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Weekly Ink: Tattoos of the school

Weekly Ink: Tattoos of the school

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Ariana Alcantar, and Grace Schumann

November 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

History teacher Joseph Zeman got his first tattoo in honor of his grandparents. When did you get the tattoo? “I was 17.” Why did you get the tattoo? “I’ve always liked art. If you look at early civilizations, in the caves they still found ways to create art, so I feel like it’s ...

Tales from the VFW post 6791

Tales from the VFW post 6791

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

Name: Steve Banier Advice: “The Army makes you accountable and responsible for yourself.” Rank: Air Force Sgt. Deployed: Vietnam Steve Banier has his fair share of Army stories, but his favorite is one of his earliest. When Banier first was deployed, he was assigned a post in Thailan...

Local Japanese restaurant offers great food and great prices

Local Japanese restaurant offers great food and great prices

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, Reviews

Tucked away in a little strip mall in Naperville, Yamado Japanese restaurant is not much to look at. That is, until you go inside. Like something out of a Ghibli movie, the cozy restaurant opens up into a homey atmosphere filled with kind staff and delicious food. Upon walking in guests are gree...

What’s your advice for the freshmen ?

What’s your advice for the freshmen ?

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, Multimedia

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...

Senior Survey

Senior Survey

May 5, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles

The Wildcat Chronicle is doing a special senior segment on future plans for the class of 2017. Your response to the brief survey is greatly appreciated. Students who fill out the survey will be entered into a giveaway for the chance to win a $10 Starbucks gift card! Fill out the survey here https://goo.gl/fo...

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...

DIY Slime recipes anyone can make

DIY Slime recipes anyone can make

By Theresa Carriveau, Sports Editor/Photographer

April 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, Uncategorized

Just when you thought the internet couldn't get any more bizarre, Slime is a new trend that's sweeping the nation. There are millions of videos related to Slime on youtube, some being how-to’s and others showing people playing, poking and stretching the mesmerizing goo. The Slime trend has taken over...

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...

Civics educator wins state award for dedication to teaching

Civics educator wins state award for dedication to teaching

By Hector Cervantes, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, News

After being nominated for the National Education Association (NEA)  Foundation Award, civics teacher Mary Ellen Daneels will be recognized at state level at the end of March. English teacher Brad Larson nominated Daneels for the award. The NEA Foundation award is given to teachers who are active...

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