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Illness: What is so romantic about it?

Illness: What is so romantic about it?

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor

November 14, 2019

“The Fault in our Stars,” “Midnight Sun” and “Five Feet Apart.” All of these romantic movies share at least one thing in common, that being, the romanticizing of illness. The common theme in these films is the love blossoming between two main characters where at least one has a terminal illness. I...

The secrets to improving the school cafeteria food

The secrets to improving the school cafeteria food

Alyssa Deplaris, Social Media Director

November 13, 2019

DGS attempts to show students that the lunch provided here at school is “healthy." However, the “reduced fat" options do not exactly mean they are healthier options. Many students consume school lunches daily, but the food could be higher quality and more nutritious. Students quickly discard the...

Snowball is not for everyone

Snowball is not for everyone

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor

November 7, 2019

Operation Snowball is coming up on Friday, Nov. 8 for DGS students. Snowball can be a great experience for some who connect with other classmates on a personal level, while for others, it can be a struggle to make it through the program. I’m not saying that Snowball is terrible and no one should att...

Let me be direct — cyberbullying education needs a new focus

Let me be direct — cyberbullying education needs a new focus

Madeline O'Neil, Copy Editor

November 5, 2019

In gym class we watched the movie “Cyberbully,” and to be quite honest, I didn’t see the appeal. I was wondering why we even bothered watching the 2011 film, which focused on the verbal harassment which a girl in high school faced from classmates online. Honestly, I don’t think this kind of cy...

Why trick or treating is fun

Why trick or treating is fun

Drey McGrew, Print Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

Trick or treating is a big part of Halloween, so if you are going to tell me I can’t trick-or-treat because I’m too old than we are going to have a problem.  I know that trick-or-treating is mainly targeted towards little kids, and it is childish for me to dress as Spiderman, parading up and...

The stresses of Halloween

The stresses of Halloween

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor

October 29, 2019

Now that Halloween is upon us, so are the stresses that accompany the spooky celebration of this holiday. The pressure begins when people start talking about their Halloween costume ideas as soon as Oct. 1 hits. Cats, witches, devils, police officers -- all of these planned disguises for the last...

Why being basic on Halloween is better

Why being basic on Halloween is better

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor

October 29, 2019

Halloween, aka the best holiday, only comes around once a year. That means you only have one chance to go all out and make the perfect costume. You can be as creative and original as you want, or you can be like everyone else and put on your dad’s 2012 Bears jersey and wear eye black. I am a...

I don’t care what you think — I love my iPhone 6

I don’t care what you think — I love my iPhone 6

Alyssa Deplaris, Social Media Director

October 24, 2019

Back in 2014, I updated my Nokia touchscreen phone to the iPhone 6. My iPhone 6 has stuck with me throughout the past five years of my life and continues to live through the multiple falls and faceplants it experiences every day.  On a daily basis, I am attacked for not upgrading my iPhone 6 to the newe...

Blocked websites everywhere

Blocked websites everywhere

Elliot Sheets, Graphics Director

October 24, 2019

There’s nothing more irritating than searching something up and being greeted with the giant text reading “BLOCKED.” This is the way the school deters students from searching things that may be deemed inappropriate or might disrupt the learning environment. But what is actually considered inapprop...

A conference about conferences

A conference about conferences

Vincent Llanes, Buisness Manager

October 23, 2019

It’s that time of the year again. Parent-teacher conferences are approaching. Students are groaning and parents walk into school knowing exactly what they are about to hear. Let’s be real -- parent-teacher conferences are not just boring, but they also fail to provide meaningful feedback for student...

Red Ribbon Week assembly speaker Eddie Slowikowski sparks mixed reactions

Red Ribbon Week assembly speaker Eddie Slowikowski sparks mixed reactions

October 21, 2019

The 2019 Red Ribbon Week assembly was met with both positive and negative feedback from the DGS student body.

School wide assembly misses Red Ribbon Week message

School wide assembly misses Red Ribbon Week message

Ashley Boak, Photo Editor

October 21, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, the entire student body was in attendance at the Red Ribbon Week assembly with guest speaker Eddie Slowikowski. Slowikowski’s presentation missed the Red Ribbon Week message entirely in regards to living a healthy life and avoiding the negative effects of drugs and alcohol. ...

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