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  • Soccer team scores big win during first homecoming game

    Soccer team scores big win during first homecoming game

    By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

    September 27, 2016

    First time’s a charm for the varsity boys soccer team after playing  in their first homecoming game on Friday against Kennedy, winning 2-1. Senior Emilio Velazquez scored in the first half off of a header kicked by senior Eduardo Suarez. Suarez scored a goal in the second half from a penalty kic... READ MORE »»

    Senior Edgar Pani passes the ball back to senior Guillermo Orizaba, who then takes a shot on net. The teams next home game is Oct. 4 against Bartlett.

    Photo by Emily Wissemes

  • Acting takes students to Scotland

    Acting takes students to Scotland

    By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

    September 26, 2016

    After waiting two years, Drama Club traveled for the first time across the sea to perform in Scotland. The drama department was nominated two years ago by the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) to participate in the foreign program. “The honor of being nominated was great and the... READ MORE »»

    Drama students enjoy the Scotland scenery after being nominated to go on a class trip over the summer.

    Photo by Kamrey Windham

  • Apple iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy Note 7

    Apple iPhone 7 vs. Galaxy Note 7

    By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

    September 23, 2016

    Just like Apple’s prior models, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are full of refinements, not revolution. Yet, it certainly surpasses Samsung’s disasters with their exploding Galaxy Note 7. The iPhone 7 has two cameras which gives you 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. Optical zoom means you ca... READ MORE »»

    Reported Galaxy Note 7 (left) explosions drives potential buyers to iPhone 7 (right).

  • Summer adventures in Costa Rica

    Summer adventures in Costa Rica

    By Hector Cervantes, Sports Editor

    September 23, 2016

    Building bridges was one of the ways students in WeGo Global spent their summer. Whether  they were friendships from across the world or building a suspension bridge to help the community of Sardinal, Costa Rica. WeGo Global adviser Maggie Haas and social studies teacher Sandra Wilson accompanied the s... READ MORE »»

    WeGo Global spent part of their summer helping villages in Costa Rica. One big project they accomplished was building a bridge.

    Photo by Courtsey of Maggie Haas

  • Students recieve a surplus of school supplies

    Students recieve a surplus of school supplies

    By Hector Cervantes, Sports Editor

    September 23, 2016

    Free school supplies are available to students as Club Green does its annual school supply donation. Advisers Suzanne Burchacki and Brianne Ferreiro got the idea of donating school supplies at a conference. “At the conference we were like, ‘wow that is such a good idea.’ So, we decided to run a school s... READ MORE »»

    Biology teachers Brianne Ferreiro and Suzanne Burchaki are donating school supplies to students as part of Club Green's annual school supply donation.

    Photo by Hector Cervantes

  • Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

    Gender stereotypes: Why are they still here?

    By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

    September 21, 2016

    Women can vote, but they cannot be masculine. Men can cook, but they cannot be feminine. It is 2016, so why do these stereotypes still exist? Gender stereotypes have existed for a long time. They are like any racial or religious stereotype, hurtful and not at all accurate. “Gender stereotypes... READ MORE »»

    Gender stereotypes exist just like those of racial or religious stereotypes. They are hurtful and not at all accurate.

    Photo by Mayeli Vivaldo

  • Writing event has been cancelled

    Writing event has been cancelled

    By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

    September 21, 2016

    Back to the Basics, a Creative Writing club event, that would have taken place on Oct. 1 has been cancelled. Fiction writers, poets, musicians, future journalists, and all other lovers of written and spoken word were encouraged to sign up. “Unfortunately, only a handful of students signed up ... READ MORE »»

    Back to the Basics, a creative writing event, has been cancelled due to lack of student enrollment.

  • Swimmers gain experience in duel meets

    Swimmers gain experience in duel meets

    By Hector Cervantes, Sports Editor

    September 19, 2016

    After the girls swim team competed in a duel meet against Elgin on Thursday, the team is preparing for their home invitational on Friday and Saturday. “Every time we have a swim meet, especially a dual meet we get in a little workout ahead of time and we will also practice our racing skills. We ... READ MORE »»

    The girls swim team is expecting state qualifiers for this season. Senior Natalie Nelson pumps up the team during their meet against Elgin.

    Photo by Hector Cervantes

  • Podcast brings student discussion to a new level

    Podcast brings student discussion to a new level

    By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

    September 19, 2016

    New forms of technology give students the opportunity to express themselves in Podcast Club. Students pick a topic and have a discussion about it at Podcast Club. “Podcasting is a format of storytelling. So, sometimes we are communicating things that are happening at the school. Sometimes we hav... READ MORE »»

  • New runners bring a larger team together

    New runners bring a larger team together

    By Catherine Miller, Lifestyles Editor

    September 16, 2016

    With many new runners, the girls cross country team is focusing on learning during the beginning of their season. The team has already competed in races at Sycamore, Crystal Lake, and Wauconda. Throughout all of these races, learning and improving have been their main priority. “It’s early, but t... READ MORE »»

    Senior Krystal Montenegro runs at the Sycamore invitational on Aug. 30. The team is preparing for Peoria on Sept. 17

    Photo by Hector Cervantes

News

Students recieve a surplus of school supplies

Students recieve a surplus of school supplies

By Hector Cervantes, Sports Editor

Free school supplies are available to students as Club Green does its annual school supply donation. Advisers Suzanne Burchacki and Brianne Ferreiro got the idea of ...  Read More »

Sep 23

Writing event has been cancelled

Writing event has been cancelled

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

Back to the Basics, a Creative Writing club event, that would have taken place on Oct. 1 has been cancelled. Fiction writers, poets, musicians, future jo...  Read More »

Sep 21

WeGot game homecoming festivities under way

WeGot game homecoming festivities under way

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

It’s finally that time of the year. Saturday kicks off the WeGot game homecoming week. Starting at 8 a.m., students will be able to come to the school ...  Read More »

Sep 16

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Recent Sports Scores

  • Tuesday, September 27

    Girls Tennis

    WCCHS 0 - South Elgin 7

  • Friday, September 23

    Boys Soccer

    WCCHS 2 - Kennedy 1

  • Friday, September 23

    Boys Football

    WCCHS 20 - East Aurora 19

  • Tuesday, September 20

    Girls Volleyball

    WCCHS 25 - Wauconda 21

  • Tuesday, September 20

    Boys Soccer

    WCCHS 2 - South Elgin 0

Lifestyles

Summer adventures in Costa Rica

By Hector Cervantes, Sports Editor

Building bridges was one of the ways students in WeGo Global spent their summer. Whether  they were fri...  Read More »

September 23, 2016

WeGot game homecoming festivities under way

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

It’s finally that time of the year. Saturday kicks off the WeGot game homecoming week. Starting at...  Read More »

September 16, 2016

Unmasking the killer in season two

By Hector Cervantes, Sports Editor

MTV’s hit tv show “Scream: The TV Series,” is unlike any generic horror story, instead it is ful...  Read More »

September 14, 2016

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