May 30, 2017

First Lady sets nutritional standards for schools

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief WHS witnessed first-hand changes to the school cafeteria program as students were told “You need another serving of fruit.” At the beginning of the year, all schools in District 214 adjusted to new nutritional standards set by Michelle Obama, first lady. While previously students could choose to decline taking fruit and vegetable portions, they now must take at least one serving when purchasing a lunch meal. Students that are purchasing from the a la carte line do not need to meet these standards. The lunch lines began seeing more variety of options with fruit, such as…

Busy schedules, insomnia affect sleep

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor On average, most students receive six to eight hours of sleep a night, even though they actually need nine to ten hours of sleep. Patricia Baima, psychology teacher, suggested that better time management can help students get more sleep. “When you sleep, you form new memories,” Ms. Baima said.  “If you’re not sleeping, you’re not getting stuff stored in your long term memory.” Homework, activities, work, insomnia, technology and other factors can keep students from getting enough sleep and cause them to lose energy during the day. Sports and Homework Because of sports and homework,…

Marquez fundraises for Relay For Life, other cancer charities

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor     Ever since she has become cancer-free, Amanda Marquez, freshman, has raised money for cancer research because of her inspiration to give back to the community. “I feel that I need to give back since they (doctors, hospitals, cancer organizations) helped me.  It would help future patients get better,” Marquez said. Recently, Marquez participated in Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event.  She raised and stayed overnight at the Wheeling Relay for Life event on May 19, where she participated in the survivor’s walk. Marquez was diagnosed in 2006, but now…

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,”…