December 12, 2017

Wrestling team stays strong, looks forward to next season

by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter A month and a half before the season started, Brandon Harris, senior, encouraged his team to start training and working hard at getting into condition for wrestling. Like the rest of the team, he anticipated many obstacles and was ready to step on the mats to triumph through the season. “My biggest obstacle was myself. I needed to get the doubts out of my head that I couldn’t do it,” Harris said. “I had a wrestling folder with quotes and important passages that meant something to me.” Compared to past seasons, wrestling performed about the…

Polar cats train for spring sports season

by Jean Pabon, Staff Reporter With the start of the Track Season, athletes have worked hard to prepare for the sport through Polar Cats, an informal club that was helped organized by Tom Polak, track coach. “It’s mostly motivation, and it’s not just track; it can be for people who just want to get fit and work hard,” Coach Polak  said. Outside, in the freezing air, members would run around the school to train for the upcoming sports, especially Track. Polar Cats started the first week of November and ended on Jan. 25 when the track season started. “I joined…

WHS takes action by cancelling annual winter assembly

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief The annual winter holiday assembly was canceled this year due to the recent scare of the Sandy Hook shooting and student rumors of weapon threats on Twitter. “It was because of the context during that time. With the devastating incident in Newtown, Conn.; it really had the effect of putting everyone on edge across the country,” Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, said. According to Dr. Lopez, students at WHS and neighboring schools were tweeting and creating a threat to the school. “This was not the real case, but everyone was still in a heightened sense of fear,”…

Tech crew work with electrical elements of ‘Wait Until Dark’

by Chris Nush, Asst. A&E Editor Photos by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor The winter play, Wait Until Dark, was not only a performance by the actors, but also the members of Tech Crew. “It was the most fantastic effort of Tech Crew, I’ve probably ever seen and they pulled it off so perfectly well,” Celine Dirkes, junior, said. In the play, Dirkes played Susy Hendrix.  According to Dirkes, tech crew had to be wary of lights turning on and off, as well as specific sound cues. “This was a very difficult show to tech because not only were there the…