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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
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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 ...

State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

State competitors earn 30th place in math competition

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

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...

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
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

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...

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
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

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...

Campaign aims to fight human trafficking

Campaign aims to fight human trafficking

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

As a way to add to their theme of women’s rights, WeGo Global focused on the issue of human trafficking for the month of April and May with their “We Won’t Rest” campaign. WeGo Global chose women’s rights as their main topic to advocate for this semester. “Human trafficking is overwh...

Take Your Child to Work Day

Take Your Child to Work Day

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

Staff and teachers celebrated Take Your Child to Work Day a day in advance on Wednesday due to student-teacher conferences. Teachers brought their kids to the school so that they could see what their parents do at work. Some children even helped their parents teach in classrooms while others partici...

New boutique helps students for prom

New boutique helps students for prom

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
April 26, 2017
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As a way to help students who cannot afford an outfit for prom, social worker Janet Hurtado created WeGo Boutique. “I was looking for some place for some students I knew who needed some help looking for dresses. Sometimes organizations have prom boutiques out in the community, but there was really nothing...

Foreign exchange program brings diverse culture to West Chicago

Foreign exchange program brings diverse culture to West Chicago

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

This year, a bigger opportunity was given coincidentally to the German and French students.   The French and the German exchange students picked the same days to visit West Chicago allowing the program to come together.   “It was a coincidence that the French and German groups chose the same dates to v...

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
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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
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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...

Referendum passes, aims to renovate school

Referendum passes, aims to renovate school

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

Renovations to the school will take place as the community voted April 4 for the Board of Education to use a $37.5 million bond to make improvements. The referendum will replace mechanical systems, renovate the 1926 and 1955 wings of the building, and build a second-floor addition on top of the socia...

After introducing many changes, lip-dub is ready for Friday

After introducing many changes, lip-dub is ready for Friday

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

After finally receiving more than enough lip synchers, broadcasting teacher Dave Jennings and participating lip synchers are preparing for the upcoming lip-dub on Friday. Because of the lack of student volunteers in the first informational meeting, Jennings and the broadcasting crew believed the lip-dub would...

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