March 29, 2017

One goes another direction: Zayn Malik quits boy band


Chris Alvarado- When news broke late March that Zayn Malik of the pop sensation One Direction had decided to quit the band, fans took to social media to voice their sadness. The British boy band was formed in 2010 after the five auditioned for The X Factor and were made a group by the show’s judge Simon Cowell. From there, the band skyrocketed into one of the most successful bands of the decade. Zayn Malik, who is 22, said in a statement released on Facebook that he just wants to live a normal life. “After five incredible years Zayn Malik…

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Jazz Band competes at Northshore Jazz Festival


On Saturday, Jan. 24, Jazz Band One, Jazz Band Two and Jazz Band Combo traveled to Glenbrook South High School to perform at the North Shore Jazz Festival. Band won numerous awards and three students went home with soloist awards. Jazz Band Two earned a Division One Rating and second place in class, while the Jazz Combo earned a Division One Rating and took home the first place award. Jazz Band One earned a Division One Rating, first place in Class AA and the Grand Champion Award as the best jazz band of the day. Numerous students won awards for…

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Never too early for holiday music

by Leo Walker, staff reporter The debate between playing holiday music too early has been around as long as we can remember. People complain that the radio stations are playing it too early, and they have stopped playing their favorite songs. Well why shouldn’t they play christmas music early? By playing Christmas music early, it acts as a stress reliever. The holiday season is stressful enough with balancing finding presents for friends and family, keeping up with family, schoolwork and studying for finals. Holiday music gives people that extra boost of hope and happiness that they need to accomplish things….

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Orchesis hosts Gong Show fundraiser

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Gangnam Orchestra performs at WHS


by Erik Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief  The Gangnam Orchestra from South Korea performed at WHS’s theater on May 1. The performance consisted of the symphony orchestra playing two pieces, followed by the Gangnam Orchestra playing six. Their performance left the audience applauding and standing up for almost ten minutes. The Gangnam orchestra is a world recognized group that has played in countries such as Italy and Germany. “The performance was completely unbelievable” Chelsie Coren, senior, says. “I felt unworthy to start before them.” The Korean Culture Center of Chicago decided that it would be best to hold the event at WHS. However,…

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Fine Arts Department Presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical”


Videos filmed by Jacquelin Camacho, Jean Pabon and Erika Pogorzelska Videos edited by Jacquelin Camacho, Rosalie Chan and media tech staff Photos by Megan Jones   “Omigod!” The cast and crew of Legally Blonde is “Positive” that “What You Want” is to attend the show this weekend! Based on the Reese Witherspoon movie, Legally Blonde tells the story of sorority girl Elle Woods who follows her boyfriend (after he dumps her) to Harvard to prove to him that she is “Serious.” Tickets are $10; advanced purchase is recommended. Contact Ann Wyatt for tickets. Elle Woods – Elizabeth Jassin Warner Huntington…

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Orchesis goes on District 214 tour


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District 214 celebrates student creativity in Fine Arts Anthology

by Erika Pogorzelska, Staff Reporter Several students’ art and writing have been published in this year’s District 214 Fine Arts Anthology, a literary magazine that collects students’ art and poetry from all of the schools in the district. Art and creative writing teachers submit a student’s writing or art entries.  Students who were published were recognized at a ceremony on April 10 at Forest View. “The nice thing about the magazine is how there’s no ‘Wheeling Section’ or ‘BG Section’; it’s a cohesive feature,” Laura Wagner, English teacher, said.

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Tomb Raider reboot revives gaming standards

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor Every plot has its beginning and that’s exactly what the latest installment of the “Tomb Raider” series has. The 10th addition to the highly established franchise follows lead heroine, Lara Croft, and her origins as a tomb raider. Rather than extending the series, Crystal Dynamics, the creators of the Tomb Raider series, chose to create a long overdue reboot. The recreated storyline finds Croft stranded on an island alongside her crew. While on the island, Croft must gather food, maintain her health, defend herself from unknown entities, and must find a way for her and…

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Review: Ginza’s grand buffet

    by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Buffets are basically all-you-can-eat sanctuaries; you pay a single price and eat whatever you want.  Now imagine an all-you-can-eat buffet, a full sushi bar and a supervised but also open bar. Yes, a place like this does exist, and it is located in Golf Mill. Ginza Steak, Seafood & Sushi Buffet opened its doors in early February.  It is a new contemporary buffet with a cool, calming environment and serves a variety of Asian cuisines prepared fresh everyday. The buffet has more than 300 different dishes to choose from, over 50 different kinds…

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