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Government classes observed, reported on by visitors

Government classes observed, reported on by visitors

By Kyle Paup, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2015

Two reporters from Japan’s largest daily newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun, came to West Chicago on Oct. 7 to gather information on how American government is taught in the school. Unlike in America, Japan does not allow citizens under the age of 20 to vote. “In Japan the legal voting age is cu...

Athlete’s legacy lives on through scholarship

Athlete’s legacy lives on through scholarship

By Nayeli Lara, Sports Editor

October 8, 2015

The death of WeGo alumnus Dan Horyn has not stopped his family from spreading their son’s love for running and life. For the second year, the Horyn family hosted a bowling night to raise money for the scholarship which goes to one female and male cross-country or track runner who embodies Hory...

Snow days may take on new meaning with the potential of e-learning

Snow days may take on new meaning with the potential of e-learning

By Kyle Paup, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2015

Students will learn by late November if West Chicago will pilot the e-learning program which will use technology to allow instruction days outside of the school building. The state superintendent will make this decision Nov. 29. “E-learning is a remote educational opportunity. A lot of colleges engage in e-lea...

Technology replaces school tradition

Technology replaces school tradition

By Nayeli Lara, Sports Editor

October 2, 2015

The walls are empty in the athletic hallways after team pictures came down at the end of last year, however the pictures will not stay down forever. Superintendent Doug Domeracki, Principal Moses Cheng, and athletic director Doug Mullaney are the ones who decided to take down the pictures. The...

School newspaper returns, just in a different format

School newspaper returns, just in a different format

By Kyle Paup, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2015

After being gone for a year, the Wildcat Chronicle student newspaper is now back in the form of a website. Last year the journalism and journalism production classes were not available to students due to lack of enrollment. An alternative option was offered, but journalism adviser Laura Kuehn knew...

‘Losing is not an option,’ volleyball team raises funds for cancer research

‘Losing is not an option,’ volleyball team raises funds for cancer research

By Kyle Paup, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2015

Volley for the Cure night on Sept. 29 raised over $2000 for Susan G. Komen breast cancer research. The girls volleyball team has not hosted this event for four years, but hosted a Volley for Villa night two years ago with a similar theme. Volleyball players were responsible for coming up with the...

District goes one-to-one

District goes one-to-one

By Kyle Paup, Editor in Chief

October 1, 2015

Technology became fully integrated into the school's learning system as students received district owned Chromebooks. The school has used Chromebooks in the past, but this is the first time each student has been loaned a personal Chromebook for the school year. According to Principal Moses Cheng,...

Connecting with food through a new club

Connecting with food through a new club

By Hector Cervantes, Perspectives Editor

September 30, 2015

Culinary Club is finding success after catering at different school functions. “I came up with the idea of Culinary Club because there are lots of students who finish with foods three and (ask) now what do we do?  So, I thought it will be fun for students that have gone through all levels and for ...

Fundraisers target water conservation

Fundraisers target water conservation

By Nayeli Lara, Sports Editor

September 30, 2015

WeGo Global is partnering with several organizations to ensure water, one of the world’s most important resources, is protected. Over the course of the semester, WeGo Global will hold various fundraisers to raise money for charitynavigator.org, water.org, and cleanwaterfund.org. “Generally, we ...

Padlocks make start of year simpler

Padlocks make start of year simpler

By Nayeli Lara, Sports Editor

September 30, 2015

The new locks on regular and gym lockers this year are another measure to improve the school. Dean’s assistant, Vito Orona, sees the new padlocks as a huge improvement. The locks built into the lockers were old and the repairs were often overwhelming at the beginning of the year. “We rarely...

Outstanding educator surprised by state economics award

Outstanding educator surprised by state economics award

By Hector Cervantes, Perspectives Editor

September 30, 2015

Social studies teacher Candace Fikis won the 3M Outstanding Economic Educator award from Econ Illinois and will be honored Oct. 27 at the Union League Club in Chicago. Econ Illinois is a council for economic education that prepares students to understand economic concepts and skills needed in the mark...

Homecoming parade

Homecoming parade

September 29, 2015

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