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The dumpster fills up quickly with all shapes and sizes of pumpkins. As a way to properly dispose of these pumpkins, residents acted sustainably by bringing them to the pumpkin drive at DGS.

Downers Grove community hosts pumpkin compost drive

Ema Paskevicius, Copy Editor November 12, 2021

The on-going tradition of six years, as the Downers Grove community likes to call the “pumpkin drive”, was hosted on Nov. 6, 2021 at DGS. Families and members of the Downers Grove community gathered...

Aside from a new commons area, DGS now has a new theatre. These were both part of the renovation process.

DGS hosts open house event available Sept. 11

Justin Muller, News Editor September 9, 2021

Downers Grove South will host an open house event on Sept. 11. This is an opportunity for community members to visit DGS to see what the $136.6 million renovation plan, introduced in 2018 for DGS and DGN,...

Little free libraries have been build around many different schools and neighborhoods

Little free libraries flip a new chapter in their communities

Kassem Ossman, Entertainment Editor March 26, 2021

Whether you are walking your dog, taking a jog or even driving around your neighborhood, you have probably seen a Little Free Library (LFL) without even realizing it. The simple box cluttered with books...

In order to keep with social distant rules, people that are donating can drive up with their food to donate as well as wear a mask.

Upcoming food drive

Kassem Ossman, Entertainment Editor November 13, 2020

Student Council has set up a socially distant food drive as well as an informational video for all students to participate in and will occur on Nov. 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the DGS main entrance. All the...

Black Lives Matter and our community: discussing impact

Ariel Oh, Opinions Editor October 23, 2020

With the recent events of George Floyd’s death in the summer, there has been increased controversy internationally on the Black Lives Matter movement and the discussion of racism in the United States....

Remember to share your wonderful smile whenever you see someone outside during these difficult times.

COVID-19 has created a sense of community

Brenna Cohoon, Online Sports Editor April 22, 2020

It’s a beautiful day: the sun is shining and a gentle breeze blows through the trees as the sidewalks buzz with movement. I pass by countless people walking, running and biking who excitedly exchange...

Coach Conrad explains a worksheet the players will be filling out to check in on their academics and feelings about the season.

Conrad cultivates compassionate culture as new girls’ volleyball head coach

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor September 18, 2018

There is a new player on the court for DGS girls’ varsity volleyball: the new head coach, Kristina Conrad. Conrad has coached the sophomore volleyball team at DGS for five out of her seven years with...

A blend of both

A blend of both

Jhenevie Oca, Photo Editor December 21, 2017

Strung along almost every wall, door, post and hall in DGS is a sign that says “Hate has no home here.” Written underneath is that same phrase in 10 different languages with the intent of creating...

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