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High school sweetheart uses her love story as a lesson

High school sweetheart uses her love story as a lesson

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
February 10
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Love is a difficult test of time and patience. In high school, it tends to be tougher. But for high school sweethearts, like biology teacher Corrie Stieglitz and her husband, Benjamin Stieglitz, both West Chicago graduates, the difficult journey was worth it. It all started with a red colored ... Read more »

The hardships of love helps couple grow

The hardships of love helps couple grow

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
February 9
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Love isn’t always easy but for senior Jarumi Campos and junior Brennen Conner the hardships of love were a significant contribution to their current, happy relationship. Campos and Conner, like many couples, faced various obstacles in the beginning. “When we started dating we didn’t even see e... Read more »

Women and supporters of women protect basic rights and civil liberties

Women and supporters of women protect basic rights and civil liberties

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
February 1
Filed under Carousel, Features

The Women's March on Washington inspired hundreds of marches across the country and the world to include one major protest in Chicago. According to CNN, the Jan. 21 march may have been one of the largest single day demonstrations in history. An estimated quarter-million demonstrators poured into Chi... Read more »

Snowball 2017

Snowball 2017

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
January 20
Filed under Carousel, Features, Multimedia, Slideshows

75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
December 8
Filed under Carousel, Features, News, Uncategorized

Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack beginning at 7:55 a.m left, according to NBC, 2,403 Americans dead - 2,335 service members and 68 civilians - and launched World War II. By the time the attacks were over, 21 ships were sunk or damag... Read more »

Lifelong fight for gender equality earns ’66 grad Chris Voelz Distinguished Alumni Award

Lifelong fight for gender equality earns ’66 grad Chris Voelz Distinguished Alumni Award

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 25
Filed under Carousel, Features

Fifty years have passed since 1966 alumna Chris Voelz could not do the things her heart desired. She faced discrimination due to her gender and had a passion for achieving gender equity. Her contributions to society working for gender equality made her the 2016 Distinguished Alumni for West Chicago ... Read more »

The irony of Black Friday

The irony of Black Friday

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
November 25
Filed under Carousel, Features

The Friday after Thanksgiving, shoppers across the United States take advantage of widespread bargains and scramble for Black Friday doorbuster deals and discounted products available in limited quantities. But is Black Friday really that big of a deal? Despite what many people think, Black Fr... Read more »

Elections observed through student election judges

Elections observed through student election judges

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 10
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

The voting process was observed Tuesday as students received hands-on learning about civic education by working as election judges. Juniors and seniors signed up to become election judges through their social studies teachers and worked as judges for the 2016 presidential election. Judges complet... Read more »

Chicago celebrates the victory of the Cubs World Series champions

Chicago celebrates the victory of the Cubs World Series champions

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
November 3
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

History was made on Wednesday as the Chicago Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908. The Cubs went up against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in game 7 of the World Series. Even an extra-inning and a rain delay did not make the Cubs lose and managed to knock off the Indians in 10 inni... Read more »

Gallery highlights artists from multiple generations

Gallery highlights artists from multiple generations

By Catherine Miller, Contributing Writer
November 3
Filed under Carousel, Features

Detailed drawings, intricate 3-D art, an abstract piece, and an impressionistic landscape will cover the walls of West Chicago’s Gallery 200 beginning Friday. The most impressive part, however, is that these different works of art will all come from one family: the Renwicks.   “Every mon... Read more »

Local haunted house features a student actor with a passion for Halloween

Local haunted house features a student actor with a passion for Halloween

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
October 20
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Being able to scare people in a haunted house and being paid to do it is a passion of senior Emily Bono. Bono has been working at Evil Intentions Haunted House in Elgin since September. Maximum Security is the room that Bono works as an actor. “It’s set up like a prison. Everyone in that room ... Read more »

Night of volleyball honors the retirement of a coach

Night of volleyball honors the retirement of a coach

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
October 13
Filed under Carousel, Fall Sports, Features, Girls Volleyball, Sports

When head volleyball coach Kris Hasty saw gym teachers sporting Hasty Night t-shirts, she knew something was up on Tuesday. The girl's volleyball team dedicated Tuesday night’s game to Hasty to honor her final year as a coach as she is retiring. Hasty has been coaching the boys and girls varsity... Read more »

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