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The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

Students are largely in-sync when it comes to choosing their favorite lunch items from Quest.
Top 5 West Chicago school lunch items
The movie series has an iconic set of characters, and even more impressive cast. (Photo illustration created by Wildcat Chronicle Staff using image by Rob Young/The Fast & The Furious Car Show via Wikimedia Commons)
Top 5 "Fast and Furious" characters from "Fast X"
A remote controlled crawler has the ability to move over land or water, making it versatile and powerful.
Top 5 RC car crawler brands
The Chronicle is back to evaluate the all-important senior game and its top takedowns. (Photo illustration created by Wildcat Chronicle Staff using an image by Anna Shvets via Pexels.com)
Top 5 Senior Assassin takedowns of 2024
During the youth era of the film, characters Art and Tashi discuss an upcoming college tennis match (Photo courtesy of IMDB).
"Challengers": An ace of a film
By Michael Birdsell, Reviews Editor • April 30, 2024

★★★★ With a story written by newcomer Justin Kuritzkes and direction from Luca Guadagnino, "Challengers" premiered in theaters April...

The cover art for Cold Visions features an abstract image of Bladee with countless details on closer inspection, similar to projects like Working on Dying and Icedancer (Photo courtesy of RateYourMusic).
"Cold Visions" and the brilliant comeback of Evil Bladee
By Michael Birdsell, Reviews Editor • April 28, 2024

★★★★★ On April 23, Swedish rapper, producer, designer, model and musical innovater Bladee, teased and surprised released his sixth...

The cover art for Taylor Swifts latest album possibly alludes to her past relationship with Joe Alwyn (Photo courtesy of RateYourMusic).
The Tortured Poet's Department is fresh out the slammer
By Miley Pegg, Senior Reporter • April 22, 2024

    "The Tortured Poets Department" was released on April 19, 2024 written solely by Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff, and Aaron...

Huddled together, the winning McFarland High sSchool cross country team celebrates their victory (Photo courtesy of Disney).
The victory lap that is "McFarland USA"
By Diana Mackintos, Reporter • April 20, 2024

    McFarland High School and the people who lived within McFarland, California, needed a change. Poverty overtook the place,...

Jolly rancher lollipops come in four different flavors: green apple, watermelon, cherry and pink lemonade.
The not so jolly Jolly Rancher lollipops
By Osmar Vilchiz, Marcos Marcos-Minor, and Giselle Suarez April 15, 2024

On a chilly day in late October a hand dumps a fist full of candy into a pumpkin bowl - one sticks out with its bright red and flashing orange...

There is only one stick in the mini Kit Kat bar.
Head-to-head: Kit Kat bars
By Mariah Varnado and Juliet Payton April 12, 2024

The album cover for Cowboy Carter features Beyonce on a white horse in full patriotic display. (Courtesy of Columbia Records)
Beyoncé redefines a genre with 'COWBOY CARTER'
By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor • April 11, 2024

    The highly anticipated "COWBOY CARTER" was finally released on March 31, and with this album, Beyoncé has completely...

The Wiant House is a historic building in West Chicago; renovating the building for the bakeshop took over a year.
West Chicago’s newest bake shop hits all the right “notes”
By Melanie Ballines, Reporter • April 4, 2024

    Cocoa Notes Bakeshop, 151 W Washington St. West Chicago, Illinois 60185 (630.412.1787). Pastries $3-$4; Drinks $2-$3. For...

Familiar faces are back for Kung Fu Panda 4 which hit theaters this spring. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)
"Kung Fu Panda" kicks back for a fourth time
By Adam Mackovic, Reporter • March 31, 2024

On March 8, DreamWorks Animations pushed their much anticipated “Kung Fu Panda 4” movie into theaters after fans did not hear from the...

The glow serum is a golden color with a dewy, glossy consistency.
Glow serum from Beauty of Joseon lives up to its name
By Shee Nay Paw, Reporter • March 29, 2024

Tired of huge pores and skin inflammation, but cannot find anything to fix the issues? Give the Beauty of Joseon Glow Serum a chance: it...

 The Forever album cover (Courtesy of  Kahans website).
Noah Kahan releases a new iteration of his debut album "Stick Season"
By Miley Pegg, Senior Reporter • March 21, 2024

    Post Malone, Lizzy McAlpine. Kacey Musgraves, Hozier, Gracie Abrams, Sam Fender, Brandi Carlile, and Gregory Alan...

The cover art for Psykos features an introspective frog near a dark alleyway, which  could relate to the albums themes of longing and surrealism (Photo courtesy of Rate Your Music).
"Psykos": A much welcomed left turn from long time collaborators
By Michael Birdsell, Reviews Editor • March 19, 2024

    Cloud rap extraordinaires Bladee and Yung Lean released their unexpected yet highly anticipated collaborative album “Psykos”...

Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya) share an intimate moment on the dunes of Arrakis (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures).
“Dune: Part Two” arrives as new messiah of modern science fiction
By Ryley Salazar, Reporter • March 17, 2024

    Nearly 3 years after the abrupt and controversial ending its predecessor left behind, audiences are sent back to Arrakis...

The lip butter balm comes in eight different colors that are all vanilla flavored.
Viral Summer Fridays lip balm is a must-purchase
By Sami Moesch, Senior Reporter • March 12, 2024

Imagine a Friday in the scourging heat of the summer; laying on the beach with an iced cold lemonade. The warmth of the sun shining on the...

The burger from Au Cheval in Chicago is plump, juicy, and tasty.
[VLOG] Au Cheval: American egg-cellence
By Dhanveer Gill and Michael Birdsell March 10, 2024

The Höss familys garden captured in darkness just so happens to be the films primary promotional image (Photo courtesy of A24).
Seeing isn't believing in 'The Zone of Interest'
By Eshan Amir, Senior Reporter • March 4, 2024

    The Hösses have the ideal life – family, friends, wealth, and the house of their dreams. There's just one small detail...

The iconic packaging of HARIBO Goldbears, considered the #1 gummy in America, based on IRI sales data.
HARIBO Goldbears live up to the hype
By Elvis Garcia, Antos Kumar, Alyssa Apostoli, Jayden Lang, Ivon Garcia, and Julisa Munguia March 2, 2024

  Hershey's chocolate bars. Lifesavers. Snickers. Dots. Sour Patch Kids. Kit Kats. Jolly Ranchers. Milky Way bars. All good candies,...

Capri-Sun is a favorite among high school students and younger children.
Artificial tropical flavors and lackluster packaging can't top the popularity of this childhood staple
By Leo Mendez, Ryley Salazar, Affaan Aleem, Ayline Montoya Ramirez, and Diana Mackintos February 28, 2024

  On a scorching hot day, there is nothing more refreshing than Capri-Sun; however, decades after its initial release, the iconic...

The album cover for VULTURES 1 features a masked Kanye West alongside his scantily clad wife Bianca Censori (Album cover courtesy of Label Engine; photo has been altered by Ryley Salazar to fit the Wildcat Chronicles policy regarding nudity).
Head-to-Head: Mixed reviews for "Vultures 1" by ¥$
By Lucas Brown and Ryley Salazar February 28, 2024

The packaging gives off nostalgic vibes, particularly taking into account the old-school font.
Sour Skittles really do offer a rainbow of flavor
By Shee Nay Paw, Melanie Ballines, and Adam Mackovic February 27, 2024

  A colorful rainbow suddenly appears in between the clouds on a gloomy, rainy day. Looking at the colors, one cannot help but feel...

Emma and Dexter spark up a conversation with each other during their youth (Photo courtesy of IMDB).
Why "One Day" is one of the best trending TV shows today
By Ja'Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter • February 26, 2024

    Based on the emotional novel by David Nicholls, the mini-series “One Day” was released on Netflix Feb. 8 and is currently...

Lisa Swallows (Kathryn Newton) alongside her zombie boyfriend (Cole Sprouse). (Photo courtesy of MXN Entertainment/Lollipop Woods)
'Lisa Frankenstein' is to die for!
By Ja’Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter • February 19, 2024

“Lisa Frankenstein” hit theaters on February 9 and was expected to be a romantic-comedy, but surprisingly ended up being quite the suspense...

The cover of Party School features a nude representation of the main character running across a football field.
"Party School" offers some enjoyment, but little substance
By Lauren Dusing, Guest Contributor • February 7, 2024

    With college in mind, ever wonder what it would be like to attend a party school? In John Hart’s book "Party School",...

The cover art for american dream displays a baby picture of 21 Savage, with several personal details scattered throughout. The promotional images released on Instagram for this LP followed a similar format, with Savage announcing the features by posting baby pictures of the guest contributors. (Photo credit: rateyourmusic.com)
"american dream" is (almost) a dream come true
By Dhanveer Gill, Managing Editor • February 5, 2024

    "american dream" is 21 Savage's triumphant return to solo music, after a dizzying number of guest appearances and collaborations....

The show is really good at establishing the world of Percy Jackson, the setting feels like the Camp Half Blood that original fans read in the books (Photo Courtesy of Disney Studios)
"Percy Jackson and the Olympians" does not live up to expectations
By Karidja Monjolo, Managing Editor • January 31, 2024
A deep dive into Percy Jackson and the Olympians and why it might be a respectable adaption, but not a successful show.
Takeout wings are convenient and delectable. (Royalty-free photo by Zabdi Onan-Caceres via Pexels)
Worth the 'stop'
By Violeta Rivera, Reporter • January 27, 2024

The Plastics make their way to West Chicago Community High School: from left to right, Sasha Baumgartner, Sami Moesch, JaNyah Villa, and Karidja Monjolo.
"Mean Girls": The musical movie was 'so not fetch!'
By Ja'Nyah Villa, Senior Reporter • January 24, 2024

    Fans geared up to watch and sing along to the new “Mean Girls” musical that dropped in January 2024, but were sadly...

NFs HOPE is the artists latest rap album, released at the end of 2023.
Underappreciated rapper NF tops charts with 'HOPE'
By Fernando Calvillo-Morales, Multimedia Content Creator • January 17, 2024

    Starting from nobody to becoming somebody, NF released his fifth Studio Album “HOPE” this past April, garnering attention...

COSRX is known for having a minimalist design, which is clearly displayed with the serums packaging
The viral serum with 96% snail - yes, snail - filtrate
By Anjali Rai, Reporter • January 14, 2024

    If you are looking for a hydrating serum that leaves the skin feeling glossy and moisturized, the COSRX Advanced Snail...

Move over Crumbl: Dear Donuts has a wide range of flavorful treats and coffees, making it a perfect destination for a snack. These are just three doughnuts of their specialty doughnuts. Vanilla bean on the right, yuzu cheesecake in the middle, and the ube doughnut on the left.
The best ube doughnuts around
By Lizbeth Padilla, Reporter • January 10, 2024

    Dear Donuts, 570 S Randall Rd, St. Charles, IL 60174 (331) 235-5960). Drinks $ 2-$7; Corn Dogs $5-$6; Ice cream $4-$6;...

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