March 29, 2017

Arlington Heights Memorial Library hosts holiday book drive

by Daniel Ramirez, Staff Reporter The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is holding a book drive from Nov. 1 until Dec. 1. The library is accepting donations of books for children from infancy to age 16 for Wheeling Township’s holiday Adopt-a-Family program. Families, schools and scout groups can also help out with this book drive as a project. Find out how to help out at

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Kern signs letter of intent for softball scholarship


by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor, and Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Sara Kern, senior, had received a full ride scholarship for the University of Missouri in St. Louis for playing softball.  On Nov. 15, she signed her letter of intent. “It’s really exciting. I’ve known for a while now, but it’s good to sign my papers and make it official,” Kern said. Kern hopes to play softball starting her freshman year. “It’s something she’s worked really hard for, and she deserves it,” Mike Caringella, softball coach, said. “I’m very proud and very excited.” Kern is currently undecided about her major, but…

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Circus Literary Magazine holds annual fundraiser at bookstore


Photos by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Circus Literary Magazine hosted its annual fundraiser all day on Nov. 10 at Barnes and Noble.  Customers can use vouchers with their purchase, and 15 percent of the sale goes towards Circus.  Circus uses this money to print the magazine.  In addition, students ran activities in the morning, such as story time, crafts, caricatures and cupcake decorating.  Students raised over $400.  

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Obama wins 2012 mock election

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter The mock election of 2012 hopes to provide students with a better understanding of how to choose a government leader. Voting took place Nov. 6 in the main hallway during all lunch periods.  Like the actual 2012 presidential election, this year’s mock election winner was President Barack Obama. According to Sandra Chico, AP government teacher and WPAC sponsor, about 457 students and staff registered to vote in the mock election. The goal for the voting process was as stated by Ms. Chico to “help students realize that to vote they need to register.” With students…

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WPAC, AP Government class host 2012 mock election


by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) and the AP Government class teamed up together to start a mock election for the 2012 election.  The purpose of the mock election was to educate students on how to actually vote. Voter registration took place during all lunch periods from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19, debates will be on Oct. 31 by Omar Joya and Katrina Gustafson, seniors, and the actual mock election will take place on Nov. 6. Students who wish to participate in the mock election have to fill out a mock applicant sheet and do a…

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Latino Club fundraises for senior scholarships through Halloween party


Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Latino Club sponsored a Halloween party Oct. 28, which featured activities for children.  These activities included Operation Snowball games, cookie decorating, a pinata and other Halloween-themed activities.  The funds from admission and donations for this party went towards Latino Club senior scholarships.  

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SHADES volunteers at annual Make a Difference Day


Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Students Helping Accept Diversity in Every Situation (SHADES) volunteered at Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27 at Riley Elementary School.  SHADES, along with other community organizations, set up Halloween-themed games and activities for children, including children with special needs.   Students in SHADES ran the prize table and Bozo buckets station.

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Dussling receives Friend of Scholastic Journalism award

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief William Dussling, District 214 board member, has been selected as one of the five “Friends of Scholastic Journalism” national honorees for 2012 by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). “Friend of Scholastic Journalism” Award recipients are nominated by JEA members for their support, service, financial sponsorship or personal dedication toward the betterment of scholastic journalism. Dussling was nominated by Stan Zoller, Rolling Meadow High School’s newspaper adviser. The honorees are known for helping strengthen the values of free speech and civic engagement. Dussling will receive his honor at an awards luncheon at the JEA and National Scholastic…

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Interact with Africa surpasses fundraising goal through Hoops for Africa

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Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Interact with Africa sponsored the third annual Hoops for Africa on Oct. 25. Students played basketball against staff, and the students won. Members of the club sold tickets, t-shirts, bracelets and concessions during lunch periods and during the game. IWA raised more than $1,300.  The funds go towards building schools in Angola, Africa.

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First Event of Latino Club: Family Halloween Party


by Perla Jiménez, La Voz Editor This Sunday, Oct. 28, Latino Club will hold a new fundrasier: a Halloween party. The party will be open to people of all ages, but will focus on elementary school students. Latino Club members expect the party raise at least one more scholarship than last year. Gabriela Medina, social worker, said she also expected the party to affect the Hispanic community at a family level. She says the Latino Club is always looking for “events that promote family togetherness.” Caroline Tinoco, senior, says the event will be a success and expects a large number…

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