• November 30Remote through semester
  • November 23Odd periods 11/23 and even periods 11/24 then from 11/25 to 11/29 Thanksgiving break
  • November 23Illinois goes back to stage 3
Jacob Casella
Jacob Casella is a senior at DGS and is the Social Media Director for the Blueprint. This is Casella’s second year on staff. In addition to writing for the Blueprint, he is a member of the DGS speech team, NHS and volunteers as a tutor in the English Literacy Center.

Last year, Casella competed in the IHSA State Journalism competition and placed fourth in Headline Writing. He has also won multiple IJEA awards. In addition to journalism, Casella has also competed in the state-level competition for speech-

After high school, Casella plans to attend college and study business. In his free time, Casella enjoys spending time with friends and tanning his extremely pale skin.

Jacob Casella, Social Media Director

May 12, 2020
Thanks and peace out (Story)
May 06, 2020
Student Instagram account celebrates Class of 2020; District 99 community supports seniors during COVID-19 (Story/Media)
Apr 14, 2020
Lori Lightfoot has her moment during COVID-19 pandemic (Story/Media)
Apr 02, 2020
COVID-19: R.I.P. senior year (Story/Media)
Mar 04, 2020
Cancel me, I dare you (Story/Media)
Mar 02, 2020
I have senioritis — when I want to (Media)
Feb 25, 2020
Students attend board meeting in support of band director (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2020
Winter Spirit Week almost makes me want to go to Turnabout this weekend — almost (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
DGS, aren’t you cold? (Story/Media)
Jan 29, 2020
How I learned to face my fear of rejection (Story/Media)
Jan 28, 2020
Top 10 Tuesday: Ways to protect yourself from getting sick (Story/Media)
Jan 21, 2020
Top 10 Tuesday: Ways to save the environment (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
Timeline: My wisdom teeth horror story (Story/Media)
Dec 04, 2019
Mr. Kuhn bites down on biggest fear with new Instagram account (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2019
Mustangs turn school into pigsty (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2019
Top ten Tuesday: Shoes you need to stop wearing (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2019
Obituaries: Netlfix (Story/Media)
Oct 10, 2019
I was born to be a mother (Story)
Oct 05, 2019
The stress of college applications is in full swing (Story)
Oct 04, 2019
The Common App: How can one form determine my entire future? (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2019
The return of Lana Del Rey (Media)
Sep 18, 2019
DGS picks themes for the respectful, responsible and engaged (Story/Media)
Sep 17, 2019
Gymnastics main event at Sept. 16 school board meeting (Story/Media)
Sep 11, 2019
My beef with construction at DGS (Story/Media)
Sep 04, 2019
What album should you listen to based on your sign? (Media)
Sep 03, 2019
Top 10 Tuesday: Summer 2019 trends (Story)
May 08, 2019
Horoscopes to describe your summer (Story/Media)
May 06, 2019
DGS says au revoir to Madame McDonnell (Story/Media)
Apr 30, 2019
Top 10 Tuesday: Pets (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2019
Move over senioritis, junioritis is here (Story/Media)
Apr 10, 2019
The SAT: Who wants to start a DGS rowing team? (Story/Media)
Apr 02, 2019
District 58 approves new superintendent at April 1 meeting (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2019
Issue 4 (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
Fake Insta, real self (Story/Media)
Mar 04, 2019
A love letter to Diet Coke (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Weekly Preview: Feb. 25-March 1 (Story/Media)
Feb 21, 2019
I hated my identical twin brother — until he started dating my best friend (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Snow brings out the worst in me (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
I have the voice of a 10-year-old girl — on helium (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Downers Grove Village Council meeting recap (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2019
I want AirPods so people like me more (Story/Media)
Jan 10, 2019
New Year, same you– honey, resolutions fool no one (Story)
Jan 08, 2019
Top 10 worst trends of winter break 2018 (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
Why I love final exams (Story/Media)
Dec 13, 2018
Video News: Dec. 14, 2018 (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
Canada Goose jackets: NOT fun and flirty (Story/Media)
Nov 16, 2018
Issue 2 (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Video News: Nov. 16, 2018 (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
DGS (sub)urban legends: fact or fiction? (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2018
Top Ten Tuesday: La Croix (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2018
Dr. Thiele discusses MFP designs at Oct. 17 meeting (Story/Media)
Oct 18, 2018
Oct. 14 School Board meeting recap (Story/Media)
Oct 18, 2018
TBT: Kevin Tate (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Top 10 things to watch on Netflix in the fall (Media)
Sep 25, 2018
Girls’ cross country team strides towards success (Media)
Sep 21, 2018
‘Dad’ clothes take DGS by storm: don’t be an idiot when partaking (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
DGS is ‘hopeful’ to have new BluePoint system active by end of month (Story/Media)
Sep 12, 2018
Teachers, follow formal email etiquette or don’t expect me to (Story/Media)
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Jacob Casella