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Piloting his future: Joey Ermel — student pilot

Piloting his future: Joey Ermel — student pilot

Andrea Davenport, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019


Filed under Features, frnt.pge, Profiles

On June 15, 2018, junior Joey Ermel stepped into a plane by himself for the first time. After one last hug from his 82-year-old grandpa, Ermel secured his headset and took flight in a one-of-a-kind 1946 Aeronca Model 7 Champion, originally his grandfather’s from when he was a pilot. Following in...

Birthday baskets: beloved tradition unique to DGS

Birthday baskets: beloved tradition unique to DGS

Srushti Desai, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features

Helium-filled balloons fill the hallway, floating above students’ heads as that special someone is dragged down by the weight of their gift-filled laundry basket. People stare at these obnoxious baskets, but as a long-running tradition at DGS, they are all the more welcomed. Sweet 16's are special but especially when y...

MarcAnthony Smith molds his life in toy design

MarcAnthony Smith molds his life in toy design

Andrea Davenport, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019


Filed under frnt.pge, Profiles

Trinkets, toys, tools, gadgets, games, doo-dads -- toy design is the center of children’s, teens’ and adults’ family-fun memories. Friends crowding on the floor, giggling and cheering; family members sitting around the table with jokingly serious expressions plastered on their faces. But it’s...

Hey, what’s up with this YouTube trend?

Hey, what’s up with this YouTube trend?

Tatum Mitchell, Print News Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under Features, frnt.pge

Lights, camera, “What’s up, guys! Welcome to my channel.” A familiar face probably popped into many people’s minds as they read this arguably iconic phrase. Amid the rise of social media, YouTubers and internet influencers are increasing in popularity, and many students have jumped on the ba...

Freshman Friday: Hailey Welp

Freshman Friday: Hailey Welp

Tatum Mitchell, Print News Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under Features, Freshman Friday

Q: What are you looking forward to next year? A: Now that I have gotten a year under my belt, I am looking forward to taking part in more clubs! Like, Superfans and Blue Crew! Q: What sports or activities are you involved in at DGS? A: I’m on the swim team and participate in ACE. Q:...

Freshman Friday: Ysabel Pakowski

Freshman Friday: Ysabel Pakowski

Natalia Ruiz, Online Features Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Freshman Friday

What has been your favorite memory so far? My favorite memory so far would probably be homecoming week because of all of the dress up days. It made me feel really involved in school. What is your favorite class? My favorite class is Global Connections because we have a lot of discussions. It has helped open m...

From DG to GB: junior Addy Karmik commits to play Division I volleyball

From DG to GB: junior Addy Karmik commits to play Division I volleyball

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Athletic Profiles, frnt.pge, Profiles, Sports

The whistle blows and junior Addy Karmik tosses the volleyball into the air. She jumps up and serves it across the net for a perfect arc -- a move she has been perfecting since the 5th grade. After six years of playing the game, Karmik is officially committed to play Division I volleyball at the University ...

Freshman Friday: Suheily Gomez

Freshman Friday: Suheily Gomez

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Freshman Friday

What activities are you involved in at DGS? Speech, softball   What’s your favorite thing about DGS? Probably the people I've met. What’s your least favorite thing about DGS? Definitely that I have to wake up early. If you could be an animal what animal would you be? A ...

What 2019 holds in store for DG Snowflake

What 2019 holds in store for DG Snowflake

Becca Pritchett, Head Copy Editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under Features, frnt.pge

Downers Grove Snowflake is an event for seventh-grade students, similar to Operation Snowball, that takes place every spring at one of the local middle school’s in Downers Grove. Due to a change in staff at the Downers Grove Township, the event will no longer be taking place. Students from DGS...

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