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Ballot Preview: Your guide for the 2020 general election

VOTING BY MAIL: many have chosen to vote early and by mail this year, due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sam Bull, Claire Gorey, and Vanessa Lopez

October 5, 2020

With the election less than a month away, the Omega has put together a list and detailed description of major candidates on a DGN student’s ballot and what they stand for. This article serves as an unbiased and informative guide for new DGN voters. **DISCLAIMER** This article contains detailed informat...

Student Activities amid Covid-19

Student Activities amid Covid-19

Maggie Ward, Feature Editor

October 4, 2020

Since the beginning of Covid-19, plans have been canceled, events rescheduled, and for the time being, DGN has been very quiet. However, behind the scenes, student activities have taken on a whole new form through remote learning.  Coordinating events, scheduling clubs, and even graduating the class of 2...

UIUC implements COVID-19 saliva test allowing for rapid test results

STAYING SAFE: One of the many free walk-up testing locations around UIUC's campus.

Kate Gross, Feature Editor

October 3, 2020

“I believe compared to many other colleges, UIUC is doing some of the best things regarding COVID-19,” DGN alum and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign freshman Maeve Cook said. “The development of the saliva test by students and faculty here was a game-changer. The fact that results come very...

Teenagers replace older poll workers due to COVID-19

TAKING ACTION: Student election judge fills out the First Judge Application.

Allie Emmet, A&E Editor

September 26, 2020

When people usually envision a poll worker, they see a retired, elderly person. Due to COVID-19, the demographic of who is working the polls is changing. Many of the usual, older workers are unable to this year, due to being at the highest risk for COVID-19. That’s where teenagers come in.  From la...

Unknown college plans create new application challenges

PLANNING: College Admissions Advisor Michael McKinnon’s office leads to future college realities.

Emily Falconer, News Editor

September 16, 2020

After being in quarantine and out of school for months, the class of 2021 is being faced with a new task: applying for college. While this is normally a usual task for many rising seniors, some have found it particularly difficult to figure out their futures amidst the pandemic. Standardized tests...

Private school protocols: how nearby schools are learning in-person

ROCKIN’ IT: Montini students were greeted back to school Aug. 17, using the new hybrid schedule.

Gretchen Lucina, A&E Editor

September 15, 2020

"I am just really grateful that I get to see my friends, classmates, and teachers every other day because I know there are many around who don't get that luxury," Benet senior Paige Scanlon said. Though DGN was not able to go back to school right away because of certain health concerns, private schools nearby have taken extra ...

Overcoming Online: Science department adaptive, optimistic despite obstacles

LEARNING FROM HOME: a staged photo mimicking a typical home set-up for a science course.

Sam Bull, Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2020

“For me, one of the saddest things is that I don’t get to see all of you in person. I like to tell jokes and interact, and that gets lost in this setting,” science teacher Jeffrey Grant says, gesturing at his computer. “Everybody is on mute, and I can barely see a lot of you. It’s hard to fe...

Juniors, seniors face struggles of standardized test cancellations

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE: a photo of SAT and ACT practice books, representing the only version of the tests that many students have been able to take in the last several months.

Emma Gramm, Feature Editor

September 9, 2020

Traditionally, high school seniors would be spending their fall semester preparing and submitting college applications; however, the surge of closures and hindrances due to COVID-19’s spread across the nation over the past several months has left countless students scrambling to take standardized tests like...

Pandemic parenting: a complicated balancing act for teachers

TEACHING FROM HOME: science teacher Bob Calder helps his daughter during remote learning.

Kate Gross, Feature Editor

August 19, 2020

As schools around the country prepare to begin instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers face the added challenge of parenting, and in some cases, educating their own children while simultaneously teaching the students in their classes.  Teachers with children of all ages have been forced to make a mu...

COVID complications: controversy brews amidst District 99 decisions for fall semester

DISCUSSING: the Board of Education discusses fall plans at a virtual board meeting July 20.

Sam Bull, Editor-in-Chief

August 3, 2020

The District 99 Board of Education is expected to vote tonight on what plan will be put into place for a return to school in the fall, amidst growing controversy within the community.  At a July 20 board meeting, the District originally proposed a hybrid plan for returning to school.  The pl...

Athletes’, coaches’ recruiting difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic

Amelia Carlson, News Editor

May 21, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, the COVID-19 outbreak has affected the futures of potential student athletes, especially within college recruiting for student athletes and coaches alike. “To our fellow student-athletes and everyone else in this country, thank you for making an enormous sacrif...

Students explore different paths after high school

Anika Canamedi, In-depth Editor

May 19, 2020

Highschool, College, Work, Retire: for many this is the perceived notion of how life would go. But, between the time of highschool and career, students have the opportunity to make many important decisions about their lives. These can range from the goals to have in college to opting for a different path ...