Blueprint

  • September 10Sept. 18: Variety show at 7 p.m. in the auditorium
  • September 10Sept. 17: Paint handprints in the courtyard at 3:20 p.m.
  • September 10Sept. 16: Powderpuff football at 6 p.m.

Expectations vs. reality of senior year

Expectations vs. reality of senior year

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

Senior year is here, and less than one month into it, my expectations are already failing to be met. Although I am sure that this year will be an amazing experience, my goals as a perfectionist have made the past few weeks a harsh reality check. Expectation: “I’m going to take easy classes so I ...

Thoughtless football themes

Thoughtless football themes

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor

September 12, 2019

Football Friday is a night of music, football, family and friends. Going to the game is a different experience for almost everyone, but there is one thing we all have in common.  A theme for the game. Now some themes are super exciting to follow, like having 80's or a USA theme. However, each year our t...

Popeyes’ chicken sandwich: Love at first bite

Popeyes’ chicken sandwich: Love at first bite

Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

I know what you’re thinking, how can someone be so obsessed with something as simple as a chicken sandwich? My answer: shut up and eat it.  If you haven’t heard of the Popeyes chicken sandwiches then you must be living under a rock. Not only did they go viral on the internet, causing major deba...

My beef with construction at DGS

My beef with construction at DGS

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

September 11, 2019

Two years ago when District 99 passed their referendum (on the first try… looking at you, Hinsdale), I was so excited for all the changes that were going to occur at DGS. Last year when the plans were released, I was ecstatic that my very own high school was going to become the child of an Apple St...

Top 10 Tuesday: Summer 2019 trends

Top 10 Tuesday: Summer 2019 trends

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

September 3, 2019

Summer 2019 was my peak. Here are the trends that made it memorable: 10. Environmentalist Trend Personally, I don’t appreciate people trying to save the environment because it is now trendy. I don’t care that Greta Thunberg is sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on a rowboat because planes g...

How to succeed in business without being sexist

How to succeed in business without being sexist

Rhaya Truman and Alex Miranda

May 8, 2019

The curtain call was met with applause at the 2019 DGS musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The musical is based in New York during the 1960s. Finch, a run-of-the-mill, charming man aiming to ascend the corporate ladder, uses a book as a “cheat code” to get ahead i...

Dismissive doctors

Dismissive doctors

Colin Dodd, Print Opinions Editor

May 7, 2019

Ever since second grade, I’ve had a knee problem because of one time that I sat in my desk weird and it fell. There was no hospital visit or anything, just a limp. Now, this limp has been with me for a decade. It warranted a hospital visit after working a cart duty at a supermarket causing me t...

My junior year lament

My junior year lament

Rachel Ley, Print Entertainment Editor

May 2, 2019

Considering I’m someone who has never particularly loved school or been the most studious person, I thought high school would be the four longest years of my life. Joining marching band freshman year put me in an activity with kids from every grade level and I became close with some upperclassmen, ...

Breaking up with junior year

Breaking up with junior year

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor

May 1, 2019

Dear junior year, I didn’t listen. I didn’t listen when my friends said taking eight classes with no lunch or study hall would be bad for me. I didn’t listen when they told me not to do speech, the mock election and the fall play all at once. I didn’t listen when they said that it would...

Move over senioritis, junioritis is here

Move over senioritis, junioritis is here

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

April 24, 2019

Seniors are getting ready for prom this weekend and then for graduation and then for the rest of their lives. I cannot help but be excited for every single one of them. I feel like I have been in class and interacted with so many students in the grade above me while at DGS, I almost think I am one of...

Dispenser despair

Dispenser despair

Colin Dodd, Print Opinions Editor

April 23, 2019

Our school's fries sit on the heated racks in the Mustang Grill and the serving pans of the cafetorium restaurant. Hungry students grab their portions, and as they walk towards their table they realize the one thing they’re missing: some ketchup. After fighting the crowd around the dispensers, they go for thei...

AP exams: My ‘always pushed’ classes torture me

AP exams: My ‘always pushed’ classes torture me

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor

April 17, 2019

Ah, the month of April. It’s a great time of year. We’re entering the home stretch with just over a month until the coveted summer break begins. Should be a happy time, right? Wrong. I’m a sucker for any sort of discount. I’m the one people come to when they want to find a bargain or...

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