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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


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Marty Blader

Marty Blader, Sports Editor

Senior Marty Blader is a Sports Editor on the Blueprint for his first year. Blader is a member of the National Honors Society, Peer Leaders, is on the honor roll and is involved in various clubs such as Life of a Mustang, Mad Dash, Friendship Club and Unified.

As a writer, Blader hopes to influence others, change policies and regulate rules both in and outside of school. Blader intends on continuing his writing and journalism career throughout college.

Outside of school, Blader works at the Downers Grove Swim and Racquet Club, coaches a Park District soccer team and nannies regularly over the summers. Blader will likely be found spending time with his family and friends, reading, playing board games or being outside.

All content by Marty Blader
Senior sunrise, which takes place on the first day of school, is one of the many traditions seniors participate in.

Traditions shape school culture

Marty Blader, Sports Editor
March 10, 2023
Senior Ben Abarro uses art as a therapeutic strategy, as well as a potential career path.

Senior artist paints his future path

Marty Blader, Sports Editor
November 10, 2022
DGS homecoming will take place in the football stadium on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

2022 homecoming dance information

Marty Blader, Sports Editor
September 13, 2022
Perinat’s cousin is a hairdresser and has been dressing her up ever since she was nine years old.

Model Angelina Perinat has no bad hair days

Marty Blader, Freelance Writer
September 29, 2021
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