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  • November 911/01/20 - Girls Cross Country 3rd at Sectionals
  • November 911/01/20 - Boys Cross Country Sectional Champs
  • October 2210/13/20 - Tyler Schenk places 4th at the IHSA Golf Sectional

New COVID-19 variants: The facts

New COVID-19 variants: The facts
January 13, 2021

Well, it’s happened. COVID-19 has mutated--and not just once.  Said to have originated from the U.S., the U.K., and South Africa, three prominent COVID-19 mutations (better known as “strains”...

Student activism spotlight

Student activism spotlight
January 2, 2021

DGN is made up of countless athletes, actors, musicians, and artists but there are many students who people consider as activists. Activist: a person who campaigns to bring about political or social change....

Stigma Surrounding Women in Sports: From DGN to the Pros

January 2, 2021

Sarah Fuller led the Vanderbilt women's soccer team to an upset victory over top-seeded Arkansas in the SEC Championship game Nov. 22, —their first SEC Tournament title since 1994. However, Fuller is...

Semester in review

LOOKING BACK: As 2020 draws to a close, DGN students reflect on first semester.
January 1, 2021

Global pandemic? Check. Online and hybrid learning? Check. Changing sports schedules? Check. Virtual club meetings? Check.  From Aug. 17 until Dec. 18, DGN students took on the challenge of engaging...

DGN’s Janice Schwarze awarded Dupage County Principal of the Year

Mrs. Schwarze was recognized for her achievement at the Dec 14 school board meeting
January 1, 2021

Principal Janice Schwarze was selected as the DuPage County Principal of the Year on Dec 14 by the Illinois Principals Association, putting her in the running for the state Principal of the Year selection.       In...

Orchesis dance company transitions to virtual rehearsals

PERFECT PERFORMANCE: dancers perform at the 2020 showcase in January.
December 31, 2020

“I was worried about not seeing my teammates and not being able to learn the dances as well,” junior Grace Damico said. “Dancing remotely is more difficult than dancing in person.” A member...

DGN Snowball flourishes within a virtual setting

SNOWBALL FESTIVITIES: Snowball directors pose for a group photo before beginning the first day of activities.
December 30, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, DGN’s Operation Snowball will now be looking different compared to previous years. The leadership-empowering program is adjusting to a remote schedule that will span throughout...

Speech Team adjusts to online environment

VIRTUAL CELEBRATION: DGN Speech Team holds a holiday party over Zoom
December 29, 2020

Numerous IHSA sports and activities faced cancellations of events and state tournaments. Speech teams across the state were no exception, as in-person speech tournaments did not take place. Instead, these...

DGN reflects on this semester’s schedule

FULLY REMOTE: This schedule was the most used of this semester.
December 18, 2020

The first semester of the 2020-2021 school year went unlike any semester DGN has seen before.  District 99  started off intending to go into a hybrid schedule model, which included schedules for freshmen...

‘…Overall, it’s fatiguing’: Minority students, teachers open up about constant struggle against discrimination

IN THE MINORITY: students and teachers in ethnic minorities often struggle with instances of discrimination, racism, and marginalization.
December 17, 2020

When he read Principal Janice Schwarze’s Nov. 18 email informing the student body of “violent and racist” social media posts involving DGN students, PE chairperson and Black Student Union co-sponsor...

Students’ rights to freedom of speech within schools

MORSE V. FREDERICK: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Alaskan school officials had not violated the student's freedom of speech rights.
December 17, 2020

The first amendment protects the right of every American citizen to think and speak freely and ensures the promise of freedom of expression. In a school environment, freedom of speech is safeguarded for...

‘You have to name it to tame it”: DGN to become more ‘trauma-sensitive’ amid unprecedented year

TRAUMA-SENSITIVE APPROACH: All DGN staff members have been trained in responding to situations with a
December 16, 2020

In combats against mental health stigma and to create a more welcoming environment for students, a trauma-sensitive approach and related strategies are now implemented into the DGN community. A trauma-sensitive...

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