November 24, 2017

Debusk’s passion takes off

Photo used with permission from Kaitlyn Debusk by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor “I like seeing everything from overhead, and I like the experience of doing something different, and seeing the city and everything from up above is really cool. When you’re in the air you can do whatever you want, go where you want.  All you have to do is talk to the control hour, and it’s okay,” Kaitlyn Debusk, senior, said. K. Debusk attends flying lessons and works at the Chicago Executive Airport within O’Hare. “Honestly, I never liked being on the ground.  I like adventure, and I live…

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Homeschooling offers flexible, in-depth education, prepares individuals for real world

Photo by Erik Hernandez by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Imagine waking up at 7 a.m. everyday and getting homeschooled. Now, imagine all of the sudden having to wake up at 6 a.m. and getting ready to go to high school. It may seem like an abrupt change, but that is what Christie Ambrose, freshman, had to get used to this school year. Ambrose was homeschooled, and so was her older sister, Audrey Ambrose, junior, from 6th through 8th grade.  This is C. Ambrose’s first year in a public school According to C. Ambrose, her parents gave her and her siblings…

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Orchesis hosts Flash Mob

Video by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief During the Pack the Place assembly, teachers and students from the crowd joined Orchesis in their flash mob to “Sweet Home Chicago.”

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Directors post ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ roles

The following list describes which members received which parts for WHS’ Spring musical, “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” Elle: Elizabeth Jassin Warren: Robert Perales Emmett: Marco Mazzetta Vivienne: Tegan Reschke Greek Chorus: Pilar: Maritza Carvajal Margot: Melody Beltran Serena: Maggie Monaxios Additional Greek Chorus: Shirley Nguyen, Maryssa Peterson, Lisette Rodriguez Delta Nus (include Greek Chorus) Gaelen: Lisette Rodriguez Kate: Maryssa Peterson Leilani: Donna Bledsoe Additional Delta Nus: Tia Allen, Jessica Ausnehmer, Meghan Ausnehmer, Megan Brezka, Kati Drake, Hannah Golden-Dalke, Christine Hannah, Kelly McKewin, Kaitlyn Nielsen, Sarah Rabin, Breton Spiller Saleswoman: Kailtyn Nielsen Store Manager: Sarah Rabin Frat Boys: Alex Barcenas, Chris…

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Varsity girls basketball loses to Huntley

Photos by Erik Hernandez, Asst. News Editor, and Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Reporting by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Varsity girls basketball played against Huntley on Jan. 28 at home.  The Wildcats lost, 36-46. “The game overall, we battled defensively for sure.  We were able to adjust our defense all four quarters, which is hard to do,” Julissa Hernandez, varsity girls basketball coach, said. The Wildcats currently prepare for conference and regionals.  The overall record is 7-18.     Check out the livestream broadcast at http://ihsa.playonsports.com/events/50995

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Tech crew work with electrical elements of ‘Wait Until Dark’

by Chris Nush, Asst. A&E Editor Photos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor The winter play, Wait Until Dark, was not only a performance by the actors, but also the members of Tech Crew. “It was the most fantastic effort of Tech Crew, I’ve probably ever seen and they pulled it off so perfectly well,” Celine Dirkes, junior, said. In the play, Dirkes played Susy Hendrix.  According to Dirkes, tech crew had to be wary of lights turning on and off, as well as specific sound cues. “This was a very difficult show to tech because not only were there the…

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WPAC reaches out through Shave for the Shore

by Paige McCoy, Staff Reporter Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) hosted “Shave for the Shore” on Dec. 7, an event to raise funds through Habitat for Humanity, which will be used to help rebuild homes that were ruined by Hurricane Sandy. “Shave for the Shore is awesome. It shows their (WPAC’s) compassion and willingness to show people what matters. It’s an opportunity to be creative and think of the best way to raise money,” Sandra Chico, WPAC adviser, said. With the help of WPAC and seven teachers, WHS gave back to those affected by Hurricane Sandy as they raised $549.16…

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Basketball loses players to injuries

by Antonia Arismendis, Staff Reporter The girls basketball team experienced injuries this season resulting in a loss of four players, which caused the team to broaden their experiences with new roles. Jessi Zuba, senior and three-year varsity player, is one of those four. During the first 41 seconds of their first game, Zuba was driving the ball to the basket, and an opposing team member stepped on her foot. Hailey Dammeier, sophomore and two-year varsity player, could relate. Dammeier  fractured her tibia while playing defense at the fifth game. They both still attend practice and do the same stretches, but…

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Zuunbayan impresses team despite freshman status

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor Tulga Zuunbayan, freshman, has been deemed as an “amazing wrestler” by the senior members. Zuunbayan, in weight class 138, currently has a record of 17-6. According to Neil Weiner, wrestling coach, he is the leading scorer and has the best record on the team so far. “He has improved tremendously over the course of the season,” Coach Weiner said. Zuunbayan recently arrived to WHS from California, and he placed third in the Wildcat Invitational on Dec. 8. The Wildcat Invitational is a well-regarded tournament, according to Coach Weiner. WHS placed ninth overall. It is easy…

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Water fountains, other measures save plastic, costs

by Megan Provost, Staff Reporter Within the past month, new environmentally-friendly water fountains have been installed around the school in the math wing, athletics hallway and commons area. The fountains have a spout for drinking normally like any other fountain. The factor that makes these new fountains different and environmentally-friendly is the additional spout in the back that allows for easy filling/refilling of water bottles. This not only benefits the school budget, but the environment as well, as less plastic bottles will have to be purchased by the school and less will end up in landfills. According to Kate Kraft,…

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