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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...

Reporter earns blue ribbon award for covering potential strike

Reporter earns blue ribbon award for covering potential strike

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

Wildcat Chronicle editor in chief Mayeli Vivaldo earned a blue ribbon award from the Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association (NISPA) for her coverage of the Teachers' Association. “I felt very surprised and honored. I never expected to get such an award,” Vivaldo said. Vivado earned...

A thank you message to teachers from seniors

A thank you message to teachers from seniors

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

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Band will honor seniors at their last concert

Band will honor seniors at their last concert

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

As the school year comes to an end, band is preparing to honor and give awards to seniors at their last performance on Wednesday. “The spring (band) show is a chance to highlight a lot of our seniors,” band director James Wallace said. “(We) also have some performances by some of our small...

Teachers’ advice to seniors

Teachers’ advice to seniors

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

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Freshman athlete discovers difference between middle school and high school sports

Freshman athlete discovers difference between middle school and high school sports

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Features, Girls Soccer, News, Sports

Freshman Maryam Al Kubaisi is a multi-sport athlete that has been playing sports for seven years, ranging from soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Al Kubaisi plays post (defense) in basketball, soccer as a center back and, volleyball as a spiker. Now, she moved on from playing at a middle school leve...

Personal finance challenge team heads to nationals after winning first place at state

Personal finance challenge team heads to nationals after winning first place at state

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

May 5, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

After winning first place at the state competition, the personal finance challenge team is preparing for nationals on May 10 and 11. Participating students are seniors Jeremy Belingon, Emily Pietura, Connor Thompson, and Michael Sawicki. The state competition was based on financial literacy and ...

Spring musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ will empower women

Spring musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ will empower women

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

WeGo Drama will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (Broadway Edition) for their spring musical on Friday and Saturday. “(The musical is about) the story of Cinderella, but it is a newer version that is more empowering towards women because it’s all about the main character b...

School threat leaves students nervous and worried

School threat leaves students nervous and worried

By Mayeli Vivaldo, Editor in chief

May 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Carousel, News

Right before ninth hour class began on Wednesday at 1:14 p.m the fire alarm went off. Students were directed towards the football field and told to wait. No information was provided to students until after an announcement by Principal Moses Cheng was made, leaving many students dumbfounded while they wai...

Students and staff evacuated after a threat called into the school

Students and staff evacuated after a threat called into the school

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Carousel, News

Students and staff evacuated the building after a bomb threat was called in shortly after 1 p.m., the West Chicago Police Department announced through Twitter Wednesday. All students and staff members were evacuated to the school’s football field where further precaution instructions were made. The West Chicago Police...

Sophomore Eleanor Rzeszut takes first place for FCCLA competition

Sophomore Eleanor Rzeszut takes first place for FCCLA competition

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

April 29, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

After practicing at regionals in February, FCCLA competed at the convention center in Springfield from April 12 to 14. Only a few FCCLA members competed. Seniors Alondra Reyes and Ana Sanchez took second place in children’s literature, senior Nicholas Castelluccio took third place in preschool...

ROAR’s in-school event brings students closer

ROAR’s in-school event brings students closer

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

From public speakers to fun team building activities, this year’s ROAR was a success. “We had more staff attend the event, which is awesome because it shows the students that the teachers are here for them and support them,” ROAR sponsor Jen Culbertson said. Over 150 students participated in...

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