Wildcat Chronicle

Seniors won’t be the only ones leaving school once and for all

Seniors won’t be the only ones leaving school once and for all

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Isabela Casimiro, News Editor, Perspectives Editor

May 24, 2019


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As the year comes to an end and students prepare for the summer, teachers will be finishing school as well. Science teacher Hank Murphy and special education teacher Catherine Thielberg will be retiring at the end of the year. Since starting at the school, Murphy has been encouraged by the diversity from the ...

After many contributions to the school, superintendent says goodbye

After many contributions to the school, superintendent says goodbye

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 23, 2019


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As the year comes to an end, Superintendent Douglas Domeracki will be retiring after six years here. “For most of my career, I wanted to be a principal and kept that idea for a long time. Until 2007/2008, I began to develop an interest in district leadership as opposed to building leadership,...

Senior helps to make a change in the community

Senior helps to make a change in the community

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 23, 2019


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After being passionate to learn more about her community, senior Guadalupe Arriola was inspired to help the Local Government Academy for Latino students. “The goal with this (community) event is to bring awareness to Latino students on how the city functions and to promote leadership, and the ...

Science teacher Eduardo Montoya rides to raise money for children with cancer

Science teacher Eduardo Montoya rides to raise money for children with cancer

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 22, 2019


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What was once a passion for biking that started five years ago is now a way science and math teacher Eduardo Montoya helps raise money for children with cancer. “This is a big part in which about 2,000 cyclists get together, and they organized this event to fundraise. After that, we get togethe...

New battleground for women’s rights in the United States takes shape

New battleground for women’s rights in the United States takes shape

May 22, 2019


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Attempts to oppress women is taking root in the United States once more after many states are passing the country’s latest ban on abortion. According to CBS, a total of eight states have passed the “heartbeat bill,” where abortions are no longer legal after a heartbeat is detected at around ...

Journalists win awards for excellence in journalism

Journalists win awards for excellence in journalism

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Carousel, News

Wildcat Chronicle reporters won multiple awards from the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association (NISPA) for excellence in journalism. Editor-in-chief Ariana Alcantar earned a blue ribbon for news writing and honorable mention for sports writing; news editor Leslie Najera-Rivas won an hon...

Why climate change should be everyone’s number one priority

Why climate change should be everyone’s number one priority

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

May 15, 2019


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The huge amount of posts on the internet of animals going extinct or losing their homes due to global warming has many feeling regrets.   However, no one seems to be doing anything about it. According to The New York Times, “humans are transforming Earth’s natural landscapes so dramaticall...

Gran Kermes for former student in need of kidney transplant

Gran Kermes for former student in need of  kidney transplant

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 11, 2019


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Family members will host the Gran Kermes to raise funds for former student Juan M. Soto Arriaga who is in need of a kidney transplant at the San Andres Lutheran Church on Saturday. “I’ve known the family from the community and (they) reached out to me and asked if there was any way that we co...

Annual triathlon postponed until Monday

Annual triathlon postponed until Monday

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

May 4, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Sports

The 6th annual triathlon was canceled due to bad weather but was rescheduled for Monday. “We really didn’t want to cancel it but because of the cold weather and the rain,” physical education teacher Paul McLeland said. “(We had to take in consideration) the kids in the triathlon but also the p...

LRC to give free comic books for all to enjoy

LRC to give free comic books for all to enjoy

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 2, 2019


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To honor free comic book day, the LRC will give away free comic books on Friday. “It is a free national comic book day that will (be) celebrated on Saturday and we will be celebrating it on Friday,” librarian Donna Leahy said. Giving away free comic books from the library has occurred for fiv...

LifeSmarts team place 3rd at national competition

LifeSmarts team place 3rd at national competition

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

May 1, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

The five-member LifeSmarts team made history as they placed third at the 25th Annual National LifeSmarts Championship April 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. Team members included juniors Manav Patel (captain), David Fatheree, Max Kazmer, and senior Jeremy Grant, and Alex Hey. “We are so happy that we we...

Time capsule saves memories to be opened in 2050

Time capsule saves memories to be opened in 2050

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 30, 2019


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, Lifestyles, News

With the purpose of leaving the school and the students’ legacy, senior Emily Carroso started a time capsule that will be opened in 2050. “The project’s purpose is to create a time capsule that is composed of art, photographs, writing, and symbolic objects,” Carroso said. “When it is opened i...

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