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Club Greens butterfly garden.

Club Green welcomes butterflies back for fourth year in a row

By Gloria Gonzalez, Reporter September 19, 2021

For Club Green, fall means butterfly season. In the coming weeks, West Chicago Community High School’s environmental club, run by science teachers Suzanne Burchacki and Brianne Ferreiro, will be maintaining...

From left to right: Vinny Lamantia, Hannah Brown, Katherine Vander Plaats, Avery Moffatt, and Daniela Luna

Squirrel Girl Goes to College (and the Theatre!)

September 14, 2021

WEGO Drama is gearing up for its second performance this season with Karen Zacarias' Squirrel Girl Goes to College. The play, which is based on the Marvel Comics super hero Squirrel Girl, will run...

Cheerleaders stunt on the new field.

WEGO pep assembly draws excitement for first football game of the season

On Friday, August 27, at 9 a.m., West Chicago Community High School hosted a pep assembly at Memorial Stadium. Those in attendance included 2600 students and staff, Wizard from Lombard, and the Pep...

GSA members and sponsors Brad Larson and Christina Sladek share treats at the Track or Treat event in October.

A way to find out who you are (in gender)

By Fernando Calvillo-Morales, Reporter December 23, 2020

To provide a safe community within the school, GSA provides an open space for students to express themselves and their identity.  “The Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is a group that wants everyone...

Junior Maggie Hancock adheres to CDC guidelines, wearing a mask while performing.

With live streams, WeGo Drama continues with yearly shows

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief October 8, 2020

With COVID-19 affecting clubs and CDC guidelines in place, drama teacher Mark Begovich continues to share his love for art with drama shows. “The one thing is that probably the industry that had the...

Special education teachers (left) Megan Mistretta and Kara Kroculick sponsor a new club the Queen Bees for girls to talk and feel safe. Club meets every Monday and Fridays until 6:30 p.m. in room 251.

Creating a safe space for girls in the school with new club the Queen Bees

By Denise Carreto, Reporter November 13, 2019

After being approached by a student, special education teachers Megan Mistretta and Kara Kroculick decided to sponsor WeGo’s newest club, the Queen Bees.  “A student came to us telling us that...

LifeSmarts team placed third at the Annual National LifeSmarts Championship in Orlando, Florida. Team members included senior Jeremy Grant, from left, juniors Max Kazmer, Manav Patel, and David Fatheree, and senior Alex Hey.

LifeSmarts team place 3rd at national competition

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief May 1, 2019

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),...

Prompts for the time capsule can be submitted in the library at the front desk and artifacts can be dropped off in room 206.

Time capsule saves memories to be opened in 2050

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief April 30, 2019

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...

WeGo Global member Camryn Liberio explains the true or false statements to group members during their executive meeting Monday after school.

Spare change to help climate change refugees

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief April 30, 2019

As part of their environment element, WeGo Global is inviting third-hour teachers to collect any spare change through Friday to raise awareness of climate change refugees. “I wanted to do something...

Students celebrate Rainbow Week hunting Easter eggs

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief April 21, 2019

Hoping to spread positivity, GSA invited students to hunt for paper Easter eggs in exchange for a prize as a part of Rainbow Week. “It is a fun way for the students in the building to participate...

French host Guadalupe Perez give last hugs to her French exchange student before leaving for the airport Tuesday.

French exchange students enjoy last minutes in Chicago

By Isabela Casimiro , Perspectives Editor April 17, 2019

After their two-week stay in the United States, the French exchanges students flew back to France with newly made memories. “(I enjoyed) the buildings in Chicago because it is a symbol of the U.S....

Student Council adviser Candace Fikis sells prom tickets to students during 10th hour in the student activity center.

‘All aboard’ for prom

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief April 3, 2019

Students can now purchase their prom tickets for $120 to experience a Midnight Express at the Museum of Science and Industry April 26. “(Prom) it’s more than just a dance, it’s an experience,...

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