June 26, 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…

Students canvass for election: Delgado, Gonzalez go door-to-door to rally voters

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Janet Delgado and Chris Gonzalez, seniors, have spent the last two months with pledge cards and voting on their minds as they traveled from house to house canvassing for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR,) a non-profit organization that focuses on the rights of immigrants. Not many students can say that they have spent their fall months trying to make a difference in the Hispanic and Latino community. “We have to use our wording in a very specific way or people assume things,” Gonzalez said. After receiving an invitation from Zio Gil, ‘09…

Students should take advantage of voting

by Antonia Arismendis, Staff Reporter When I turn 18 there is no doubt in my mind that I will vote. I believe voting can make a difference. We are really fortunate to have a country where we as individuals get the chance to make a change. Many people believe that if they vote they will not be heard, but voting is like having a voice: not only for yourself, but for your community.  Especially now, in this election, young people have the greater voice than adults.  This is because young adults consist of 21 percent of the population. Voting can…

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…