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Creative but costly: Conditioners cool classrooms

Creative but costly: Conditioners cool classrooms

Elizabeth Rose Szpytek, Online Opinions Editor

September 20, 2017


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On the first day of school this year, DGS students noticed something new in 90 of their classrooms: portable air conditioning units. Administrators had decided that it was necessary to cool the often heated and humid classrooms so that the temperature would not impede learning.  The units were a...

DGS honors student achievements with Touch-Pro TV’s

DGS honors student achievements with Touch-Pro TV’s

Donte Reed, Print Sports Editor

September 20, 2017


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DGS has had a lot of success over its 53 years of education in sports and activities, this year the athletic department decided to introduce a new way of commemorating the success of DGS students. During summer break in July, two 55’ touch screen TV’s were placed in the school's hallways. One di...

Weekly preview: Sept. 18 – Sept. 22

Weekly preview: Sept. 18 – Sept. 22

Marc Alvarez

September 18, 2017


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    Upcoming weekly events: Monday, Sept. 18:  9:20 a.m. arrival, the bell schedule can be found in the DGS student handbook. Homecoming tickets go on sale in the bookstore for $20; the price will increase to $25 starting Monday, Sept. 25.   Tuesday, Sept. 19:  Principal Ed Schwartz w...

Weekly preview: Sept. 11-Sept. 15

Weekly preview: Sept. 11-Sept. 15

Sarah Major, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2017


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Monday, Sept. 11: The first 9:20 a.m. arrival takes place today, with periods 1, 2, 3, 7 and 8 shortened to 38 minutes. Periods 4, 5 and 6 will be 44 minutes long. The bell schedule can be found here. Tuesday, Sept. 12:  The varsity girls’ tennis team battles Willowbrook at 4:30 p.m at the DGS tennis courts and the var...

DGS Jazz Bands perform annual “Jazz In the Park” concert in Fishel Park

DGS Jazz Bands perform annual “Jazz In the Park” concert in Fishel Park

Sydney Hall and Marisa Kasher

June 1, 2017


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On May 30th, both DGS and DGN Jazz bands hosted their annual “Jazz In the Park” concert in Fishel Park located in downtown Downers Grove. The concert consisted of each level from both schools jazz ensembles performing a set of 3-4 songs separately, and ending with a performance of seniors from both...

Weekly Preview May 29-June 2

Weekly Preview May 29-June 2

Sarah Major, Print Features Editor

May 31, 2017


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Upcoming events this week: Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, which honors fallen members of the military who courageously defended the U.S.A., is a national holiday, meaning that there is no school on this day. Tuesday, May 30: Barring inclement weather, the annual Mustang Way celebration will be held outside dur...

Weekly Preview May 22 – May 26

Weekly Preview May 22 – May 26

Kylie Schatmeyer, Copy Editor

May 22, 2017


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Upcoming events this week: Monday, May 22: Yearbook pre-sale distribution in the DGS cafeteria starting at 3:00 p.m.  Head over to Glenbard West tonight to see the varsity boys volleyball team take on Lemont high school in the regional-quarter finals. Game starts at 6:30 p.m., come out and support...

The black box opens its doors for new AP senior artists

The black box opens its doors for new AP senior artists

Claire Pikul, Print Photo Editor

May 19, 2017


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“'Art has been apart of my life for as long as I can remember and being able to display some of my work alongside other awesome artists is just the best.'" -Stephanie Stewart

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DECA flies to compete in California

DECA flies to compete in California

Jessie Fortin, Online News Editor

May 9, 2017


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The DGS DECA club went to Anaheim, California on April 29 to go against other competing schools at DECA International Career Development Conference. DECA is a competitive club that helps prepare high school and college students for careers in business, marketing, finance and managing. Senior Kenny K...

District 99 pushes to make changes within both schools

District 99 pushes to make changes within both schools

Michelle Hroma, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2017


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Within the next 10 years, District 99 is looking to make several noticeable changes within the DGS and DGN facilities. Potential changes in DGS include a study commons space, an increase in security, an expansion to the auditorium, bleacher renovations and a second turf field.   Principal ...

Week preview May 8-12

Week preview May 8-12

Jayna Bardahl, Print News Editor

May 8, 2017


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Monday- The AP tests will take place for Biology, Music Theory, and both Physics C classes. Tuesday- During the school day the AP tests for Calculus AB, Calculus BC, and French will take place. The DGS senior awards night will be held in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday- The AP English Langu...

DGS global connections classes support refugee families

DGS global connections classes support refugee families

Jayna Bardahl, Print News Editor

May 3, 2017


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Throughout the weeks of Apr. 24 and May 1, DGS global connections classes will sell $10 T-Shirts to support the organization Humanwire. Humanwire is a not-for-profit organization based out of Boulder, Colorado that donates necessities to refugee families from the Middle East in need. Differing from other...