• January 17DGS Varsity Speech Tournament, Jan. 18-19

  • January 17Conquering College Costs presentation in DGN Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

  • January 17DGS Boys' Basketball vs. Metea Valley at 6:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Rose Szpytek
Elizabeth Rose Szpytek (they/them/theirs or she/her/hers) is a senior at Downers Grove South, and—for reasons still unknown—oversees the online opinions section for the Blueprint. Szpytek, a self-described "genderqueer woman," is passionate about fighting the cissexism, transmisogyny and sexism that is ingrained into our society. She is a youth leader at Transcend, a trans youth group in Naperville. They also participate in their high school's peer-tutoring program.

Their free time is mostly spent annoying old geezers at stoplights by blasting bad pop punk out her car’s speakers and writing (as well as perpetually editing) short stories. Szpytek tries to alleviate the infinite monotony of suburbia by escaping into film, video games and podcasts. 

They aspire to have a stable career in something although exactly what is unclear. Just not math.

Elizabeth Rose Szpytek, Online Opinions Editor

May 21, 2018
Looking back: a fun ride (Media)
May 21, 2018
Looking back: high school sucks (Story/Media)
May 18, 2018
Looking back: the best 4 years? (Media)
May 09, 2018
Important messages from the constellations: weekly horoscope (Story)
May 08, 2018
Top 10 urgent vaccines Juniors need to get before the start of their Senior year (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
100% fact based journalism: weekly horoscopes (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Top 10: Emojis (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2018
Referendum for D99 renovations passes (Story)
Mar 16, 2018
Vampires: sexy or scary: an investigation: the article (Media)
Mar 14, 2018
622 DGS students turn out for nation-wide walkout (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
A very serious article on a very serious topic with a very serious image (Story/Media)
Feb 06, 2018
Top Ten: songs to listen to when you’re sad but don’t want to admit it to yourself so you just go for a late night drive and cry (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2018
Issue 3 (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Girls bowling ‘strikes’ attention at DGS (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
A fat chick’s guide to loving your fat chick body (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
Refusing invisibility (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Persistence (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Actual, factual, real news you can use – weekly horoscope (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Issue 1 (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Not your average bore-oscope: you won’t believe Libra’s predictions (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Racism is real: here’s what we can do to change that (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Air Conditioner: Gone but not forgotten (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
Creative but costly: Conditioners cool classrooms (Story)
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