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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...

Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year

Tai Bibbs honored as Player of the Year

By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/ Photographer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Carousel, Features, Sports

Three-year varsity starter, Tai Bibbs, is Player of the Year in the Upstate Eight Valley Conference and was selected as an All-Conference team member. Coaches from Upstate Eight select who they felt the best players were during the season and vote on Player of The Year and create an All-Conference...

High school sweetheart uses her love story as a lesson

High school sweetheart uses her love story as a lesson

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives/Lifestyles Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Love is a difficult test of time and patience. In high school, it tends to be tougher. But for high school sweethearts, like biology teacher Corrie Stieglitz and her husband, Benjamin Stieglitz, both West Chicago graduates, the difficult journey was worth it. It all started with a red colored ...

The hardships of love helps couple grow

The hardships of love helps couple grow

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Lifestyles

Love isn’t always easy but for senior Jarumi Campos and junior Brennen Conner the hardships of love were a significant contribution to their current, happy relationship. Campos and Conner, like many couples, faced various obstacles in the beginning. “When we started dating we didn’t even see e...

Women and supporters of women protect basic rights and civil liberties

Women and supporters of women protect basic rights and civil liberties

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

February 1, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features

The Women's March on Washington inspired hundreds of marches across the country and the world to include one major protest in Chicago. According to CNN, the Jan. 21 march may have been one of the largest single day demonstrations in history. An estimated quarter-million demonstrators poured into Chi...

Snowball 2017

Snowball 2017

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Multimedia, Slideshows

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