March 29, 2017

School dismissed early due to power outage

During second period, Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, and Kate Kraft, associate principal of operations, stand with ComEd workers to examine the current power outage status.

Students were dismissed from school today at 9:20 a.m. due to a power outage during first period. ComEd worked with WHS building faculty during second period to try and solve the problem, however an announcement was made to release students and staff at the beginning of third period. Photos by Erik Hernandez 

First nanotech lab gives WHS advantage in science


by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Nanotechnology, a science in its infancy, will allow WHS students to be on the cutting edge and have an advantage among others as they work with equipment and technology within WHS’s nanotechnology laboratory, the  first public high school research and development nanolab in the country. As part of an “Introduction to Nanotechnology,” senior science elective class, students will have the ability to participate in authentic research and use equipment similar to manufacturers in the area. “WHS is a leader in STEM education in the country, and I want our students to be the researchers, discoverers and…

Top 10 Cures to Senioritis

by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter Fourth quarter has just begun. Seniors are now feeling the closeness of graduation. Everyone has the number of hours, minutes, and seconds left until graduation memorized. Who cares about homework? What are finals? We have a library? It is getting harder and harder to push through school work everyday. This illness they call senioritis is grabbing hold of the Class of 2013, and it is not letting go. Seniors, just wait, we still have this last quarter to survive. Top Ten Cures to Senioritis 10. Stop counting down the days. You are driving yourself crazy…

Dussling receives Friend of Scholastic Journalism award

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief William Dussling, District 214 board member, has been selected as one of the five “Friends of Scholastic Journalism” national honorees for 2012 by the Journalism Education Association (JEA). “Friend of Scholastic Journalism” Award recipients are nominated by JEA members for their support, service, financial sponsorship or personal dedication toward the betterment of scholastic journalism. Dussling was nominated by Stan Zoller, Rolling Meadow High School’s newspaper adviser. The honorees are known for helping strengthen the values of free speech and civic engagement. Dussling will receive his honor at an awards luncheon at the JEA and National Scholastic…

Varsity football continues to fight throughout game, loses to Rolling Meadows


Video created by: Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief The Wheeling varsity football team continued to fight through Friday, Sept. 12’s game versus Rolling Meadows. The night featured a Hometown Celebration, which honored WHS alumni, David Tuber and Dr. Melissa Thal. Tuber graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Traditional Animation, where he went on to work with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. He is currently working on a Lego feature set to release in February 2014. Thal graduated from Indiana University with a degree in biochemistry and a minor in mathematics. She went on to graduate school at the University of…

This is Wheeling High School

Filmed by Brianna Bitout, Ryan Griesmeyer and Katie Kalmes in 2010 A video of various events at Wheeling High School.