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Staff editorial: PDA? No way.

Staff editorial: PDA? No way.

Alex Miranda, Copy Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Editorials, frnt.pge, Opinions

It’s 7:58 a.m. and DGS students are crowding the hallways. Most are aware of the time, wrapping up their conversations in an effort to make it to first period before the bell. However, there are always those students that choose to, instead of wrap up their morning activities, get wrapped up in each other......

Staff editorial: More formal, more effective

Staff editorial: More formal, more effective

Alex Miranda, Copy Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

FYI -- a popular form of text slang, this acronym of “for your information” is commonly used during casual conversation. The informal term was also unfittingly used by District 99 in an email titled “News FYI” on Feb. 6, two full days after DGS staff had been notified of what was initially perceived...

Staff editorial: Flexible learning days–a welcome alternative to snow day cancellations

Staff editorial: Flexible learning days–a welcome alternative to snow day cancellations

Alex Miranda, Copy Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

For many students snow days are some of the most welcomed days of the year. They provide a much-needed source of temporary relaxation and serve as a worthy distraction from academic and extracurricular pressures. When the forecast seems reminiscent of a polar vortex, most students rely on snow day calcu...

A love letter to Diet Coke

A love letter to Diet Coke

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Thoughts by Jacob

Dearest Diet Coke, I want to say thank you. Thank you for being there through thick and thin. Thank you for making me happy when I am sad and making the good times of my life even better. Thank you for your taste -- your bubbles and your caramel coloring. Though I have had to reverse the effects of your caram...

Recess: Re-incorporate it

Recess: Re-incorporate it

Colin Dodd, Print Opinions Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

Try going back to the good old days. No teenage angst, no real stress over homework, no worrying about college and most importantly, recess. Why did we lose this amazing thing going into middle school? We used to get a 30-minute break and were set free on the playground to do whatever we wanted to. You c...

‘Green Book’: White-washed film wins Best Picture

‘Green Book’: White-washed film wins Best Picture

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

This year’s Oscars, though lacking both a host and the storm of Time’s Up supporters advocating gender equality like the 2018 ceremony, sparked many viewers’ interest for other reasons, notably the film “Green Book” winning Best Picture. I’m going to preface this by saying I have not seen “Green Book.”...

Advocating against advocacy projects

Advocating against advocacy projects

Colin Dodd, Print Opinions Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinions

To advocate for something is to publicly recommend or support a side of an issue. While most agree that knowing how to fight for your side on an issue is important, I don’t think a random speech or presentation in the middle of junior year teaches me how to do that. All students in their junior year of high sc...

I hated my identical twin brother — until he started dating my best friend

I hated my identical twin brother — until he started dating my best friend

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

February 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, frnt.pge, Opinions, Thoughts by Jacob

I hated my identical twin brother until he started dating my best friend. OK, so that may seem harsh, but it all makes sense once I explain myself. My twin brother, Griffin, and I were very close when we were younger. Then came puberty and middle school, and Griffin and I began to change. With...

Snow brings out the worst in me

Snow brings out the worst in me

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

February 13, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Thoughts by Jacob

This winter, like almost every recent winter in Chicago, has been confusing. I really don’t have any other words to describe our winters; they are simply confusing.  We have ups and downs in temperature -- it’s negative 50 one day and positive 50 three days later.  One day we’re covered in...

Internet shaming has become the new form of bullying

Internet shaming has become the new form of bullying

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Editorials, frnt.pge, Opinions, Rhaya's Blog

When we watch old movies that depict bullying as a tall, mean kid pushing people into lockers during passing period, we begin to laugh because of how unrealistic it is. Although ever since phones and electronics came out, social media has become the new route bullies take to hurt the people they wi...

Driving to DGS: Is parking worth it?

Driving to DGS: Is parking worth it?

Kelly Jankowski, Video News Director

February 7, 2019


Filed under Opinions

Downers Grove South offers four parking options for students: the $175 student lot, the $250 Z-Lot, the $400 church lot or free parking one-mile away. Is it really worth it?   No.

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