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The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


The student news site of Downers Grove South High School


Owen Chaidez

Owen Chaidez, Editor-in-Chief

Senior Owen Chaidez is an Editor-In-Chief for the DGS Blueprint. He is an honors student who is dedicated to bringing awareness to the daily lives and struggles of people with disabilities, as he has a disability called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita.

His journey with journalism began his sophomore year, where he was a member of the Blueprint club writing reviews. From there he became an Entertainment Editor in his junior year, continuing to write about pop culture and the importance of inclusion and representation of those with disabilities.

Outside of school, he is a member of the King’s Scholar program at the Brookfield Zoo, where he gets the opportunity to educate guests about the exhibits and conservation science. He hopes to attend the University of Illinois to eventually become a veterinary radiologist.

All content by Owen Chaidez
Social media has become a potent minefield of false information and subtle conditioning.

Social media pushes propaganda

Owen Chaidez, Editor-in-Chief
December 21, 2023
Students wanting to perform in the variety show must make sure to fill out all the required forms and show up to all the practices.

DGS returns with homecoming variety show

Owen Chaidez, Editor-in-Chief
September 12, 2023
In an ideal world, disabled actors are recognized for their talents.

Hollywood needs to cast more disabled actors

Owen Chaidez, Entertainment Editor
February 8, 2023
As the years go on, video game developers put more and more microtransactions within their games.

Video games prioritize profit over players

Owen Chaidez, Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2023
The two companys battle it out in the box office.

The battle between Marvel and DC

Owen Chaidez, Entertainment Editor
September 30, 2022
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