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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Emely Castrejon, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

National Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th. To distinguish the difference between the terms Latinx and Hispanic can be challenging. A Hispanic person is someone who speaks Spanish and descends from a Spanish speaking country (example: a Guatemalan). A Latinx person is someone...

An Inside Look With Dean Colgan

An Inside Look With Dean Colgan

Raymond Peters, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Fresh off a successful 10-year career with the award-winning WTHS Fine Arts program, Natalie Colgan has stepped into a completely different role as Dean of Students at the Almond campus.   Her new office is adorned with pictures of her twin girls and a cheerful green plant. When asked ab...

Sophia Diaz Senior Reflection

Sophia Diaz Senior Reflection

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer, Co- Editor

May 20, 2019

A letter to high school students to come: Dear young ma'am or sir, Welcome to Warren. The school is your oyster, and you have 4 short years to make your mark. Lucky for you, you’ve entered a diverse environment where you are sure to find people, classes, and clubs that'll help you find yoursel...

Saving Our Dying Planet

Saving Our Dying Planet

Anna Wheeler, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019

Climate change is real and it’s killing our Earth. This man-made crisis poses a fundamental threat to all species living on our polluted planet. Human activity plays a huge role in the rising temperatures and decreasing of biodiversity that is now impossible to ignore. The environment faces progressi...

Eli Ameyibor Senior Reflection

Eli Ameyibor Senior Reflection

Eli Ameyibor, Contributor

May 17, 2019

Dear Freshman Me, Congratulations! You’ve officially made it through the awkward, forbidden years of middle school and are ready to tackle the even greater awkwardness that will follow these next four years! Yay! Okay, in all seriousness, don’t worry, it isn’t going to be that bad. There a...

Zach Relova Senior Reflection

Zach Relova Senior Reflection

Zach Relova, Contributor

May 14, 2019

It’s hard to take in the fact that I have made it this far. I’m certainly not the brightest of students at school nor the most popular, so to see that I’ve accomplished so much over the span of four years leads me to believe that I have it lucky. I dedicated so much time and work in high sc...

Retiring Special Education Teacher, Vicky Pogue

Retiring Special Education Teacher, Vicky Pogue

Rebecca Benjamin, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

About Vicky Pogue: "I attended college at Western Illinois University for undergrad, Northeastern Illinois for masters, and I’ve been at Warren for 16 years. I started out as an Early Intervention Special Education Preschool Teacher in Quincy, IL. Then, I took some time off to stay home with my ...

Retiring Social Studies Teacher, Mr. Greg Cohen

Retiring Social Studies Teacher, Mr. Greg Cohen

Jessica Lim, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019

Mr. Cohen has been teaching at Warren longer than us students have been alive, beginning his time here during the 1991-1992 school year. From world civilizations to economics, American issues, and U.S history, he has taught a variety of subjects to generations of Warren students. Originally, Mr. Cohen...

Retiring Network Administrator, Howard Yundt

Rebecca Benjamin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Mr. Yundt, as network administrator, is a highly industrious individual who, despite his busy schedule in handling all of business relating to tech at Warren, was able to share about himself and his time here. He begins, "I graduated in 1986 from Troy State University with BAS in Electronics Man...

Retiring Dean, Pat Shea

Retiring Dean, Pat Shea

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

April 22, 2019

Like most years, this school year sees its fair share of retiring teachers. At the end of this semester, this will include saying goodbye to one of the O’Plaine deans: Dean Shea. I had the chance to sit down with him and discuss what his experience has been like at Warren. Before he worked at Warren,...

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