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  • April 22Jazz concert on April 24
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  • April 22Senior awards night on April 25
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  • April 15Culture Week Food Trucks on April 16
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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


DeAngelo Gerald will be introduced as a new dean for the 2024-2025 school year.

DGS introduces new dean

Caitlin Spindler, News Editor May 13, 2024

DGS will be introducing Deangelo Gerald as the new dean of students forthe 2024-25 school year. Gerald is currently a social worker and has worked at DGS for the past three years. He is also the co-sponsor...

The DGS Wind Ensemble performs at SuperState, an extremely high honor for a high school musical group.

South Wind Ensemble performs at SuperState

Liam Wells, Freelance Writer May 13, 2024

“Please welcome the Downers Grove South High School Wind Ensemble,” the Illinois Wind Symphony Associate Director exclaims. Applause fills the concert hall. All eyes are now focused on Director Aaron...

District 99 plan of action looking forward to the next school year on how to improve school websites.

May 6 board meeting recognizes student achievements and school feedback

Grace Rerucha, Features Editor May 8, 2024

A District 99 board meeting was held on May 6 as one of the last for the school year to give credit to students excelling in areas like architecture, NISPA awards, research club, short film and journalism...

Bathrooms are now supervised by staff at Wheaton Warrenville South.

Wheaton Warrenville South updates safety policy

Nicholas Sadelski, Opinions Editor April 22, 2024

On Feb. 28 a fight between three students in a bathroom at Wheaton Warrenville South High School, along with a series of other physical altercation between students prompted an update of the existing...

Although a traditional game among seniors, this years rendition of the game has been seen as controversial by some.

Senior assassins raises safety concerns, controversy during first rounds

Lauren Miranda, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2024

At midnight on March 4, the first round of senior assassins commenced. The game entails students assembling into small teams and “hunting” other groups with Nerf guns in hopes of winning a $2,000 grand...

Apps and websites are blocked on the school-owned Chromebooks, but also on students phones when connected to the D99-BYOD network.

D99 blocks content on student devices

Sabrina Crowley, Copy Editor April 5, 2024

As many students may have noticed throughout the course of this school year, when a personal cell phone is connected to the D99-BYOD Wi-Fi network, certain apps are blocked. Some of these apps include...

DGS travels for GI

William Elliott, Freelance Writer April 1, 2024

Some students fear the cicadas that are coming in summer 2024.

Season of cicadas is upon DGS

Kate Dziewinski, Sports Editor March 14, 2024

Cicadas are going to be buzzing around the southeast and midwest regions starting in mid-May. This will be the first time since 1803 that both groups of cicadas, Brood XIX and XIII will be out at the same...

Book bans force readers into the shadows of learning, limiting their content choices.

Illinois begins new chapter, bans book censorship

Juliana Conyer, Managing Editor March 11, 2024

Book bans have been sweeping across the country, stirring up controversy in and out of the classroom. According to the American Library Association, 2023 saw a 20% increase in the amount of attempted book...

The speech team competed in Peoria, IL and ended up taking home second place.

Speech takes home second place state trophy

Caitlin Spindler and William Elliott March 8, 2024

The DGS speech team talked their way into a second place finish at the IHSA state speech tournament on Feb. 17. The tournament was hosted in Peoria, IL at the Peoria Civic Center and took place over...

The DGS Orchesis company performed one of their dances at the spirit week assembly.

Orchesis ‘Dances the Night Away’

Melo Medina, Video Editor March 8, 2024

On March 15-17, the DGS Orchesis dance company will “Dance the Night Away” during their performance at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Orchesis is a no-cut dance company at DGS that focuses on all dance...

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