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Overcoming Online: Physical education classes face obstacles, prioritize safety amid Remote Learning

An array of common class materials for remote physical education classes

Nicholas Hanscom, In-Depth Editor

September 18, 2020

“I was always the type of student that needed to be in class to be able to interact,” physical education department chair Courtney White said. “[As] human beings, that’s what we crave, and to not be in the building and have that social interaction is going to be tough to overcome.”  This...

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

Though DGN was not able to go back to school because of certain health concerns, private schools nearby have taken extra safety precautions to be able to do so. Schools like Montini Catholic High School and Benet Academy have been using the hybrid schedule since the start of the school year and so fa...

Overcoming Online: Science department adapting, staying 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...

Overcoming Online: Choir takes new steps towards singing success

SINGING FROM HOME: Choir Director Beth O’Riordan shows off her teaching set up.

Emily Falconer, News Editor

September 10, 2020

Whether they’re in the auditorium or from the comfort of their homes, DGN Choir singers continue their practice despite having to go online. Classes including Concert Choir, Treble Ensemble, Chamber Choir and A Capella Choir (Honors) have all adapted to new and ever-changing circumstances amidst the pan...

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 ...

DGN students work on front lines

Allie Emmet, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

When people picture an essential worker, the first image that comes to mind may not be a high school student. Through the chaos of the Coronavirus, many Americans have had to continue working at essential businesses. This includes workplaces such as restaurants, banks, grocery stores, and, of course,...

Quarantine results in decreased activity levels for Americans

Madeline Schallmoser, Sports Editor

May 19, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay at home order went into effect March 21. Steps to combat the spread of COVID-19 taken around the country are keeping Americans in their homes, leading to a drastic increase in video game play coupled with a decrease in physical activity.  Gaming is a popular outlet for people of man...