March 29, 2017

Laude continues dedication: Despite a tumor diagnosis, he continues as an active member of WHS athletics


by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor If you  know Nate Laude, junior, you would never believe the news he received on Sept. 10, 2012. “It’s called lymphangioma,” Laude said. “It’s a benign tumor that involved my spleen and my pancreas. It’s very rare.” Laude found out he had to get the tumor removed, and he would not be allowed to participate in any physical activity for about five weeks. Laude was a starting defender on the varsity soccer team and has been since last year. He also participates in  varsity basketball. “Nate always puts forth his best efforts. I have no…

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Boys Golf team places 7th at Sectionals: Ferguson, Nauert receive all-conference honors

by Jess Musto, Sports Editor Although this year’s golf season ended with Jack Ferguson, senior, unable to return to State, the team  finished seventh in Conference,  and the team’s seniors having a record year. “I say overall we had better than predicted season,” Ferguson, said. Ferguson and Zack Nauert, senior, tied for eighth at Conference, qualifying them for all-conference honors. The two golfers scored a 76 at Conference. These scores, as well as Jeremiah Levin’s, senior, score of 82, helped the team jump three places at Conference. The boys golf team ended up placing seventh out of 12 teams. “I…

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Girls volleyball holds off Hersey: Seniors finish season strong despite record

by Chris Nush and Antonia Arismendis, Staff Reporters “The record might not show it, but we think we had a really good season,” Amanda Mullin, senior and team captain of the varsity girls volleyball team, said. The volleyball team currently holds a record of 9-14. A highlight of their season was their close game against Hersey High School. “It’s a moral victory,” Jason Kopkowski, varsity volleyball coach, said. “Hersey is very very very good. We put up more points against them than any other team who they have competed against.” The team almost won one of the games with a final…

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Boys cross country places second at Warren invite

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter As a team, boys cross country placed second at the Warren High School meet and third at the Lake Park meet. The runners included Cole Dammeier, Edwin Hernandez, Steven Abraham, Drew Schwartz and Brian Hernandez, sophomores, Justin Loquercio and Elliot Nabatov, freshman. Boys’ cross country also had three top five finishes in invites throughout the season. No school records were broken this year, but many personal records amongst the runners were broken. “I’m grateful for all the freshmen and sophomores that are on the team. This year there was a greater sense of family,” Tom…

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October’s underrated treats: ‘Perks’ redefines adolescents


by Robert Perales, A&E Editor Stephen Chbosky makes his directing debut in the coming-of-age teen drama, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” With an outstanding cast including Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, Chbosky successfully delivers one of the best films of 2012. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, “Perks” follows 15 year-old Charlie (Lerman) on an emotionally thrilling ride as he embarks on a journey through his first year of high school. After leading a life of distress and loneliness, Charlie meets seniors, Sam (Watson) and Patrick (Miller), and quickly begins to break away from…

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October’s underrated treats: Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ explores combination of new wave, pop


by Robert Perales, A&E Editor The highly anticipated release of Ellie Goulding’s sophomore effort, “Halcyon,” which was released on Oct. 9, drew immediate attention from critics and fans alike. The standard album features 14 tracks that resemble Goulding’s emotional experience with heartbreak. The lead single, “Anything Could Happen,” which is currently climbing up the billboard hot 100, introduces a new blend of sounds into the pop world. The hook, although it is simple, has been deemed as one of the best from the album. Fusing elements of pop and electro, followed by a basic chorus, “Anything” strays away from Goulding’s…

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First Event of Latino Club: Family Halloween Party


by Perla Jiménez, La Voz Editor This Sunday, Oct. 28, Latino Club will hold a new fundrasier: a Halloween party. The party will be open to people of all ages, but will focus on elementary school students. Latino Club members expect the party raise at least one more scholarship than last year. Gabriela Medina, social worker, said she also expected the party to affect the Hispanic community at a family level. She says the Latino Club is always looking for “events that promote family togetherness.” Caroline Tinoco, senior, says the event will be a success and expects a large number…

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Romney for President

by Maggie Evans, Guest Writer In the upcoming election, Governor Mitt Romney is the clear choice.  In the past four years, under a democratic administration, our government has lost sight of what is important. Instead of decreasing the national debt, it has only been added to, and the U.S. debt stands at a terrifying amount of $16,171,995,333,316.56. Another problem would be the U.S foreign policy.  Its main goal has always been to lead, yet we have become weak.  Something has to change, and I believe Governor Romney is that change. He will “restore America’s naval credibility” by increasing the number…

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Obama for President

by Chris Nush, Staff Reporter Four years ago, our country was in a terrible financial state. Economists called it “the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.” Taxes and unemployment were high, while the U.S. was caught up in two wars. The American people wanted change. Since he arrived, President Barack Obama has cut taxes by $3,600 for the typical middle class family according to a speech he gave in Cleveland three months ago. As of September 2012, the unemployment rate stood at 7.8 percent according to the U.S.   Department of Labor. This is the lowest the unemployment rate…

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Daggett obtains Tae Kwon Do probationary black belt


by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Alexandra Daggett, sophomore, began taking Tae Kwon Do lessons in second grade and this year obtained a probationary black belt. She takes lessons from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Wheeling Park District. According to Daggett, she wanted to take karate lessons but was not able to do so she had to take Tae Kwon Do. “It’s fun and challenging; it teaches you like physical and mental stuff that helps you in other areas,” Daggett said. “She’s in AP and honors classes and she knows how to manage her time…

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