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Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, News

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 ...

Queer artist finds success

Queer artist finds success

By Grace Schumann, Contributing Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

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...

Alumni come back to teach at the school

Alumni come back to teach at the school

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles, Uncategorized

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...

High school photographer wins national superior rating at JEA/NSPA convention

High school photographer wins national superior rating at JEA/NSPA convention

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, News

After only being part of the Wildcat Chronicle staff for a year, senior sports editor and photographer Theresa Carriveau received a superior rating for photography at a national scholastic journalism competition in Seattle, Washington. Carriveau, along with editor in chief Emily Wissemes and reporte...

Album debut showcases talented musician

Album debut showcases talented musician

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles, News

Friends and family gathered to listen to senior Jessica Garcia’s album release “Nota Si Misma” April 13. Her album debut was a listening party where snacks and refreshments were served. Garcia composes her own music, sings, and plays the guitar. “There were more people than I expected to...

Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year

Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year

By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/ Photographer
March 23, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Carousel, Features, Sports

Three-year varsity starter, Tai Bibbs, is Player of the Year in the Upstate Eight Valley Conference and was selected as an All-Conference team member. Coaches from Upstate Eight select who they felt the best players were during the season and vote on Player of The Year and create an All-Conference...

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, 2017
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 ...

The hardships of love helps couple grow

The hardships of love helps couple grow

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
February 9, 2017
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...

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 2, 2017
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...

Snowball 2017

Snowball 2017

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor
January 20, 2017
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, 2016
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...

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, 2016
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 ...

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