It’s been less than a week since the girls at Mount Assisi Academy in Lemont, Illinois found out that their school would be closing in June of this year, and they refuse to go down without a fight. Starting a Facebook page entitled ‘Save Mount Assisi Academy’ the same day as the official news came from their school’s website, people began rallying together by the thousands. In only five short days, over 7,000 people have liked the page, and on Twitter the tag ‘#savemaa’ has trended. The problem, however, is not with the support and the number of kids who love their school, but rather the money the school has in order to continue operating. If you’d like to support their fight to keep their school open, follow the links below.
Asking Alexandria’s new album “From Death to Destiny” has been a huge success selling over 40,000 units in the first week landing on #5 on the Billboard 200. Some rocking singles are “Death of Me”, “Killing You”, and “Run Free”. This new album has been a bit different from their other music, but it doesn’t hide their true talents that shake speakers until they break. Be sure to check out their tour dates at http://www.songkick.com/artists/1964884-asking-alexandria. For any of you dreading the holiday “cheer” and rock out to Asking Alexandria, check out the event “Nightmare before X-mas” on December 14th in Peoria!
Eminem’s new album, Marshal Matters LP 2, is absolutely phenomenal. From Berzerk to The Monster, Eminem produces music that not only captures the audience, it makes the audience rise to their feet. The audience isn’t the only thing that is rising, Eminem’s album reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart within a matter of days. Eminem has sold over 800,000 copies of Marshall Matters LP 2, and was the second best selling album of the year. Be sure to get your own copy of Marshall Matters LP 2 to know what the craze is about and tune in to WARG 88.9FM to hear some songs from the new release.
Typhoon Haiyan hit the town of Tacloban in the Philippines on Friday, leaving over half a million people homeless and thousands wounded. Over one thousand deaths have been confirmed. As of now, there has been very little relief making it to the town, although international agencies and militaries are trying to get as much there as possible as quickly as possible. If you would like to help the cause, follow the link below to find out what you can do.
Congratulations to the 2013 Varsity Argonauts on making it to the playoffs! The team has had one of their most successful seasons in decades this school year. After beating Shepard last week 28-24, the Argonauts secured their spot in their fight towards the IHSA state championship. The first playoff game is this Friday, November 1st, at 7:00PM with an admission price of $5. We’d like to wish the team luck as they face the Oak Forest Bengals for their first, and hopefully not their last, playoff game.
WARG will be covering the game on High School Cube: link to watch
Starting Thursday, Microsoft will be releasing its latest update: Windows 8.1. The upgrade addresses some of the problems that many people seem to have. The upgrade adds shortcuts that are easier to use for many touch-based apps while also adding newer features for the desktop mode that so many people have grown accustomed to using. Do you already use Windows 8? Perfect! Then the update will be free for you beginning at 7a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday. Computers with Windows 8.1 already installed will hit the shelves on Friday.
Check out the new friday talk show called, That Senior Show! This show consists of Mikayla Perecich, Melanie Holden, Charles Fries, Andrew Garcia, Aaron Tlapa, and Lorenzo Velez! We talk about everything from Music to Politics to News to Movies! Tune in at 3:30-5:30 to hear your favorite seniors on 88.9FM on Fridays! If you would like to call us, Call in at 708-467-5589!
To watch the Varsity Boys Football game against Richards, tune in to High School Cube as WARG covers the event! (Follow the link below to watch) @ 7:00PM
10/11 Boyce Avenue @ Vic Theatre
10/12 Streetlight Manifesto @ House of Blues
10/12 Between The Buried And Me @ The Metro
10/13 You Me At Six; Tonight Alive @ Bottom Lounge
NEW MUSIC RELEASES
Miley Cyrus – Bangerz (Pop)
Panic! At the Disco – Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (Alternative)
Cassadee Pope – Frame by Frame (Country/Pop)
Amos Lee – Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song (Alternative)
Of Montreal – Lousy with Sylvianbriar (Indie)
Korn – The Paradigm Shift (Metal)
New Found Glory – Kill It Live (Alternative)
Echosmith – Talking Dreams (Alternative)
10/11 Chicago Blackhawks vs. New York Islanders (7PM)
10/12 Chicago Bulls @ Washington Wizards (4PM)
10/12 Chicago Blackhawks vs. Buffalo Sabres (7PM)
Sophomore Boys Football vs. Richards (4:30PM)
Varsity Boys Football vs. Richards (7:00PM)
Sophomore Girls Volleyball @ Bremen (8:00AM)
Freshman Girls Volleyball @ Crete-Monee (8:00AM)
Marching Band IHSA State @ Illinois State University (10:00AM)
The now 10-day partial government shutdown continues to take its toll on people and businesses alike. Wall Street, however, isn’t suffering as much anymore; the Dow Jones industrial average increased by more than 300 points on Thursday. This occurred after talks with Republican leaders and President Barack Obama, where they seemed almost willing to finally end the shutdown. This is reassuring news, considering that not everyone can do as great as Wall Street. The shutdown has put over 800,000 federal employees out of a job, leaving them without pay until the government can come to an agreement.
Have you ever been late to something important because you couldn’t remember where you put something you needed? Well you’re in luck, because scientists are working on a cure for that! Of course, if you’re still young then you’re out of luck, but it’s being proven that everyday forgetfulness is not only a sign of old age, but it may eventually be treatable. Researchers discovered that as you age, a section of the brain, the dentate gyrus, produces less of a key protein, RbAp48, thus causing what scientists believe to be the source of forgetfulness. In an experiment done with mice, the protein in the elder mice’ brain was boosted, and soon they were just a sharp as they were when they were younger. Researches are hoping that the fact will remain the same in humans. It will of course take many more years of work to confirm this theory, but perhaps in time the problem of memory loss will become reversible.