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The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

There have been some notable trends in cell phone cases this year, including designs that veer toward a coquette aesthetic.
[PHOTO ESSAY] Trends that hit WCCHS' hallways in 2023-24
By Juliet Payton, Reporter • May 21, 2024

The EOS lip balm of 2014. The aluminum USA water bottle of 2015. And the glass nails of 2015. All trends have come and gone. Likewise, many...

Have a great time, juniors and seniors!
The Class of 2023 bid farewell to West Chicago Community High School in May. (Photo illustration created by Wildcat Chronicle Staff with royalty-free image from Leon Wu via Unsplash)
Class of 2024: next steps
By Wildcat Chronicle Staff February 13, 2024

Once again, the Wildcat Chronicle is checking-in with seniors as they inch closer to graduation and their final farewell to West Chicago Community...

The rocks are currently being housed in Michelle Walters AVID classroom, but will be relocated to an outdoor area.
Planting memories at WCCHS
By Yace Morejon, Reporter • May 16, 2024

This year’s AVID teachers are planting a rock garden to provide the seniors with a long lasting memory of their high school experience.  "This...

A student admires Paige Bueckers for her basketball skills while searching for an article to read.
Bueckers breaks buckets
By Sami Moesch, Senior Reporter • May 15, 2024

These days, celebrities and influencers come and go just as quickly as a tube of Summer Fridays lip gloss, but there are some individuals who...

Students watch the perplexing Jojo Siwa Karma video in the halls… all day, everyday.
'Karma' is a what?
By Gabriella Castro, Reporter • May 14, 2024

As one sits in the passenger seat with the car full of friends, excitement, and energy after spending a crazy night full of teenage regrets,...

The sun rising in the early morning to kick off the seniors last day in high school.
As the sun rises, a special tradition unfolds: Senior Sunrise
By Drew Zeman and Brandon M. Heath May 8, 2024

On Wednesday, May 8, graduating seniors gathered around at Memorial Stadium to watch the sunrise, wore shirts and hoodies representing the colleges...

Senior Alexis Avila Hernandez was honored at the May meeting for his contributions to the club.
Club says goodbye to senior in just the "write" way
By Tyler Buikema, Reporter • May 7, 2024

Members of the Creative Writing Club gathered for their final meeting in English teacher Tara Deleon's room on May 1 to share stories. They bid...

Prom was held at the Field Museum in Chicago on May 3, 2024.
Meet me at Prom 2024
By Oscar Munoz-Granados, Reporter • May 4, 2024

Digital and disposable cameras have gained in popularity the past few years; teenagers are heading to eBay or even their parents’ closets to find these vintage devices.
The revival of digital cameras
By Aly Dusing, Reporter • April 30, 2024

Polaroid. Kodak. Canon. Nikon. Minolta. Sony. Despite various names and styles, these digital camera brands share powerful importance: a multitude...

Sketchs live streams cover many topics, but he mostly focuses on sports content.
Sketch: the rising star streamer
By Drew Zeman, Senior Reporter • April 29, 2024

In the summer of 2023, streamer, 'Sketch' started live streaming on TikTok. A little while later he then started streaming on Twitch. Although...

Alex Rocha, a junior in Mean Girls prepares for dress rehearsal by applying her stage makeup.
"Mean Girls - The Musical" presents a 'fetch' performance this weekend
By Nancy Sanchez, Multimedia Content Creator • April 24, 2024

WeGo Drama's musical season makes a comeback April 25 - 27, 2024 in the auditorium at 7 p.m. with a musical performance. In the halls of WEGO,...

A view of Main street on a sunny, spring day.
A downtown raging with history
By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief • April 23, 2024

Lineup of some specific skincare mentioned in the article.
How-to apply skincare correctly
By Miley Pegg, Senior Reporter • April 12, 2024

If you are unsure about what TikTok has been telling you about serums and toners, here is what is recommended and how to apply it.   Skincare...

Fences block off sections of the site colloquially called Kerr McGee. The City of West Chicago plans to transform the area into a park over a 10-year period.
Following remediation, City of West Chicago plans park for Kerr McGee site
By Juliet Payton, Reporter • April 2, 2024

West Chicago recently approved a community park plan for the Kerr-Mcgee site near the intersection of Ann St. and Wood St. which will add a playground...

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