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Juniors prepare for the SAT instead of the ACT

Juniors prepare for the SAT instead of the ACT

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 24
Filed under Carousel, News

For the first time, juniors will be taking the SAT test instead of the ACT test April 5. “The contract with the ACT went up at the state level so the State of Illinois made the decision to switch for the SAT. The decision was made by the State of Illinois and not our school district,” division...

New rules enforce order in the LRC

New rules enforce order in the LRC

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor
March 23
Filed under Carousel, News

Taking advantage of the old lightly enforced rules and using the library as a restaurant created new rules. Students will now be required to come in before the bell or will be sent back to lunch unless they have a pass from a teacher. They are also required to stay in the library at all times. When it co...

Abuse can surface in teen relationships

Abuse can surface in teen relationships

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief
March 22
Filed under Carousel, News, Uncategorized

Dating violence happens in high school and college relationships more often than many tend to believe. According to Love is Respect, an organization designed to promote healthy relationships, one in three teens will experience physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse by someone they are in a rela...

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...

Second lip-dub brings back school spirit

Second lip-dub brings back school spirit

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
March 22
Filed under Carousel, News

School spirit will not be hard to miss April 21 as students and staff participate in the second lip-dub. A lip-dub is a music video that is lip-synced to a song. The music is added while the video is edited, so people are performing to the song they hear. “Be True To Your City” was the first li...

Spring Job Fair provides new job opportunities for students

Spring Job Fair provides new job opportunities for students

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor
March 22
Filed under Carousel, News

The Spring Job Fair invites all students ages 15 and older to meet and interview with employers March 23 in the LRC. “It  is an opportunity to connect employers and students who are looking for jobs. As we get closer to the summer months, many employers find an increased need for seasonal empl...

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...

School stands up to empower women on International Women’s Day

School stands up to empower women on International Women’s Day

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor
March 10
Filed under Carousel, News

A buzz of conversations began when clubs gathered to promote women’s rights on International Women’s Day by calling for a silent protest at 10 a.m. “WLQS and WeGo Global teamed up together to raise awareness about women's rights and the importance of supporting women's education around the w...

Veterans of Foreign Wars hear students’ voices

Veterans of Foreign Wars hear students’ voices

By Ariana Alcantar, Reporter/Multimedia Editor
March 5
Filed under Carousel, News

Out of 58 students, only four students moved to the Voice of Democracy district competition where one student placed. Seniors Maxwell Smith, Isabella Guizzetti, Jenna Palka, and junior Jack Gillespie advanced to the Voice of Democracy district competition. Smith placed fourth in the 19th district comp...

Latin dance promotes diversity to all backrounds

Latin dance promotes diversity to all backrounds

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter
February 27
Filed under Carousel, News

Latin Fever is making a comeback March 18 to bring the community closer together. “Latin Fever is a dance for students to embrace Latin culture and it is open to all students,” Spanish for Native Speakers 2 teacher Anne Salazar said. Students can dance to bachata, cumbia, tamborazo, and other L...

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