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This is my challenge for everyone. Try just a week with no procrastination. Feel the satisfaction of getting done what needs to get done.

Procrastination can be prevented

Dominic Marcantelli, Freelance Writer December 5, 2023

You may have heard the saying, “The greatest amount of wasted time is the time getting started.” We all procrastinate. But we shouldn’t and here’s why: According to Solving Procrastination,...

Everyday that those with power and agency do not attempt to address this issue is an active acceptance that this is normal. The simple truth is this-children fearing for their lives in school is not normal.

Students are too apathetic about school violence

Andrew Staser, Freelance Writer November 30, 2023

“Qui tacet consentire videtur,” an old Latin phrase, means roughly that those who are silent show consent. The proverb illustrates that someone needs to speak out against what they see as unacceptable...

I show my pride for both DGS and Hinsdale South with spirit wear from each school.

Torn between two worlds: Hornets or Mustangs?

Juliana Conyer, Managing Editor November 14, 2023

South strong or south pride? Go blue or go gold? Hornets or Mustangs? This is the internal conflict that I experience daily due to attending DGS but having parents who work at Hinsdale South High School. I...

Its important to stay respectful when you ask a disabled person a question.

Physical disability brings wrath of wacky statements

Owen Chaidez, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2023

Throughout my 17 years of being disabled on this earth, I’ve been fortunate enough to rack up a plethora of bizarre questions, remarks and thoughts that people have on my situation and disability. I...

Even in my darkest hours I still have my trusty No.2

No.2 pencils deserve better sharpeners

Anthony Addante, Opinions Editor November 1, 2023

There is an immense joy that is matched by no other: using a sharp pencil. Touching that beautifully sharp tip to the untouched paper as the lead shows up so awesomely bold is euphoric. Then, the unthinkable:...

The only Halloween activity that teens have time to participate in is dressing up for school.

Halloween move is key for holiday to be great

Juliana Conyer, Managing Editor October 31, 2023

I know it’s October when the air has a subtle crispness, the shorter days are extended by jack-o-lantern light, I can smell pumpkin seeds roasting in the oven and “Hocus Pocus” is playing on repeat...

I stand with zero shame in the middle of my junior high school common area dressed as a bee in a tutu, my costume for our performance.

‘Bee’ yourself: Flipping the script on fear

Sebastian Blanco, Features Editor October 26, 2023

Sometimes the Hollywood stereotypes are true and high school really is a popularity contest. It almost seems like everything you do needs to be precisely calculated in order to appease your peers and the...

If stores aren’t smart enough to establish boundaries with their retail, then educate yourself to know what you should and shouldn’t buy off the shelves.

Don’t get ‘boo’d’: Avoid wearing these offensive Halloween costumes

Lauren Miranda , Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2023

Halloween is right around the cobwebbed corner, and with the approaching holiday comes all things eerily enjoyable. Kids are watching “Halloweentown” and “Hocus Pocus,” teens are carving pumpkins...

Teachers become easily frustrated when writing the same information many times during the day.

Editorial: Green passes are ineffective, wasteful

Maya Homberg, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2023

There are many new changes to school procedures this year; however, the most impactful change is the implementation of green passes. Each time a student wants to leave their classroom, a teacher is required...

These signs only serve to take up wall space.

New phone policy isn’t apocalyptic

Anthony Addante, Opinions Editor October 23, 2023

The phone policy has caused quite the stir and it is a break from the status quo of just hoping that students won’t use them. Perhaps this opinion will be in the minority, but this policy seems to be...

DGS introduces the green pass for students and staff.

A skipping crisis: green hall passes aren’t helping

Yoldi Villa, Freelance Writer October 19, 2023

Every year, DGS implements many changes in order to accommodate every student and staff member's needs. This year, the school has implemented a new system to fix a major problem–skipping. However, the...

These chairs cause me immense rage that can be matched by no other issue.

DGS has absolutely horrendous chairs

Anthony Addante, Opinions Editor September 19, 2023

There’s one prevalent issue at DGS that exceeds all others. Every student is affected by it. It's not access. It's the garbage chairs. At least, those classical ones that probably haven’t been...

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