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Stories from Downers Grove North High School
Best of teacher’s Zoom backgrounds: from memes to Batman
Features

Emily Falconer | November 24, 2020

With classes being remote, a new opportunity has been presented which allows teachers to set their backgrounds on Zoom to any image they see fit. Here are some of DGN students’ favorite picks for teachers…

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Why Donald Trump failing to win reelection is a huge step for the protection of truth
Opinions

Sam Bull | November 12, 2020

Well, that’s it. Biden has been elected president, according to the projections of most major news sources. Still, as amateur journalists and citizens of a democracy, we were frustrated with the rampant…

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

Kate Gross | October 7, 2020

“I believe compared to many other colleges, UIUC is doing some of the best things regarding COVID-19,” DGN alum and UIUC freshman Maeve Cook said. “The development of the saliva test by students…

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

Nicholas Hanscom | September 23, 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…

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Overcoming Online: Science department adapting, staying optimistic despite obstacles
Features

Sam Bull | September 15, 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 said, gesturing…

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Pandemic parenting: a complicated balancing act for teachers
News

Kate Gross | September 8, 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…

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DuPage county resident represents flaws in COVID-19 case count
Coronavirus

Andrew Thompson | April 20, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the globe, quick testing methods have become more readily available to the general public in efforts to stop the spread of the disease. But even with increased testing supply,…

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Undocumented students: finding hope through struggle
Features

Sam Bull | April 9, 2020

Sitting in class, senior Rosa Flores* hears them talk.

“I can’t stand these illegal Mexicans taking American jobs!” one says.

“We need to deport all of them,” another argues.

“Everyone…

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Back again: self-guided classroom sets precedent for the future
News

Libby Soelberg | November 5, 2019

Last school year, Christopher Bronke, a DGN English chairperson led a self-guided classroom in hopes of gaining ideas for the future. He chose to continue it this year to help “empower students to own…

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School zones established near Main Street crossing
News

Sam Weinheimer | November 4, 2019

At the end of February, efforts to create safer crosswalks around DGN began after the death of junior Beth Dunlap. Beth, who was fatally struck by an imparied driver, obeyed the pedestrian laws and was…

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David Edwards becomes first DGN alum drafted to NFL
Sports

Mary Wojcik | May 20, 2019

Former DGN football player David Edwards is added to the Los Angeles Rams roster as the 169th pick during this year’s NFL draft, which took place April 25 through April 27.

“We had heard so many…

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Box office closed: students reminisce about Cascade Drive-In
News

Mary Wojcik | May 20, 2019

This summer, a popular activity frequented by students, friends and families will no longer be available to experience as the Cascade Drive-In officially closes down.

The drive-in has been operating…

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Nerf Wars: Annual senior assassins competition tests players’ aim and friendship
News

Sam Weinheimer | April 23, 2019

It was a brisk and mellow night when senior John Landry bolted out of theater rehearsal to pursue senior Shea Pauley, his target. He drove to Pauley’s friend’s house and waited in his car. After…

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Weighing benefits of early graduation
Features

Mary Wojcik | April 19, 2019

This school year, 13 seniors chose to depart from high school ahead of their class as early graduates. Although a discouraged decision by District 99, students who have fulfilled their graduation requirements…

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Place over taste: The case for bad coffee
Opinions

Matt Troher | April 11, 2019

I am a coffee snob.

I exclusively buy whole coffee beans, grinding them myself as I go. I wouldn’t touch anything pre-ground with a ten-foot pole. I use a French press to craft my morning beverage,…

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Former DGN football player declares for NFL draft
Sports

Mary Wojcik | January 28, 2019

After spending three years with the Wisconsin Badgers, former DGN football player David Edwards will be forgoing his last year with Wisconsin in order to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Edwards was…

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FOODS UNKNOWN: A Glimpse Into the Seoul
Arts & Entertainment

Katherine Gross | January 11, 2019

Seoul Taco is a Mexican-Korean fusion restaurant in Chicago that serves up tacos, gogi bowls, and diversity– something that drew senior Ciara Asonye to the restaurant right away. After all, a person’s…

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Protests: Anti-abortion protesters assemble in front of DGN
News

Matt Troher | January 9, 2019

A once routine act, crossing Main Street to enter DGN became eventful during the week of Wednesday, Dec. 5.

On the morning of Dec. 5, two male protesters stood on the sidewalk in front of DGN and held…

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