May 23, 2017

Hardwood Classic Broadcasts

WHS hosted the annual Hardwood Classic on Dec. 26 to Dec. 29.  Check out broadcasts below, with commentary and broadcasting by Derek Spallone, Guest Broadcast Reporter.

Nowry recognized in Sports Illustrated

by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter Max Nowry, ‘08 graduate, is not a well known name like Jay Cutler, Derrick Rose or Patrick Kane, but the 5’2” 121 pound senior at Northern Michigan University is definitely on his way. Nowry recently won the gold medal at the Greco-Roman wrestling at the University World Championships on Oct. 5 in Finland. After Nowry won that medal, he was chosen to be in the “Faces in the Crowd” section in Sports Illustrated. The “Faces in the Crowd” section is a page where Sports Illustrated picks the best eight to ten high school or collegiate…

Former principal Dr. Shirley passes away, leaves legacy

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor With a legacy of working as principal for 25 years, Dr. Tom Shirley, former principal, passed away Dec. 2 at age 82. In 1956, Dr. Shirley started teaching math at Arlington High School.  He became assistant principal at WHS when it opened in 1964.  The next year, he became principal.  He has worked at WHS ever since, until he retired in 1990. “He really made Wheeling High School what it was for the first 25 years of its existence.  He was actually principal longer than all the rest of us combined,” Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal,…

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…

Basketball loses players to injuries

by Antonia Arismendis, Staff Reporter The girls basketball team experienced injuries this season resulting in a loss of four players, which caused the team to broaden their experiences with new roles. Jessi Zuba, senior and three-year varsity player, is one of those four. During the first 41 seconds of their first game, Zuba was driving the ball to the basket, and an opposing team member stepped on her foot. Hailey Dammeier, sophomore and two-year varsity player, could relate. Dammeier  fractured her tibia while playing defense at the fifth game. They both still attend practice and do the same stretches, but…

Gymnastics places, starts strong

by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Every day, the six girls on the varsity gymnastics team practice, condition, and work on routines and tricks, hoping that their efforts will pay off when it comes time for their meets. This season, it appears their “hard work” has. This year, the team won the first home meet, and Anne Janulis, junior, received first place in the all-around at a meet against Rolling Meadows High School. Other girls have placed individually in the dual meets. “We keep improving at every meet. My hope for the team is to get at least ninth place in…

Zuunbayan impresses team despite freshman status

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor Tulga Zuunbayan, freshman, has been deemed as an “amazing wrestler” by the senior members. Zuunbayan, in weight class 138, currently has a record of 17-6. According to Neil Weiner, wrestling coach, he is the leading scorer and has the best record on the team so far. “He has improved tremendously over the course of the season,” Coach Weiner said. Zuunbayan recently arrived to WHS from California, and he placed third in the Wildcat Invitational on Dec. 8. The Wildcat Invitational is a well-regarded tournament, according to Coach Weiner. WHS placed ninth overall. It is easy…

Water fountains, other measures save plastic, costs

by Megan Provost, Staff Reporter Within the past month, new environmentally-friendly water fountains have been installed around the school in the math wing, athletics hallway and commons area. The fountains have a spout for drinking normally like any other fountain. The factor that makes these new fountains different and environmentally-friendly is the additional spout in the back that allows for easy filling/refilling of water bottles. This not only benefits the school budget, but the environment as well, as less plastic bottles will have to be purchased by the school and less will end up in landfills. According to Kate Kraft,…

Band performs at Holiday Extravaganza, features ‘Frosty the Snowboy’

Photos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor

Students participate in annual Creative Writing Day

Videos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor The following videos are slam poetry performances of the two WHS students who performed: Perla Jiménez, senior, and Celine Dirkes, junior.