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  • April 20Governor Announces Schools Will Remain Closed for Rest of School Year
  • April 10New AP Exam Schedule Available
  • August 30No school on Sept. 2

Thanks and peace out

Two of my best friends and they are total nerds.

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

May 12, 2020

Hi. Here I am, sitting at my computer drinking a Diet Coke, being all dramatic with one singular tear running down my face, writing my last column. The end of my Blueprint career was not how I thought it would end. I haven’t been in room A310 in two months, and haven’t seen any of my fellow staff...

Missing my last day of high school and what I learned

A little, hot pink post-it note that was sloppily written the first day of senior year, now stands as a reminder for me to persevere.

Alison Goulding, Print News Editor

May 12, 2020

On the first day of my senior year I wrote the date “May 22” on a hot pink post-it note and stuck it to my mirror. Everyday since, I glanced at it as I was getting ready as a reminder of what I was going to school for: graduation. This hot pink post-it reminded me to persevere through every day...

Living a life under COVID-19

Video games are one passion many students have followed extensively under quarantine.

Vincent Llanes, Copy Editor

May 8, 2020

Am I sad that I am losing half of my senior year? Certainly, there is no doubt that I greatly value the comforting presence of my peers and the wonderful set of teachers I’ve had this year. Am I that sad though? Not at all. After grinding through college applications and standardized tests, I...

TikTok turns toxic: App drives waves of insecurity among teens

TikTok turns toxic: App drives waves of insecurity among teens

Ariel Oh, Print Features Editor

May 4, 2020

TikTok -- a social media that has gone viral over the past couple of years. Ranging from infants to the elderly, TikTok has space for everyone to post and share video content anyone in the world can see. While this comes with laughs and giggles, there has also recently been a darker side of TikTok arising. I’ve...

The positives we gained from COVID-19

The positives we gained from COVID-19

Ariel Oh, Print Features Editor

May 4, 2020

As the school year (or lack thereof) comes to a close, we could all say the coronavirus has taken something from us. Whether it be a job, seeing friends, your sports season or even school COVID-19 has proved to the entire U.S. population that this pandemic is no joke. In my opinion, the media’s...

Dear Blueprint seniors, I’ll miss you

Dear Blueprint seniors, I'll miss you

Ariel Oh, Print Features Editor

May 3, 2020

Dear Blueprint Class of 2020 Seniors (I don’t know what to call you), I know that the year has been cut short and that basically ruins your entire high school experience, and we never got to say goodbye to any of you, because I never thought I’d have to say goodbye until the ACTUAL end of the...

COVID-19 Tumbles into my Cheer Season

Where my cheer bag has been sitting, untouched since the stay at home order was put into place.

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor

April 30, 2020

They announce our division is next. We feel the butterflies rise in our stomachs as eighth is announced, then seventh, sixth, fifth and fourth. People said that this was our best performance yet, but we all kept wondering if it was enough to win against a team we’ve never beaten before. Third is...

COVID vs college: The impacts on juniors preparing for college applications

Class of 2021 will have a college visiting and application process unlike other graduating classes.

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor

April 29, 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak, there are many people impacted not by the disease itself, but by preventing its spread. While the spotlight has been on high school seniors not having prom or graduation, high school juniors also are facing setbacks that could impact their lives beyond high school. Spring...

Things I wish I knew before high school

There is a lot I wish I knew before attending DGS.

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor

April 28, 2020

With my senior year ending in shambles, I have had a lot of time to reflect on my time in high school. Looking back, there is a lot I wish I knew before entering DGS. Perhaps one of my biggest concerns when entering high school was the fear of bullying. I was scared that I was going to be a target...

Dealing with in-home distractions

Video games such as

Vincent Llanes, Copy Editor

April 23, 2020

There’s a reason why I am currently writing this introduction at 3:00 a.m. No, it’s not the crippling anxiety prompted by COVID-19 or the awful Tik Toks I make for internet clout. Instead, you can place the blame on the various distractions present in my home environment. Now I normally consider...

How Bernie came up short again

Sanders reliance on his committed youth vote wasn't enough

Greyson Martinescu, Photo Editor

April 22, 2020

Former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign on April 8, marking the second time he has missed the mark in the Democratic primaries. Sanders gained an early advantage by nearly winning the Iowa caucus with Joe Biden in fourth place; this victory has been riddled...

COVID-19 has created a sense of community

Remember to share your wonderful smile whenever you see someone outside during these difficult times.

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

It’s a beautiful day: the sun is shining and a gentle breeze blows through the trees as the sidewalks buzz with movement. I pass by countless people walking, running and biking who excitedly exchange a wave or friendly smile with me. Over the past several weeks in quarantine, I have noticed a massive...

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