DGN Omega

  • February 19Brad Rosen wrestled at 126lb, and finished top 8 at state wrestling meet, ending the 2018-2019 season
  • February 5Ingrid Carpen(12) advances to sectional bowling competition after scoring 1006 at final season meet
  • December 5On Wednesday December 5, an anti-abortion protest was held before first period on the main street entrance sidewalk

Nurses’ Office visits need more confidentiality

Ellie Cawthorne, A&E and Social Media Editor

May 15, 2019

Last year, I was going through a particularly rough patch in my life, specifically surrounding my anxiety and depression. Typically I wouldn’t share this type of personal information in a school publication, but I feel as if...

Travel: keep an open mind

Sam Bull, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2019

Travelling to foreign countries can result in two things: resorting to one’s small, introverted bubble without taking in anything that makes that country different, or actually involving oneself in the ways of that country and...

A message from the Omega EICs

Sarah Rogoz and Matt Troher

March 15, 2019

Writing about tragedy is never easy, especially when tragedy hits so close to home. Some of us on The Omega were close to Beth, others didn’t know her at all. Regardless, our editorial staff felt many emotions for many di...

Public displays of affection are rude and discomforting

Sam Weinheimer, Feature Editor

March 15, 2019

Picture this: you’ve just gotten an A on a math test you spent all night studying for. Proudly walking down the hallway with your head up high you see your best buddy, give him a fist bump and shout, “Today has been such a...

Finding a roommate using social media is as superficial as it seems

Sarah Rogoz, Editor-In-Chief

January 21, 2019

With the introduction of numerous social media platforms, the methods of finding a roommate have switched since the previous generation. No longer did I have to wait until orientation day to meet with my roommate. Once I narrow...

Being a sibling is a full-time job

Ellie Cawthorne, Social Media Editor

January 10, 2019

I’m unemployed. Well, technically I am. However, I feel as if I have two jobs: one being a student and the other being a sibling. I’ve noticed that whenever my 15-year-old sister is going through something, I’m the first...

Music Shaming: the stresses of aux duty

Katherine Gross, News Editor

October 29, 2018

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

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

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...

Social Media: Insensitivity is intentional

Sarah Rogoz, Editor-in-Chief

September 27, 2018

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

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

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...