November 24, 2017

Discovery of S.O.S. helps voice personal struggles

by Rossy Peralta, Asst. La Voz Editor Over the years, discussions of mental illness have increased because of awareness programs and people opening up about their struggles. This year, freshmen were given information about a program called Signs of Suicide, also known as S.O.S. This program for teens teaches about the symptoms of depression, specifically suicidal thoughts. According to Elyssas Mission, an organization that provides the resources to support at-risk teens and to prevent suicide, some of the warning signs of suicidal thoughts include expressing the belief that life is meaningless, having a lack of motivation, feeling hopelessness and more….

WPAC sponsors ‘Teens for Jeans’

by Erik Hernandez, Asst. News Editor The Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) hosted a Teens for Jeans drive, in accordance with Aéropostale, a clothing store, to collect jeans for teens in need within the township of Wheeling who would otherwise have difficulty purchasing clothing items. “Even when life may seem stressful, we should be aware of the struggles of others,” Tyler Levy, senior, said. There were bins set up in the back and front of the school for whoever would have liked to donate their gently worn jeans from Jan. 28 to Feb. 8. “It’s a simple and easy way…