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In Memoriam of Josh Church – A True Friend

Jack Berens, Co-editor

January 10, 2017


Filed under Home, News, Perspectives, Student Life

On November 16 just five days after his seventeenth birthday, WTHS Junior swimmer Josh Church passed away unbelievably abruptly.  He was a friend of mine (and very many), and if you knew him or want to know about him, please visit his obituary page on the Warren Cemetery's website: http://www.warrencemetery.com/book-of-memories/2773566/Church-Joshua/obituary.php I...

Black Friday Blurb

Lianna Kowalke, Co-editor

November 15, 2016


Filed under News

Black Friday is best known for its crazy deals and the even crazier consumers that come along with it. As the first day after Thanksgiving, the last major holiday before Christmas, Black Friday marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. But have you ever wondered, Why call it Black Friday? You're not alon...

Changing Presidential Leaves and Fresh Lenses

Vicky Wagner, Contributor

November 14, 2016


Filed under News, Perspectives

November 9, 2016 was pivotal for the trajectory of the country. Picking who will be president for the next four years is hard and complicated. Many people have their own thoughts and their point of views.  Donald Trump is our next president and some people have to accept on what's happening....

Safe Roads and Better Roads

Safe Roads and Better Roads

Riley Doyle, Contributor

November 14, 2016


Filed under News

Turn on the television in the months prior to November, and attack ads seem to have monopolized every possible time slot.  Varying from absurdity to slander, many in the public have become jaded because of the constant political banter; after all, how many of these verbal assaults have relevance to...

iPhone 7 Review

iPhone 7 Review

Lydia Sundberg, Contributor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Perspectives

The newest generation iPhone, the iPhone 7, came out on September 7th, 2016. The response has been somewhat underwhelming compared to past Apple releases due to the limited changes from previous models. Both the battery life and camera quality remain virtually unchanged. The elimination of both a home...

Rosh Hashanah …. A Celebrated Holiday

Humera Khaleel, Contributor

October 8, 2016


Filed under News

  by Humera Khaleel On October 2nd through October 4th, millions of Jews will be celebrating Rosh Hashanah. It is a very important holiday in Judaism. Not only does it mark the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, but it also marks the beginning of the Jewish new year. After all, Rosh...

A Health of Information

Jack Berens, Co-Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under News

Warren's Healthy Devils club has already caught its stride in its very first year. Healthy Devils meets every other Wednesday in the O'Plaine Campus's Faculty Cafeteria from 3:30 to 4:00 with the goal of educating Warren students and the community on how to lead healthy lifestyles. The club's...

Plague of the General Election

Riley Doyle, Contributor

September 26, 2016


Filed under News

Tuesday, November 8th is a date that political fanatics and everyday citizens alike are well familiar with. The impending election day of the year 2016 is almost tangible, and the race for the various levels of government is only heating up in intensity, closeness, and seriousness. The cards that the...

ACT to SAT: The Change and What It Means For Students

Jessica Lim, Contributor

September 26, 2016


Filed under News, Perspectives

For fifteen years, Illinois has issued the ACT as its standardized test. But in December of 2015, the Board of Education declared that they would be switching to the rival SAT as the official exam after the College Board won a three year, $14.3 million bid to take the ACT's place, which was $1.37 million...

Eid al-Adha

Myrah Rafiah Beverly

September 26, 2016


Filed under News

Taken by Neshmia Malik Muslim women offering Eid Al-Adha prayers at the Libertyville Sports Complex The Islamic holiday, Eid Al-Adha, is celebrated by over one billion Muslims worldwide from the evening of September 11th to September 13th. Eid Al-Adha, meaning "The Festival of Sacrifice" or "Sacr...

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