Wildcat Chronicle

With live streams, WeGo Drama continues with yearly shows

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

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 biggest shake-up is the arts industry. People don’t realize how important they are to our society...

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

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.

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 she didn’t want to go home, so we decided to get together with a couple of other girls to provide ...

LifeSmarts team place 3rd at national competition

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.

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), 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

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

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 is composed of art, photographs, writing, and symbolic objects,” Carroso said. “When it is opened i...

Spare change to help climate change refugees

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

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 with climate change refugees because you always think of polar bears being affected, but a lot of p...

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 in our Rainbow Week,” GSA adviser Christina Sladek said. “We as a club spread awareness and show suppo...

French exchange students enjoy last minutes in Chicago

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

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. since we don't get to see them in Grenoble,” French exchange student Ines Jablonska said. Some ...

‘All aboard’ for prom

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

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, it’s fun, interactive, and very memorable,”  Student Council adviser Candace Fikis said. P...

School gives back to community through spring blood drive

Over 100 donations were made at the fall blood drive. Students can sign up for the spring blood drive on Friday.

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features Editor

April 2, 2019

To continue the blood drive tradition, Interact Club will host their spring blood drive on Friday from 7:55 a.m. - 2:05 p.m in the small gym. Students that are 16 and 17 must get a permission slip signed by a guardian in order to make a donation. “You can sign up ahead of time, stop by the c...

Math team ends season with awards

One of the plaques math team received at the NSML conference meet.

March 7, 2019

The math team received awards at the North Suburban Math League (NSML) conference meet Wednesday as they concluded their season. The team was recognized with plaques for their accomplishments which included individual class 2nd places for the freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the Cook ...

Senior carries on family tradition in military

Senior Gabriel Chase continues his family tradition of service by joining the Marines. Chase will head to boot camp Sept. 23.

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

February 11, 2019

Born into a military family, with a father and grandfather who served in the U.S Army, senior Gabriel Chase will serve in the United States Marine Corps after graduation. “I joined because of duty, honor, and commitment to my country. I joined to honor my family’s history and name,” Chase sa...

Read books to sweeten your day

Students can submit their guesses for a chance to win a jar full of candy when they check out a book or eBook until Feb. 21.

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

February 8, 2019

Students are invited to participate in the LRC contest for a chance to win a jar full of candy as a part of the “Sweeten your day with a story” event. “We have a special promotion to increase book circulation to promote reading and, of course, checking out more books,” library media specialist D...

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