Blueprint

  • January 17DGS Varsity Speech Tournament, Jan. 18-19

  • January 17Conquering College Costs presentation in DGN Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

  • January 17DGS Boys' Basketball vs. Metea Valley at 6:00 p.m.

Freshman Friday: Sara Mekhail

Freshman Friday: Sara Mekhail

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Freshman Friday

Sara Mekhail is a freshman at DGS who is involved in numerous school activities and tries her best to get good grades. Q: What’s been your biggest struggle this semester? A: Prepping for finals. Q: What are you looking forward to next semester? A: Math class. Q: What are you involved in...

Let’s talk about: senioritis

Let’s talk about: senioritis

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

This podcast is about senioritis at DGS, how students are aiming to get over it and the struggles of senior year overall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i8ENZ_Jh8M

A new kind of art—makeup

A new kind of art—makeup

Srushti Desai, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AntuEkCILPs

Denouncing the band stereotype

Denouncing the band stereotype

Kelly Jankowski, Video News Director

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features

DGS band students are faced with a negative stereotype. This podcast examines this stereotype and how society as a whole views band kids.

A full-ride to success

A full-ride to success

Natalie Casas, Online Entertainment Editor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Features, frnt.pge

Sprinting full-force across the competitive mat and darting into a stunt, DGS senior Tim Lam strikes a pose of victory. Many students at DGS are involved with sports and activities throughout their four years. Senior Tim Lam has been on the honor roll for four years and a part of the National Honor...

Unified Special Olympics: fighting to survive

Unified Special Olympics: fighting to survive

Phillip Pakowski, Print Sports Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Over the course of four years, Unified Special Olympics has grown from a local tournament to a full-fledged club at DGS. Unified Special Olympics as a club has grown from under 10 participants in 2016 to over 30 active members in 2018. Club sponsor and teacher at DGS, Brett Wolf attributes the growth ...

DGS was only the beginning to Maudlyne Ihejirika’s success

DGS was only the beginning to Maudlyne Ihejirika’s success

Tatum Mitchell, Print News Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Maudlyne Ihejirika and her family fled from the Nigerian war when she was five years old. Ihejirika and her family lived on the south side of Chicago for a period of time and in 1977 they moved to Woodridge and into district 99. Ihejirika spoke on her experience as a minority in a mostly white neighborhood a...

Learn the language of DGS

Learn the language of DGS

Ina Barashka, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Throughout history, language and communication have evolved because of the development of the world around. Words have been removed and added to the dictionary, languages have been learned and lost. In one country, language is a pattern of clicks, in another it's a formation of words. The same can be said ...

Two of a kind

Two of a kind

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, frnt.pge, Showcase

Twins -- there are roughly 10.5 million of them in the U.S. However, in a country of 325 million, that’s only 32 in every 1,000 people. Most Americans don’t know the unique life experiences that come with being a twin. Being a twin can be an odd thing to get used to. Sophomore Joseph Rosalia sa...

Women diversifying the STEM field, one opportunity at a time

Women diversifying the STEM field, one opportunity at a time

Becca Pritchett, Head Copy Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, frnt.pge

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. These are the four components that make up the STEM field. DGS has multiple STEM-related clubs and classes open for anyone and everyone to join. However, the number of males wanting to take part in the classes and clubs is significantly higher than the number of femal...

Freshman Friday: Sammy Bachara

Freshman Friday: Sammy Bachara

Emmanuelle Copeland, Print Features Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Freshman Friday

Q: What activities are you involved in? A: I’m in choir and speech. Q: Why do you do these activities? A: [Choir and speech] are fun … It helps me get out of my comfort zone and perform which I normally wouldn't do a lot but now I get to do every Saturday. Q: What’s your favorite e...

DGS captivates the culture

DGS captivates the culture

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, frnt.pge, Rhaya's Blog

When you walk the halls of DGS, you see an array of colors and ethnicities. From Hispanic to Caucasian to Japanese, DGS has a lot to offer when it comes to representing a large amount of the world in their student body. With clubs like Cultures in Alliance, UMOJA and Kpop, students of all cultures ha...

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