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Mix-It-Up Lunch Day embraces and encourages diversity

Mix-It-Up Lunch Day embraces and encourages diversity

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
March 22
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

In hopes of encouraging acceptance and embracement of diversity, Principal Moses Cheng, Student Council, and ROAR are teaming up to organize Mix-It-Up Lunch Day on Friday. “We want kids to demonstrate compassion, acceptance, and resilience. We have a list of the attributes of being ethically re...

Month dedicated to women’s rights

Month dedicated to women’s rights

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
March 17
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Inspired by other organizations, WeGo Global decided to dedicate the month of March to advocate for women’s rights and equality. “There is a bunch of different global organizations that designated March 8 as International Women’s Day, so that was something that was on the radar last year. ...

Teachers take over McDonald’s to raise funds

Teachers take over McDonald’s to raise funds

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 16
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Instead of teachers instructing students in a classroom, they volunteered their time to work at McDonald's as Club Green hosted its annual McTeacher Night Tuesday. “I think (the teachers) had a good time. They were paired up with one of the workers who have been trained and worked with them,”...

Audience awaits shows offering multiple perspectives

Audience awaits shows offering multiple perspectives

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 10
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After months of rehearsal, WeGo Drama is preparing for the IHSA contest plays with performances Friday and Saturday. They will be performing “Far Away” and “Wrecked.” “(‘Far Away’) deals with the concepts of war and its effects in its people, how each side of the war is a matter o...

Big 10 school greets math team at state

Big 10 school greets math team at state

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 9
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs

After competing at sectionals on Feb. 25, eight students from math team placed at regionals and are preparing for state on May 6 at the University of Illinois. Freshmen Austin Schwatal and Nathan Shwatall received first place as a sophomore two person team. Sophomores Jose Hinojosa, Alyssa Guttm...

Charity fundraiser collects shoes for good cause

Charity fundraiser collects shoes for good cause

By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/Photographer
February 27
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Over 200 pairs of shoes were donated in the two-week Club Green shoe drive. Boxes were distributed to every teacher with a third-hour class. After school Feb. 15, club members gathered all the boxes and counted all the donated shoes. “The shoe drive is a good way to promote recycling,” sop...

Positive attitude helps state qualifier compete

Positive attitude helps state qualifier compete

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 24
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After competing in sectionals, junior Kelly Lynch advanced to state for bowling on Friday and had the privilege of being a first-time state qualifier. “I did not place to move on to the second day (at state), which means I did not place as well as I would have hoped but just making it there was e...

Dancing competition helps team grow

Dancing competition helps team grow

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
February 23
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After being established for almost a year, Team Danzon will compete for the first time at the Indiana Challenge Friday. Team Danzon has performed several times in or around West Chicago but has never competed outside of the area. They will travel to Michigan City, Indiana for the Indiana Challenge. ...

Season ends at sectionals

Season ends at sectionals

By Ariana Alcantar, Reporter/Multimedia editor
February 21
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Marking the end of speech season, the team had their last performance Feb. 11 at sectionals. “I think that the work that went in the week leading up to our regional made this tournament what it was, which was a pretty huge success for us, and how we improved it was the work that was put in,” speech...

Valentine’s Day fundraisers help clubs

Valentine’s Day fundraisers help clubs

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 16
Filed under Carousel, Clubs

Acknowledging a significant someone is easy this year as various clubs held different fundraisers for Valentine’s Day. Students paid $1 for the Choir to sing a song to someone special. “We have this gift of music we share with other people, and we strive to do more for others. Goodnight Sweetheart...

Clubs unify at Feed My Starving Children

Clubs unify at Feed My Starving Children

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
February 15
Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

For the first time, various clubs and groups will unite on Thursday with a common goal to pack as much food as they can at Feed My Starving Children. The event was organized by OLAS adviser Mark Poulterer. “I wanted OLAS to do something to give back, do some volunteer work. Last year, we went to Feed My St...

Competitors place at regionals, now preparing for state

Competitors place at regionals, now preparing for state

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 10
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After many students placed at regionals for Future Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), competitors are preparing for state at Springfield the first week of April. “Overall it went well. This was some of the students first time in competition so they learned from their mistakes and...

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