April 26, 2017

Ice cream remains as ideal comfort food

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor After a hard day at work or a rough breakup, people always recommend Rocky Road ice cream to help chase the blues away. Why does ice cream seem to be the comfort food that many people resort to? The truth lies further than its flavor but also includes its cold temperature and smooth texture. Scientist have found through a brain scan that with every spoonful of ice cream someone eats, the cold temperature lights up the same pleasure center in the frontal cortex of the brain as winning the lottery or listening to favorite song…

Vitamin Water offers no health benefits

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Since I was a little girl, I have been involved in athletic programs, from the district soccer team to the school’s track and field team. Throughout the athletic history, staying hydrated is the key to survival, yet athletics and companies are finding different beverages to stay quenched. Vitamin Water has become the “new trend” to staying hydrated and healthy.  The fetish seemed to start when I was in sixth grade when all my friends were accompanying their lunches with the latest flavor of Vitamin Water. Vitamin Water is made under the same company as Coca…

Truth and lies about food myths

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Food myths: strawberries whiten your teeth cucumbers get rid of bags under the eyes apples wake you up more than coffee does chocolate gives you acne Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to having a healthy body, there are always myths and rumors circulating about how different foods can harm or benefit the body.  There are four food myths that I have recently heard and decided to do some investigating. Food Myth #1: Strawberries can help whiten the teeth. Strawberries contain astringent and vitamin C, which are natural teeth whiteners.  Vitamin C helps remove stains…

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…

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…

Latino Club fundraises for senior scholarships through Halloween party

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Latino Club sponsored a Halloween party Oct. 28, which featured activities for children.  These activities included Operation Snowball games, cookie decorating, a pinata and other Halloween-themed activities.  The funds from admission and donations for this party went towards Latino Club senior scholarships.  

Taiwan – June 27

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor I’m currently in Taiwan, and it’s very different from the Philippines.  For one thing, everything’s in Chinese.  For another, it’s less humid, although it is still hot.  It’s hard to believe that yesterday morning I was in the Philippines.  I had breakfast, and afterwards, I did last-minute packing and said good-bye to my aunts, uncles and grandma.  My uncle dropped me off at the airport.  Checking in and going through immigration actually took a very short time because my uncle checked me in online, so until boarding the plane at 12:45 p.m., everything…

The Philippines – June 18

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor I feel so tired, though I’m not sure whether it’s jet lag or the fact that the past few days have been packed with activities with the family.  But it’s been fun.  Last Saturday, I went with some of my relatives to the “Masters of Illusion Live” show, which featured many magicians doing different types of tricks, such as disappearing acts and tricks with fire.  It was highly entertaining, and I enjoyed the show.  Later that night, my dad’s entire side of the family went out to eat at a fancy restaurant called…