December 13, 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…

Sobol travels, helps build schools in Angola

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Getting Involved “It seemed like a very tangible thing to help another person on the other side of the world,” Mariola Sobol, Interact with Africa (Interact) sponsor, said. Ms. Sobol has been the sponsor for Interact since 2004. Sara Strauss, Interact sponsor, asked her to help cosponsor. “I knew that Ms. Sobol had an interest in traveling and a compassionate heart, so I sked her to cosponsor the club,” Ms. Strauss said. “Because I supervised her as a student teacher, I also knew that she worked well with students and was a strong leader.” The…