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Journalists win awards for excellence in journalism

Journalists win awards for excellence in journalism

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 20, 2019

Wildcat Chronicle reporters won multiple awards from the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association (NISPA) for excellence in journalism. Editor-in-chief Ariana Alcantar earned a blue ribbon for news writing and honorable mention for sports writing; news editor Leslie Najera-Rivas won an hon...

Gran Kermes for former student in need of kidney transplant

Gran Kermes for former student in need of  kidney transplant

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 11, 2019

Family members will host the Gran Kermes to raise funds for former student Juan M. Soto Arriaga who is in need of a kidney transplant at the San Andres Lutheran Church on Saturday. “I’ve known the family from the community and (they) reached out to me and asked if there was any way that we co...

LRC to give free comic books for all to enjoy

LRC to give free comic books for all to enjoy

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

May 2, 2019

To honor free comic book day, the LRC will give away free comic books on Friday. “It is a free national comic book day that will (be) celebrated on Saturday and we will be celebrating it on Friday,” librarian Donna Leahy said. Giving away free comic books from the library has occurred for fiv...

LifeSmarts team place 3rd at national competition

LifeSmarts team place 3rd at national competition

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

May 1, 2019

The five-member LifeSmarts team made history as they placed third at the 25th Annual National LifeSmarts Championship April 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. Team members included juniors Manav Patel (captain), David Fatheree, Max Kazmer, and senior Jeremy Grant, and Alex Hey. “We are so happy that we we...

Time capsule saves memories to be opened in 2050

Time capsule saves memories to be opened in 2050

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 30, 2019

With the purpose of leaving the school and the students’ legacy, senior Emily Carroso started a time capsule that will be opened in 2050. “The project’s purpose is to create a time capsule that is composed of art, photographs, writing, and symbolic objects,” Carroso said. “When it is opened i...

Spare change to help climate change refugees

Spare change to help climate change refugees

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 30, 2019

As part of their environment element, WeGo Global is inviting third-hour teachers to collect any spare change through Friday to raise awareness of climate change refugees. “I wanted to do something with climate change refugees because you always think of polar bears being affected, but a lot of p...

Notre Dame fire took the world’s breath away

Notre Dame fire took the world’s breath away

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

April 23, 2019

Notre Dame caught world attention after a fire broke out and destroyed one of France’s historical monuments April 15. “I was super sad to hear about it and shocked when I saw the news, just because I’ve been to the Notre Dome several times,” French teacher Kathryn Schoen-Stevens said.   ...

Journalists qualify for state at IHSA sectionals

Journalists qualify for state at IHSA sectionals

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

April 17, 2019

After qualifying at the IHSA sectionals Saturday, editor in chief Ariana Alcantar and news editor Leslie Najera-Rivas will be advancing to the state competition on April 26. Both journalists were judged on leads, clarity and the accuracy of details, proper style, and mechanics. Alcantar competed...

French exchange students enjoy last minutes in Chicago

French exchange students enjoy last minutes in Chicago

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

April 17, 2019

After their two-week stay in the United States, the French exchanges students flew back to France with newly made memories. “(I enjoyed) the buildings in Chicago because it is a symbol of the U.S. since we don't get to see them in Grenoble,” French exchange student Ines Jablonska said. Some ...

Staff learns like a student with ROAR

Staff learns like a student with ROAR

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Features editor

April 11, 2019

For the first time, staff will have the opportunity to participate in ROAR Friday. “We were asked by some staff members that they were not sure what a full day ROAR looks like so we are going to be running a mini ROAR for teachers in our staff development day,” ROAR sponsor Krysta Schoenbeck said. ...

French exchange students continue to enjoy their time in the States

French exchange students continue to enjoy their time in the States

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

April 11, 2019

From eating Chicago-style hotdogs to seeing a Chicago Bulls game, it’s been a busy week since the French exchange students arrived in the United States. Their experience started April 3 when host students and French teacher welcomed the 22 students from Grenoble, in southeastern France. The students...

‘All aboard’ for prom

‘All aboard’ for prom

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

April 3, 2019

Students can now purchase their prom tickets for $120 to experience a Midnight Express at the Museum of Science and Industry April 26. “(Prom) it’s more than just a dance, it’s an experience, it’s fun, interactive, and very memorable,”  Student Council adviser Candace Fikis said. P...

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