Blueprint

  • January 16Conquering College Costs Presentation, Hosted by DGN at 7 p.m.
  • January 16Girls Varsity Bowling vs. Hinsdale South on Jan. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
  • January 16Varsity Wrestling vs. Leyden on 6 p.m.

Woodridge village board authorizes lot subdivision, resurfacing resolutions

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2020

Last night at its bi-monthly board meeting, the Village of Woodridge passed resolutions regarding the resurfacing of portions of both 83rd Street and Woodward Avenue, as well as of the lot subdivision for the Centerpointe Shopping Center, three areas which are integral to the community. The meeting’s...

Think Globally, Act Locally: DGS’s philanthropy project

Think Globally, Act Locally: DGS’s philanthropy project

Kira Matheson, Online Opinions Editor

January 17, 2020

For the 2019-2020 school year, DGS’s philanthropy project is taking a green approach with the ‘Think Globally, Act Locally’ campaign. The school-wide operation will give students and staff a plethora of ways to help their environment for the remainder of the school year. This year’s project...

DG Village Council discusses Civil Rights Day, zoning, Project Dandelion

DG Village Council discusses Civil Rights Day, zoning, Project Dandelion

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Downers Grove Village Council met to discuss a variety of local topics. At the start of the meeting, Mayor Bob Barnett proclaimed that Jan. 20 would be Downers Grove Civil Rights Day. The date coincides with the national holiday the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. "It's...

Weekly Preview: Jan. 6-10

Weekly Preview: Jan. 6-10

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2020

DGS has rung in the new year and is beginning second semester. Here are this week’s events. Monday, Jan. 6: There is a teacher institute on this day, so there will be no student attendance. Tuesday, Jan 7: Classes resume and World Language Week begins. The National Honor Society (NHS) induction...

Student petition for school Wi-Fi doesn’t connect

Student petition for school Wi-Fi doesn’t connect

Greyson Martinescu, Assistant Photo Editor

December 18, 2019

With DGS providing Wi-Fi for student issued Chromebooks, connecting other personal devices to the internet is difficult. This conversation over providing students with Wi-Fi for personal devices prompted DGS Junior Michael Larucci to begin a student petition for Wi-Fi. “I went around in the mornings,...

A look at the Winter Art Show

A look at the Winter Art Show

Marjorie Lichner and Alison Goulding

December 17, 2019

With the DGS Winter Art Show wrapped up, students from varying classes such as ceramics, drawing and painting all had to get ready to put their pieces on display. This art show highlighted the students’ hard work throughout the semester, while also showing off their originality. To take part in...

Holiday concert gets students in the holiday spirit

Holiday concert gets students in the holiday spirit

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor

December 13, 2019

On Dec. 12 and during second period Tuesday, the DGS Fine Arts will come together to create a musical performance -- the annual Holiday Concert. Each music group will perform an array of holiday-themed pieces, showcasing their talent. One of the elements that make the holiday concert different from...

First Student bus company creates ‘FirstView’ tracking app

First Student bus company creates ‘FirstView’ tracking app

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor

December 11, 2019

At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, First Student bus company introduced a bus tracker app called “FirstView” to District 99. The “FirstView” app will provide students with their estimated bus arrival time based on the time at which the bus route starts. The app will also allow parents...

Weekly Preview: Week of Dec. 9

Weekly Preview: Week of Dec. 9

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2019

Monday: There is the typical 9:20-a.m. late start. Girls gymnastics competes against Morton. Tuesday: Class Rings are delivered at 10:50 a.m. Girls bowling competes against Hinsdale South. Wednesday: It's Hump Day. Girls bowling competes against Fenton. Thursday: The Winter Art Show is on full display...

Madrigals chosen to compete at All-state concert

Madrigals chosen to compete at All-state concert

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor

November 22, 2019

Madrigals, the highest choir at DGS, has secured a place out of ten to perform in All-State on Jan. 30. Joy Belt has been teaching at DGS for twenty years, and she is the choral director for Madrigals. She explained how Madrigals had to work hard to be chosen to perform at All-State. “So we will...

Students create cleanliness issue

Students create cleanliness issue

Alyssa Deplaris, Social Media Director

November 22, 2019

Students and staff have begun to notice a decrease in cleanliness during the 2019-2020 school year, specifically during lunch periods. The custodial staff has acknowledged an increase in the amount of garbage throughout the building. Staff believes that students should be held accountable for their...

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