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The STEAM Wing at DGS showcases works of art created by students. Some students have been taking art classes at South for years, finding passion in creating artwork and improving their techniques.

Studio and AP art students spread creativity

Vanja Bogdanovic, Graphics/Photo Editor December 6, 2023


Boys varsity basketball wins against Hinsdale South

Kate Dziewinski, William Elliott, and Vanja Bogdanovic December 5, 2023

DGS varsity basketball team (5-1) buzzed through the media attention of Brendan Savage's federal lawsuit to clutch a 81-56 win against rivals Hinsdale South last Friday night at home. “We kind...

Addison Weinstein and Rae Hrubec pose after a difficult taekwondo practice.

DGS students punch, kick their way into Taekwondo

Melo Medina, Video Editor December 1, 2023

Students demonstrate the loud shouts and swift movements in the signature dobok every student wear in the Kim and Kang Martial Arts academy Korean and English merge into its own language as the instructor,...

Everyday that those with power and agency do not attempt to address this issue is an active acceptance that this is normal. The simple truth is this-children fearing for their lives in school is not normal.

Students are too apathetic about school violence

Andrew Staser, Freelance Writer November 30, 2023

“Qui tacet consentire videtur,” an old Latin phrase, means roughly that those who are silent show consent. The proverb illustrates that someone needs to speak out against what they see as unacceptable...

Cinemark hires many teenagers from surrounding schools such as BHS, DGN and DGS.

Teens in customer service: A difficult job makes for a lifetime of learning

Sabrina Crowley, Copy Editor November 30, 2023

Whether it be a long-term position or a summer job, approximately six million teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 are employed, including those at DGS. Teenagers all over the country gain work experience...

Mustang Stadium, the site of many Friday night lights and many memories.

Beyond the Scoreboard: The Impact of Sports

Carson Kass, Sports Editor November 28, 2023

Beyond the urban streets and rural fields many kids grew up playing on, there is a profound effect the sports they play have had on their lives. This impact evolves as people grow older, through high school,...

The race starts on Main Street in Downtown Downers Grove and ends on Curtiss Street.

Grove Express 5K unites community

Caitlin Spindler, News Editor November 27, 2023

The Downers Grove community had the chance to participate in the annual Grove Express 5K on Thanksgiving morning. The race takes place all throughout Downtown Downers Grove starting on Main Street and...

The Klaeren family out to dinner at Capital Grille.

The Klaeren clan: banding together

Kate Dziewinski, Sports Editor November 21, 2023

“Mom and dad” is not something students usually call their teachers at DGS, but for the Klaeren family, it's an exception. The Klaerens can practically call DGS a second home to them, considering each...

The new Hunger Games movie was released on Friday, Nov. 17.

‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ slithers to success

Maya Homberg, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2023

“The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” was released on Friday, Nov. 17, and was an instant hit among viewers. As a fan of dystopian novels, specifically “The Hunger Games” franchise,...

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