November 24, 2017

Wrestling ends regular season ranked 22

WHS wrestling has finished the 2014-2015 season with a record of 23-3, an achievement that has also earned the Wildcats a 22nd ranking of all class 3A wrestling teams in the state of Illinois. As a team, the Wildcats have had one of their most successful seasons in several years, according to Neal Weiner, head werstling coach. “I believe that this year sets the stage for us to be one of the better teams in Illinois in the next few seasons,” Weiner said. On Jan. 31, the Wildcats took 6th out of 13 teams at the MSL meet, a result…

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D214 switches to Infinite Campus system

D214 has switched on from its old HomeLogic grading system to the new Infinite Campus system. On Monday, Jan. 5 and Tuesday, Jan. 6, teachers received training on how to use Infinite Campus. Basic training involved how to use the grade book and setting up attendance. Teachers also received specific training depending on their occupation. Students are expected to receive instructions in an informative video that explains how to use the new system. However, creating that video has posed a challenge as a real student would have to use their account to log in to the system in order to…

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District 214 new pool rules

New rules have been implemented in D214 regarding pool dress codes. The new rules state that all girls wearing a two piece must wear a shirt over her bathing suit, and boys are no longer allowed to wear speedos in the pool. “Who wears a speedo in school for swimming class?” Alicja Sieracka, freshman, asked me when I told her about the new rule regarding speedos. Even though I’ve never seen a speedo during school outside a swim meet, I have seen a lot of two piece and bikinis in the pool over only two years. “I have yet to…

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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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Time capsule opened in honor of 50th anniversary

In light of the 50th anniversary of WHS’s opening, a time capsule was opened. The capsule was buried in the walls of the school when it was built and features items from the earliest days of WHS’s opening. Among the items in the time capsule were pictures, a binder of newspaper clippings relating to the building and the opening of the school and a ballot from the referendum in which community members voted to open another school. “(The time capsule) was very interesting. It was neat to see a part of history and how they did things back then,” Angela…

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Interacting with Angola: a cultural exchange

by Kelly McKewin, Co-Editor-in-Chief *This story was originally printed on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Spokesman’s sixth issue of the year.* With 7,500 miles separating Wheeling from Angola, at times it might seem as though the two places are a world apart. However, members of Interact with Africa recently had the chance to see some of the similarities between the two places, when two students from an Angolan village came to speak to the club. Elvis Huambo and Irmina Huambo, a brother and sister from Angola, both live in a village that is near the first school Interact with Africa…

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Wildcats punch their ticket to State after taking down Conference Rival

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter For the third time this year, Wheeling and Barrington would face off but this time the stakes would be even higher. Wheeling would attempt to enter the final four for the first time in school history, barrington remained hopeful on continuing their dominance. Both teams entered the game looking to gain an upper hand on each other. Luis Herrera, senior, found his game early on testing the Barrington goalie multiple times in the first half. However, Barrington goalkeeper Pat Deroche remained strong in the first half stopping all Wildcat shots he was faced with. Both…

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High School Cube broadcasts boys soccer Super Sectionals

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Wheeling buckles down to defeat Broncos and take home Conference Crown

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter It took 100 minutes, two overtimes and six penalty kick rounds for Wheeling to defeat Barrington, and claim their first MSL Conference championship since 1977. The Wildcats started the game planning to attack right way and start playing Wildcat soccer. Wheeling would add to their already physical play with Marino Lopez, senior, returning from a leg injury. Lopez would make an impact immediately by having another big body for the Cats to use to be aggressive. “It feels great to get to play and not have sit on the bench and suffer while the guys…

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Wildcats “saddle up” for MSL Conference Championship

On Thursday night , Wheeling will return to the MSL Conference championship for the first time in 18 years to face Barrington. The Wildcats will look to earn a key road victory to claim their first Conference title since 1977. The last time the Wildcats and Broncos faced off was on September 17, in which neither team was able to score resulting in a 0-0 tie. Thursday’s game will be the highly anticipated rematch from the regular season. The Wildcats are coming off a big victory over rival Buffalo Grove. Along with spoiling the Bison’s homecoming, Wheeling was able to…

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