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Sophomore Sarah Rashid studies for her math class in the library.

New finals schedule released for first-semester exams

Abigail Culcasi, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2022

The finals schedule this year is a week of eight-period days and a non-attendance day for students on Friday unless they need to recover their grade. Exams will be given based on class period, not subject....

During finals week, most students spend their nights studying for their exams.

Upcoming finals week leads students to focus on their mental health

Taylor Neal, Copy Editor December 8, 2022

It is that time of year yet again. The holidays are quickly approaching, snow has started falling and you know what that means, finals are right around the corner. A lot of high school students accept...

The new finals schedule is similar to the regular bell schedule.

D99 moves away from traditional finals schedule

Sally Lichner, Entertainment Editor December 13, 2021

For the 2021 school semester, finals have been changed from their usual three-day, four-period, hour and a half schedule. Now, finals week is going to be four days of the week with eight periods that are...

A few ways to combat burnout as a student are by catching up on sleep, taking a break from screens and focusing on one assignment at a time.

The end of the semester stokes the flames of student burnout

Emma Fudacz, Managing Editor November 11, 2021

As the end of the semester approaches, many students are starting to feel these effects of burnout as schoolwork, extracurricular activities and other obligations pile up to an unmanageable level. According...

DGS displays differences in final exams

Teagan Smith, Print Opinions Editor December 18, 2019

It’s the weekend before winter break, and students’ stress levels are maxing out as they lock themselves in library study rooms, attempting to shove every bit of information from the semester into...

The welcome screen to Home Access Center, where the Z4/Z5 policy is seen in action.

Too ‘e-Z’: Z4/Z5 policy makes finals a breeze

Kira Matheson, Online Opinions Editor December 17, 2019

With the semester coming to a close, I find myself stalking Home Access Center three times a day. My most frequented tab is the Roger Hub Finals Calculator, and I, like most AP students, am aiming for...

Students study for their finals in the morning before school.

Wacky finals schedule creates confusion

Marjorie Lichner, Head Copy Editor December 13, 2019

With finals on the horizon, students are preparing to take their tests before winter break. I will be taking five finals this semester, four of which will be on actual testing days. Finals right before...

With finals approaching take this quiz to find out what final you will ace.

What final are you going to ace this semester?

Jovana Kuzmanovic, Online Entertainment Editor December 12, 2019

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Freshman Sara Mekhail.

Freshman Friday: Sara Mekhail

Paul Szmanda, Online Co-Editor-in-Chief January 4, 2019

Sara Mekhail is a freshman at DGS who is involved in numerous school activities and tries her best to get good grades. Q: What’s been your biggest struggle this semester? A: Prepping for finals. Q:...

Here is the finals schedule for 2018, with times listed

In a studying frenzy? Read some helping horoscopes

Srushti Desai, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2018

Finals are right around the corner.  If you haven’t already figured out your studying habits, check out the horoscopes below: Aries- Forgets to study and then studies the night before finals. Taurus-...

Finals are this week! The will be held from Dec. 20 - Dec. 22

Weekly Preview: Dec. 18 – Dec. 22

Donte Reed, Print Sports Editor December 18, 2017

Monday, Dec 18: There is a 9:20 a.m. late start. For a list of the bell schedule visit PRISM will be meeting after school at 3:30 p.m. in...

Top 10 Tuesday: Songs to spice up a study session

Top 10 Tuesday: Songs to spice up a study session

Emmanuelle Copeland, Graphics Director December 13, 2017

Queen (ft. David Bowie) - “Under Pressure” This rock anthem belted out by two legends is sure to express your study night frustration. Bomba Estéreo - “Soy Yo” Why not watch this...

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