September 20, 2017

Kras aims for police career despite dangers: Graduates early to attend Harper

by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor “When I was watching on the news how everyone was there, like police, fire department and ambulances, and that just made me think, ‘Oh that can happen anywhere; it could happen here, and if that was my career, I would be able to be there and help people and investigate,” Amanda Kras, senior, said. The recent school shooting in Connecticut has increased Kras’s interest into becoming a police officer. “Whenever I would see a police officer chasing someone, I always thought that it was so interesting, and I always watched those kind of shows, like…

Homeschooling offers flexible, in-depth education, prepares individuals for real world

Photo by Erik Hernandez by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Imagine waking up at 7 a.m. everyday and getting homeschooled. Now, imagine all of the sudden having to wake up at 6 a.m. and getting ready to go to high school. It may seem like an abrupt change, but that is what Christie Ambrose, freshman, had to get used to this school year. Ambrose was homeschooled, and so was her older sister, Audrey Ambrose, junior, from 6th through 8th grade.  This is C. Ambrose’s first year in a public school According to C. Ambrose, her parents gave her and her siblings…

Students receive recognition at Harper Art Show

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Harper Community College hosted its annual art show on Nov. 30 where District 211, 214 and Barrington High School all participate by entering 2-D and 3-D artwork to be judged by faculty. Jess Musto, senior, received first, second and third place in the WHS 3-D artwork category. “I was caught off guard and wasn’t expecting to win because only two students get the award,” Musto said. “This is my first year of taking art classes, so I didn’t think my chances were favorable.” Musto is the first student from WHS to win this award. She also…

CNA students get certified in nursing

by Lupe Herrera, Asst. La Voz Editor   For the first time through WHS, students graduated and became Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA’s) on May 20 at Harper College. After students officially graduate from WHS, they can work as a CNA. There are a series of three classes in order to become a CNA: Introduction to Health Careers, Medical Terminology and CNA.  In order to be certified as a CNA, students need to take all there classes. “I just think it’s an amazing opportunity for students that are interested in a medical field; this would definitely be the place to be,”…

Accounting Club works with Relay For Life to collect money

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor Accounting Club prepares for Relay for Life by collecting money at Bank Night and Relay for Life. “We usually collect between $30,000 and $40,000,” Kevin Lennon, business teacher, said. “It’s cool to see that much cash coming in.” On May 8, they had a meeting, where they received accounting training for Relay for Life. On May 9, Accounting Club will collect money at Relay for Night’s Bank Night, where Relay for Life participants can turn in the money they have raised. Bank Night will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at…