Wildcat Chronicle

New website helps students with college and career planning

New website helps students  with college and career planning

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in chief

September 19, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

The counseling department introduced a new digital platform, Naviance, that will help students navigate the college admission process. “Naviance is called a college and career platform and it is similar to Career Cruising which students have used in the past,” division head of counseling Len Ega...

Teachers walk 60 miles to help fight breast cancer

Teachers walk 60 miles to help fight breast cancer

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

September 12, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Lifestyles, News

English teacher Jen Culbertson and special education teacher Catherine Thielberg joined the fight against breast cancer in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk this summer. “It was the hardest thing we have ever done, both during the training we did for seven months, the fundraising, and the actual even...

LRC provides students with chance to win gift card

LRC provides students with chance to win gift card

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is encouraging students to read award-winning books and open their minds for a chance to win a $10 gift card. Books are chosen from both the Abraham Lincoln and Alex awards. “There are 20 Abraham Lincoln books selected each year by teens, teachers, and librarians throughout ...

GSA plans homecoming week bake sale to bring club awareness

GSA plans homecoming week bake sale to bring club awareness

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in Chief

September 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

GSA will gather in the family and consumer science kitchens to bake pastries Monday after school for their bake sale during lunch hours until Friday. “(We’re holding a bake sale) for two reasons, one is to get awareness for our club early and two, to raise some funds,” GSA adviser Christina ...

Students get a taste ‘Around the World’ during homecoming week

Students get a taste ‘Around the World’ during homecoming week

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

September 7, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

Starting Monday students and staff can participate in “Around the World” themed homecoming festivities. Students and staff have continent themes. Freshmen are North America, sophomores are Asia, juniors are Latin America, seniors are Europe, and staff are Oceania and Antarctica. “The b...

A taste of love through WeGo Drama’s fall musical “Lovesick”

A taste of love through WeGo Drama’s fall musical “Lovesick”

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

WeGo Drama will perform John Cariani’s play, “Lovesick” for their fall musical on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. “‘Lovesick is actually a great play. (It’s about) how all these different people deal with different aspects of a relationship whether it's first meeting, first falling in...

Journalists are not the ‘enemy of the people’

Journalists are not the ‘enemy of the people’

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Editorials, News, Perspectives

President Donald Trump recently said that about 80 percent of the news media is “the enemy of the people,” and according to The Guardian, a majority of Republicans agree with the statement. Now many journalists across the United States are attacking President Trump by supporting press freedom. The ...

New football coach leads the way by having fun

New football coach leads the way by having fun

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News, Sports

Head football coach enjoys his first year coaching at the school. “As I became a coach one of the things that it’s a blessing to me is building relationships with students here and how we build off of that too,” Rustman said. “It's fun to interact with them.” Rustman has been coaching for...

School unites German students with West Chicago Sister Cities Club

School unites German students with  West Chicago Sister Cities Club

By Ariana Alcantar, Editor in Chief

August 29, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

The West Chicago Sister Cities welcomed 17 guests from Taufkirchen, Germany on Sunday. “This is another great opportunity for our students to build international bridges and tear down some of the walls that can divide us,” sponsor David Sayner said. The German guests visited the school Mo...

Fall job fair brings employment to students

Fall job fair brings employment to students

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

August 27, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

For the third year, the school will be hosting its job fair Thursday in the LRC for students 16 and over. “My goal every job fair is to connect as many students with community employers as possible,” job fair host Anne Dragosh said. Employers will be hiring from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Students...

The clock is set for WeGo Drama to perform in under 24 hours

The clock is set for WeGo Drama to perform in under 24 hours

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, News

WeGo Drama will present the 24-hour play festival, Plays-in-a-Day, Saturday. “The Plays-in-a-Day is an event where students sign up to either be writers, directors, or actors. Director Mark Begovich) puts together the groups and starting at 7 p.m. on Friday the writers and directors work together t...

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