Jacqueline Barba
Jackie Barba is a senior at DGS and is in her second year on staff as Editor-In-Chief for the Blueprint. Barba is also a state competitor for the DGS speech team, a member of the Read-Aloud club, a Mad Dash director and a Girl Scout since Kindergarten.

In her free time, Barba finds continued motivation in her love of travel. She is currently planning to visit London, Paris, Florence and Rome next summer. Additionally, Barba is fond of learning new languages, immersing herself in different cultures, wandering through bookstores and taking road trips.

The University of Missouri in Columbia or Northwestern University are potential colleges she would like to attend as a major in journalism or pre-law. Ideally, she wishes to incorporate her passion for travel by studying abroad.

Jacqueline Barba, Editor-in-Chief

Oct 06, 2020
The ugly side of (his)tory (Story/Media)
Sep 30, 2020
Dear America, the presidential debate was a wreck we should’ve seen coming (Story)
Sep 16, 2020
District 99 Board of Education shares new guidelines that will shape future hybrid learning plans (Story)
Sep 16, 2020
Casey McQuiston’s ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’ is the romance read you’ve been searching for (Story)
Jun 04, 2020
Black voices for Black Lives Matter: DGS students speak out on racial inequality (Story)
May 14, 2020
Under the microscope: An inside look at DGS’s Research Club (Story/Media)
Apr 27, 2020
Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’ redefines what an education is (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2020
DGS building repurposed to help community during COVID-19; MFP work continues while students are away (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
District 99 confirms first COVID-19 case within school community (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
SAT and ACT cancelled; AP Exams online amid COVID-19 outbreak (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Focused on the future: DGS students respond to COVID-19 complications (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Friendship Friday: Katie Rabig and Megan Mosebach (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2020
‘American Dirt’ book whitewashes experience of Mexican immigrants (Story/Media)
Feb 26, 2020
Speech team wins IHSA state title by one-point margin (Media)
Feb 18, 2020
Mom, dad — I ‘seriously’ need contacts (Media)
Feb 14, 2020
‘To All the Boys P.S. I Still Love You’ does not meet standard set by first film (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2020
Super Bowl Halftime Show receives unwarranted, sexist controversy (Story/Media)
Jan 24, 2020
Gee dazzles with synchronized figure skating team (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Nickel Boys’ unearths the bones in America’s racist past (Story/Media)
Jan 07, 2020
Fascinating facts about Stephanie ‘Millie’ Peterson (Story/Media)
Dec 16, 2019
Harry Styles walks the ‘Fine Line’ between finding his sound and evolving as a singer (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2019
Discover what Thanksgiving dish you are (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
‘Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ thrills audiences Nov. 1 – 2 (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Art students paint a picture of what SEL means to them (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Village of Woodridge addresses cannabis sale questions (Story/Media)
Oct 16, 2019
Junior Chris Sapinski puzzled by challenge of finding harder classes to take (Story/Media)
Oct 16, 2019
Find out what Halloween film you are based on your horoscope (Story/Media)
Oct 09, 2019
Workshop helps students become ‘changemakers’ (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2019
Stephanie Peterson says bonjour to DGS (Story/Media)
Sep 18, 2019
Why Netflix romance movies are their own genre of bad (Story/Media)
Sep 16, 2019
Weekly Preview: Sept. 16– Sept. 20 (Story)
Sep 11, 2019
Why you won’t be loving ‘Falling Inn Love’ anytime soon (Story/Media)
Sep 10, 2019
Want to join newspaper club? (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Four years of leadership: Abby Carlson’s strive for initiative (Story/Media)
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