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Take a bite out of low blood supplies with blood drive

Take a bite out of low blood supplies with blood drive

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

To go along with Friday the 13th, Interact Club and Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA) will give vampire teeth to donors at the blood drive Friday. The idea came from Interact Club adviser Gavin Engel. “I thought it would be cute. I’m kind of cheesy like that,” Engel said. T...

Math Team earns win at first competition

Math Team earns win at first competition

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

October 10, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

At their first competition, math team earned first place at the Math League meet Sept. 28. Saint Ignatius, Romeoville, and Larkin attended the competition. “We were going against some very good teams,” freshman Christina Champagne said. Math team coach Charles Vokes was one of the judge...

Murder mystery dinner performance fights AIDS

Murder mystery dinner performance fights AIDS

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

The community will become detectives in WeGo Drama’s performance “Cafe Murder” while benefiting the AIDS organization Broadway Cares Saturday. “This is something new we’re trying. (It) is a very interactive murder mystery dinner. The audience is trying to solve who the killer is while they...

Long time golfer, Jason Gimre, takes one shot at a time

Long time golfer, Jason Gimre, takes one shot at a time

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Boys Golf, Carousel, Fall Sports, News, Sports

Jason Gimre has stepped onto the green for his last golf season. Gimre has been playing for the team since he was a freshman and is now on the varsity team. “I had never played golf competitively, I only played with my dad and grandpa occasionally. Freshman year rolled around and I decided ...

Compass prays for school and the world

Compass prays for school and the world

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 27, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

As a way to encourage students and staff to connect with their faith, Compass participated in the national event “See You at the Pole” Wednesday. Compass held the event outside of entrance F under the flagpole. At the event, participants and Compass members prayed at 7:15 a.m. “We’ll be...

We-Go Through Time parade recap

We-Go Through Time parade recap

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

Foreign exchange students get a taste of America

Foreign exchange students get a taste of America

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Homecoming was something students in Spain only dreamt about or saw in the movies, that is until they came here. While homecoming is well known in the U.S., according to a Spanish exchange student, Spain does not offer these activities and most of their knowledge of the event is through American movies. ...

Club, contract concerns bring students and community out to board meeting

Club, contract concerns bring students and community out to board meeting

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 22, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

Several students and community members voiced their concerns and opinions regarding the club issues and the lack of a contract for teachers at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday. Senior Efrain Aguilar, who is a mentor for ROAR, was one of the seven students who spoke. “I came to high school,...

What you can do to help Harvey and Irma victims

What you can do to help Harvey and Irma victims

By Grace Schumann, Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

Hurricane Harvey ripped through Texas recently displacing at least 32,000 people, and Irma hit Florida with a similar force. Within all this destruction, it can be easy to feel helpless. However, there are local efforts as well as things you can do personally to help from West Chicago’s Health Occupati...

End of DACA brings concerns and worries

End of DACA brings concerns and worries

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News, Perspectives

Undocumented youths are wondering what their futures hold after the Trump administration decided to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) on Sept 5. DACA was an executive order made by former President Barack Obama that protected and helped undocumented youths. It provided people who ...

New performance competition is coming to Dare to Scare for its anniversary

New performance competition is coming to Dare to Scare for its anniversary

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under Carousel, News

For its fifth anniversary, Dare to Scare will not only include a writing competition but a performance competition as well. The Dare to Scare event was created by the Language Arts Department and the LRC. The event holds a writing competition in which participants can write a scary story for their peers or ...

WeGo homecoming banners underway

WeGo homecoming banners underway

By Ariana Alcantar, Multi-Media Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

It’s finally homecoming season and Art Club is taking the lead. The club has been designing the banners every year for almost three decades. “Art Club has designed the banners for homecoming even before I got here and I’ve been working in the school for 29 years,” Art Club adviser David Exn...

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