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Q&A with Alexa Flores

Q&A with Alexa Flores

Natalia Ruiz, Online Features Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under Features

Q: What university will you be attending in the fall, and what will you studying? I will be attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study English, secondary education and nutrition. Q: Why did you pick University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign? I picked U of I because, al...

Q&A: Freshman year expectations vs. reality

Q&A: Freshman year expectations vs. reality

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

May 15, 2019


Filed under Features

At the end of the school year, attention seems to be focused on the seniors. They are, of course, graduating in two weeks and this is their last week of class. The class of 2019 is moving on to the next chapter in their lives, so it would only make sense for most of the light to shine on them. Ho...

6 tips to help you survive and enjoy your summer

6 tips to help you survive and enjoy your summer

Jacqueline Sumida, Online Entertainment Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Features

Even though it really doesn’t feel like it, summer vacation is only a few weeks away. Here are some tips to make this summer the best one yet. Actually, Go Outside Listen, the sun is out and it’s about 90 degrees, you can afford to go outside. We usually live in Chiberia nine months out of ...

Q&A: Kaitlyn Swider dances her way through life

Q&A: Kaitlyn Swider dances her way through life

Ina Barashka, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features

Junior Kaitlyn Swider is on the DGS Fillies team and has been dancing since the age of three. With a love for music that started since birth thanks to her mom, Swider finds relief in the art of dance. Q: What part of dancing do you enjoy most? A: I love being part of a team and spending time wi...

Business at a young age: Sostak’s success in sales

Business at a young age: Sostak’s success in sales

Andrea Davenport, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features, frnt.pge, Profiles

At the age of 10, senior Nick Sostak’s parents decided he would need to get a job in order to spend money or don’t spend at all. With no way of earning money, Sostak began creating his own businesses; Sostak has held the title of Entrepreneur for eight years. “I run my own eBay business where...

DGS says au revoir to Madame McDonnell

DGS says au revoir to Madame McDonnell

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

May 6, 2019


Filed under Features, frnt.pge

In four weeks Mary McDonnell will retire after 31 years of teaching French. In these upcoming weeks, she will teach her last units of French 2 and 3, administer her last final exams and say her last 'ding' as students write correct answers on their whiteboards in class games. She will tell DGS studen...

A special family: a closer look into the Special Education Program at DGS

A special family: a closer look into the Special Education Program at DGS

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor

May 2, 2019


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

For general education students like Kayla O’Leary who are looking for a place to belong in the big hallways of Downers Grove South, it can feel like home when you finally find somewhere you belong. Whether it be in a sport, club or activity, everyone eventually finds their place. For this DGS senio...

Skating Q&A with Downers Grove Dazzler Rileigh Weber

Skating Q&A with Downers Grove Dazzler Rileigh Weber

Vianney Mendoza, Business manager

April 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Profiles

Q: What made you want to start skating? A: One of my friends actually. We started in gymnastics together then moved to dance then we both started skating. I absolutely fell in love with it, so I thank her and her mom for getting me hooked. Q: Who has been your greatest influence? A: I would...

Audie Brackett Q&A on decision for college

Audie Brackett Q&A on decision for college

Miles Little, Online Sports Editor

April 24, 2019


Filed under Features

Q: What college are you attending and what are you studying? A: I’m attending Florida Atlantic University and I’m studying business. Q: Are you playing any sports? A: Yes, I plan on playing club lacrosse at FAU.  Q: Favorite high school lacrosse memory? A: My favorite memory is scoring a hat trick...

Senior send-off: Missy Tepe

Senior send-off: Missy Tepe

Kelly Jankowski, Video News Director

April 19, 2019


Filed under Features

Q: Where are you going to college and what is your major? A: I am going to Loyola University Chicago with a double major in bio and psych.   Q: What has been your favorite part of high school? A: I enjoyed marching band because I got to make a lot of friends and do something I love to do. I...

Stirring up a storm: Oliv Yesker takes on STEM

Stirring up a storm: Oliv Yesker takes on STEM

Andrea Davenport, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Features, frnt.pge, Profiles, Showcase

Rubber gloves gripped the beaker as the contents began to react. Junior Oliv Yesker held the beaker tight as she and her group members waited for the results -- water purified by the use of waste materials. “[We] meet every Wednesday and Thursday, and [Marco Oceguera, Peter Kowalski and I] essentially...

Dimitri Kourafas: The heart of senior assassins

Dimitri Kourafas: The heart of senior assassins

Becca Pritchett, Head Copy Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Features, frnt.pge, Profiles

Senior Assassins is a game played every year by high school students in the area. At DGS students divide into teams and target other teams by shooting them with Nerf guns. This year, senior Dimitri Kourafas has been proficient when eliminating targets in the game. Kourafas is a part of team Pipe a...

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