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Take a bite out of low blood supplies with blood drive

Take a bite out of low blood supplies with blood drive

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

To go along with Friday the 13th, Interact Club and Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) will give vampire teeth to donors at the blood drive Friday. The idea came from Interact Club adviser Gavin Engel. “I thought it would be cute. I’m kind of cheesy like that,” Engel said. T...

Math Team earns win at first competition

Math Team earns win at first competition

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

At their first competition, math team earned first place at the Math League meet Sept. 28. Saint Ignatius, Romeoville, and Larkin attended the competition. “We were going against some very good teams,” freshman Christina Champagne said. Math team coach Charles Vokes was one of the judge...

Compass prays for school and the world

Compass prays for school and the world

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

As a way to encourage students and staff to connect with their faith, Compass participated in the national event “See You at the Pole” Wednesday. Compass held the event outside of entrance F under the flagpole. At the event, participants and Compass members prayed at 7:15 a.m. “We’ll be...

We-Go Through Time parade recap

We-Go Through Time parade recap

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

Club, contract concerns bring students and community out to board meeting

Club, contract concerns bring students and community out to board meeting

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 22, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

Several students and community members voiced their concerns and opinions regarding the club issues and the lack of a contract for teachers at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday. Senior Efrain Aguilar, who is a mentor for ROAR, was one of the seven students who spoke. “I came to high school,...

WeGo homecoming banners underway

WeGo homecoming banners underway

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

It’s finally homecoming season and Art Club is taking the lead. The club has been designing the banners every year for almost three decades. “Art Club has designed the banners for homecoming even before I got here and I’ve been working in the school for 29 years,” Art Club adviser David Exn...

Meetings held to ease club issues

Meetings held to ease club issues

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 7, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

As a way to help clubs and club members affected by the West Chicago Teachers’ Association’s decision to stop all clubs with volunteer sponsors from running, activities director Marc Wolfe and Principal Moses Cheng held an informational meeting on Tuesday after school to provide club members with so...

“The Complete History of America” with a twist

“The Complete History of America” with a twist

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

WeGo Drama will perform “The Complete History of America (Abridged)’’ to begin the season Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. “‘The Complete History of America’ is a very fun, silly, energetic, highly-active, audience interactive (show),” WeGo Drama adviser and director Mark Begovich said. Acco...

Volunteer teacher sponsors suspend clubs amid contract issues

Volunteer teacher sponsors suspend clubs amid contract issues

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

After a year of negotiating with the Board of Education, the West Chicago Teachers' Association voted on Aug. 20 to suspend teachers, who sponsor clubs or extracurricular activities with no pay, from volunteering their time to run clubs. The Teachers' Association met on Aug. 20 to discuss their lack o...

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...

Lights, camera, action all in 24 hours

Lights, camera, action all in 24 hours

By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/Photographer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs

Wego Drama’s third annual 24 Hour Play Festival took to the stage Saturday with only 24 hours to write, direct and rehearse the six one-act plays that were featured. All of the cast members met together at 7 p.m. on Friday and the writer and director of each show picked a theme for their play. ...

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...

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