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Club loses fundraising opportunity after Blooming Fest cancelled

Club loses fundraising opportunity after Blooming Fest cancelled

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

Since Horticulture Club did not sell any of the plants they had grown for Blooming Fest due to it raining that day, they were left with an abundance of plants and a shortage of funds. “I still have a billowing greenhouse and no money back in the account. Our big money came from that street fair...

Seniors athletes sign intent to run in college

Seniors athletes sign intent to run in college

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Girls Cross Country, News, Sports, Spring Sports

Cross country seniors committed to their respective schools and signed their letter of intent Wednesday.   Seniors Ariadna Coss and Esmeralda Navarro signed their commitment as family, coaches, and teammates watched. Coss signed to run at Aurora University. “I feel nervous, and I'm scared too, ...

Rockets and reactions blast off into fun learning experience

Rockets and reactions blast off into fun learning experience

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor
May 25, 2017
Filed under Carousel, News

If you heard a loud “boom” coming from outside of the pool entrance on Tuesday, it was the AP chemistry students launching their rockets. The rocket experiment shows students the chemical reactions caused by mixing certain gases. “We want to see a synthesis reaction between hydrogen gas ...

Retired teachers enjoy their last year of school

Retired teachers enjoy their last year of school

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Carousel, Features, News

As students are finishing their school year, teachers are also finishing their year by retiring and will be leaving the high school. Program assistant Maria Fernandez, physical education teacher Kristy Hasty, family and consumer science teacher Patricia Clifford, and math teacher Gwen Geiger will b...

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 ...

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
Filed under Carousel, News

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...

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