DGN Omega

  • December 5On Wednesday December 5, an anti-abortion protest was held before first period on the main street entrance sidewalk

  • December 3Boys Wrestling won against Proviso West 56-15

  • December 3Varsity Boys Basketball won home opener against Proviso West 85-54

Natural talent does not trump hard work

Abbe Murphy, Editor In-Chief

April 21, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I’ll be the first to say that I’m not naturally smart. I wasn’t reading chapter books at age four and I definitely am not the kind of person who can breeze a test without opening my textbook. Up until middle school, I never...

Students suffer effects of long school day: Shorter days more convenient for all Silver Division schools

Emily Zimel, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Other schools in our conference have the advantage of a shorter school day with an earlier release time, while DGN requires students to be here until 3:20 p.m. This leaves students with minimal opportunity to do anything other...

Staff Editorial: Three falls short for credit

Sophia DiIorio, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

At the AP Open House, the administrators sometimes boast about the percentage of students who have taken the AP exam and scored a three, four, or five. These scores are nothing to scoff at, as an AP class is a major commitment. However,...

Staff Editorial: support needed for students’ rights

Omega Staff

March 24, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Just as an entrepreneurship class teaches students the ins and outs of the business world and an art class equips artists with techniques that will help them create a career out of their talent, a high school journalism program...

Staff Editorial: Boy’s track puts academics first

Omega Staff

March 24, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Athletics and academics go hand in hand, so when one goes down, the other one goes too. The infamous “ineligibility” form appears when a student is no longer passing five of his or her academic classes. Once this happens,...

Staff Editorial: Peace Garden disturbed by traffic

January 28, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

At DGN, the peace garden will be placed right in the middle of an extremely busy area, the Forest St. entrance. Before and after school, many students get dropped off and picked up at this entrance. Parents are frustrated from...

Seniors devastated by El Niño

Katie Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2016

Filed under Opinions

The class of 2016 is cursed: no final exam exemptions, no days off for underclassmen testing in April, and now we probably won’t have any emergency days off. Because of El Niño. Although we did have a few frigid days, the...

No Wi-Fi, no problem

Katie Callaghan, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Students should stop complaining about the unavailabilty of Wi-Fi for personal devices. Instead of looking at a phone, interact and socialize with the people nearby. Who cares what’s going on in cyberspace when there is a...

Staff Editorial: Stick to one platform

Omega Staff

September 30, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

This year, much of the DGN has switched over to Google programs to go along with the 1:1 chromebook policy that was implemented. In the past, Blackboard has been used as a tool both for teachers and students to post and submit...

50,000 RTs and you still have to take finals

August 21, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

As the school year comes to a close and final exams dawn upon underclassmen, many students find themselves consumed with anxiety and fear over passing these dreaded exams. In light of this, students across the country used the...

Social media is not always private media

June 12, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Tons of campaigns have been launched in the last decade about safety precautions for social media, and, for the most part, students have taken away knowledge from them. Students now know to be mindful of what they post and how...

Staff Editorial: Wi-Fi 1:done

April 14, 2015

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

One of the most ridiculous and frustrating features of Downers Grove is that the internet provided by the local Starbucks is more reliable than the Wi-Fi provided by the school district. It’s widely known by staff and students...