May 30, 2017

Accounting students gain experience from Relay, contest

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor After taking College Accounting, students had the opportunity to compete at Harper College’s High School Accounting Contest and work at the Relay For Life accounting tents on Saturday, May 4. “For Relay For Life, it’s a great thing that first, they’re volunteering and helping out, second, they get hands-on training, and third, they get hands-on experience.  It’s difficult to get hands on accounting experience,” Kevin Lennon, business teacher, said. Nick Ricciardi, senior, took College Accounting last semester, and he plans on going into the business field. “It looks good on resumes, but I can learn…

DECA competes at state, students make finals

by Jackie Camacho, Staff Reporter DECA, a competitive business club, went to Decatur, Ill. to compete at the state level the weekend of March 7 to 9. Kelsey Nicpon, Ryan Steinberg, Miranda Vollmer, Jackie Camacho, Joe Dundovich, Cameron DeCoursey and Cameron Forst, seniors, and Alex Gleyzer and Anna Gleyzer, juniors, all competed in different events in the marketing field. The competition consisted of taking short tests related to business and presenting marketing ideas to a judge. Six Wheeling students made it to the top ten finalists for their events. Alex and Anna Gleyzer competed in a community service event by…

Scanlan develops ‘Duct Tape Works’ business

by Megan Provost, Staff Reporter What started as a class assignment has since become a hobby and developing business to Maggie Scanlan, freshman. It began in a seventh grade problem solving class, when Scanlan was posed with the problem of “How to Survive Long Car Rides.” Her solution; Duct tape. “I thought, duct tape. Duct tape fixes everything,” Scanlan said. She began by making simple woven wallets for herself. “This kind of blossomed into me selling stuff,” Scanlan said. Her self-run business took shape in late seventh and early eighth grade, about three to four months after she had discovered…

Family ties help surpass obstacles

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor The Wheeling community is familiar with Wheeling Donuts.  The little doughnut shop by the train tracks owned by a petite Asian woman known as my mom. While some peers think it is “cool” to have a family business, I think it is quite the opposite. Back in 2010, my parents bought the doughnut shop from a family friend.  They were thrilled to have a shop of their own, and the rest of the family was willing to pitch in with shop hours, deliveries and more.  We were like a family-working machine. During my sophomore year,…