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Graduation 2020 Part 2

Graduation 2020 Part 2

Anushka Agashe, Co-Editor

September 29, 2020

A year ago today, the class of 2020 was inching closer to graduation every day. With it came the promise of college commitments, prom, and the graduation ceremony itself. Like every year prior, it was supposed to be a grand affair where seniors celebrate their achievements of the past four years and see ...

Blackhawks Fire John McDonough. What’s Next?

Blackhawks Fire John McDonough. What's Next?

Josh Pos, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

The Bulls are now not the only team in Chicago that is using the time off during the Coronavirus pandemic to do some major clean up work. It's the Blackhawks. The Blackhawks released a statement Monday afternoon that they have relieved their President and CEO John McDonough. McDonough has been the President...

Cleansing the World

Cleansing the World

Michela Schenk, Writer

March 30, 2020

This world can be a hot mess. We, humans, like to ensure that. We fight wars between nations over land and money. We fight wars inside our own countries through slandering tweets, racist, sexist, homophobic, or other discriminatory comments. We continuously invade and destroy habitats that aren’t our...

Coronavirus x American Students

Coronavirus x American Students

Niharika Sapra, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

A global pandemic. Almost 175,000 affected. Over 6,000 dead. The first case of this deadly new virus, that attacks human respiratory symptoms and is spread by person-to-person contact, was discovered at a fish market in Wuhan, China. Since then, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to over 132...

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Marlyn Gajek

February 11, 2020

This passing February 2nd was the popularly known Groundhog Day, and the groundhog predicted that that spring will come early this year. But what does Groundhog Day signify? Where did Groundhog Day come from? And why a groundhog? Well, Groundhog Day comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, where if the ...

Mayor of Gurnee: What Will She Do about ETO?

Cluster Of Cancer Risk Caused By 2 Lake County Sites https://patch.com/illinois/lakeforest/cluster-cancer-risk-caused-2-lake-county-sites

Emely Castrejon, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Ethylene Oxide levels are currently being tested in the Gurnee and Waukegan Area. Ethylene Oxide (EtO) is a carcinogen that causes cancer if exposed to at high rates. Two places within the Lake County area have been found to be releasing ETO. At Medline, ethylene oxide is used to sterilize equipment, and Vant...

What can be done? Ban Production of Cancerous Gas (EtO) in Lake County

What can be done?  Ban Production of Cancerous Gas (EtO) in Lake County

Niharika Sapra, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

What is Happening? Ethylene Oxide gas is being released in our community in large amounts by two companies in Gurnee and Waukegan. In 2014, these companies released over 9,470 pounds of this gas. Who is Releasing It? Vantage Specialty Chemicals in Gurnee, IL and Medline Industries in Waukegan, I...

Chicago Teacher Strike

Chicago Teacher Strike

Marlyn Gajek, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The assembly on Friday October 25 that featured Warren Township on Fox 32 news excited the school to a new level. Everyone wishing to be featured on TV and to have their club shown off. The drum line got the biggest feature, but why did a school in Gurnee even get featured? Well, the school was not ...

A Day With the Crew of FOX 32

A Day With the Crew of FOX 32

Ellie Frier, Contributor to Scratch Paper

November 7, 2019

When I walked into school, on Friday the 25th, I was immediately bombarded with Warren spirit.  Now, this isn’t unlike every other game day Friday, usually the halls of Warren are spirit filled the day before the games, but something about the atmosphere on this day felt different then usual.    That's when I remembered the Fox 32 news wa...

FOX NEWS VISITS WTHS

Ellie Frier and Evan Detina, Contributors to Scratch Paper

November 5, 2019

Check out this video featuring FOX news and their PEP RALLY FRIDAY coverage at WTHS! Ellie Frier and Evan Detina capture all the sights and sounds of the day!

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