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Friendship Friday: Joe Davison and Joey Straus

Friendship Friday: Joe Davison and Joey Straus

Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

Junior Joe Davison and Senior Joey Straus have been friends since Middle School and their friendship has grown stronger through wrestling together. “We met when I was in 6th grade and he was in 7th. We have been wrestling with each other on the same team for five years. From Eisenhower to DGS we...

Senior Bella Oberg travels to Germany with immersive language program CIEE

Senior Bella Oberg travels to Germany with immersive language program CIEE

Kate Riley, Online Features Editor

November 11, 2019

Over the summer senior Bella Oberg took a chance on a program that few DGS students are willing to take: she studied abroad in Germany -- alone. Oberg was able to think of a single word that described her experience: life-changing. “My experience going to Berlin, Germany, was overall life-changing. It was...

Friendship Friday: Nina Pinto and Gianna Marsico

Friendship Friday: Nina Pinto and Gianna Marsico

Ariel Oh, Print Features Editor

November 8, 2019

Juniors Nina Pinto and Gianna Marsico have been friends for as long as they can remember. "We’ve been friends since we were five, we met because my sister was best friends with her neighbor and we’ve been friends ever since. We’ve also played soccer together for a long time on the same travel ...

Marching Mustangs make history

Marching Mustangs make history

Tatum Mitchell, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2019

The crowd's reflection shone back at the audience as the marching band rolled large mirrors onto the field -- chiming percussion and echoing vocals sounded as they marched their way to two grand championship titles this season. The Marching Mustangs took home grand champion at the University of I...

Q and A with senior Jacob Kesterson

Q and A with senior Jacob Kesterson

Grace Mugnolo, Freelance Writer

November 4, 2019

Q: When was the last really good home-cooked meal you had? A: My mom cooks every night. Last night, she made a hamburger casserole. She was supposed to make, tostadas but she didn’t have the stuff she needed, so I got hamburger casserole instead. It was pretty good. Q: When was the last time ...

Student musicians jam out in new rock band class

Student musicians jam out in new rock band class

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2019

Rock-loving students have long felt underrepresented in the fine arts department. Last year, their voices were finally heard when District 99 approved a new rock band class to teach the history of rock music. Throughout the year students learn about how rock music has changed over the decades and le...

Q and A with Kayli Burns

Q and A with Kayli Burns

Lexie Lukacik, Freelance Writer

November 1, 2019

Sophomore Kayli Burns is getting involved in her second year of high school and is breaking out of her shell. Burns continues to take challenges, whether that’s taking new classes or speaking out. Only being a  few months into school, she continues to witness her newfound accomplishments quickly, all be...

Introduction to Teaching program provides unique opportunities for students

Introduction to Teaching program provides unique opportunities for students

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor

November 1, 2019

Twenty smiling five-year-olds sit quietly on the rainbow alphabet rug, ready for their favorite part of their kindergarten class -- story time, led by a 17-year-old high school student. Introduction to Teaching is a DGS program that allows students to earn dual credit at College of DuPage (COD) by...

Rau twins commit to play Division III softball at UW-Oshkosh

Rau twins commit to play Division III softball at UW-Oshkosh

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

Senior varsity softball players and identical twins Morgan and Sydney Rau have just fulfilled a dream they’ve had since first stepping onto the field 12 years ago: committing to play at the collegiate level and at the same school. In the fall of 2020, the Raus will trade in their Mustang jersey...

When Will these random questions stop….

When Will these random questions stop….

Mia Alvarez, Freelance Writer

October 29, 2019

Will Quiroga is a senior at Downers Grove South High. He plans to study to become a pilot. Q: When was the last time you thought about dropping out of school and selling candles to make a living? A: Last time I thought about dropping out of school and selling candles was last year when I was rig...

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