April 27, 2017

Musto, models exhibit fashion show at Millennium Park

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Jess Musto, senior, enlisted her friends to create a team consisting of models and a camera-crew to travel downtown and present a guerrilla fashion show at Millennium Park. “The jewelry I designed fit the feel of Millennium Park, and I knew Millennium Park was a public place that allowed filming,” Musto said. “Not many designers my age would be gutsy enough to ask a bunch of people to walk around in sharp jewelry that hurts and then wear it out in public. I just wanted to do something bold.” The video created was published on YouTube…

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.”

Students, teachers run Hot Chocolate race, support charities

by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor After Maribel Aguilar, senior, missed the deadline to sign up for a 5K run, she decided to register for a 15K run; she thought she would become tired and would not finish the race. However, as she ran the first five kilometers with Kathy Burke, wife of Michael Burke, English teacher, she felt encouraged to keep on going. “I’m running with Mrs. Burke, and she’s like, ‘Well, you look pretty good, are you sure you don’t want to just keep going to the 15K?” Aguilar said. “I don’t know, the most I’ve ever ran in…

Prospect Heights tree given to Daley Plaza for lighting ceremony

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief As the 64-foot high Colorado spruce tree was lifted off the ground onto a flatbed, the Theiszmann family of Prospect Heights said goodbye to the 66-year-old tree. This special delivery will be given to downtown Chicago for the holidays this year for its 99th annual tree lighting ceremony. The tree was transported to the Daley Plaza where the ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. “We are very proud, the mayor especially. We always like to see Prospect Heights shown in a positive light,” Anne Marrin, Prospect Heights administrator, said. The tree…

Marching band performs ‘Big City Jazz’ at CMBF

Photos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor    

The Fold performs at back-to-school concert

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor, and Rosalie Chan, Web Editor WHS invited The Fold, a Chicago-based band, to perform at the back-to-school concert on Aug. 22, the first day of school. The concert took place in the stadium at the end of the school day.  During the day, the school was on pep assembly schedule.  After 9th period, students and staff went out to the stadium.  The Fold, made up of Dan Castady, lead vocalist and guitarist; George Castady, guitarist and vocalist; Matt Pittman, bassist and vocalist; and Mark Rhoades, drummer, played both original songs and covers. The Fold has released…

Students, teachers volunteer at Dream Relief Day

                            Photo used with permission by Sandra Chico by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Teacher and student volunteers from WHS met at 5:45 a.m. to leave for Navy Pier and volunteer at Dream Relief Day on Aug. 15, the first day undocumented immigrants can apply for deferment. President Barack Obama issued an executive order that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for deferment, which allows them to obtain a work permit and protected status in the U.S. for two years. At Dream Relief Day, undocumented immigrants could fill out…