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  • February 26County-Wide Teacher Institute on Friday -- NO SCHOOL
  • February 26Snowball at Camp Duncan on Feb. 27 and 28
  • February 26Junior Focus in English Classes on Feb. 26

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,...

Friendship Friday: Jordan Bertrand and Skyler Groveau

Friendship Friday: Jordan Bertrand and Skyler Groveau

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

Seniors Jordan Bertrand and Skyler Groveau have been best friends since the beginning of freshman year. However, they have known each other for way longer. Groveau talked about how they first met. “[We] met in third grade through my cousin. … I hated her [then], but now I love her,” Groveau...

Student-created ‘Project Dandelion’ database raises awareness of college sexual assault

Student-created ‘Project Dandelion’ database raises awareness of college sexual assault

Alex Miranda, Video News Director

February 5, 2020

As high school students undergo the extensive college admissions process, universities make it very clear what they want to see from their applicant pool. Required SAT and ACT scores, average admitted GPAs and Common App essay prompts are all accessible with a simple internet search. But there is something...

Friendship Friday: K-11

Friendship Friday: K-11

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor

January 31, 2020

Juniors Allie Coyne and Julia Grippo have been friends since elementary school and still spend every weekend together. "Julia has been one of my best friends for as long as I can remember. She is always there for me and is one of the nicest and funniest people I’ve ever met. I don’t know what...

Student diversity is shown through the different languages at DGS

Student diversity is shown through the different languages at DGS

Ariel Oh, Sarah Barber, Isabella Johnsen, Greyson Martinescu, Madeline O'Neil, and Alyssa Deplaris

January 28, 2020

DGS is rich in culture and diversity. The student population in 2019/2020 consists of 57.1% white students, 20.5% Hispanic students, 11.7% black students, 7.4% Asian students and .01% Pacific Islander and American Indian students. Not many people think about how many different languages are spoken by...

DGS cheer creates a lifelong friendship

DGS cheer creates a lifelong friendship

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor

January 27, 2020

Q: How did you both become close friends?  Cigrand: “Kendall and I were both on the cheer team together for two years, and we were friends but not as close. She was actually my flier for some of sophomore year. At the end of sophomore year, we started hanging out together and found we have a lot...

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 replied 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...

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