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How ‘coronacation’ has caused the revival of finstas

How ‘coronacation’ has caused the revival of finstas

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor

March 27, 2020

When superintendent Dr. Hank Thiele sent out the email informing us all that we will have the next three weeks off of school, the hallways erupted with applause and cheering. Of course two of these weeks would have e-Learning days, and one week of it was our already planned spring break. But at the...

COVID-19 is Generation Z’s 9/11

COVID-19 is Generation Z’s 9/11

Lauren Wilmore, Online News Editor

March 24, 2020

The tragedy of 9/11 in 2001 meant the end of the millennial generation and the start of Generation Z. Gen Z kids were either too young or weren’t alive during 9/11, while millennials' lives were changed because of the horrific event. Gen Z hadn’t had any experience to signify their generation from...

Dear President Trump: stop being racist

Dear President Trump: stop being racist

Ariel Oh, Print Features Editor

March 24, 2020

Dear President Trump, Since the COVID-19 virus has caused a pandemic, it has created widespread panic among the people of the world. It has also caused something you will never understand: xenophobia and racism. On Mar. 17, you tweeted a message that said, “For the people that are now out of...

Coronavirus is slowing destroying my life

Coronavirus is slowing destroying my life

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor

March 23, 2020

As coronavirus cases skyrocket through the nation, everything I care about has come to a screeching halt. Friends, family, school and social events are all postponed or even cancelled due to the fear of coronavirus. Personally, this has affected my own life in such a sizable way. I find myself unsure...

Longing to get back on track: COVID-19 through the eyes of an athlete

Longing to get back on track: COVID-19 through the eyes of an athlete

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor

March 20, 2020

A strong sense of excitement, uncertainty and anxiety filled my coach’s classroom Thursday afternoon as my teammates and I awaited the news of our track season in regards to COVID-19. We knew that some things were going to change. We still had hope that they wouldn’t. At that time we were informed...

Editorial: Washings hands first sign of defense; school sinks inadequate against Coronavirus

Editorial: Washings hands first sign of defense; school sinks inadequate against Coronavirus

Kate Riley and Luc Alvarez

March 12, 2020

Over the course of a month, coronavirus has managed to top headlines worldwide, and in doing so has created a mass hysteria surrounding the virus. Stores quickly sold out of hand sanitizer and prices of medical face masks soared on Amazon from $1.50 to a whopping $7 per piece. District 99 Superintendent...

Ross, Ricketts, Marquee Sports Network: 2020 to be tense year for Chicago Cubs

Ross, Ricketts, Marquee Sports Network: 2020 to be tense year for Chicago Cubs

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

I have lived my entire life bleeding blue and living and dying on the wins and losses of the Chicago Cubs, but most importantly, I’ve spent the last few summers worshipping at the altar of Joe Maddon. But Maddon’s contract with the Cubs was up this year, causing the program to seek another general...

I have senioritis — when I want to

I have senioritis — when I want to

Sarah Barber, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Every high school student, or any person who knows a high schooler, is familiar with the term "senioritis," which is used to describe the dwindling motivation that seniors feel during the second semester as graduation looms. As I move through my final semester of high school, I’ve realized that...

‘The Biggest Loser’: How to not lose weight

‘The Biggest Loser’: How to not lose weight

Alyssa Deplaris, Social Media Director

February 19, 2020

After 17 seasons, the popular NBC reality show, The Biggest Loser, was canceled on Feb. 22, 2016. The reality show features contestants attempting to lose an unrealistic amount of weight in four months. On May 20, 2019, it was announced that a reboot of the show would premiere in the year 2020. The Biggest Lose...

‘To All the Boys P.S. I Still Love You’ does not meet standard set by first film

‘To All the Boys P.S. I Still Love You’ does not meet standard set by first film

Jacqueline Barba, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

In the film industry, making a sequel as beloved as its predecessor is hard to achieve, and sadly To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You has now fallen into those ranks. One of the best film-to-movie adaptations out there, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was well made, well casted...

Winter Spirit Week almost makes me want to go to Turnabout this weekend — almost

Winter Spirit Week almost makes me want to go to Turnabout this weekend — almost

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

February 13, 2020

DGS -- you've done a great job this spirit week! The themes of the week have been so good (go student council), and the excitement in the school has been building. Flannel Day, College Day, USA Day, Jersey Day and DGS spirit wear are the themes that we have deserved. Most of the time, the themes for...

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