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  • March 20Respect Week (March 18-22)

  • March 20One Acts Take Place on March 21-22 at 7 p.m.

  • March 20Spring Break 2019 Begins Monday, March 25

Downers Grove village council is awarded for stormwater management at March 19 meeting

Downers Grove village council is awarded for stormwater management at March 19 meeting

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 20, 2019


Filed under News

On March 19 the Downers Grove Village Council held its regularly scheduled meeting. During the hour-long sessions, the village was presented with an award for their treatment of flooding, the council listened to the quarterly economics report, and the mayor encouraged the people to go out and vote. ...

School Board meeting: March 18

Ina Barashka and Miles Little

March 20, 2019


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The March 19 District 99 School board meeting discussed the topics pedestrian safety, renewal of contract with First Student, curriculum overview and the progression of the Master Facility Plan. Pedestrian Safety: The board wants to lower the speed limit in the school zones. Both schools have bus...

Comedy central: Tate captures state title for speech

Comedy central: Tate captures state title for speech
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Trevor Owcarz, Online News Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under News, Podcasts, Uncategorized

The DGS speech team: A legacy and a tradition

The DGS speech team: A legacy and a tradition

Tatum Mitchell, Print News Editor

March 15, 2019


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Junior Kevin Tate took home a state championship in Original Comedy at the IHSA state speech competition. As a whole, the team placed 12th. “Qualifying for state was one of the most stressful but enjoyable experiences I've ever had. … At sectionals, the stakes are raised exponentially because th...

Village of Woodridge bimonthly board meeting passes rezoning resolution

Village of Woodridge bimonthly board meeting passes rezoning resolution

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under frnt.pge, News

Last night, the mayor of Woodridge and the village board passed an amended version of Resolution-2019-28, which would allow the rezoning of Lot 15 of Uptown at Seven Bridges from commercial use to residential use. A representative of the developing company, Pulte Inc., presented a brief overview of t...

Weekly Preview: March 4 – 8

Weekly Preview: March 4 – 8

Ina Barashka, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019


Filed under News, Weekly Preview

Monday: There is the usual 9:20 a.m. late start. Enjoy your last couple of hours of the three-day weekend. Tuesday: The Foreign Language National Honors Societies Induction will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday: There will be representatives from large, public, private liberal arts, COD, and medium-sized private ...

Weekly Preview: Feb. 25-March 1

Weekly Preview: Feb. 25-March 1

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

February 25, 2019


Filed under News, Weekly Preview

Here’s what is happening at DGS this week. Monday, Feb. 25 Spring Sports tryouts happen today for various sports. Check the DGS sports page for specific details on each sport. Tuesday, Feb. 26 Come see DGS play in their sectional game at 7 p.m., or come see the band concert at 7 p.m. in th...

Mandatory attendance at the 2019 Spirit Week Assembly

Mandatory attendance at the 2019 Spirit Week Assembly

Emmanuelle Copeland and Becca Pritchett

February 21, 2019


Filed under BREAKING NEWS, DGS, frnt.pge, News

Attendance to the spirit week assembly will be mandatory on Feb. 22, 2019. In past assemblies alternative spaces like the cafeteria and library were available to students to use as a study hall during the duration of the assembly. However, this year in an email to staff, the faculty was told otherwise. “All...

DGS Chess competes at state tournament

DGS Chess competes at state tournament

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019


Filed under frnt.pge, News

The DGS chess team competed at the State Chess Tournament in Peoria, Ill. The two-day tournament took place on Feb. 8-9 with the Mustangs competing in seven rounds of chess games and winning in two. Before the tournament, Head Coach Frank Ding talked to the players about going into their game wit...

Weekly Preview: Feb. 18 – Feb. 22

Weekly Preview: Feb. 18 – Feb. 22

Ariel Oh, Copy Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Weekly Preview

Monday: There will be no classes due to President’s Day. Students will have to complete an E-learning activity to make up for the snow day from November 2018. Tuesday: Classes resume. Spirit Week begins in preparation for the winter dance. There will be a band concert held at 7:00 p.m. in ...

Students choose with Student Choice

Students choose with Student Choice

Colin Dodd, Print Opinions Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under frnt.pge, News

On the week of Jan. 21, 2019, DGS began offering students samples of the foods from different restaurants and asked them to vote for their favorite on Jan. 25, 2019. This was done to possibly choose a new restaurant for the school to offer for students in the cafetorium. There were three options to choose from, the...

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