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Judicial Preview – Upcoming Teen Court Apps

Riley Doyle, Contributor

January 30, 2017


Filed under Student Life

High school students are constantly looking for opportunities to expand their horizons and join new extracurricular activities.  Whether to find an additional hobby or further their volunteering experiences, a great opportunity for teenagers in Lake County is to apply for NICASA's Teen Court. Teen...

Memorable Albums of 2016

Memorable Albums of 2016

Myrah Rafiah Beverly, Contributor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Beyoncé, Lemonade: In the beginning of 2016, Beyoncé gained tremendous attention from this album with her single, "Formation". Also, a hour long film accompanied the record and broadcasted on HBO. The album and film tackles numerous political and social issues such as racism and police brutality agai...

A Not-So-Musical Inauguration

Lianna Kowalke, Co-editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under News

Donald Trump’s inauguration is fast approaching, however the President-elect seems to be having a little trouble finding musicians to perform at the event. Much controversy has emerged over who is to perform at the inauguration, as many groups and performers are not eager to associate themselves w...

You’ll LOVE These Fun Facts

Lianna Kowalke, Co-editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under News, Perspectives

Valentine’s day has a different meaning for everyone. For some it might inspire images of red roses and romance. Others might dread the inevitable, distasteful PDA on display in school hallways. The holiday could also be celebrated by crying alone to The Notebook, eating ice cream and wishing for love ...

A Quest for Your Palette

Jason Rosegay, Head Chef: WTHS

January 10, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Warren Township High School has a new food service provider starting this school year. It is Quest Food Management Services, which is a locally based company.  Quest Food Service Management services began operations in Chicagoland, serving K-12 institutions, nearly 30 years ago with a focus on provid...

The End & The Beginning

Susan Tran, Contributor

January 10, 2017


Filed under News

The United States of America is gearing up to bid farewell to its current president, Barack Obama, and welcome its newest president, Donald Trump. January 20th, 2017 marks the end of an era and signifies the beginning of another. Obama is not officially finished as our nation’s forty-fourth preside...

Gaining Motivation to Study

Myrah Rafiah Beverly, Contributor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Everyone has been in the situation where he/she has important tasks, whether it be schoolwork, exercise, a deadline to meet or unfulfilled promises, that are left to the absolute last minute. Following the peaceful period of procrastination, there is stress and mediocre or halfhearted work. In 2016, StudyMode,...

Students’ Motivation: Grades over Learning

Lydia Sundberg, Contributor

January 10, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

There is no argument that students require motivation in order to perform in school; however, where these motivations are directed has become corrupted. In modern high schools, there is great pressure on students to receive all A’s and take vigorous courses, and as a result, getting good grades has...

The Year of the Rooster

Susan Tran, Contributor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

Lunar New Year, more commonly known as Chinese New Year, is a major holiday celebrated by Eastern Asian people all around the world. It signifies the first day of the lunar calendar, and this year, it falls on Saturday, January 28th. It is a time of fun and festivities, spent with plenty of family...

Backward-Looking and Forward-Thinking: The New Year

Riley Doyle, Contributor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News

The year 2016 has ever so gracefully come to a close, and all the promises of 2017 have just been unlocked.  There is something indescribable about the New Year: a lingering optimism that pervades our minds.  We set New Year's Resolutions, confide in others our goals for the future to come, and vow...

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