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NB Bandera

NB Bandera, Entertainment Editor

NB Bandera is a senior at DGS and a second-year staff member in Blueprint. Bandera was a Video Editor her first year, and now she is an Entertainment Editor.

Other than Blueprint, Bandera participates in girl’s varsity badminton and directed a IHSA film in a competition of 2023 for the state of Illinois to represent DGS with other directors that noticed her filmmaking.

As a determined student and athlete, Bandera aspires to be a detective because of her interest in criminal justice in college. She loves learning about the psychological side of true crime and diving deep into cases, showing her critical thinking.

Outside of school, Bandera is always keeping herself updated with social media and new trends that are popular amongst teens.

All content by NB Bandera
Kids at skincare stores is becoming a common sight.

Kids shouldn’t be wearing makeup

NB Bandera, Entertainment Editor
February 9, 2024
These characters have left their marks on our pop culture history in so many ways.

TV Specials create long-lasting nostolgia

NB Bandera, Entertainment Editor
December 12, 2023

Long Awaited Friend

NB Bandera, Entertainment Editor
December 4, 2023

[Video] DGS offers opportunities for dance

NB Bandera, Entertainment Editor
October 27, 2023

Badminton News

NB Bandera, Videos editor
April 21, 2023
People with foreign parents that are born in the U.S can struggle to identify who they are due to being surrounded by different cultures.

Stuck between two cultures

NB Bandera, Videos editor
March 16, 2023
Student wears DGS pajama pants for Pajama day to show school spirit.

[Photo] ACE hosts spirit week Feb. 6-10

Meida Kuzminskas, Graphics/photo editor
February 6, 2023

[Video] Social anxiety explained

NB Bandera, Video Editor
November 16, 2022

[Video] Blueprint taste tests fall Blizzards

NB Bandera, Video News Director
September 21, 2022

Two friends, two schedules

NB Bandera, Freelance Videographer
September 17, 2021
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