December 12, 2017

Freshmen transition to high school, play on varisty teams

By Zalman Faltushanskiy, Staff Reporter As freshmen begin the transition from middle school to high school, some of them are enhancing their experience by placing large pressure upon their shoulders. Jalen Dennis and Timber Terrell, freshmen, have made the varsity football and volleyball teams, respectively, beating out numerous other students for their spots. “It means a lot because I’ve been working [hard] in the offseason with all of the other [players],” Dennis said. Dennis has been playing football for nine years in local youth leagues with the Prospect Heights/Wheeling Falcons and the Buffalo Grove Bills. His experience playing for those…

NIU college visit should be optional, not required

Editors Note: The field trip has been postponed due to the predicted snow on Tuesday, March 5.  by Kelly McKewin, Assistant Web Editor This year as part of our seminar, all freshman are required to go on a field trip to Northern Illinois University next week. While I think it is a good thing that the school is promoting college visits and encouraging us to plan for the future, I believe that this field trip should be optional. I finished Algebra 2 in 8th grade, and so I am now one of the few freshmen in my geometry class. Missing…

Provost’s Profile: Levites twins compete, bond in twin life

by Megan Provost, Staff Reporter Walking into room 137 Friday morning, I knew this wasn’t going to be your everyday interview. The Levites twins, the football playing blondes, were everything I expected them to be: high energy and well, boy-ish. I organized my papers as one brother plunked down in a chair and another hopped up on a tabletop. When I asked the obvious question of “what it’s like to be twins,” it became clear that although these boys were identical in appearance, their personalities were anything but that. They talked about sharing, how it gets annoying and how the…

Freshmen attend annual orientation, activity fair

Photos by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief, and Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor Freshmen orientation took place from 7:25 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Aug. 16.  The peer mentors led the incoming freshmen in a tour around WHS, classroom activities and going through the mock schedule.  At the end, the freshmen attended an assembly and an activity fair, where students promoted different extracurricular activities and sports. To join Spokesman, contact John Uhrik, adviser, at john.uhrik@d214.org or stop by Room 137 for more information.  The Journalistic Writing class is a 45-minute skinny all year round and takes place during first period.  Interested students can ask…