September 28, 2016

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    Curie in the Capitol: a scientific take on art and honor Bradford’s portrayal of Curie earns local, national recognition

    Kelly McKewin- Hannah Bradford, senior, won this year’s Congressional Art Competition for the 10th district with her work, “The Scientist,” which is featured to the left. The work will be featured in the Capitol building in Washington D.C. for the next year as well. Bradford originally created the piece for her AP Studio Art portfolio but submitted it to the Congressional Competition at art teacher Rebeccah Silver’s recommendation. “As soon as I saw the original photo that she was about to manipulate, I knew it was going to be a captivating piece. It was completely Hannah’s idea and creation, and I…

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    Athletic history finds new life in digitized photos

    Photos of the WHS sports teams and athletes in the athletic hallways will soon be taken down and digitized. The photos, which are located in the boys locker room hallway and showcase alumni and their various sports achievements, have accumulated over the years and have been slowly consuming the amount of wall space left in the hallway. Steve May, assistant principal of student activities, has been talking about digitizing the photos for a couple years. He was influenced by parents and the other D214 schools who have already digitized their sports photos to finally implement the idea. The school has…

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    Majority of students will receive iPads next school year

    Kelly McKewin – All freshmen, sophomore and junior students will receive an iPad at WHS next year as District 214 continues to expand and promote a digital curriculum. “Our students are growing up in a digital world. This is very different than how our parents grew up. We didn’t have access to these tools. Students are engaged and learning from each other in very different ways. The world is now at their fingertips. It’s exciting to know our students have these types of opportunities to help them be successful in their high school and future careers,” Keith Bockwoldt, D214 director…

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    Harper offers free tuition through “Promise Scholarships”

    Max Piasecki- As of next year Harper College will be offering up to two years of free tuition to eligible students through their new scholarship program. The new Promise Scholarships give financially struggling students the chance to attend Harper for up to two years without having to worry about tuition. However, students must meet certain criteria in order to fully utilize this opportunity. These requirements include attendance, rigor, quality, persistence and community service. Eligibility for the scholarship begins during the second semester of their freshmen year. For each grade, a different set of requirements must be met. When it comes…

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    Water polo thrives despite lack of student attention

    Patrick Ryan- While most sections in Spokesman can prompt conflict between readers over the types of material covered, there is one section that often causes disputes between readers more than any other: the sports section. Some readers want more girls basketball coverage while others say that the football team gets too much attention. Aside from the critiques of readers, one WHS sport that does not receive enough coverage and is thus unknown to many students is water polo. For those who are unfamiliar, a standard water polo game is played by two teams with seven players each (six field players…

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Positive impact displays student research, inventive ideas

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Maksymilian Piasecki- WHS hosted the annual Next Generation’s Innovators Challenge: Positive Impact on Friday, April 8, focusing on student’s work and innovation. The event, coordinated by Timothy McIntire, science teacher, involved students researching or creating projects that have a positive impact on society. Previous projects have included the creation of a hydroponic garden, a defense system and designing operating rooms minimizing infection risk. While Positive Impact was previously centered around solving community problems brought up by businesses and organizations, the event is now focused more towards school-selected topics. The main criteria for projects this year asked for what the impact is, the…

Power of 15 offer college credit for students, varied curriculum for teachers

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By Megan Provost Co-Editor-in-Chief In the words of Mercedes Herrera, senior, “college is really expensive these days.” Fortunately, last year, as students began to design and develop their class schedules for this school year, incoming seniors were offered the option of taking Power of 15 classes, dual-credit classes offered at WHS through Harper College. Beginning this year, students have the opportunity to challenge themselves with college-level classes and earn college credit for them while still in high school. “It’s a layer between the AP and just regular senior electives, so it gives students a chance to take a course that…

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Athletic history finds new life in digitized photos

May 29, 2015

Photos of the WHS sports teams and athletes in the athletic hallways will soon be taken down and digitized. The photos, which are located in the boys locker room hallway and showcase alumni and their various sports achievements, have accumulated over the years and have been slowly consuming the amount of wall space left in the hallway. Steve May, assistant principal of student activities, has been talking about digitizing the photos for a couple years. He was influenced by parents and the other D214 schools who have already digitized their sports photos to finally implement the idea. The school has…

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curie

Curie in the Capitol: a scientific take on art and honor Bradford’s portrayal of Curie earns local, national recognition

Kelly McKewin- Hannah Bradford, senior, won this year’s Congressional Art Competition for the 10th district with her work, “The Scientist,” which is featured to the left. The work will be featured in the Capitol building in Washington D.C. for the next year as well. Bradford originally created the piece for her AP Studio Art portfolio but submitted it to the Congressional Competition at art teacher Rebeccah Silver’s recommendation. “As soon as I saw the original photo that she was about to manipulate, I knew it was going to be a captivating piece. It was completely Hannah’s idea and creation, and I…

IMG_8576

Athletic history finds new life in digitized photos

Photos of the WHS sports teams and athletes in the athletic hallways will soon be taken down and digitized. The photos, which are located in the boys locker room hallway and showcase alumni and their various sports achievements, have accumulated over the years and have been slowly consuming the amount of wall space left in the hallway. Steve May, assistant principal of student activities, has been talking about digitizing the photos for a couple years. He was influenced by parents and the other D214 schools who have already digitized their sports photos to finally implement the idea. The school has…

ipadalgebra

Majority of students will receive iPads next school year

Kelly McKewin – All freshmen, sophomore and junior students will receive an iPad at WHS next year as District 214 continues to expand and promote a digital curriculum. “Our students are growing up in a digital world. This is very different than how our parents grew up. We didn’t have access to these tools. Students are engaged and learning from each other in very different ways. The world is now at their fingertips. It’s exciting to know our students have these types of opportunities to help them be successful in their high school and future careers,” Keith Bockwoldt, D214 director…

AR-150328822

Harper offers free tuition through “Promise Scholarships”

Max Piasecki- As of next year Harper College will be offering up to two years of free tuition to eligible students through their new scholarship program. The new Promise Scholarships give financially struggling students the chance to attend Harper for up to two years without having to worry about tuition. However, students must meet certain criteria in order to fully utilize this opportunity. These requirements include attendance, rigor, quality, persistence and community service. Eligibility for the scholarship begins during the second semester of their freshmen year. For each grade, a different set of requirements must be met. When it comes…