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  • October 7 Girls bowling meeting on Oct. 13 at 3:30 pm
  • October 7 Girls gymnastics informational meeting on Oct. 12 at 7:30 and 3:30 pm
  • October 7 Downers Grove South and Hinsdale South soccer match on Oct. 6 at 6:30 pm
  • October 7 Boys and Girls Cross Country Twilight Invite on Oct. 6 at 4:30 pm
  • October 1 French and German club soccer match on Oct. 5 at 3:30 pm
  • October 1 First Choir Concert Oct. 5 at 7 pm
  • September 30 Come support DGS soccer at crosstown against North at 6:30 on Sept. 30
  • September 30 Men's swim and dive informational meeting at 7:30 am on Sept. 30
  • September 30 Seniors and juniors: Some colleges are visiting DGS on Oct. 1! Sign up through Naviance
  • September 30 The Super Smash Brothers Club informational meeting at 3:30 pm on Sept. 30
The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The student news site of Downers Grove South High School

Blueprint

The new outdoor seating has tables with umbrellas and high-top bench options.
Courtyard turned cafe: New seating options available for lunch
Kassem Ossman, Editor-in-Chief • October 12, 2021

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While mask wearing is still being required by the state, DGS, and its staff members will continue to enforce this policy.
DGS students: Their experiences with students and masks
Juliana Conyer, Freelance Writer • October 7, 2021

Since early 2020, masks have become an essential aspect of many people’s lives. For some, grabbing a mask before leaving the house has become...

Liv Balicki, third year member of the Marching Mustangs, wears her 2019 Music Bowl shirt to show support for this years upcoming Music Bowl.
DGS marching band gets back into the rhythm of hosting the Music Bowl
Marty Blader, Freelance Writer • October 6, 2021

The Music Bowl is a competition hosted by the DGS Marching Band for other schools to showcase their performances. Last year, due to COVID-19...

Vlna will be remembered for her beautiful singing voice and optimism
In memoriam: Former DGS student Mia Vlna passes away at 18
Kassem Ossman, Editor-In-Chief • October 5, 2021

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 Mia Vlna (18) passed away. While she is gone, she will always be remembered by her friends and family. Vlna enjoyed...

Students concluded the space-themed homecoming dance with a firework show.
Out of this world, in with the new: Students celebrate a different homecoming this year
Faith Nelson, Features Editor • September 30, 2021

Homecoming looked a little different this year with the biggest change being the venue. Through the combination of COVID-19 restrictions...

DGS choir prepares for upcoming concert amid COVID-19 protocols
DGS choir prepares for upcoming concert amid COVID-19 protocols
Lauren Miranda, Freelance Writer • September 28, 2021

DGS Choir Director Joy Belt-Roselieb, with the help of Accompanist and Tremble Ensemble Director Dr. Ricardo Pedroza and A Cappella and Chamber...

Grey’s Anatomy premieres its eighteenth season after being on the air for 16 years.
'Grey’s Anatomy': How many seasons is too many?
Samantha Bachara, Business Manager/Social Media Director • October 6, 2021
"Grey’s Anatomy", a long running medical drama, has officially premiered its 18th season. While I have such a deep love for the show, it seems
Fireworks cap off the eventful homecoming weekend for mustangs after the football game and dance.
DGS football to a sports novice
Jake Hahn, Copy-Editor-in-Chief • October 5, 2021
DGS football games have always been a topic of confusion for someone as uneducated in sports as I, but there was always something about them
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The internet has given teens the chance to stream their thoughts to anyone at any given time.
Oversharing on the internet
Claire Valenti, Sports Editor • October 15, 2021

Letters for Rose aims to eliminate loneliness among elderly patients during the pandemic.
The bloom of Letters for Rose
Kristin Weidner, Video News Director • October 4, 2021

Born out of the sheer love for community service, Letters for Rose was a product of both the pandemic and dedication of two New Jersey teenagers. Their mission is clear and simple: reduce feelings of...

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The movie Dear Evan Hansen was released Sept. 24 in the US.
You will not be found: "Dear Evan Hansen" disappoints
Gwendolynne Royle, Editor-in-Chief • October 14, 2021

“Dear Evan Hansen,” is a Broadway musical that took the world by storm in 2016 winning six Tony’s including Best Musical, Book and Score. Taking home the award of “Best Leading Actor” was Ben...

I wanted to see live music since I haven’t in so long,” Frauendorff said.
Sign of the Times: Students are choosing Harry Styles over homecoming
Abigail Durkin, Opinions Editor • October 4, 2021

After a year of topping the Billboard Global 200 with songs such as "Watermelon Sugar" and receiving 52 million streams for his newest album, Harry Styles's 2021-2022 world tour, “Love on Tour” proves...

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Holly Johnson smiles before her race at the Fenton Cross Country Invitational.
Holly Johnson runs into her high school cross country career
Abigail Culcasi, Photo/Graphics Editor • October 14, 2021

For many high school students, running is not the highlight of their time in high school; for freshman cross country runner Holly Johnson, it’s her passion. Even as a newcomer to the DGS program, Johnson...

Hailey Welp dives into her fourth year on the DGS Swim Team.
Hailey Welp on staying cool in the pool
Allison Scherquist, Copy Editor • October 14, 2021

As school re-opens and students get back in the classroom, it’s easy to see how many teens are experiencing the academic pressure of high school again. Senior Hailey Welp is no stranger to this feeling...

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The internet has given teens the chance to stream their thoughts to anyone at any given time.
Oversharing on the internet
Claire Valenti, Sports Editor • October 15, 2021
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Its pumpkin season! The best season at Trader Joes!
Top 10 best Trader Joe’s snacks
Casey Muzykansky, Copy Editor • October 1, 2021
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Courtyard turned cafe: New seating options available for lunch
Kassem Ossman, Editor-in-Chief • October 12, 2021
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