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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Alex Miranda

Alex Miranda, Editor-in-Chief

Alex Miranda is a senior at DGS and an Editor-in-Chief for the Blueprint. He began his journalism endeavors as one of only two sophomores on the 2018-19 staff, competing at IHSA sectionals and state for editorial writing. As a junior, he was the Video News Director and achieved multiple accolades, most notably becoming a member of the 2020 IJEA All State Journalism team.

In his senior year, Miranda is excited to further pursue his passion for reporting and has a primary interest in features writing and advocacy journalism. He plans to continue his work as a head Changemaker representative and Snowball director, taking initiative to ensure the District 99 community is welcoming and inclusive toward all.

In his free time, Miranda is an avid roller coaster enthusiast, thrill-seeker and collaborative problem solver. Doing adventurous things is a major part of his life and he finds there is a lot of fun to be had in overcoming obstacles and facing his fears. Ultimately, Miranda knows the most important part of life is surrounding oneself with supportive friends and family, and he is blessed to have both.

All content by Alex Miranda

Let’s cancel ‘cancel culture’

Alex Miranda, Video News Director
March 4, 2020
Winter is here and many students, including me, are hoping for a snow day.

Top ten Tuesday: Ways to predict a snow day

Alex Miranda, Video News Director
November 12, 2019
The Master Facility Plan construction has resulted in numerous changes to DGS-- and not all of them are positive.

Staff Editorial: Construction Criticisms

Alex Miranda, Video News Director
October 4, 2019
This is Jacob and Sarah. Do not be like Jacob and Sarah.

Staff editorial: PDA? No way.

Alex Miranda, Copy Editor
March 15, 2019
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