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  • January 17DGS Varsity Speech Tournament, Jan. 18-19

  • January 17Conquering College Costs presentation in DGN Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

  • January 17DGS Boys' Basketball vs. Metea Valley at 6:00 p.m.

I have the voice of a 10-year-old girl — on helium

I have the voice of a 10-year-old girl — on helium

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

January 17, 2019


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

It is no secret that I have I have a -- unique -- voice. Anyone who has ever heard me speak, even once, can attest that I have one of the highest pitched voices at DGS. My voice is not just high-pitched but also super nasally. And it’s amazing — I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Just kidding. Th...

Accepting the harsh reality that racism still exists

Accepting the harsh reality that racism still exists

Rhaya Truman, Managing Editor

January 15, 2019


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

On Dec. 11, 2018 I was threatened by a white classmate that they were going to lynch me. The classmate was upset at me because he was caught saying the N-word casually, and I confronted him on the subject. In response he decided it would be appropriate to joke around about committing this act. Y...

I want AirPods so people like me more

I want AirPods so people like me more

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

January 14, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Thoughts by Jacob

I’m jealous of everyone who received AirPods for Christmas -- so jealous. But the thing is, I did not want AirPods until everyone else had them. This Christmas, AirPods were the hottest gift. All of my friends and every stranger I saw in public was walking with those white, little, cordless headpho...

New Year, same you– honey, resolutions fool no one

New Year, same you– honey, resolutions fool no one

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Thoughts by Jacob

New Year’s resolutions are for people who have too much time on their hands. People who make New Year’s resolutions are the same people who only drink La Croix and have a Golden retriever-poodle, or goldendoodle. They are also the people who will put said goldendoodle on their Christmas card with th...

Why Multicultural Studies is important

Why Multicultural Studies is important

Emmanuelle Copeland, Print Features Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Americans have a tendency to grossly overestimate the amount of social mobility. It’s no wonder, after all, America has long been known as the land of the American dream and home of the brave, but the validity of these titles is constantly under fire. Because here’s the thing: America is a land o...

Why I love final exams

Why I love final exams

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

December 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Thoughts by Jacob

It’s the most wonderful time of year-- Santa Claus is coming to town in exactly a week, 2018 is almost 2019 and tomorrow at DGS we have our first day of final exams. I personally love finals-- so much. (Yes, I am 100 percent serious.) To me, finals have always been like a break. You go to sc...

End the trend: the dangerous effects of glamorizing student-teacher relationships in teen TV

End the trend: the dangerous effects of glamorizing student-teacher relationships in teen TV

Alex Miranda, Copy Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

Teen television is addicting. There, I said it. It’s true. There are many TV dramas targeted to high school students that have gained immense popularity among the youth demographic, especially in our time of viral mass media. These shows grasp viewer attention with their oftentimes enigmatic and...

Animal poaching and the communities left out of the conversation

Animal poaching and the communities left out of the conversation

Emmanuelle Copeland, Print Features Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

With the popularity of the documentary “STROOP: journey into the rhino horn war,” photos of rhinos that have been brutally killed, then robbed of their tusks have been circulating the internet producing a public outcry amongst many around the world. But there is a substantial difference in how...

Canada Goose jackets: NOT fun and flirty

Canada Goose jackets: NOT fun and flirty

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

December 3, 2018


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

Every time I see someone in a Canada Goose jacket, I want to punch them in the face. OK, maybe that’s a bit too bold. But, when I walk the streets of downtown Chicago or even the Oakbrook Mall in the wintertime, I can’t help but see these coats. What are they? Well, Canada Goose jackets ar...

Spread the word to end the word

Spread the word to end the word

Taylor Petring, Freelance Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinions

Standing up out of my desk, all eyes on me, I feel my cheeks getting red and steam coming out of my ears. Asking my teacher to get water, I storm out of the classroom. My friend chases after me, not knowing what is wrong. The R-word was said directly to me. Growing up with my dad working as a specia...

No phone call, no relief

No phone call, no relief

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

It’s a familiar experience: you’re walking down to the nurse’s office to ask for a bandage -- you were organizing your worksheets and got a paper cut on your finger. It may not be bleeding much, but it stings and it’s an excuse to miss five minutes of class. However, once you get to the office, the nur...

Memories are worth fighting for

Memories are worth fighting for

Kourtney Troha, Freelance Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under frnt.pge, Opinions

Alzheimer’s Disease changes lives.  I don’t think anyone is ever ready for the impact that this disease holds for families. Personally, I was heartsick from my grandma’s diagnosis three years ago. It has greatly affected my life, but I have found and learned many things from this. As I sat ...

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