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Dylan Troche persues his dream of being a police officer

Dylan Troche persues his dream of being a police officer

Rose Jensen, Freelance Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

For many, a career in law enforcement is something seen only on the news or in Hollywood. But for Dylan Troche, a senior at DGS, it’s on its way to becoming a reality. Troche always knew he wanted to be a police officer. He finds joy in helping others in the community and plans on making a career ou...

Q & A with Rachel Davis

Q & A with Rachel Davis

Taylor Morton, Freelance Writer

September 20, 2017


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Senior Rachel Davis has been playing softball for 11 years.  She currently plays for the DGS varsity softball team as a starting outfielder.  Rachel is committed to her softball career by achieving all of her goals on and off the field.   Q: When was the last time you hit a homerun? A: ...

Kaityln Maas dribbles her way into coaching

Kaityln Maas dribbles her way into coaching

Ina Barashka, Freelance Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

Most high school athletes dream of being the star player on their team, but senior Kaitlyn Maas has something else in mind for her athletic career. Maas left behind her basketball vocation to begin coaching the D99 Hoops team. After making the varsity team as a sophomore, Maas discovered a new passion for a...

Q & A with Paul Szmanda

Q & A with Paul Szmanda

Lindsay Morton, Freelance Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

Sophomore Paul Szmanda has been running track ever since 8th grade.  He is very devoted to volunteer work and school work, but he also puts in time for making improvements for the upcoming track and field season.  Smaznda pushes himself to achieve his many personal goals.   Q: When was the last time you won a track and field e...

Freshman Friday: Nina Pinto

Freshman Friday: Nina Pinto

Katie Anthony

September 15, 2017


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This season, the Pintos JV dance team welcomed another Pinto--literally. Nina Pinto is a freshman at DGS and started off her four years here as a member of the dance team. “I love the football games, and it’s cool to be with the players on the field,” Pinto said. Carrying out her last name...

Sets of multiples take on their futures

Sets of multiples take on their futures

Megan Albers, Print Sports Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under Features

There are many sets of multiples in the class of 2017. For these seniors, their college search and eventual decisions are very different from the rest of the senior class. In almost three months, many seniors will be saying goodbye to their family when they leave to take on their future plans. Th...

Mental illness: how you can help

Mental illness: how you can help

Gisselle Cervantes and Michelle Hroma

May 11, 2017


Filed under Features

Mental illness is more common than you would expect, with one in five people the ages 13-18 in America suffering from it. However, the stigma on mental illness has made it hard to reach out for help. So many teenagers feel alone, while failing to realize there are so many resources around them to get ...

Author Jason Reynolds opens up about his influences

Author Jason Reynolds opens up about his influences

Jonah Ocuto, Reporter

March 24, 2017


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  Q: As a kid did you always know you wanted to become an author?   A: No. I wanted to be Michael Jordan. I wanted to be a ball player, an athlete. I knew I loved that world [of spoken word] and I was a “part of that world as a young person and that was cool. So I was like maybe ...

Imgruet crescendos her way up to the Honor Band of America

Imgruet crescendos her way up to the Honor Band of America

Gisselle Cervantes, Lauren Smith, Michelle Hroma, and Kylie Schatmeyer

March 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Profiles

On March 8th, Senior Brianna Imgruet received the honor of playing first chair trumpet in the Honor Band of America. By receiving this, she has essentially been added to one of the most respected band ensembles in the country. The Honor Band of America is comprised of high school musicians all acros...

DGS students share their spring break plans

DGS students share their spring break plans

Addyson Wesolowski, Online Opinions Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

As spring break approaches, students all over DGS have been preparing for this much anticipated week. While some students are packing bags for family vacations or college road trips, our DGS spring sport athletes are packing for tournaments all across the country. One of the most well known trips of spring...

Folsom wins the chance to meet the World Series Champs

Folsom wins the chance to meet the World Series Champs

Lauren Smith, Head Copy Editor

March 15, 2017


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On April 12, 2017, DGS Special Education teacher Michael Folsom will stand on the diamond of Wrigley Field before a crowd of supportive Chicago Cubs fans, the weight of a World Series ring resting in his hand. In recognition of Chicago’s die-hard, near obsessive, commitment to this baseball team...

Grace Ulch leaves legacy in DGS speech program

Grace Ulch leaves legacy in DGS speech program

Addyson Wesolowski, Online Opinions Editor

February 28, 2017


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After ending her season winning a state championship and multiple state awards Grace Ulch hangs up her suit concluding a very successful and fulfilling journey on the DGS speech team. Over the course of her time on the team Grace has won 4th in state on Prose and 3rd in state in DEC She also recei...