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  • Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma
  • Queer artist finds success
  • Alumni come back to teach at the school
  • State competitors earn 30th place in math competition
  • Prom at the pier
  • LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl
  • Holiday meaning is reinvented and Americanized
  • Senior Survey
  • The Addams Family comes alive on stage
  • Economic students take first place at state, heading off to nationals
  • Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

    Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

    By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

    May 22, 2017

    According to Global Medical Education, 1 in 4 people in the world are affected by mental or neurological disorders. One victim of mental illness battles every day. “I have a bunch of them. They work together in a way that makes it unique to me and makes it harder to treat. In class, my mind ...

    Guidance counselor Gavin Engel hopes to raise awareness of mental illness during Mental Health Awareness Month to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness.

    Photo by Theresa Carriveau

  • Queer artist finds success

    Queer artist finds success

    By Grace Schumann, Contributing Writer

    May 19, 2017

    It was around 7 p.m. in a little diner called Uncommon Ground on the upper north side of Chicago. Early arrivers to the upcoming concert were directed to the cozy back room nicknamed “The Music Room.” There was a small stage in front of a panoramic window looking out on Devon Avenue and a scatt...

    Katie Kuffel is a freelance queer musician based out of Seattle.

    Photo by Grace Schumann

  • Alumni come back to teach at the school

    Alumni come back to teach at the school

    By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

    May 17, 2017

    Some people never visit their high school, but alumni who come back to work at the same high school are able to see their school through a new perspective. Brandon Fantozzi, Rose Campos, and David Pater are some of the many teachers who decided to come back to their stomping grounds. Athletic secret...

    Choir teacher Brandon Fantozzi, athletic department secretary Rose Campos and director of student services, and David Pater all graduated from West Chicago High School.

    Photo by Emily Wissemes

  • State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

    State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

    By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

    May 17, 2017

    Math Team competed in the IHSA state finals at the University of Illinois May 6 and earned 30th place out of 63 teams. “It was fun, I got to show them around campus so they got to see what it was like. It was great weather that day,” Math Team adviser Charles Vokes said. Freshmen Oscar Almont...

    Freshmen Austin Schwatel and Nathan Shawel won 10th place in the freshman-sophomore 2-person teams. The state competition was May 6.

    Photo by Hector Cervantes

  • Prom at the pier

    Prom at the pier

    By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

    May 17, 2017

    Photo by Emily Wissemes

  • LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl

    LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl

    By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

    May 9, 2017

    After winning first place at state, the LifeSmarts team placed fourth at nationals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania April 21-24. Five students advanced to nationals including senior captain Garrett Hosticka, David Rivera, Arturo Rubio, junior Michael Sawicki, and Conor Tully. “Our goal, as stereotypi...

    The LifeSmarts team placed fourth at nationals. From left to right junior Conor Tully, senior David Rivera, senior Arturo Rubio, junior Mike Sawicki, and senior Garrett Hosticka.

    Photo by Nancy Blume

  • Holiday meaning is reinvented and Americanized

    Holiday meaning is reinvented and Americanized

    By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

    May 5, 2017

    Cinco De Mayo, starting as a holiday celebrated in Mexico, has evolved into one celebrated in America as well. But the meaning of the holiday has greatly diminished. It started when France invaded Mexico. Over 6,000 French troops under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez attacked Puebla de Los Áng...

    Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of a battle won at Puebla, Mexico against French troops.

    Photo by Mayeli Vivaldo

  • Senior Survey

    Senior Survey

    May 5, 2017

    The Wildcat Chronicle is doing a special senior segment on future plans for the class of 2017. Your response to the brief survey is greatly appreciated. Students who fill out the survey will be entered into a giveaway for the chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card! Fill out the survey here https://goo.gl/fo...

  • The Addams Family comes alive on stage

    The Addams Family comes alive on stage

    By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/Photographer

    May 5, 2017

    WeGo drama will perform 'Addams Family' for their spring musical Thursday, Friday, Saturday. “(The Musical is) the classic comic strip, TV show, and movie comes to life on stage with all the dark humor,” said drama adviser and director Mark Begovich. “(It’s about) starting the next stage ...

    Junior Drew Brady as Gomez Addams on sings a song on state during Addams Family the Musical.

    Photo by Theresa Carriveau

  • Economic students take first place at state, heading off to nationals

    Economic students take first place at state, heading off to nationals

    By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

    May 4, 2017

    After winning first place at state, the Illinois Personal Finance Challenge team is heading off to nationals Friday in Kansas City. Seniors Jenna Palka and Ross Behr, and juniors Jeremy Belington and Mike Sawicki took first at state and will be heading to nationals as a team. “We are excited...

    The Illinois Personal Finance Challenge team was one of the only schools to have two teams place in the top ten at state. From left junior Emily Pietura, junior Mike Sawicki, senior Patrick McCormack, junior Jeremy Belington, senior Ross Behr, senior Jenna Palka, senior Elijah Pinkevich, senior Christian O’neil, and economics teacher Candace Fikis.

    Photo by Candace Fikis

Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

According to Global Medical Education, 1 in 4 people in the world are affected by mental or...

May 22, 2017

State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

Math Team competed in the IHSA state finals at the University of Illinois May 6 and earned 30...

May 17, 2017

LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl

LifeSmarts makes it to the top four in a national quiz bowl

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

After winning first place at state, the LifeSmarts team placed fourth at nationals in Pittsbur...

May 9, 2017

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Queer artist finds success

Queer artist finds success

By Grace Schumann, Contributing Writer

It was around 7 p.m. in a little diner called Uncommon Ground on the upper north side of Chicago. Ea...

May 19, 2017

Alumni come back to teach at the school

Alumni come back to teach at the school

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

Some people never visit their high school, but alumni who come back to work at the same high school ar...

May 17, 2017

Senior Survey

Senior Survey

The Wildcat Chronicle is doing a special senior segment on future plans for the class of 2017. Your res...

May 5, 2017

View All »

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