August 18, 2017

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…

WPAC reaches out through Shave for the Shore

by Paige McCoy, Staff Reporter Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) hosted “Shave for the Shore” on Dec. 7, an event to raise funds through Habitat for Humanity, which will be used to help rebuild homes that were ruined by Hurricane Sandy. “Shave for the Shore is awesome. It shows their (WPAC’s) compassion and willingness to show people what matters. It’s an opportunity to be creative and think of the best way to raise money,” Sandra Chico, WPAC adviser, said. With the help of WPAC and seven teachers, WHS gave back to those affected by Hurricane Sandy as they raised $549.16…

WPAC helps superstorm victims through Cinnabon sale, shaving heads

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter On Nov. 30, Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) will host a Cinnabon sale to raise money for people in need affected by Superstorm Sandy. Students could pre-order their Cinnabons from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29 for $3. On Nov. 30, the actual sale day, Cinnabons will cost $5. Cinnabons will be distributed in the main hallway during lunch periods. “The proceeds will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity which is an organization working to provide relief in the area,” Sandra Chico, WPAC sponsor, said WPAC works on projects involving world issues. “WPAC does a…

Ebony Club, WPAC, Student Council run coat drive

by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter This year on Nov. 5, for the first time ever, Ebony Club, the Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) and Student Council teamed up for the coat drive, which Ebony Club has ran for 15 years. With the collected donations, adult coats will be donated to an organization called Journeys in Palatine. All children’s coats will be given to District 21 to help provide for students at Walt Whitman and Mark Twain Elementary schools. “(This is) the first year Student Council has been involved,” Sandra Chico, Student Council and WPAC sponsor, said. “We wanted to do…

Obama wins 2012 mock election

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter The mock election of 2012 hopes to provide students with a better understanding of how to choose a government leader. Voting took place Nov. 6 in the main hallway during all lunch periods.  Like the actual 2012 presidential election, this year’s mock election winner was President Barack Obama. According to Sandra Chico, AP government teacher and WPAC sponsor, about 457 students and staff registered to vote in the mock election. The goal for the voting process was as stated by Ms. Chico to “help students realize that to vote they need to register.” With students…

WPAC, AP Government class host 2012 mock election

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Wheeling Political Action Club (WPAC) and the AP Government class teamed up together to start a mock election for the 2012 election.  The purpose of the mock election was to educate students on how to actually vote. Voter registration took place during all lunch periods from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19, debates will be on Oct. 31 by Omar Joya and Katrina Gustafson, seniors, and the actual mock election will take place on Nov. 6. Students who wish to participate in the mock election have to fill out a mock applicant sheet and do a…

WPAC, AP Government plan mock election

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor With the presidential election right around the corner, WPAC (Wheeling Political Action Club) and AP Government classes start to prepare for a mock election. On Nov. 6, they will hold the mock election for WHS during the school day. From the time after voter registration to the day of the actual election, students will start to hang up ads and posters around the school promoting and informing kids about the election. There will also be commercials in the announcements that will discuss important events. “We want the students to understand the process of voting and…