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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...

GSA “Rainbow Week” and bake sale brings awareness and support to their club

GSA “Rainbow Week” and bake sale brings awareness and support to their club

By Isabela Casimiro, Perspectives Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

As part of “Rainbow Week, the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is holding a bake sale until Friday and to bring awareness to their club and fundraise for it. “Rainbow Week” is where students wear different colors of the rainbow on different days to represent the LGBTQ+ community. The days rema...

LRC gives students a chance to pre-order summer reading books

LRC gives students a chance to pre-order summer reading books

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

LRC is hosting a summer reading book pre-sale from Monday to Wednesday where students can get a free bag of popcorn and a chance to win a summer gift basket. “The last couple of years we decided to offer a pre-sale order form where students can purchase their books in advance and save 10 percent...

Teachers will work at McDonald’s to make school greener

Teachers will work at McDonald’s to make school greener

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedis Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

For the fourth year, Club’s Green sponsors and staff members will volunteer their time to work at McDonald’s to host their annual McTeacher Night Wednesday. “(This year we will host the event to) raise money for school planters to make the school go greener,” Club Green adviser Suzanne Burchacki...

Over 175 student-created pieces are on display for spring art show

Over 175 student-created pieces are on display for spring art show

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

April 17, 2018


Filed under Carousel, News

From ceramics to digital photography, student art is on display at the annual spring art show. “Our students work very hard all year long, and we want to make sure that their artwork gets some recognition,” art teacher Dave Exner said. Art from students in Ceramics 1 and 2 and advanced, 3D...

Prom brings back the Golden Era

Prom brings back the Golden Era

By Ariana Alcantar, Multimedia Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Clubs, News

With prom being at the Museum of Science and Industry, students can travel through time on April 27. “Our theme is the Golden Era and it was chosen because this year for Student Council our theme has had to do a lot with time, from decades for homecoming to a masquerade for turnabout, so we wante...

Spring blood drive gives students opportunity to save lives

Spring blood drive gives students opportunity to save lives

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under Carousel, Club Beats, Clubs, News

After the success of the fall blood drive, Interact Club is preparing for their annual spring blood drive on Friday. The fall blood drive had over 100 donations. “(I felt) great, anytime we get over 100 donations, I believe that is a very worthwhile drive,” Interact Club adviser Gavin Engel sa...

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