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Snowball 2017

Snowball 2017

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

January 20, 2017

75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2016

Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The attack beginning at 7:55 a.m left, according to NBC, 2,403 Americans dead - 2,335 service members and 68 civilians - and launched World War II. By the time the attacks were over, 21 ships were sunk or damag...

Lifelong fight for gender equality earns ’66 grad Chris Voelz Distinguished Alumni Award

Lifelong fight for gender equality earns ’66 grad Chris Voelz Distinguished Alumni Award

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

November 25, 2016

Fifty years have passed since 1966 alumna Chris Voelz could not do the things her heart desired. She faced discrimination due to her gender and had a passion for achieving gender equity. Her contributions to society working for gender equality made her the 2016 Distinguished Alumni for West Chicago ...

The irony of Black Friday

The irony of Black Friday

By Emily Wissemes, Editor in Chief

November 25, 2016

The Friday after Thanksgiving, shoppers across the United States take advantage of widespread bargains and scramble for Black Friday doorbuster deals and discounted products available in limited quantities. But is Black Friday really that big of a deal? Despite what many people think, Black Fr...

Elections observed through student election judges

Elections observed through student election judges

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

November 10, 2016

The voting process was observed Tuesday as students received hands-on learning about civic education by working as election judges. Juniors and seniors signed up to become election judges through their social studies teachers and worked as judges for the 2016 presidential election. Judges complet...

Chicago celebrates the victory of the Cubs World Series champions

Chicago celebrates the victory of the Cubs World Series champions

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

November 3, 2016

History was made on Wednesday as the Chicago Cubs have not won the World Series since 1908. The Cubs went up against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in game 7 of the World Series. Even an extra-inning and a rain delay did not make the Cubs lose and managed to knock off the Indians in 10 inni...

Gallery highlights artists from multiple generations

Gallery highlights artists from multiple generations

By Catherine Miller, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2016

Detailed drawings, intricate 3-D art, an abstract piece, and an impressionistic landscape will cover the walls of West Chicago’s Gallery 200 beginning Friday. The most impressive part, however, is that these different works of art will all come from one family: the Renwicks.   “Every mon...

Local haunted house features a student actor with a passion for Halloween

Local haunted house features a student actor with a passion for Halloween

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

October 20, 2016

Being able to scare people in a haunted house and being paid to do it is a passion of senior Emily Bono. Bono has been working at Evil Intentions Haunted House in Elgin since September. Maximum Security is the room that Bono works as an actor. “It’s set up like a prison. Everyone in that room ...

Night of volleyball honors the retirement of a coach

Night of volleyball honors the retirement of a coach

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

October 13, 2016

When head volleyball coach Kris Hasty saw gym teachers sporting Hasty Night t-shirts, she knew something was up on Tuesday. The girl's volleyball team dedicated Tuesday night’s game to Hasty to honor her final year as a coach as she is retiring. Hasty has been coaching the boys and girls varsity...

The world of science opens new doors for teacher

The world of science opens new doors for teacher

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Perspectives Editor

October 6, 2016

Spending eight weeks at Fermilab was an amazing experience for math and science teacher Eduardo Montoya. According to Fermilab, it is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Scientists work with particles and study them. Montoya was accepted to take part in a summer teacher intern...

Athletes commit to their respective schools to play sports

Athletes commit to their respective schools to play sports

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

October 5, 2016

Playing sports in college can be challenging, but several student athletes who have committed to their sport from their respective schools are looking forward to the experience. Seniors Madison Kassaros, Tai Bibbs, and juniors Laura Katarzynski and Angelina Gromos all committed to play sports in ...

Terrorist act leaves students owning their voice

Terrorist act leaves students owning their voice

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

October 4, 2016

Ahmad Khan Rahami is facing a second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose charge after being suspected in a terrorist bombing. Rahami allegedly put a bomb at a train station in Elizabeth, New Jersey and one in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood that injured 29 on Sept. 17. A homeless man ...

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