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  • January 16Conquering College Costs Presentation, Hosted by DGN at 7 p.m.
  • January 16Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Hinsdale South on Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
  • January 16Varsity Wrestling vs. Leyden on 6 p.m.

Friendship Friday: Tony Raso and James Rodden

Friendship Friday: Tony Raso and James Rodden

Madeline O'Neil, Copy Editor

January 17, 2020

Seniors James Rodden and Tony Raso have been friends for as long as they can remember. When asked to describe how long they’ve known each other, Rodden replies rather humorously. “Too long,” Rodden says. Since before preschool, the two can remember being close. Rodden and Raso share many...

Living the nightmare: Sleep paralysis affects DGS students

Living the nightmare: Sleep paralysis affects DGS students

Alex Miranda, Video News Director

January 16, 2020

Most individuals have been burdened by the horrors of a bad dream, but only a select few have endured lasting physical consequences from their sleep patterns. As a young child, senior Olivia Yesker discovered that simply plugging in a night light would not alleviate the terrors in her sleep. Living...

Friendship Friday: Jenna Boone and Morgan Turner

Friendship Friday: Jenna Boone and Morgan Turner

Ariel Oh, Print Features Editor

January 10, 2020

Juniors Jenna Boone and Morgan Turner have been friends ever since the 3rd grade. Boone expresses how much she values their friendship: “[Morgan and I] have been friends since elementary school. We’ve been close ever since, and we also are on cheer together. We hangout all the time and I wouldn’t...

Presenting the worst presents

Presenting the worst presents

Vincent Llanes, Business Manager

December 20, 2019

Christmas Eve is fast approaching and DGS students and staff are bracing for quite possibly the most exciting time of the year. While Dec. 25th often brings a great deal of excitement and joy, it can also lead to some unexpected letdowns from bad holiday gifts. Some DGS students and staff are all too...

DGS celebrates diverse holiday traditions

DGS celebrates diverse holiday traditions

Jovana Kuzmanovic and Kate Riley

December 18, 2019

The holiday season is a perfect time to spread cheer and take time to enjoy great food and company with the people we adore. DGS has a diverse community of students, and with diversity comes an assortment of holiday traditions. Senior Jillian Scott loves the chance to catch up on sleep during the...

DGS displays differences in final exams

DGS displays differences in final exams

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor

December 18, 2019

It’s the weekend before winter break, and students’ stress levels are maxing out as they lock themselves in library study rooms, attempting to shove every bit of information from the semester into their brains. A traditional final takes place during the 90 minute class period on the day of the...

Music at DGS

Music at DGS

Jacqueline Sumida and Greyson Martinescu

December 18, 2019

At the annual holiday concert, DGS students, family and faculty all get to experience the entire DGS music program in one concert. Within the ensembles themselves, the program includes the combined wind symphony and wind ensemble, a combination of the DGS concert orchestra and the District 99 symphonic...

‘You’re never going to be alone if you have music:’ Deanna Eslit

‘You’re never going to be alone if you have music:’ Deanna Eslit

Jacqueline Sumida, Print Entertainment Editor

December 18, 2019

For sophomore Deanna Eslit, enjoying choir was a learning process. Eslit, a member of treble choir and chamber singers, wasn’t always in love with singing. In fact, she hated it at first. “It all started in fourth grade when we were kind of forced to try out for choir, and I thought it was stupid....

A ‘Reflection’ on the band program, starring Nick Sisson

A ‘Reflection’ on the band program, starring Nick Sisson

Jacqueline Sumida, Print Entertainment Editor

December 18, 2019

On the band side of things, we have junior trombonist and drum major Nick Sisson who’s been in band since elementary school. After a positive experience in middle school band, Sisson made his decision to join the DGS program. “I first joined the band program because of my middle school teacher...

DGS wrestlers face an unnoticed opponent: Stigma

DGS wrestlers face an unnoticed opponent: Stigma

Madeline O'Neil and Ariel Oh

December 18, 2019

The wrestler takes the mat. He approaches his opponent -- the many hours of hard work and dedication have prepared him for this very moment. However, when he steps off the mat, a different struggle begins. At DGS the varsity wrestling program has seen had a myriad achievements among its athletes....

Friendship Friday: Tara Pikey and Rileigh Weber

Friendship Friday: Tara Pikey and Rileigh Weber

Alison Goulding, Print News Editor

December 13, 2019

Seniors Tara Pikey and Rileigh Weber have been best friends since the third grade. "We just love each other," Pikey said.

Some seniors prepare to graduate early

Some seniors prepare to graduate early

Alison Goulding, Print News Editor

December 12, 2019

With the last day of the semester on Dec. 20, seniors who chose to graduate a semester early will be finishing their high school career. These students will take finals but will not return to school for the spring semester. The option to graduate early is open to all students, but students who choose...

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