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Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

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

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...

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...

While Illinois Vintage Fest offers all sorts of wares, vintage clothing, in particular, is what people flock to the marketplace for.
Illinois Vintage Fest and the rapid growth of "vintage" attire
By Sebastian Alarcon, Multimedia Content Creator • March 30, 2024

Nostalgia lovers gathered in Wheaton at the DuPage County Fairgrounds on March 23 to celebrate the 19th Vintage Fest held in Illinois and to...

Some of the favors for this years prom include a keychain, sticker, and photo booth picture holder. The keychain doubles as students ticket.
Lions, mummies and dinosaurs - oh my! WEGO heads to the Field Museum for Prom 2024
By Aly Dusing, Reporter • March 20, 2024

The 2024 “Meet Me at Midnight” WEGO Prom is set to occur on May 3 at the Chicago Field Museum. The high school has alternated prom locations...

Students participate in teambuilding activities during the last ROAR of the school year.
Another ROAR in the books as students gather to form connections
By Mariah Varnado, Reporter • March 16, 2024

Looking for Brandon M. Heath's ROAR video? Click here. West Chicago Community High School hosted its last ROAR of 2023-24 in the library on...

Store owner Isaac Nelson stands in front of the shops mural; The Whistle Stop recently relocated to Main Street in downtown West Chicago
Popular vintage store reopens doors to wider variety of customers
By Ja'Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter • March 16, 2024

The Whistle Stop, a vintage thrift store in West Chicago, reopened in a new establishment at 113 Main Street on March 9 after being temporarily...

WeGo Drama members performed their contest play and group interpretation piece for students and staff at West Chicago Community High School on March 7-8 in Weyrauch Auditorium.
WeGo Drama prepares for IHSA Sectionals with showcase performances
By Giselle Suarez, Reporter • March 10, 2024

On March 7 and 8, WeGo Drama hosted a showcase in Weyraugh Auditorium where they highlighted pieces that would move forward to compete in the...

Babies born on February 29 technically have to wait four whole years before being able to celebrate again, though most celebrate on Feb. 28 or March 1 instead. (Photo courtesy of Alexa Morales).
Four years old and a student in high school
By Sasha Baumgartner, Editor-in-Chief • February 28, 2024

Kiara Lovett, a sophomore at WEGO, has to wait four years to celebrate her birthday on the "real" day. Lovett was born on February 29, or leap...

A student prepares for an examination. (Photo courtesy of Pexels)
Income found to affect AP scores nationwide, and at WEGO
By Michael Birdsell and Dhanveer Gill February 20, 2024

In Nov. 2023, Business Insider reported that low-income students are failing Advanced Placement (AP) tests in droves, while College Board, the...

French braids can be a versatile hairstyle at any age. (Royalty-free photo by Rudy Kirchner via Pexels)
How-to French braid
By Sasha Baumgartner, Alexa Morales, and Emily Ziajor February 17, 2024

Copyright-free sound effects include "Happy Chinese New Year!" by Michael Ramir C. and "We Could be Anything" via WeVideo.

Videos that correspond with the original little life trend often open with ethereal shots of meadows or flowers, such as these surrounding underclassman Natalie Ziajor.
"Little Life" movement takes over TikTok
By Sami Moesch, Senior Reporter • February 16, 2024

What is popular on TikTok goes up and down quickly; however, the “I think I like this little life” trend has taken over many 'for you' pages,...

Although some teens may dream of finding a romantic partner, it is better to stay single in high school.
How to be single in high school
By Alexa Morales, Features Editor • February 12, 2024

Do you ever walk the hallways and see those cheesy, perhaps even downright gross, couples kissing in the hallways, causing traffic to stop? Or...

UDA trophy given to the West Chicagos Dance Team after attending a camp over the summer.
UDA college nationals take over dancers' TikTok pages
By Alexa Morales, Features Editor • February 10, 2024

After the weekend of January 12-14, dancers all over the nation have been participating in recreating iconic parts from the three D1A national...

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