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PART OF YOUR WORLD: Sydney Miller (12) takes the stage in the opening song of The Little Mermaid.

DGN makes a splash with spring musical

Giulia Karrow, Feature Editor March 21, 2024

From the second the show began, Ariel, played by Sydney Miller, captivated the audience's attention with her mesmerizing voice. A rush of childhood nostalgia flooded over me as Ariel sang her opening ballad....

Review: ‘One Day’

Review: ‘One Day’

Giovanna Russotiesi March 19, 2024

My friend and I started the new Netflix limited series One Day together on a Friday night. We were instantly hooked on Dexter and Emma’s story, enthralled by the 20 year long journey that elapses over...

CELEBRATING SUCCESS: Adam Pearson (12) and John Fioti(12) prepping for Ellington.

DGN musicians are Essentially Ellington

Avery Pawlak, News Editor March 19, 2024

“Essentially Ellington” is an annual event held at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in Manhattan, New York. The event started in 1995 and it hosts only 15 jazz bands from across the country....

WONDER WORKS: a collection of James and Hamelkas newest online publications

Student songwriters compose masterpieces

Owen Halfpenny, A&E Editor February 23, 2024

Musical composition, an amalgam of any and all musical components, is a daring task taken upon by only a handful of talented individuals here at DGN. Whether it’s for the Illinois Music Education Association...

Review: DGN Jazz Cafe

Review: DGN Jazz Cafe

Malini Fisher, Editor in Chief February 22, 2024

Picture the Lighthouse Cafe from La La Land - people casually chatting while enjoying live jazz music - but in the DGN commons. The DGN jazz lab band and jazz ensemble, Jefferson middle school jazz band,...

Taylor Swift announces release of new album during Grammy acceptance speech

Taylor Swift announces release of new album during Grammy acceptance speech

Audrey Gorey, Editor in Chief February 5, 2024

At the 66th Grammy Awards February 4, superstar Taylor Swift became the first artist in the history of the Academy to win “Album of The Year” four times, which she received for “Midnights.”...

DGN Alumni lights the world with world’s tallest glass Christmas tree

DGN Alumni lights the world with world’s tallest glass Christmas tree

Owen Halfpenny, A&E Editor January 11, 2024

It seems to be that DGN is anything but shy in the triumphs of our famed alumni. Anywhere from one of the best wrestlers in the world, US Marine band instrumentalists, or professional athletes, the spread...

CUTTING UP FOOD: Parakeets prepares for their meal as Mahito runs away from the castle. They wish to eat Mahito for their dinner.

Review: The Boy And The Heron Movie

Athena Chark, Graphic Editor January 11, 2024

       After nine years of preparation, Studio Ghibli finally released a new film this winter: The Boy and the Heron.       Mahito Makimoto, a 12-year-old Japanese kid who lost his...

MODERN JAM: Overhead shot of Travis Scotts concert

Review: Circus Maximus Tour

Ava LaBianco, Editor in Chief January 11, 2024

Imagine, buying tickets in August, eagerly waiting for December 15 to roll around. And once it does your outfit is picked out, hair tools hot and ready to be used, music blasting, and vibes ready to be...

ENDING THE SHOW:  The choir, orchestra, and orchestra winds perform This is My Wish under direction of the band director Mr. Jessen T. Smith

‘Hallelujah’ becomes opening song for Mosaic

Ella Leathers, News Editor December 21, 2023

The Mosaic musical performance has been an annual event at DGN for 27 years. For the past 26 years ‘Hallelujah’ has been the closing song for the Mosaic, but this year the concert’s closing song...

Review: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Review: ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes’

Ella Leathers, News Editor December 4, 2023

This was the movie I had been waiting to see for the past three years, “Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” After I had read the book in 2020 I heard it would also be made into a movie,...

Look good, feel good: fashion icon Dr. DeMent

Look good, feel good: fashion icon Dr. DeMent

Owen Halfpenny, A&E Editor November 21, 2023

Every morning at 7:15 a.m. sharp, I waltz into DGN’s doors with eyebags down to my toes and a minute away from hitting snooze on myself. Even so, there always seems to be someone waiting at the front...

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