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Migrant influx impacting DG community

Migrant influx impacting DG community

Audrey Gorey and Ava Cleveland March 19, 2024

Migrant and asylum seeker arrival rates are at an all time high, with busloads of asylees entering the sanctuary city of Chicago. Many are fleeing political, social, and economic unrest. The rise of immigrants...

UNDER THE SEA: Henry Puffer Podcast
Club interviews DGN’s cast of the Little
Mermaid Musical.

Henry Puffer Podcast Club: a platform for young voices

Audrey Gorey, Editor in Chief March 19, 2024

A group of third through sixth grade students at Henry Puffer Elementary school are bringing their voices to the table through The Henry Puffer Podcast, available on Spotify and Apple Music. This club,...

SMILING FROM SUCCESS: Aidan Metzl (10) poses with his Athlete of the Year award Feb. 2.

SEASPAR names 2023 Athlete of the Year

Malini Fisher, Editor in Chief March 19, 2024

Sophomore Aidan Metzl, a member of the D99 hoops basketball team, Special Olympics track & field team, and SEASPAR swim and bowling team, is on a roll this season. Metzl was awarded Athlete of the...

Anne Driscoll and Orchesis member Kelsie Arndt (12)

Humans of DGN: Anne Driscoll

Giulia Karrow, Feature Editor February 7, 2024

Kind words, wide grins, and bouquets of flowers is how Orchesis Dance Company thanks their sponsors at the end of their annual performances. Sponsor Anne Driscoll has been a part of Orchesis for 15 years,...

The Mystery of Benson Boone

The Mystery of Benson Boone

Audrey Gorey, Editor in Chief January 25, 2024

On the morning of January 22, I walked into journalism and a 15 x 18 inch white cardboard envelope was sitting on the desk. Addressed to THE OMEGA, the contents of this strange package were nothing...

Humans of DGN: Security guard James Pedersen

Humans of DGN: Security guard James Pedersen

Giovanna Russotiesi, Feature Editor December 21, 2023

No matter how long you’ve been a DGN student, there’s a good chance you’ve either seen or had a quick conversation with security guard James Pedersen. Often found roaming the halls chatting it up...

Ghostlight Theater Company spreads joy during holiday season

Ghostlight Theater Company spreads joy during holiday season

Skyler Heimann, Opinion Editor December 15, 2023

The DG Ghostlight Educational Theater hosted Elf Jr the Musical Dec. 7-10. The production involved kids ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, and brought smiles to the audience and excitement for the...

Humans of DGN: N-Zone Leader Alex Miller transitions to the court

Humans of DGN: N-Zone Leader Alex Miller transitions to the court

Audrey Gorey, Editor in Chief December 14, 2023

Suited up in his purple and white striped overalls and sprinting at full speed, senior Alex Miller races across the cross country course. His prerogative: to cheer on the team for one last time before...

READY TO PLAY: Downers Grove children gather at Randall Park for the annual Thanksgiving football tournament.

Randall Park’s annual ‘Turkey Bowl’ unites community

Giulia Karrow, Feature Editor November 30, 2023

Every Thanksgiving morning, Randall Park is filled with delicious food, a close-knit community, and a football tournament. Since 2003, Thanksgiving has grown to be many Downers Grove families' favorite...

District 99 ranks 22 on Niches 2024 top district roundup

District 99 ranks 22 on Niche’s 2024 top district roundup

Ashley Johnson, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

According to rankings published Sept. 29 on Niche’s 2024 roundup of the top school districts in Illinois, District 99 has been ranked number 22 in the top 25. Each school was graded based on nine different...

DANCING FOR DIWALI: Young performers showcase traditional dance in Woodridge.

Driving diversity: Woodridge hosts first Diwali festival

Ava LaBianco and Malini Fisher November 21, 2023

Diwali, also known as the “Festival of Lights,” is a holiday that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The celebration is adjacent to Christmas for people of the Hindu religion, and is held...

LASTING IMPACT: Herren delivers a presentation during Red Ribbon Week Assembly Oct. 10.

Chris Herren inspires reflection among students

Audrey Gorey, Editor in Chief November 21, 2023

A crowded gym, a guest speaker, and a story to be told. The DGN student body waited patiently for a presentation, but this one was far different from expected. Former NBA player Chris Herren struggled...

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