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Senior Maija Flannery prepares to continue fine arts in college.

Flannery pursues passion in fine arts

Nicholas Sadelski, Opinions Editor September 19, 2023

If there are student-athletes then there are also student-artists. Senior Maija Flannery has used her passion to make the fine arts a prevalent aspect of her high school life. Additionally, she is also...

Logan is excited for the new possibilities in college, but is also worried about being unprepared for the real world.

Senior Hannah Logan reflects on time at DGS, preparation for future

Emma Fudacz, Editor-in-Chief July 10, 2023

Senior Hannah Logan graduated with the class of 2023. Logan participated in Orchesis and loves to dance. Logan also was a member of Key Club and Friendship Club year-round. Q: What are your next year...

Senior Kaley Bretwisch is planning on attending a college out west and is interested in studying a career with animals.

DGS seniors plans for college : Q&A with Kaley Bretwisch

Taylor Neal, Copy Editor June 23, 2023

Senior Kaley Bretwisch is a senior at Downers Grove South. Bretwisch has studied hard and put a lot of effort into her school work and classes during her high school time in order for a successful career....

Alumni Nora Joy is excited for her future as a Golden Eagle when she attends Marquette University in the fall.

Graduating senior Nora Joy shares future plans and advice

Abigail Culcasi, Editor-in-Chief June 12, 2023

Nora Joy is a graduating senior in the class of 2023. During her time as a Mustang, she was a varsity runner on the girls track and cross country teams. She also played clarinet as a member of the Wind...

Senior Kira Bloomfield expresses her feelings on parting with dance prior to leaving for college.

The last dance: Senior Kira Bloomfield reminisces on her dancing career

Marty Blader, Sports Editor May 29, 2023

Senior Kira Bloomfield has been on the DGS Varsity dance team for the past four years of high school. She has also been a studio dancer outside of school at The Academy of Dance Arts. Bloomfield is not...

LeTourneau and her friends spend time in the classroom and lab at TCD

LeTourneau fosters future career through TCD

Ava Lafin, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2023

Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) provides classes for students with real world job applications. Senior Sarah LeTourneau is involved in TCD and this helps her with her future career in medicine. “I...

The summer before college is one sure to be filled with bittersweet feelings.

The summer before college: The last hurrah

Anjali Kota, Managing Editor May 9, 2023

The summer before college for many is the end of something. While many view this time as a time to spend the most time at home with their family, others are planning to explore places as distant as London...

Does the shoe fit?

Emily Lang, Freelancer February 22, 2023

Gabrielle goes to college 240 miles away in East Lansing, Michigan.

Home for the holidays: Sibling relationships after high school

Catherine Hewawissa, News Editor December 13, 2022

The door to my sister’s bedroom is precisely seven inches away from the door to my own. While her door remained closed most of the time, for the last 17 years of my life, I took comfort in knowing that,...

Senior Megan Fox stands in front of the College and Career Center.

How to use the College and Career Center

Catherine Hewawissa, News Editor September 28, 2022

Typically, fall is an exciting time of the year- the reintroduction of pumpkin spice, football games and changing leaves are enough to set a good vibe. But for seniors, the change in season marks a rise...

All 36 seniors who received the Jim Mizener scholarship at this year’s senior award night.

Where in the world are our seniors going?

Gwendolynne Royle, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2022

Data courtesy of @dgsdecisions2022 on instagram.

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