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  • 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

Remembering Daniel Figueroa – Iribarren

Molly St. Clair , Feature Editor December 15, 2021

Kind, welcoming, and warmhearted are all words used by friends and loved ones to describe Daniel Figueroa- Iribarren. Daniel was a junior at DGN who passed away Nov 19. He will be missed dearly by...

DESIGNING: Sophomore Gina Liu creates a new advertisement for her Road Buddy app. She uses her design skills to promote her app on social media.

Humans of DGN: Gina Liu, student entrepreneur

Gretchen Lucina, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2021

Throughout quarantine last year, sophomore Gina Liu turned her hobby into a brand creating both an app and her own design business. Road Buddy At the beginning of her driving career, Gina Liu and...

GOAL SETTING: Senior Abby Washburn writes down her New Years resolutions as she prepares for 2022.

2022 New Year’s resolutions

Simona Stanina, Opinion Editor December 13, 2021

2021 was definitely a year to be talked about. From capital riots to Kim Kardashian’s divorce, it seems as though people couldn’t catch their breath through the year. With the year close to an end,...

SUSTAINABILITY IS TRENDY: Empowerment Club members seen making sustainable tote bags during their recent meeting.

Bipartisan solutions for environmental issues

Simona Stanina, Opinion Editor December 12, 2021

Environmentalism has become a very politically polarized issue, and activists have been struggling to obtain compromise from either Democrats or Republicans. This division is primarily due to how differently...

Students voice opinions on wearing pajamas to school

Students voice opinions on wearing pajamas to school

Adam Yeo, A&E Editor December 12, 2021

Pajama days have been a classic school tradition for years not just at DGN, but all around. That said, it seems more students have come to school wearing pajamas whenever they please. While most teachers...

“A school librarian who makes a difference in the lives of her students and instills the love of the library, representatives from the AISLE  board wrote

Humans of DGN: Mariela Siegert

Lauren Pierret, News Editor December 12, 2021

In early October, DGN librarian Mariela Siegert was named “Illinois School Library Educator of the Year.” This honor, presented by the Association of Illinois School Library Educators  (AISLE) in...

STUDYING ANEW: Madeline Antonio (12) and Ella Knickerbocker (11) review their notes for their final exams, which will take place under an updated schedule beginning this semester.

Students, staff reflect on final exam changes

Nicholas Hanscom, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2021

Beginning this semester, DGN will follow a new, less structured system for finals week, which will take place from Dec. 15 to Dec. 19. Students and staff have expressed ambivalent opinions about the new...

CASTEN MEET AND GREET: DGN students listen and ask questions to Representative Casten about policies.

Students reflect on Representative Casten

Josiah Poynter, A&E Editor December 10, 2021

Representative Sean Casten visited DGN Nov. 29 to hold a lecture about many issues regarding the climate, economics and technology. Casten engaged with students about various issues relevant to Casten’s...

OUTDATED LOCKERS?  As the school year progresses students and staff notice a decrease in locker usage.

The decrease in locker usage

Simona Stanina, Opinion Editor November 30, 2021

While numerous students at DGN use their lockers, many have noticed a decrease in usage over the last few years. Students would rush to their lockers before their next class to retrieve their books, but...

Dr. DeMent poses with Trojan Man after the assembly on the first day of school.

Humans of DGN: Dr. Courtey DeMent

Maggie Ward, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2021

  Dr. Courtney DeMent did not want to be an educator. Initially, she dreamed of being a nurse and defying the legacy of her mother who had climbed the totem pole of high school faculty, having...

NORTHSIDE MARCHING: The marching band plays before the white-out game on Carstens Field.

The marching band’s return to Carstens Field

Kyle Kucera, Opinion Editor November 16, 2021

  This year’s return to a normal football season brought with it a full and energetic band season. Coming back after COVID-19 dismantled the 2020 season, this year looked a bit different, yet...

INKED: Math teacher Lucia Torres wears floral art on the back of her arm.

Staff reveals stories behind tattoos

Julia Hanson, A&E Editor November 11, 2021

Semi-colons, Mandarin symbols, bible verses are popular tattoos that have historically been unwelcome in most workplaces. At DGN, teachers and even students are breaking the tattoo stigma by wearing their...

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