March 29, 2017

Band sets high standard for future generations

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor The WHS marching band completed their 2012 season at the Marengo Settler’s Day competition on Oct. 7th with a first place finish, marking the first time the WHS marching band has had an undefeated season since 2009. “It felt amazing to win each competition and go undefeated. The feeling is so thrilling when you hear WHS name called during award ceremonies.” Kylie Gember, senior, said. “I would hold my breath every second just waiting, and when we were finally called for first place, I was so relieved and excited.” Not only did WHS place first…

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Art Club hopes to raise funds for supplies

by Rossy Peralta, Staff Reporter Art club will host a tie-dye fundraiser on Oct. 23 in the art room to help engage students in different styles of art, as well as give the club the opportunity to purchase new art supplies for more activities. In the past years, art club has sold tie dye shirts during lunch periods, and both faculty and students had wanted to learn how to make them. This year, staff and students can pre-order shirts. Laura Taubery, art club sponsor, will prepare a Google form for the pre-orders. Everyone in art club contributed by giving $1…

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Circus holds annual fundraiser

by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Anyone who looks to buy new books and support WHS’s literary magazine, Circus, can come to the Barnes & Noble in Arlington Heights on Saturday Nov. 10 for its sixth annual fundraiser, which will start at 9 a.m. Many students involved in Circus will help out at the fundraiser this year. “I’m going to be doing caricatures and gift wrapping,” Stephanie Rivo, senior, said. Other activities include cupcake decorating, as well as a storytime. For every purchase made with a voucher that day, Barnes & Noble will give a percent of each sale to help…

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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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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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Photo Slideshow: Homecoming Game


Photos by Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor, and Frida Valdés, Feature Editor   For a story and video about the homecoming game, see

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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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Marching band performs ‘Big City Jazz’ at CMBF


Photos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor    

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New Dawns welcomes director, changes culture


by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief A new voice can be heard down the music hallway of WHS as Stephen Colella, choir teacher, begins a new legacy for New Dawns and choir programs. Colella began his legacy at WHS by hanging a poster in the choir room stating “Are you proud of the product?” “We want to get our status back up,” Lizzie Jassin, senior, said. “He isn’t looking for us to be winners, but he is looking for us to create a product that we are proud of at the end of the show.” According to Chris Gonzalez, senior, he feels…

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Band places first in class at Wheaton, Lake Park competitions

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor The WHS Marching Band began practices over the summer in order to prepare for the 2012-2013 season, and their first place finishes show how hard the Wildcats have worked. “We have prepared for this season with countless hours of hard work and practice,” Sarah Rabin, senior, said. “Long days on the hot blacktop in early August are normal for us.” The Wildcat marching band competed for the first time at Lake Park High School’s Lancer Joust on Sept. 8. Cesar Mendoza, junior and trombone soloist, helped lead the Wildcats to victory. WHS took first in…

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