May 28, 2017

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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Briefly Speaking Sports: Girls Tennis

by Katia Bryhadyr, Staff Reporter “What really made the season was having the support of all my friends and being able to laugh and be crazy.” Gosia Markiewicz, grade, said. “Some accomplishments that I made are that I focused more on my performance and my best.” The season ended on Saturday, Oct. 13  with Sectionals and athletes included Alexandra Fister,Gosia Markiewicz and more . The team won its first match against Mundelein, but lost the second game against Highland Park. Sectionals was a single elimination, so the team was out after the second game. “I improved so much this year…

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Randhurst Village hosts pumpkin carving contest

by Paige McCoy, Staff Reporter  A pumpkin carving contest will take place during a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Randhurst Village. WHS will participate in the carving contest, and the winner of the contest receives $1,000 for their school. “Sometimes students are overwhelmed by art, and this is a way of opening it up,” said Laura Taubery, activity adviser. The pumpkins entered in the contest will be displayed during the festival, as well as pumpkins from Hersey, Prospect and Saint Viator high schools. Schools receive $500 for just competing. The marketing company at Randhurst also provided the pumpkins…

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School board passes controversial proposals on curriculum changes

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor The school board passed the proposals to drop information processing as a graduation requirement and to allow students in marching band and NJROTC the option of exemption from physical education during the semester they participate in that activity. Many teachers from District 214 schools’ P.E. and computer education departments, as well as other departments, attended the meeting. Dr. David Schuler, superintendent, said the board will work with the Education Association on this waiver and make sure P.E. is a choice for the family, not an “automatic default.” The Illinois School Code allows application for waivers…

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Broadcast: Wildcats lose to Huskies

Check out this broadcast of the home game on Oct. 19, where varsity football played against Hersey High School.Wheeling High School Vs. Hersey High School – Last Regular Season

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Indian Trails Library hosts first film festival

by Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor This year the Indian Trails Library will be hosting a short film festival on October 28, open for everyone between the ages of 14 to 20. “(The library is expecting students) from Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, and Stevenson (High Schools) to enter the festival. I’m looking forward to the outcome,” Sarah Heimsoth, teen librarian, said. To enter the festival, contestants must create an original video that lasts no longer than ten minutes and be submitted on a flashdrive or on a DVD. The winner of the festival will receive a $50 gift card along with other…

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Picks of the Month: September

Movie: House at the End of the Street Releasing today, Jennifer Lawrence of “The Hunger Games” takes a stint in horror with the story of a divorced mom and daughter buying a “dream house” until strange events begin to happen and secrets about a double murder unfold.   Album: Battle Born After a four-year hiatus, The KIllers released their fourth studio album “Battle Born” on Sept. 18.  The album was preceded by the lead single, “Runaways” and is expected to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200.   App: Songpop Send challenges to your friends by listening…

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“Stubborn Love” by The Lumineers

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief The less known Denver band, with instrumental tracks similar to Mumford & Sons, is better known for their song “Ho Hey,” which is ranked fifth on iTunes alternative chart. The meaning to the song is pretty basic, he’s in love with a girl who just continuously hurts him. But it really doesn’t matter to him. Personally, I don’t necessarily fall in love with the beginning of the song, but from one minute in- I start to enjoy as the music picks up and the drums become more powerful. “When we were young, Oh Oh, we did…

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PBIS forms to promote positive behavior

by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor This year,  the Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) club has been incorporated into WHS. According to Dr. Kenneth Stiff, dean of students, PBIS is a nationwide program offered in many other schools. “(It focuses on) influencing the school culture by rewards to all kids who are trying to do things the right way,” Dr. Stiff said. PBIS will teach expectations to the students and teachers, collect data and figure out if teaching had a positive effect on behavior. During August, summer workshops took place at WHS in order to work on developing the “kick…

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Test registration procedures change

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor ACT Registration When students register for the ACT, they now have to upload a photo online and bring their photo ID and ticket on the test date. The ACT test ticket and the roster will include the students’ photos. When students check in, they must bring their photo ID and ticket to make sure they match the roster. These new procedures took effect starting with registration for the ACT on Sept. 8. “I understand the reasons for security because that’s for validity for the test,” Micki Kaufman, assessment center assistant, said. “I think for some…

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