November 24, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Dr. Lopez announces final year at WHS

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief  In an announcement at 7:30 a.m. this morning, Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, announced that he will move on to Associate Superintendent for teaching and learning for District 214 and will no longer be WHS’s principal as of July 1.  “As I have been passionate, driven and fearless about my work here for each of you, what brings me some solace and excitement is the reality that I will still be doing what I do best with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math education), partnerships, grants and helping to support relevance in the classroom on a broader scale at all…

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Boys volleyball loses to Buffalo Grove

Photos by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter Varsity boys volleyball lost against Buffalo Grove on April 4 at home.  The scores were 25-13 and 25-20.  

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Dr. Lopez awarded Principal of the Year

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, has been named the 2013-14 High School Principal of the Year by Horace Mann and the Illinois Principals Association. The award recognizes principals who have dem- onstrated a “positive impact on their students and learning community.” “I’m humbled and appreciative, and in every respect I acknowledge that it is a reflection of the collective efforts our of students, staff and community,” Dr. Lopez said. “I am driven and dedi- cated to providing the absolute best student experience that leads each one to their future.” Dr. Lopez is currently serving his sixth year…

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Engineering contestants advance to nationals, plan to travel to D.C.

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor, and Frida Valdés, Feature Editor A team of WHS students who designed an unmanned aircraft system won the Illinois State-level Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) on Jan. 18, which qualified them for nationals in Wash- ington, D.C. On April 19 to 22, the team will travel to Wash- ington, D.C. for free to com- pete in nationals. If WHS’s group wins, the members will meet President Barack Obama and possibly win scholarships. “I’m very excited to be going to D.C. The kids will do a good job. I’m ner- vous,” Lisa del Muro, sci- ence…

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Wheeling town center in development, promises theater, shops

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Teens of WHS will have a new hangout zone in 2014, as a new development rises to Wheeling. The proposed town center will include retail buildings, an apartment complex and a movie theater. The shovels have yet to hit the dirt though, as the Village of Wheeling and developers Urban R2, struggle with an agreed term sheet. Urban R2 was given a deadline of March 15. Results were not know by press time. If they agree, construction will begin this summer. The proposed theater company is based in Texas and the Wheeling theater would be their…

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Wildcats start warming up track

by Patrick Ryan, Staff Reporter When the snow starts to melt and the weather warms, the track teams begin their seasons. The boys and girls teams have prac- ticed indoors since February, and both are itching for the chance to get outside. “We have the biggest team we’ve had in 10 years,” Mike Theodosakis, girls head track coach, said. “The girls are hardworking and have good personalities. Our goal for this season is to keep setting personal bests, to be as strong as we can in all areas and to keep a positive mindset.” According to Tom Polak, boys head…

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Truth and lies about food myths

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Food myths: strawberries whiten your teeth cucumbers get rid of bags under the eyes apples wake you up more than coffee does chocolate gives you acne Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to having a healthy body, there are always myths and rumors circulating about how different foods can harm or benefit the body.  There are four food myths that I have recently heard and decided to do some investigating. Food Myth #1: Strawberries can help whiten the teeth. Strawberries contain astringent and vitamin C, which are natural teeth whiteners.  Vitamin C helps remove stains…

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LIVE STREAMING: Battle Bots

Check out the Robot Rumble live streaming now at http://www.playonsports.com/channels/wheeling-wheeling-illinois/events/56199

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Orchesis hosts Dance for Life Benefit

Orchesis will host their 19th annual Dance for Life Next Generation event on Sunday, March 3rd from 5 to 7 p.m. The proceeds are donated to Dance for Life and the Children’s Place Association. The event will feature eleven youth companies performing professionally choreographed pieces by Chicago’s premier artists. Tickets for the benefit are $12.

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New Dawns competes again at Hersey

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief After advancing to finals in their last competition at El Paso, New Dawns will compete again at the Chicagoland Competition, held at Hersey High School tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. The show features songs such as “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera and “Lean Into It” by Sugarland and consists of the theme “Overcoming Adversity.” At the El Paso competition, New Dawns placed 6 out of 7 and made it to finals, which was a feat unaccomplished in years.

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