March 29, 2017

New Additions to Fine Arts: VisCom: Digital Media Festival

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor WHS will host it’s first soon to be annual Film Festival on May 10, which will carry an overall theme of overcoming adversity in order to coincide with the summer reading assignment. John Uhrik, english teacher, and Kent Dyer, photography teacher, founded the festival in hopes of creating a program that would leave a long lasting effect for the students at WHS. “There is a lot of potential for this club,” Mr. Uhrik said. “Aside from student expressions and creativity, the club allows students to explore career interests and gather more social skills, which is…

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New Additions to Fine Arts: International Thespian Society

by Jessie Livingston, Graphics Editor, and Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Arriving for the first time at WHS, the International Thespian Society, sponsored by Derek Ellertson, technology technician, offers a way to give recognition for those greatly involved in fine arts and thespian activities. As one branch of the ITS, WHS allows anyone to join the club and attend meetings, but only a select few can become official members. Official membership permit one access to special scholarships, looks good on college applications and can be recognized at the senior recognition assembly. To become an official member, students must gain ten points, by…

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P!nk reemerges with ‘The Truth about Love’


by Robert Perales, A&E Editor With the release of her sixth studio album, “The Truth About Love,” P!nk continues to define herself as one of music industry’s most influential and talented artists. The 13-track album features the sultry lead single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss),” which has found its place in the top 10 of the billboard hot 100. The anthemic single features a hard-hitting chorus about women empowerment and independence. “Try” is undoubtedly the strongest track on an album full of potential hits. “Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame. Where there is a flame, someone’s…

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McCarley returns with sophomore album, features appealing tracks

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by Robert Perales, A&E Editor Alternative pop star Erin McCarley returns with a follow up to her debut album, “Love, Save the Empty.” Without much promotion, Mccarley’s sophomore effort, “My Stadium Electric,” has failed to crack the top 20 on the iTunes album chart. Despite an expected low debut for “My Stadium Love” on the U.S. Billboard 200, which calculates the top 200 albums based on weekly sales, the album manages to surpass expectations after the release of the lead single, “Elevator.” “Elevator” was neither good nor bad, but it failed to leave an impression among critics and fans alike….

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Marching band marches at annual BG Days parade

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Photos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Marching band marched at the annual Buffalo Grove Days parade, which took place on Sept. 2. Check out photos in the slideshow below.    

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The Fold performs at back-to-school concert


Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor, and Rosalie Chan, Web Editor WHS invited The Fold, a Chicago-based band, to perform at the back-to-school concert on Aug. 22, the first day of school. The concert took place in the stadium at the end of the school day.  During the day, the school was on pep assembly schedule.  After 9th period, students and staff went out to the stadium.  The Fold, made up of Dan Castady, lead vocalist and guitarist; George Castady, guitarist and vocalist; Matt Pittman, bassist and vocalist; and Mark Rhoades, drummer, played both original songs and covers. The Fold has released…

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Picks of the Month: June

Movie: Prometheus The highly anticipated science thriller will be released on June 8.  The film will revolve around an unknown alien attack among civilians who travel to another world.   Album: What We Saw From The Cheap Seats The sixth album, “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats,” from the classically trained pianist, Regina Spektor, was released on May 29. Below is a link to one of the songs on the album, “How.”   App: Draw Something One of the highest selling apps on the iTunes store has gone viral.  “Draw Something” allows friends to compete against one another in a…

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Reinhart releases first album: ‘Listen Up’ to local idol’s sultry debut

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by Robert Perales, A&E Editor   Rating: 4 stars out of 5   Haley Reinhart does more than enough to prove herself as an up-and-coming jazz/soul singer on her debut album, “Listen Up.”  The debut record follows her third place finish on the 10th season of American Idol. The 10 track album features sultry riffs and poetic verses that combine to establish an incredible debut from Reinhart. The opening track and rumored second single, “Oh My!,” features rapper B.O.B. and is the most radio friendly track on the album. It contains influences of pop, hip-hop and jazz. Other standout tracks…

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Band performs at Senior Awards Concert

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by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor

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