• January 18NO SCHOOL Jan. 18 (MLK Jr. Day)
  • January 13Building open 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays for item pickup and drop off
  • January 13First semester grades finalized in HAC
Luc Alvarez
Senior Luc Alvarez is an Editor-in-Chief in his second year on the Blueprint staff. At DGS Alvarez runs varsity on the cross country and track teams where he has received All-Conference honors and been selected as Team Captain. In addition to running, he is an honor roll student, a math and English tutor and a member of ACE, NHS and SNHS.

Outside of school, Alvarez is a director and performer for the Trinity Irish Dance Ensemble -- a world-renowned Irish Dance performance group. Alvarez, a two-time world medalist, has performed in a variety of venues, from the floor of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks games to onstage at the House of Blues in Chicago. During the past few summers, Alvarez has traveled to Italy, Portugal and Spain to perform with his group.

In his free time, Alvarez enjoys traveling around the world, listening to music and hanging out with friends. Additionally, Alvarez is a sports enthusiast and cheers for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Bulls religiously while holding his countless fantasy football championships as some of his proudest accomplishments.

Luc Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief

Jan 16, 2021
Gambling with students’ lives: Board would set dangerous precedent by raising positivity rate metric (Story/Media)
Jan 08, 2021
Return to hybrid learning draws mixed reviews (Story/Media)
Nov 18, 2020
COVID-(20)19 and beyond: COVID-19’s impact on the education of today and tomorrow (Story/Media)
Nov 16, 2020
Caffeine addicts: Teens tripling recommended intake to get through day (Media)
Nov 04, 2020
Traffic jam at DGS: Parking lot getting a little too hectic with new hybrid schedule (Media)
Nov 03, 2020
Top 10 reasons people have for not voting (and why they’re dumb) (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2020
First look at hybrid learning (Media)
Oct 30, 2020
What Halloween costume should you wear this year? (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
DGS sets up triage area to aid in COVID-19 response (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2020
Letter to the editor: Introduction from former DGS students (Media)
Oct 23, 2020
A comprehensive guide to Black Lives Matter (Media)
Oct 23, 2020
Better on paper than in practice: Modified hybrid plan falls short (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
District 99 adopting modified hybrid schedule effective Oct. 19 (Story/Media)
Sep 14, 2020
District 99 spent months planning remote learning; is this really the best we can do? (Story)
Aug 14, 2020
District 99 starting 2020-2021 school year fully remote (Story/Media)
Aug 04, 2020
District 99 Board approves hybrid learning plan for 2020-2021 school year (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2020
One month later: How Downers Grove has adapted to living under social distancing guidelines (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2020
DGS building repurposed to help community during COVID-19; MFP work continues while students are away (Story/Media)
Apr 22, 2020
Remote learning reviewed (Story/Media)
Mar 25, 2020
The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ proves artist is not the ‘Hardest To Love’ (Story/Media)
Mar 12, 2020
Editorial: Washings hands first sign of defense; school sinks inadequate against Coronavirus (Story/Media)
Feb 26, 2020
Speech team wins IHSA state title by one-point margin (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Decade recap: How DGS has changed throughout the 2010’s (Story/Media)
Feb 18, 2020
Umoja’s ‘For the Culture’ Creative Show gives voice to black students (Story/Media)
Feb 04, 2020
Top 10 Tuesday: Yung Gravy Tracks (Story/Media)
Jan 28, 2020
Master Facility Plan will cost taxpayers $32.7 million less than previously projected (Story/Media)
Jan 24, 2020
Award show season fails to represent music and film industries (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Let your zodiac sign decide what Girl Scout Cookie you should have (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2020
Girls track and field gears up for 2020 season (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
Rating the trendiest gifts of the holiday season (Story/Media)
Dec 05, 2019
Gen Z uses TikTok to reinvent what social media means to them (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2019
DGS teachers and students strive to engage students politically (Story/Media)
Nov 15, 2019
Pedestrian safety consultants work to solve community members’ concerns (Story/Media)
Oct 30, 2019
Kanye West’s ‘JESUS IS KING’ is ‘Everything We Need’ in 2019 rap (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2019
Top ten Tuesday: Flexes from our childhood (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2019
District 99 Board approves e-learning days as replacement for emergency days (Story/Media)
Sep 27, 2019
DGS girls cross country dashes towards state title, nationals bid (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Weekly Preview: 9/23-9/27 (Story/Media)
Sep 16, 2019
Boys cross country team runs off of positive dynamic (Media)
Sep 16, 2019
DGS students preparing to take stage at variety show (Story/Media)
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Luc Alvarez