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With only two months left of school, Kelliher is looking forward to summer vacation.

Kelliher describes her summer favorites

Lauren Miranda, Features Editor June 16, 2023

Is your shell phone ringing? Because summer is calling, and junior Lily Kelliher is answering. She is looking forward to this highly-anticipated time of rest and relaxation. With summer quickly approaching,...

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...

Like many others, I took up baking to fill my time during the pandemic.

Summer flavored Christmas cookies cure seasonal sadness

Anjali Kota, Managing Editor December 14, 2022

To fill my time during the COVID-19 pandemic, I took up baking like many others. I started out with simple banana breads and moved my way all the way up to Yule log cakes and macarons. One of my favorite...

Despite the good weather, some students find that there are many disadvantages to having a summer birthday.

Summer sun brings birthday blues: Ten things people with summer birthdays miss out on

Sydney Richardson and Jake Hahn August 2, 2022

Birthdays are a magical time in which all those dear to you can gather together and truly show their appreciation and celebrate your existence on this Earth. Birthdays during a school day are an added...

Senior Ellison Gee is excited for summer of 2022. She shares some of her favorite summer activities and foods.

Q and A: Ellison Gee shares her summer favorites

Anika Brown and Gwendolynne Royle July 7, 2022

With summer comes sun burns and melted ice cream. Senior Ellison Gee shares some of her favorites from the summer season. Q: What is your favorite summer song? A: “Carolina” by Harry Styles is...

Top 10 Summer activites to cure your boredom

Top 10 Summer activites to cure your boredom

Allison Scherquist and Kassem Ossman May 31, 2022

As we start the beginning of summer vacation the joys of no homework and late nights studying have long gone and the boredom of having zero schedules and sleeping in until the late afternoon has lost its...

Sunscreen can come in many different varieties, even being incorporated into some cosmetic products.

Wake up and smell the sunscreen

Sydney Richardson, Features Editor April 6, 2022

The unpredictable Midwest weather is starting to warm up and DGS is buzzing with excitement for spring break. This pleases me, yet also reminds me that the most tedious truth of the changing seasons is...

This playlist is for all of those people who want to jam out whether you are at the beach or hanging with friends

Summer playlist to get your grooves on

Kassem Ossman, Editor-In-Chief May 18, 2021

This school year has been so long, from zoom classes to the lack of being able to see friends and loved ones. But there’s a light at the end of this very long tunnel, with vaccines being distributed...

Olivia Meyer in downtown Naperville posing for an Instagram picture.

Senior Olivia Meyer reflects on summers on Mohawk Indian Reservation

Nolan Chaidez, Freelance Writer October 30, 2020

Senior Olivia Meyer’s summer plans aren't quite one would typically expect. Most girls during the summer hang out and party with their friends, go to the beach and practice their sport. For Meyer though,...

View from the Top of the Rock in New York City during the summer time.

Top 10 tips for planning a perfect summer vacation

Sam Perkins, Photo Editor May 14, 2019

When choosing a place to go, make sure that you give yourself enough time to explore the area. A long weekend is perfect for vacations to New York City, Michigan or even a staycation in Chicago. When...

Fireworks explode on the Fourth of July at Lake Lobdell in Michigan, taken before the rest of the fireworks blew up at once on an island on the lake. Oops.

6 tips to help you survive and enjoy your summer

Jacqueline Sumida, Online Entertainment Editor May 10, 2019

Even though it really doesn’t feel like it, summer vacation is only a few weeks away. Here are some tips to make this summer the best one yet. Actually, Go Outside Listen, the sun is out and it’s...

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