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Freshman Hailey Welp, member of the DGS girls swim team, at a meet this season.

Freshman Friday: Hailey Welp

Tatum Mitchell, Print News Editor February 23, 2019

Q: What are you looking forward to next year? A: Now that I have gotten a year under my belt, I am looking forward to taking part in more clubs! Like, Superfans and Blue Crew! Q: What sports...

Freshman Ysabel Pakowski  is excited for what is to come in her next years of high school.

Freshman Friday: Ysabel Pakowski

Natalia Ruiz, Online Features Editor February 15, 2019

What has been your favorite memory so far? My favorite memory so far would probably be homecoming week because of all of the dress up days. It made me feel really involved in school. What is your...

Freshman Suheily Gomez is excited to be over halfway done with her first year of high school!

Freshman Friday: Suheily Gomez

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor February 8, 2019

What activities are you involved in at DGS? Speech, softball   What’s your favorite thing about DGS? Probably the people I've met. What’s your least favorite thing about DGS? Definitely...

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:...

Bachara practicing performing her prose reading for speech.

Freshman Friday: Sammy Bachara

Emmanuelle Copeland, Print Features Editor December 7, 2018

Q: What activities are you involved in? A: I’m in choir and speech. Q: Why do you do these activities? A: [Choir and speech] are fun … It helps me get out of my comfort zone and perform which...

Freshman Gwen Royle poses with her prose book, practicing for an upcoming speech competition.

Freshman Friday: Gwen Royle

Sarah Barber, Online Opinions Editor November 30, 2018

Q: What has been your favorite memory at DGS so far? A: My favorite memory from DGS so far making new friends and having those friends in my classes. Nothing makes a class better then some laughs. Q: What...

Robert Del Cotto getting ready for the spooky season in the library

Freshman Friday: Robert Del Cotto

Colin Dodd, Print Opinions Editor October 26, 2018

Q: How has high school been so far? A: “Pretty good, it’s been challenging, but I’ve been overcoming all those challenges. I like my teachers, my coach and the environment.” Q: What are you...

Gillian Krughoff is featured this week for Freshman Friday!

Freshman Friday: Gillian Krughoff

Alex Miranda, Copy Editor October 19, 2018

Q: What is your favorite class at DGS and why? A: I would have to say English. I really like my teacher Ms. Podmokly and my classmates. Q: What activities are you involved in at DGS? Which activity...

Freshmen Olivia Sasnau and Kyla Wasler.

Freshman Friday: Olivia Sasnau and Kyla Wasler

Miles Little, Online Sports Editor October 12, 2018

Q: What's your favorite subject? A: Spanish Q: What's your favorite animal? A: [Both] Polar Bears and pandas. Q: How long have you guys been best friends? A: Since second grade Q: What's...

Emma Clemens practices increasing  her sound on baritone in the marching band.

Freshman Friday: Emma Clemens

Kelly Jankowski, Video News Director October 5, 2018

Q: Are you involved in any activities at DGS? A: [I'm involved in] marching band and German club. Q: Is high school what you expected it to be like? A: I thought it would be much more stressful...

Declan Mulcahey.

Freshman Friday: Declan Mulcahey

Srushti Desai, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2018

Q: What is your name? A: Declan Mulcahey. Q: How do you like high school so far? A: I like it a lot so far. Q: Have you gotten involved at DGS or are you planning to in the future? How? A: I...

Freshman Alyssa Brown poses in her cheer outfit.

Freshman Friday: Alyssa Brown

Natalie Casas, Online Entertainment Editor September 21, 2018

Q: How do you like the school year so far? A: It’s great… I like it better than middle school. [I enjoy] going to events [and] being involved in activities. Q: What are you involved in this year? A:...

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