September 23, 2017

Kern signs letter of intent for softball scholarship

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor, and Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Sara Kern, senior, had received a full ride scholarship for the University of Missouri in St. Louis for playing softball.  On Nov. 15, she signed her letter of intent. “It’s really exciting. I’ve known for a while now, but it’s good to sign my papers and make it official,” Kern said. Kern hopes to play softball starting her freshman year. “It’s something she’s worked really hard for, and she deserves it,” Mike Caringella, softball coach, said. “I’m very proud and very excited.” Kern is currently undecided about her major, but…

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Circus Literary Magazine holds annual fundraiser at bookstore

Photos by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Circus Literary Magazine hosted its annual fundraiser all day on Nov. 10 at Barnes and Noble.  Customers can use vouchers with their purchase, and 15 percent of the sale goes towards Circus.  Circus uses this money to print the magazine.  In addition, students ran activities in the morning, such as story time, crafts, caricatures and cupcake decorating.  Students raised over $400.  

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WPAC, AP Government class host 2012 mock election

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) and the AP Government class teamed up together to start a mock election for the 2012 election.  The purpose of the mock election was to educate students on how to actually vote. Voter registration took place during all lunch periods from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19, debates will be on Oct. 31 by Omar Joya and Katrina Gustafson, seniors, and the actual mock election will take place on Nov. 6. Students who wish to participate in the mock election have to fill out a mock applicant sheet and do a…

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Latino Club fundraises for senior scholarships through Halloween party

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Latino Club sponsored a Halloween party Oct. 28, which featured activities for children.  These activities included Operation Snowball games, cookie decorating, a pinata and other Halloween-themed activities.  The funds from admission and donations for this party went towards Latino Club senior scholarships.  

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SHADES volunteers at annual Make a Difference Day

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Students Helping Accept Diversity in Every Situation (SHADES) volunteered at Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27 at Riley Elementary School.  SHADES, along with other community organizations, set up Halloween-themed games and activities for children, including children with special needs.   Students in SHADES ran the prize table and Bozo buckets station.

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Orchestra sponsors 34th annual POPs concert

Photos by Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor The Orchestra program presented their 34th annual POPs concert on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The performance featured Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir and Jazz Bands.

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Art department wins pumpkin contest at Randhurst Village

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief The WHS Art Department won the pumpkin contest at Randhurst Village with 173 votes, while Hersey High School came in close with 165 votes. The department will receive a $1,000 prize. The contest was hosted to celebrate Randhurst’s 50th anniversary. Prospect, Wheeling, John Hersey and Saint Viator High Schools participated.

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Silverstein poems inspire Fusion 17 performance: Robots, Crocodiles and True Stories

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor, and Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor

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Interact with Africa surpasses fundraising goal through Hoops for Africa

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Interact with Africa sponsored the third annual Hoops for Africa on Oct. 25. Students played basketball against staff, and the students won. Members of the club sold tickets, t-shirts, bracelets and concessions during lunch periods and during the game. IWA raised more than $1,300.  The funds go towards building schools in Angola, Africa.

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Genson, Kholodov focus on music, pursue careers at early ages

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief While contemporary and electronic music do not seem to have much in common from a listener’s standpoint, comparisons can be seen between composers Michael Genson and Matt Kholodov, seniors. Contemporary Music Genson began composing music his freshman year. “As soon as I get home from school, I begin to compose,” Genson said. “I’m a big fan of contemporary and band music.” According to Genson, contemporary music provides the most variety of orchestration styles, techniques and complexity to alter with, as opposed to the 4-5-1, bass, guitar, drums and vocals of pop music. Genson plays the trombone…

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