July 23, 2017

New classes introduced for 2013-14 school year

Film Class With the start of a new film club at WHS this year, a film class has been approved for next school year. The class will run as a nine week (1 term) block. Students will cover the history of films (by watching films), looking at the techniques in filming, writing your own film, creating a story board, filming and editing the movie using Final Cut Pro and iMovie. The films made in class will qualify to be submitted into the film festival. Each student will leave the class with a completed 3-10 minute movie, which can be added…

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‘My Place’ accepts donations, helps Newton, Conn.

Looking for a way to donate and help the people in Newton, Conn.? A restaurant called “My Place,” in the center of the town, is accepting donations in exchange for meals being delivered to people in the community. If one calls them and let’s them know how much they would like to spend, they will then cook and deliver a meal. “They have ensured that the meals are delivered to people in the community that are most likely too distraught to prepare meals for themselves,” Micki Kaufman, assessment center assistant, said. The restaurant can be reached at 1-203-270-7061 and accepts…

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Sophomore board fundraises to buy gifts for hospitalized children

by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter The Sophomore Class Board ran their annual charity project during the week of Nov. 12. This year, the board members decided to collect money during all lunch periods in order to buy gifts for children that are in Advocate Children’s Hospital. “We’re bringing the gifts to the kids next week,” JoAnn Chilver, Sophomore Class Board sponsor said. “We are also going to be getting a tour of the children’s wing.” The board encouraged all students to donate money to the project and any student who donated one dollar or more had their names written on…

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Local students receive recognition at Harper Art Show

by Rossy Peralta, Staff Reporter Harper Community College hosted its annual art show on Nov. 30 where District 211, 214 and Barrington High School all participate by entering 2-D and 3-D artwork to be judged by faculty. As a result of being a jury show, students can enter their artwork, but  faculty members choose the artwork that would be appropriate. “I would say that work that has a well crafted, high quality work, but also has an interesting concept behind it is usually well received,” Rebeccah Silver, art teacher, said. Jess Musto, senior, entered the 3-D artwork category. Musto received…

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WPAC helps superstorm victims through Cinnabon sale, shaving heads

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter On Nov. 30, Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) will host a Cinnabon sale to raise money for people in need affected by Superstorm Sandy. Students could pre-order their Cinnabons from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29 for $3. On Nov. 30, the actual sale day, Cinnabons will cost $5. Cinnabons will be distributed in the main hallway during lunch periods. “The proceeds will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity which is an organization working to provide relief in the area,” Sandra Chico, WPAC sponsor, said WPAC works on projects involving world issues. “WPAC does a…

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District 214 ponders insurance options

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Gridiron Alliance, local advocates who reach out to paralyzed high school athletes, asked District 214 to consider a paid insurance policy that would cover student athletics in case of “catastrophic” accidents. The discussion arose at the school board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18. “The district should look into more insurance policies because there are many families who may not have insurance at Wheeling, and it would be nice to have more protection at athletic events,” Chad Mikosz, senior, said. District 214 already offers optional student athletic insurance for in school and out of school hours. A…

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Girls basketball faces off Fenwick

Check out the broadcasting of the girls basketball game on Nov. 16.  Broadcasting by Derek Spallone, Megan Jones and Jess Musto.

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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 http://ahml.info/newsitems/holiday-book-drive-november-1-december-1.

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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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Varsity girls swimmers make personal bests at MSL meet

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Varsity girls swimming placed 11th out of 12th at the Mid-Suburban League Swimming Meet on Oct. 27 at Barrington High School. Some highlights of the meet included the personal best times for Theresa Godlewski, sophomore, and Adrienne Rozmus, freshman. Godlewski broke the school record for the 100 yard backstroke once again, with a time of 1:00:46. She also made a personal best in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 54:81. “I felt pretty good because it was more than a whole second off my previous record,” Godlewski said. “When you look at the…

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