October 24, 2017

Editorial: Custodians deserve more recognition

What goes on after school once we leave? The lights are shut down, and “save” is written on the whiteboard for tomorrow’s class announcements; however, as the life of WHS shuts down, the custodians’ night begins. At approximately 7:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, custodians were alerted that water was flowing near the entrance to the pool. Roel Acevedo, lead maintenance, and supervisors reported to the building around 8:30 p.m. to find the water flowing across the softball field and the southeast drive. A water main broke outside the pool facility, which almost canceled the next school day. The third…

Rodriguez works nights, balances school, work, wrestling

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor David Rodriguez, senior, wakes up at dawn to go to work, yet he manages to balance working the night shift with school and his participation in varsity wrestling. Rodriguez first started working at 5 Aces Delivery in the summer, but now during the school year, he works the night shift between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m..  He works there for an average of three hours, and he delivers Chicago Tribune newspapers. “I started working there because my mom worked there,” Rodriguez said.  “The first week was kind of tough. After the first week I got…

A Day in the Life of a WHS Student: Caleb Harris

Filmed in 2010 by Stevi Anderson, Mallorie Bromer, Bety Camino, Jes Martinez and Karen Rodriguez

Students, teachers volunteer at Dream Relief Day

                            Photo used with permission by Sandra Chico by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Teacher and student volunteers from WHS met at 5:45 a.m. to leave for Navy Pier and volunteer at Dream Relief Day on Aug. 15, the first day undocumented immigrants can apply for deferment. President Barack Obama issued an executive order that allows undocumented immigrants to apply for deferment, which allows them to obtain a work permit and protected status in the U.S. for two years. At Dream Relief Day, undocumented immigrants could fill out…