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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Maya Homberg

Maya Homberg, Editor-in-Chief

Senior Maya Homberg is an Editor-in-Chief, and this is her second year on the Blueprint staff. Homberg is an honor roll student and has been swimming for over 10 years. At DGS, she is the president of NHS and also takes part in ACE, Spanish NHS, Earth Action Club and Key Club.

Homberg joined journalism club during her sophomore year and has always shown a passion for reading and writing. She placed third at 2023 IHSA State in copy editing and was also selected as one of 13 Illinois students to be on the 2023 IJEA All-State Team. On top of this, Homberg has won a Best of Sno and multiple writing competitions, including IJEA Best Sports Feature Story.

In her free time, Homberg enjoys hanging out with friends, baking and traveling. She loves visiting other countries but dreams of seeing all fifty states. Homberg is looking forward to sharing her opinions and entertaining others through her writing.

All content by Maya Homberg
Last years winter dance hosted DJ Edi Dzaferoski. This years DJ has yet to be announced.

DGS hosts winter dance on Feb. 24

Maya Homberg, Editor-in-Chief
February 21, 2024
DGS students cram into each other trying to get their school lunches and check out in sporadic lines.

Lunch lines ‘eat up’ space

Maya Homberg, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2024
Sophomore Elle Enriquez flips her way through a meet against Hinsdale South.

Divers smack into their season

Maya Homberg, Editor-in-Chief
September 18, 2023
DGS students disagree on whether or not the new assault rifle ban is unconstitutional.

Assault weapon ban stirs controversy

Maya Homberg, Copy Editor-In-Chief
February 8, 2023

Stunning Stories

Maya Homberg, Copy Editor-In-Chief
November 15, 2022
The DGS Blueprint sent out an email surveying the student body; 234 people responded to collect the information presented above

Teens stuck in the digital warp of screen time

Maya Homberg, Copy Editor-in-Chief
October 31, 2022
Starbucks is one of many coffee shops feeding teen caffeine addiction.

Life is better withOUT coffee

Maya Homberg, Copy Editor-In-Chief
September 16, 2022
2021 has been a big year for pop music; here are my top 10 albums of the year.

My top 10 pop albums of 2021

Maya Homberg, Freelance Writer
December 14, 2021
As an academically-motivated perfectionist, I’m here to tell you that pressure and competitiveness is part of being a student, and having a valedictorian isn’t extra stress - it’s a reward.

Bring valedictorian back

Maya Homberg, Freelance Writer
October 19, 2021
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