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The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

Dresses are donated to the WeGo Boutique by staff and community members.

WeGo Boutique offers students more options before Homecoming

By Nancy Sanchez, Senior Reporter September 14, 2023

WeGo Boutique is a pop-up shop that helps build excitement for Homecoming by offering free dresses, shoes, button-down shirts, coats, accessories, and more to students at West Chicago Community High School...

WEGOs barstool account is popular, with more than 1000 followers, but some question if there is a dark side to this type of social media. (Photo by Prateek Katyal, courtesy of Pexels)

Barstool accounts raise questions about bullying

By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor May 11, 2023
As ownership on another WEGO barstool account on Instagram is transferred, the Chronicle explores whether the posts featured could be considered cyberbullying.
The class winners competing for the championship.

The inaugural senior ‘Den Games’

By Savannah Epperson, News Editor May 8, 2023
Seniors participated in a series of games throughout the last full week of high school.
The sign at Cascades entrance used to display that weeks double-features.

Lit no more: what happened to Cascade?

By Max Avila, Reporter May 4, 2023
The lights went out at Cascade drive-in when the property lease expired - and there are no plans for renewal.
Thrifting continues to trend nationwide, especially among teenagers, and The Whistle Stop offers a local venue for those searching for unique clothing items.

New thrift shop caters to growing trend of going green and saving green

By Emily Ziajor, Multimedia Manager April 26, 2023
The phenomenon that is thrifting has taken over West Chicago and the surrounding area, making the latest thrift store to hit the neighborhood, The Whistle Stop, a welcome addition.
Vintage anime DVDs line a shelf in a shop. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, no named photographer)

A look into the history of anime

By Akciri Ortiz, Reporter April 21, 2023
Anime is more popular than ever, but has a long and rich history worth exploring.
The tattoo reporter Joey Hernandez has on his arm was the second tattoo he received.  (Photo courtesy of Joey Hernandez)

Destigmatizing tattoos

By Joey Hernandez , Reporter March 16, 2023
Despite the stigma facing tattoos, more people are turning toward ink than ever before.
A display in the Commons at West Chicago Community High School honored Black and LGBTQ+ celebrities during the month of February.

Signs of celebrating social justice months may be scarce

By Nancy Sanchez, Senior Reporter March 14, 2023
March marks Women's History Month, but signs of the event may be scarce around the building as students question whether WCCHS does enough to honor social justice months.
Foods students prepare salads and dressings in their elective course.

Electives give students chance to explore options, but have seen reductions over time

By Jordy Carrillo, Reporter March 14, 2023
WCCHS has seen a number of electives come and go over the years, but some would like to see more options.
Selena Gomez is at the epicenter of the conflict after her laminated brows caused a stir.

Everything from Hailey to ‘Selener’

By Effie Giannoudakos, Reporter March 12, 2023
Celebrity tea makes for great entertainment, especially when a feud is at the center of the drama.
An array of vegetables are surrounded by seemingly decorative greens in the cafeteria.

Questioning whether healthy food comes at an extra cost

By Ja'Nyah Villa, Guest Contributor March 8, 2023
Quest upped its prices in Sept. 2022, and some question whether the food service provider's healthy options come at an additional price.
For many, painting and other forms of art offer an emotional release.

Exploring emotion through local art and artists

By Emily Ziajor, Multimedia Manager March 7, 2023
The impact of emotion on art is evident, and explored through a variety of mediums, as well as local classes and galleries.
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