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  • March 12District 99 Sends eMail Regarding Coronavirus
  • March 12Masque & Gavel Talent Show Is Cancelled
  • March 12All Field Trips Are Cancelled

District 99 confirms first COVID-19 case within school community

District 99 confirms first COVID-19 case within school community

Alex Miranda and Jacqueline Barba

March 24, 2020

On Mar. 24, District 99 alerted via email the first confirmed case of COVID-19 within the District 99 and District 58 community. The affected individual is not a student or staff member. As of Mar. 23, The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) reported 95 total cases within the county; this number is...

SAT and ACT cancelled; AP Exams online amid COVID-19 outbreak

SAT and ACT cancelled; AP Exams online amid COVID-19 outbreak

Jacqueline Barba, Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

On Mar. 20, the Trump Administration announced that they will not be enforcing standardized testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. With the closing of many schools across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all SAT and ACT testing has been cancelled through May and an online version...

DGS hosts annual Daddy Daughter Dance

DGS hosts annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor

March 13, 2020

UPDATE: This even has been cancelled do to the COVID-19 virus. DGS will be hosting its 10th annual Daddy Daughter Dance to fund this year's philanthropy project, Think Globally, Act Locally. Activities Director Jennifer Martinez commented on why DGS hosts the Daddy Daughter Dance every year. ...

Baseball spring break trip canceled due to COVID-19

Baseball spring break trip canceled due to COVID-19

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor

March 13, 2020

On Wednesday, March 12, the varsity baseball team's spring break trip to California was canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. This cancellation was announced to the entire student body via an email from superintendent Hank Thiele. In his email, Thiele stated multiple events that are now canceled including...

A preview of the upcoming Masque and Gavel Talent Show

A preview of the upcoming Masque and Gavel Talent Show

Greyson Martinescu, Photo Editor

March 11, 2020

Every year, DGS hosts the Masque and Gavel talent show with a panel of judges consisting of teachers and former talent show members. This year, about 50 students will be performing in front of a wide audience of parents and students. The show will mostly consist of singing performances. Some sing...

Members of DGS speech team qualify for national tournament

Members of DGS speech team qualify for national tournament

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

The DGS speech team competed for several hours on Saturday, March 7, in the national qualifier tournament. The national tournament will be held this summer in Albuquerque, N.M. Students advancing to the national competition are seniors Kira Matheson, Kaej Spears and Stefan Tambik, and juniors Alaina...

Downers Grove Village Council debates electronic message boards

Downers Grove Village Council debates electronic message boards

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2020

At its Tuesday, March 3 meeting, the Downers Grove Village Council debated whether or not to permit the use of off-premise electronic message board signs outside of the Shop-&-Save at 7221 Lemont Road. The petition for the permit is being requested by Volta, an electric vehicle (EV) charging station...

Weekly Preview: March 2-6

Weekly Preview: March 2-6

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

Monday, March 2: There is the usual 9:20 a.m. late start. Tuesday, March 3: There are no after-school or special events happening today. Wednesday, March 4: DGS holds College Exploration Night from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5: From 9 to 11 a.m., DGS will be having a choir show f...

Umoja’s ‘For the Culture’ Creative Show gives voice to black students

Umoja’s ‘For the Culture’ Creative Show gives voice to black students

Luc Alvarez, Copy Editor

February 18, 2020

On Feb. 13, Umoja held their first-ever “For the Culture” Creative Show where black students from DGS showcased a wide variety of talents including singing, dancing and acting. Umoja students hope that the show will foster a larger conversation about race, both in how it’s represented in class...

Weekly preview 2/10-2/14

Weekly preview 2/10-2/14

Jovana Kuzmanovic, Online Entertainment Editor

February 10, 2020

Monday (2/10): It’s a great week to be a Mustang; we have our typical 9:20 a.m. late start and Spirit Week starts today! Tuesday (2/11): It’s just a casual Tuesday today for most Mustangs, but at 6:00 p.m. the girls varsity gymnastics team heads to the IHSA Sectionals. Also, the girls varsity basketbal...

Woodridge Village Council amends tobacco minimum age

Woodridge Village Council amends tobacco minimum age

Alison Goulding, Print News Editor

February 7, 2020

On Feb. 6 at the bi-monthly village board meeting, the Village of Woodridge Council met to discuss many local topics. State and federal law recently raised the tobacco age from 18-years-old to 21-years-old. To follow this, village code was amended to raise the minimum tobacco age to 21. Recreational...

Spirit Week preview

Spirit Week preview

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

Spirit Week is right around the corner, and preparations for the winter dance are underway. Students and teachers are working hard on spirit days and the winter assembly. Jennifer Martinez is organizing this year's spirit week. She talked about what she has done to prepare for the festivities. “A...

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