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A year without a birthday

A year without a birthday

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Senior Jeremy Belingon is a leap year baby and having to wait four years for his birthday is nothing out of the ordinary. “I love my birthday,” Belingon said. “It doesn’t have a huge impact on who I have become or anything I (have) accomplished.” Belingon likes to joke around with everyo...

What it takes to be in track

What it takes to be in track

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

February 27, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Girls Track, Sports

Track consists of many other activities and responsibilities than just running. Having a busy schedule, for example, is one of them. "We meet six days out of the week, we meet every day except Sunday,” girls track captain Catherine Franch said. Each day, their practices consist of differen...

Senior enjoys last year as high school cheerleader

Senior enjoys last year as high school cheerleader

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Sports

From becoming more confident to bringing happy memories, cheerleading has significantly impacted senior Ajani Taylor’s high school life. “It’s made me really lively, now I see myself as someone that wants to take charge, someone who likes to teach people,” Taylor said. Taylor is able ...

English teachers earn National Board Certification

English teachers earn National Board Certification

By Isabela Casimiro, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, News

Among the 112,000 teachers that have received the honor of National Board Certification are English teachers Jen Culbertson, Nicole Osborne, and Lauren Stewart. The certification is not easily obtained. The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards requires applicants to have evidence of the standar...

Marry a co-worker in the school auditorium, why not?

Marry a co-worker in the school auditorium, why not?

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

February 8, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features

Spanish teacher Beth Govertsen and former band teacher Steve Govertsen met, fell in love, and eventually tied the knot all at school. When Beth was 24, after she had broken up with her, at the time, boyfriend, she came across Steve with the help of a friend and students. “I was at a gather...

A reminder to be grateful

A reminder to be grateful

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

At the age of 16, senior Jovani Gonzalez lost a treasured and loved family member: His father. Gonzalez loved and appreciated his father. “He was that harness in my life. He always kept me safe and tried to help me as best as he could,” he said. “He was always that one person I could r...

Retired teachers enjoy their last year of school

Retired teachers enjoy their last year of school

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

May 24, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, News

As students are finishing their school year, teachers are also finishing their year by retiring and will be leaving the high school. Program assistant Maria Fernandez, physical education teacher Kristy Hasty, family and consumer science teacher Patricia Clifford, and math teacher Gwen Geiger will b...

Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

Counselor joins fight against mental illness stigma

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

May 22, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, News

According to Global Medical Education, 1 in 4 people in the world are affected by mental or neurological disorders. One victim of mental illness battles every day. “I have a bunch of them. They work together in a way that makes it unique to me and makes it harder to treat. In class, my mind ...

Queer artist finds success

Queer artist finds success

By Grace Schumann, Contributing Writer

May 19, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

It was around 7 p.m. in a little diner called Uncommon Ground on the upper north side of Chicago. Early arrivers to the upcoming concert were directed to the cozy back room nicknamed “The Music Room.” There was a small stage in front of a panoramic window looking out on Devon Avenue and a scatt...

Alumni come back to teach at the school

Alumni come back to teach at the school

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

May 17, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles, Uncategorized

Some people never visit their high school, but alumni who come back to work at the same high school are able to see their school through a new perspective. Brandon Fantozzi, Rose Campos, and David Pater are some of the many teachers who decided to come back to their stomping grounds. Athletic secret...

High school photographer wins national superior rating at JEA/NSPA convention

High school photographer wins national superior rating at JEA/NSPA convention

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

April 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, News

After only being part of the Wildcat Chronicle staff for a year, senior sports editor and photographer Theresa Carriveau received a superior rating for photography at a national scholastic journalism competition in Seattle, Washington. Carriveau, along with editor in chief Emily Wissemes and reporte...

Album debut showcases talented musician

Album debut showcases talented musician

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

April 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles, News

Friends and family gathered to listen to senior Jessica Garcia’s album release “Nota Si Misma” April 13. Her album debut was a listening party where snacks and refreshments were served. Garcia composes her own music, sings, and plays the guitar. “There were more people than I expected to...

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