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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

A view of Main street on a sunny, spring day.

A downtown raging with history

By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief April 23, 2024

Lineup of some specific skincare mentioned in the article.

How-to apply skincare correctly

By Miley Pegg, Senior Reporter April 12, 2024

If you are unsure about what TikTok has been telling you about serums and toners, here is what is recommended and how to apply it.   Skincare and makeup are two of the most popular trends right...

Fences block off sections of the site colloquially called Kerr McGee. The City of West Chicago plans to transform the area into a park over a 10-year period.

Following remediation, City of West Chicago plans park for Kerr McGee site

By Juliet Payton, Reporter April 2, 2024

West Chicago recently approved a community park plan for the Kerr-Mcgee site near the intersection of Ann St. and Wood St. which will add a playground in the area starting in 2025.  The property of...

Illinois Vintage Fest and the rapid growth of “vintage” attire

By Sebastian Alarcon, Multimedia Content Creator March 30, 2024

Nostalgia lovers gathered in Wheaton at the DuPage County Fairgrounds on March 23 to celebrate the 19th Vintage Fest held in Illinois and to buy and trade all sorts of vintage attire.  Illinois Vintage...

Some of the favors for this years prom include a keychain, sticker, and photo booth picture holder. The keychain doubles as students ticket.

Lions, mummies and dinosaurs – oh my! WEGO heads to the Field Museum for Prom 2024

By Aly Dusing, Reporter March 20, 2024

The 2024 “Meet Me at Midnight” WEGO Prom is set to occur on May 3 at the Chicago Field Museum. The high school has alternated prom locations between various interactive locations, which began in...

Students participate in teambuilding activities during the last ROAR of the school year.

Another ROAR in the books as students gather to form connections

By Mariah Varnado, Reporter March 16, 2024

Looking for Brandon M. Heath's ROAR video? Click here. West Chicago Community High School hosted its last ROAR of 2023-24 in the library on March 7. There was just one thing different about this...

Store owner Isaac Nelson stands in front of the shops mural; The Whistle Stop recently relocated to Main Street in downtown West Chicago

Popular vintage store reopens doors to wider variety of customers

By Ja'Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter March 16, 2024

The Whistle Stop, a vintage thrift store in West Chicago, reopened in a new establishment at 113 Main Street on March 9 after being temporarily closed since Feb. 16 due to the pending location change.  The...

WeGo Drama members performed their contest play and group interpretation piece for students and staff at West Chicago Community High School on March 7-8 in Weyrauch Auditorium.

WeGo Drama prepares for IHSA Sectionals with showcase performances

By Giselle Suarez, Reporter March 10, 2024

On March 7 and 8, WeGo Drama hosted a showcase in Weyraugh Auditorium where they highlighted pieces that would move forward to compete in the IHSA Sectional tournament later this month. These pieces included...

Babies born on February 29 technically have to wait four whole years before being able to celebrate again, though most celebrate on Feb. 28 or March 1 instead. (Photo courtesy of Alexa Morales).

Four years old and a student in high school

By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2024

Kiara Lovett, a sophomore at WEGO, has to wait four years to celebrate her birthday on the "real" day. Lovett was born on February 29, or leap day, a day that is only included in the calendar approximately...

A student prepares for an examination. (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Income found to affect AP scores nationwide, and at WEGO

By Michael Birdsell and Dhanveer Gill February 20, 2024

In Nov. 2023, Business Insider reported that low-income students are failing Advanced Placement (AP) tests in droves, while College Board, the test administrator, is raking in profit. According to reporter...

How-to French braid

By Sasha Baumgartner, Alexa Morales, and Emily Ziajor February 17, 2024

Copyright-free sound effects include "Happy Chinese New Year!" by Michael Ramir C. and "We Could be Anything" via WeVideo.

Videos that correspond with the original little life trend often open with ethereal shots of meadows or flowers, such as these surrounding underclassman Natalie Ziajor.

“Little Life” movement takes over TikTok

By Sami Moesch, Senior Reporter February 16, 2024

What is popular on TikTok goes up and down quickly; however, the “I think I like this little life” trend has taken over many 'for you' pages, and continues to morph into new interpretations even four...

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