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  • November 12For the first time in school history Varsity girls volleyball gets second in state after facing Marist Highschool

  • November 5DGN varsity girl's volleyball team defeats Saint Charles East High School to advance into the Final Four

  • October 26Girl's varsity volleyball team defeats Maine South high school to win regional championship

STAFF EDITORIAL Anonymous Alert isn’t used properly

November 7, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

The Anonymous Alert system was introduced as a way for the District 99 community to communicate potential safety threats to administration smoothly and in a timely matter. To submit an alert the submitter has to identify as...

Flag burning sparks controversy in D99

Sarah Rogoz, Editor-in-chief

November 7, 2018

Filed under Opinions

After the crosstown DGN and DGS football game Oct. 18, students from DGS took a bed sheet spray painted with the words “actually, this is our town” from the DGN student section. Two DGS students then proceeded to burn the shee...

Music Shaming: the stresses of aux duty

Katherine Gross, News Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I listen to the Ramones, Childish Gambino, Sufjan Stevens, and Beyoncé. I’ve attended orchestra concerts, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Lollapalooza. I love indie music, play classic rock when I’m cooking with my family...

PSA causes clouds of confusion

Audrey Dwyer, In-depth Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nothing makes me roll my eyes more than drug PSA posters.  The cheesy stock photos, the half-hearted slogan about being yourself written in comic sans-- I can’t help but feel cynical.  They seem superficial and forced and...

Uncovering the truth about psychic readings

Katherine Gross, News Editor

October 29, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Recently, my mom started watching the TV show “Long Island Medium,” and as a result, I now live in a household full of propaganda about psychics. I’ve also driven around Downers Grove enough to notice all of the neon store...

Funding for teacher gun use is ill-witted

Katherine Gross, News Editor

October 1, 2018

Filed under Opinions

In this desensitized country where school shootings seem to happen often, the last thing we need is more guns. However, The New York Times reported on Aug. 22 that the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, considered allowing stat...

Social Media: Insensitivity is intentional

Sarah Rogoz, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Daily Express, a UK tabloid, used a specific method for making sure their content received viewers on Sept. 7. After the world received the terrible news that beloved rapper Mac Miller passed away social media was bursting with ...

Cheer deserves more credit

Sarah Rogoz, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sports

When I told my club volleyball teammates that I would not be playing high school volleyball, I was met with looks of disappointment. After explaining I’d be pursuing cheerleading instead, the sad looks turned into confused scoffs....

Traumatic incidents cause internal doubts

Sarah Rogoz, Opinion Editor

May 16, 2018

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Nearing the end of my run, I lock eyes with a man driving in a white van going the opposite direction. The man makes a u-turn onto my side of the street and then pulls over two houses in front of me. Being cautious, I turn right...

STAFF EDITORIAL

STAFF EDITORIAL

March 14, 2018