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Paid internship available for students interested in STEM career

Paid internship available for students interested in STEM career

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2019

As a way to get students to work with experts, Fermilab is offering a paid summer internship TARGET in the summer of 2020.  “TARGET exposes interns to new things that may or may not have had experience in. However, students must remember that is also technically a ‘job’ and so it's a serio...

Creating a safe space for girls in the school with new club the Queen Bees

Creating a safe space for girls in the school with new club the Queen Bees

By Denise Carreto, Reporter

November 13, 2019

After being approached by a student, special education teachers Megan Mistretta and Kara Kroculick decided to sponsor WeGo’s newest club, the Queen Bees.  “A student came to us telling us that she didn’t want to go home, so we decided to get together with a couple of other girls to provide ...

Drama prepares events to help save money for Scotland trip

Drama prepares events to help save money for Scotland trip

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2019

From selling cookies to having various shows, drama is preparing events to save money for the largest performing arts festival in Scotland in August.  “We have multiple fundraisers planned out, along with our Friday Bake Sales and future in-school fundraisers on the way,” sophomore Grace Miller...

LRC calls students to bring their creative side with Dare to Scare

LRC calls students to bring their creative side with Dare to Scare

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 18, 2019

As a way to get the community together, the LRC and the Language Arts Department present Dare to Scare on Oct. 24. “(It is a way) to encourage writing and to share our talents with future wildcats from Gary and Pioneer Elementary schools,” library media specialist Donna Leahy said. “Several teac...

Opportunity to give back to the community

Opportunity to give back to the community

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2019

As a way to save lives, Interact Club and Health Occupations Students of America will host the annual fall blood drive on Friday from periods 1 - 9.  “(It is) to help supply needed blood. Banks within Chicagoland area at times are low and it’s much needed for transfusions, accidents, you name i...

Downtown West Chicago brought to life the colors and sounds from Mexico

Downtown West Chicago brought to life the colors and sounds from Mexico

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in chief

October 1, 2019

West Chicago celebrated Mexican Independence Day with a parade, music, and food in a two-day event sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Center DuPage (MCCD). Activities took place Sept. 14 to  Sept. 15.  Dancing horses began the event with the help of live music and later with the Mariachi Monumental de Me...

High school inspiration helped Dwyer become principal

High school inspiration helped Dwyer become principal

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Editor in Chief

September 19, 2019

After a new high school principal impacted him in his high school years, Principal Will Dwyer hopes to do the same in his new role here.  “He (the new principal) came in and did a great job. He really engaged with the community, with the student body and teachers,” Dwyer said. “I remember think...

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...

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