGS teacher usually consists of lesson-planning, meetings and, of course, teaching, but there are times when irregular events occur and leave a mark on teachers in various ways. Drivers education teacher and baseball coach Timothy Cappelen has been teaching driver’s education...

Decade recap: How DGS has changed throughout the 2010’s

Decade recap: How DGS has changed throughout the 2010’s

Luc Alvarez, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

The past decade in the US has been one of great change, with social media becoming a defining force in the lives of most Americans and the polarization of American politics through the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. The past 10 years have been no different for DGS, including everything...

Student ‘horror stories’ help teachers learn how to react in high-stake situations

Student ‘horror stories’ help teachers learn how to react in high-stake situations

Vincent Llanes, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

Frightening events here at DGS do not pertain to just Halloween. Many DGS teachers have dealt with difficult situations which demanded quick-thinking and intuition. These spooky situations are best described by teachers with one term -- a teacher horror story. From fights to straight-up defiance,...

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