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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Third place

Vanja Bogdanovic, Graphics/Photo Editor May 13, 2024

Empty Nest

Micah Olson, Freelance Writer May 9, 2024

27 years addicted

Andrew Staser, Freelance Writer May 8, 2024

Senior Lucas Ciocan performs skillfully on his tenor saxophone during a jazz concert.

Musical Mastery: Lucas Ciocan journeys to jazz genius

Liam Wells, Freelance Writer May 2, 2024

“We’re ready for another one,” the sound engineer says. The room turns silent. All eyes lock on the director’s hand, waiting to deliver the starting note. Icy rain will sweep the recording studio...

Senior Gianna Caponigro and Sophomore Kasey Ganger met through their mutual love for speech and theater, and have been best friends ever since.

More than just a teammate: Sports and activities foster lifelong relationships

Sabrina Crowley, Copy Editor April 30, 2024

One of the main parts of high school is the extracurricular activities and athletics that are offered. At DGS, athletics and activities are encouraged for many reasons, but one of them is that students...

Arredondo holding a robotic baby used in early childhood development classes

Throwback Thursday: Angelica Arredondo

Liam Wells, Freelance Writer April 25, 2024

When not practicing online, Robinson uses a travel chess board.

Jonathan Robinson is a champion at chess

Nicholas Sadelski, Opinions Editor April 25, 2024

Think, move, think, move, pivot, think, move, adjust: all thoughts of a chess player. Thinking on the fly is sophomore Jonathan Robinson’s specialty. As a member of the DGS chess team, it is his responsibility...

Zeigler and her friends warm up for a Marching Band practice session at sunset during her sophomore year.

Throwback Thursday: Briyana Zeigler

Liam Wells, Freelance Writer April 18, 2024

Senior Jackie Kent has been doing double mini gymnastics for 14 years and has had the opportunity to travel the world with the USA Senior Women’s National Team.

Senior Jackie Kent tumbles and flips around the globe

Vanja Bogdanovic, Graphics/Photo Editor April 4, 2024

Senior Jackie Kent steps onto the floor at the 2023 FIG Trampoline World Cup in Coimbra, Portugal to compete in the finals of the double-mini category, a form of trampoline gymnastics. She feels the rush...

DGS students took part in many spring break activities; some chose to travel while others found local fun.

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring break activities

Liam Wells, Freelance Writer April 2, 2024

Coming right out of spring break, most students are back in school recharged and with smiles on their faces. Here’s a list of random things that people did over their breaks. 10. "I went to Nashville...

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