March 29, 2017

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

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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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WHS takes action by cancelling annual winter assembly

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief The annual winter holiday assembly was canceled this year due to the recent scare of the Sandy Hook shooting and student rumors of weapon threats on Twitter. “It was because of the context during that time. With the devastating incident in Newtown, Conn.; it really had the effect of putting everyone on edge across the country,” Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, said. According to Dr. Lopez, students at WHS and neighboring schools were tweeting and creating a threat to the school. “This was not the real case, but everyone was still in a heightened sense of fear,”…

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Different organizations fight against hunger


Rotary Club, various partners restock local food pantries by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief “I had a woman with me a few weeks ago, and I asked if she liked soup. She asked me ‘Is it food?’ I said ‘Of course…’ and she said ‘Then it’s not a question of whether I like it or not. It’s that I need it,” Jim Bradley, community service coordinator for the Wheeling Food Pantry, said. Open for just about one year and three months, the Wheeling Food Pantry has handed out more than 23,000 pounds of food to people in need. Over 530 families are…

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First Lady sets nutritional standards for schools

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief WHS witnessed first-hand changes to the school cafeteria program as students were told “You need another serving of fruit.” At the beginning of the year, all schools in District 214 adjusted to new nutritional standards set by Michelle Obama, first lady. While previously students could choose to decline taking fruit and vegetable portions, they now must take at least one serving when purchasing a lunch meal. Students that are purchasing from the a la carte line do not need to meet these standards. The lunch lines began seeing more variety of options with fruit, such as…

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Value of school emerges through Sandy shooting

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor When many of us think of school, we think of detentions, early mornings and homework. We focus on the negative aspects of school rather than on the good. This week, our nation has been heartbroken by the tragic event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.  As of press time, there have been 28 confirmed deaths, including the shooter and his mother.  Unfortunately, there were 27 innocent people who woke up hoping for another fun-filled day of school, yet they were tragically silenced. School is supposed to be a safe haven for students and…

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Editorial: Custodians deserve more recognition

What goes on after school once we leave? The lights are shut down, and “save” is written on the whiteboard for tomorrow’s class announcements; however, as the life of WHS shuts down, the custodians’ night begins. At approximately 7:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, custodians were alerted that water was flowing near the entrance to the pool. Roel Acevedo, lead maintenance, and supervisors reported to the building around 8:30 p.m. to find the water flowing across the softball field and the southeast drive. A water main broke outside the pool facility, which almost canceled the next school day. The third…

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‘The Hobbit’ best film of year


by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter Whether  or not you have read the book, Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” is easily one of the best movies of the year. The movie is the first installment of  a trilogy that tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving hobbit from the Shire going on an adventure with 13 dwarves and Gandolf the Grey, a wizard, to restore the lost city of the dwarves, Erebor. Right from the beginning, you will notice how captivating the scenery and characters are. You feel like you’re in the scenes, not just viewing them. What was really well…

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Nowry recognized in Sports Illustrated

by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter Max Nowry, ‘08 graduate, is not a well known name like Jay Cutler, Derrick Rose or Patrick Kane, but the 5’2” 121 pound senior at Northern Michigan University is definitely on his way. Nowry recently won the gold medal at the Greco-Roman wrestling at the University World Championships on Oct. 5 in Finland. After Nowry won that medal, he was chosen to be in the “Faces in the Crowd” section in Sports Illustrated. The “Faces in the Crowd” section is a page where Sports Illustrated picks the best eight to ten high school or collegiate…

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Team recruits, prepares for math challenge

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter Last year, the idea of competing in  “Moody’s Math Challenge” came to the mind of Victor Gonzalez, math teacher; however, there was not a sufficient amount of students willing to join. This year Mr. Gonzalez is ready for the challenge by preparing four students for the competition. These students include Kat Dobrowski, Omar Joya, Chris Knill and Sina Ith, seniors. The team is currently still recruiting students to participate. “We have very, very talented and well-rounded students,”  Mr. Gonzalez said. On March 2 and 3, the team will receive a real world problem, which they…

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Hakuya Sushi thrives despite competitive market


by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor With the struggling economy, new businesses are hard to come by and hard to keep afloat, especially young resturants looking to survive the economic world. On March 26, a sushi restaurant called Hakuya Sushi opened on Dundee Road. The newly found resturant stood out from all other sushi bars in the area due to its rich family background and passion to make sushi. As a young boy, Chuck Yong, restaurant owner, began to take interest in making sushi and the Japanese culture due to his grandfather. Although Yong’s family was of South Korean descent, Yong’s…

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