The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

Sasha Baumgartner provides readers with more Unqualified Advice about mental health.

3 tips for making the best out of isolation

By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor January 24, 2022

Isolation is inferior and can feel infinite when someone is inside of it. Isolation is something that, as a world, we have had to experience more often the past few years because of Coronavirus. Whether...

What to do over winter break

What to do over winter break

By Jose Sanchez, Reporter December 21, 2021

If you are unsure what to do over the upcoming holiday break, then you are in luck, as you can find some ideas here. Keep reading. Not everyone enjoys or is able to celebrate Christmas, but there are...

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 09:  Nate Feuerstein aka NF performs at Zilker Park on October 9, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)

Use NF’s music as a coping mechanism

By Kaylee Ahuatzi, Reporter December 19, 2021

Today, many people use music as a coping mechanism, especially when they can relate to the lyrics. NF sings and writes as a way to cope and vent about his issues without using swear words or crime....

Sasha Baumgartner provides readers with more Unqualified Advice about mental health.

Fantastic Friday before finals week

By Sasha Baumgartner, Columnist December 17, 2021

Grinding down on four hours of studying with a day-old iced coffee, forgetting to sleep, shower and eat. Hoping and praying that giving up your existence for a time period will allow you to pass the final...

Consumer Education should be two-semester course

Consumer Education should be two-semester course

By Ryan Pencek, Reporter December 15, 2021

The Consumer Education class at West Chicago Community High School is too short, and needs to be extended from one one to two semesters.  Consumer Education is designed to help students to become economically...

The 2021 football team won just one of its games this season.

Football team needs to put in more work

By Ryan Pencek, Reporter December 14, 2021

The West Chicago Community High School football team has been struggling to win a championship for the past 47 years. In fact, the last time West Chicago won State for football was back in 1974, when...

Sasha Baumgartner provides readers with more Unqualified Advice about mental health.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”

By Sasha Baumgartner, Columnist December 14, 2021

The extreme bear hug, followed by the red lipstick kiss stain on your cheek. Then, in the corner, you notice the grinning snowman that is going to become your best friend for the night as you escape the...

Coping methods for stress

Coping methods for stress

By Jose Sanchez, Reporter December 11, 2021

If you have been stressed out lately and have been trying to find ways to cope with that stress, then you are in luck.  According to the Mental Health Foundation, stress is a state of mental or emotional...

Seniors are now mostly relegated to the parking lot at Kerr McGee.

Students need to protest lack of senior parking

By Ryan Pencek, Reporter December 1, 2021

Senior parking at West Chicago Community High School is a problem. There are significantly more seniors in the school compared to teachers and they should get their own parking lot.  Senior parking...

A student washes his hands in a restroom. Many of the reporters on staff have felt pressured to hurry in the restrooms for fear of being scrutinized by the security guards.

Security guards not needed in the restroom

By Wildcat Chronicle Staff November 29, 2021

There is a problem that plagues America and that problem is located in a place where stall doors are supposed to offer privacy and security, but instead harbor suspicion: school bathrooms.  The “bathroom...

Sasha Baumgartner provides readers with more Unqualified Advice about mental health.

School environment not actually positive for students’ mental health

By Sasha Baumgartner, Columnist November 21, 2021

The burning in your cheeks followed by the water building up in your eyes. Your nose is running and you're holding back blubbers from your mouth. Crying in school is not a great feeling, but that -...

Students help themselves to water bottles at the Homecoming dance.

“Both sides are at fault” for the shutdown of the Homecoming dance

By Chuck Baumgartner, Reporter November 13, 2021

With the unfortunate cancelling of the Homecoming dance on October 2, many students at West Chicago Community High School have raised questions as to the main cause. There were rules, announced in the...

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