September 23, 2017

Varsity football continues to fight throughout game, loses to Rolling Meadows

Video created by: Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief The Wheeling varsity football team continued to fight through Friday, Sept. 12’s game versus Rolling Meadows. The night featured a Hometown Celebration, which honored WHS alumni, David Tuber and Dr. Melissa Thal. Tuber graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Traditional Animation, where he went on to work with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He is currently working on a Lego feature set to release in February 2014. Thal graduated from Indiana University with a degree in biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. She went on to graduate school at the University of…

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McCarley returns with sophomore album, features appealing tracks

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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Football atmosphere changes, grows

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief “The game atmosphere is very intense and serious,” Chad Mikosz, senior and varsity football player, said. “It’s kind of electrifying. We should have this energy all the time.” The highlights of the current football season include the last second field goal win against Mundelein and a struggle with Fremd. Further, WHS has said goodbye to Dave Dunbar, previous varsity football coach, and welcomed Brent Pearlman, varsity football coach, with his track record of changing Prospect High School’s football program. After the long summer of practices, changes to the program and Superfans waiting to pump the crowd,…

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Students reach out, help Honduran children in need

by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Kat Dobrowski and Brie Majkowski, seniors, and Hannah Dobrowski, sophomore, along with missionaries from the Arlington Countryside Church (ACC), traveled to Honduras this summer in medical brigades that would benefit children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Members of the group helped wash children’s hair, treat lice, do dentistry work, organize a library, complete yard work, lay concrete, clear dead trees and bushes and play with the kids. “It’s a really life changing experience; it’s amazing to see how half of the world lives,” H. Dobrowski said. The local church and the ACC work together with the World…

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Wildcats defeat Hoffman Estates in overtime

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Varsity football defeated Hoffman Estates in a close home game on Sept. 14, making a touchdown in overtime at the last play for a final score of 26-20. “It’s not the type of game we want to lay, but we overcame a lot of adversity and played good defense,” Brent Pearlman, varsity football coach, said.  “At times we’ve run the ball better.  I thought the defense ran some well, but we’ve got some work to do.” The first three quarters of the game, the Wildcats were winning.  At the end of the first quarter, the…

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Superfans create, release “Catpack Anthem”

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Jacob Deltoro, Daniel Glowa, Kameron Hill and Nick Ricciardi, seniors, worked together to create the “Catpack Anthem” to get Superfans and WHS students pumped up. They decided to create the song, based on “Wild Boy” by MGK, after watching “Husky Flow” by Mini Van Jamz. “From that day on, we tried to make a good song for our school and the football team,” Hill said.  “We’ve got the best superfans in District 214.” According to Ricciardi, he and Hill spent about four hours working on the song, and after they wrote the lyrics, they went…

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Marching band marches at annual BG Days parade

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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Wildcat football defeats Mundelein at home game

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor     Varsity football won against Mundelein at the first home game, 23-22.  The game took place on Aug. 24.  Many students who attended the game wore white for the theme of “White-out.”

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Healthier initiative spreads to cafeteria

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief A big change in the lunch lines across the nation has arrived, as schools including WHS, adjust to new nutritional standards. Previously, students could choose to  decline from taking their fruit and vegetable portions. Now, all students must take at least one serving when purchasing a lunch meal. New signs have also been hung in the cafeteria, giving specifics on where students can find meals. District 214 plans to include a variety of vegetables, more whole grains and a strict limit on calories, portion sizes, sodium and saturated fat. These changes are a part of the…

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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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