July 24, 2017

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…

Debate competes in first tournament, trains novices

by Megan Provost, Staff Reporter Although the team consists of mostly freshmen and sophomores, debate has already brought home awards in the first two tournaments of the season. “Everybody’s really enthusiastic and wants to improve,” Polly Draganova, junior, said. “It’s a good investment towards next year.” The first tournament recently took place at John Hersey High School Sept. 21 and 22 which Mike Hurley, debate coach, described as a “novice training tournament” because the beginning debaters could get an understanding of debate. WHS placed fifth, with two awards won by Mike Onyszczak, junior, and Omar Joya, senior. “Each grade has…

WPAC, AP Government plan mock election

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor With the presidential election right around the corner, WPAC (Wheeling Political Action Club) and AP Government classes start to prepare for a mock election. On Nov. 6, they will hold the mock election for WHS during the school day. From the time after voter registration to the day of the actual election, students will start to hang up ads and posters around the school promoting and informing kids about the election. There will also be commercials in the announcements that will discuss important events. “We want the students to understand the process of voting and…