DGN Omega

  • March 173/12/21 - Girls' Varsity Basketball win a share of WSC
  • March 173/13/21 - DG gymnastics conference champions
  • March 173/14/21 - Boys' Varsity Basketball conference champions
A HOPEFUL HORIZON: From packed restaurants to crowded streets, Downers Grove is beginning to show signs of normalcy this summer after a year of desolate roads and silent shops.

DGN community expresses both excitements, concerns about summer 2021

Nicholas Hanscom, In-Depth Editor June 13, 2021

“I am extremely excited for this summer,” Downers Grove resident Alex Roberts said. “After a year of anxiety, fear and sadness, I am more than ready for a summer filled with fun and the most amount...

COMRADERY: Coach Lenos, seniors Eric Petrousek (left) and Danny Bancoro (right) smile after a game.

Remembering Coach Pete Lenos: “the glue that kept everybody together”

Kate Gross, Feature Editor May 19, 2021

Beloved DGN football coach Pete Lenos passed away April 29. Lenos’ work as a coach in both the DGN and DGS football programs over the years has had profound impacts on both the students and coaches he...

Focusing on the future: sustainable fashion movement

Annie Bieda, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

What does the lifespan of an article of clothing look like? For items from brands such as SHEIN, that wearable period could be very brief, based on the website’s reviews. Low quality, trendy, and cheap...

PROUD TO BE AAPI: Megan Wikowsky (12) is a part of the planning committee for Asian American Pacific Islander month in May and made t-shirts for students and staff to wear to support. She stands behind origami made by Audrey Lee (10)  hung in the ceiling tiles.

AAPI: processing spaces, student union created after attacks

Gretchen Lucina and Emma Cho May 12, 2021

“My grandparents go to Chinatown a lot to go get food, and I heard that Chinatowns are a very prominent place where all the targeting happens,” junior Mia Chen said. “They have stopped going to the...

OVERHEAD SHOT: Students gather at Carsten's Field April 9 for a home football game.

Looking back on a year like no other

Amelia Carlson and Madeline Schallmoser May 11, 2021

Black Lives Matter: 6/7/2020 Following the May 25 murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, millions of people nationwide participated in demonstrations against...

SWEET SUPPORT: Louisa and Marie's Chocolate Shop sold cookies to raise funds for the Busy Bee Bakery.

A Downers Grove treasure: Community gathers support for local bakery

Amelia Carlson and Gretchen Lucina May 11, 2021

Ingram’s Busy Bee Bakery, a family-owned business located in the heart of downtown Downers Grove, has gathered generations of supportive customers through their famous pastries and service to the community....

SIGNING THE DOTTED LINE: McKenna Cinotte (12) makes her final decision in committing to Ball State University Nov. 11. She sits with Head Track and Field Coach Matthew Maletich for support of her future.

Humans of DGN: McKenna Cinotte, future Ball State University track athlete

Elle Kowalski, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Senior McKenna Cinotte walked into the purple gym her freshman year, ready for her first-ever day of track and field with a smile on her face. Fast forward four years and she's graduating with the same...

BITTERSWEET BEGINNING: As more students return to in-person classes, the DGN community holds equivocal views toward transitioning back to pre-pandemic life.

DGN community recognizes both pros, cons to transition back to normalcy

Nicholas Hanscom, In-Depth Editor April 24, 2021

With the considerable decline in COVID-19 outbreaks, hospitalizations, and deaths and more and more people getting vaccinated, society has inched its way to normalcy at a steady pace. As a result, District...

RECOVERING: Junior Ella Sebek rests after ACL surgery with ice cream and friends.

Varsity athlete Ella Sebek tears ACL

Julia Hanson, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

After an already unusual season, varsity basketball player Ella Sebek faced an injury that kept her out for the last few games. Sebek is a junior but has had a role on the varsity girls basketball team...

ADMINISTRATION DATES: the dates that online and in-person AP tests will be administered.

AP students, teachers address difficulties of choosing exam format this year

Rohit Rajput, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

Last May, a $500 million class action lawsuit was filed by students across California against the College Board, the most prominent organization making standardized tests for high schoolers. The students...

SUPPORTING STUDENTS: Counseling and Student Support Services remain open during hybrid learning.

Student Support Services adjust to methods of online aid

Emily Falconer, News Editor March 16, 2021

From experiencing a pandemic to trying to juggle remote learning among other responsibilities, many high school students have simply found themselves struggling in a way they have never experienced before....

THE YEAR IN SCHEDULES: different variations of hybrid and fully remote schedules have been in place all year, and by the end of tonight's Board meeting a decision will be finalized for which more aggressive model will be implemented after spring break.

DGN, DGS students express mixed feelings about this year’s schedules, share hopes for fourth-quarter changes

Sam Bull and Teagan Smith March 15, 2021

*This article was written by editors from the Omega as well as from DGS's Blueprint staff. To read the article on the Blueprint's site, click here. Throughout this school year, students from across...

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