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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

2021-2022 Staff

Adan Villa
Editor

Adan Villa

Adan is a senior and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. His hobbies include collecting and selling shoes, playing the drums, and photography. After high school, he plans on attending a four-year university to study business...

Chuck Baumgartner
Editor

Chuck Baumgartner

Chuck is a senior and has participated in basketball, volleyball and is a member Business Professionals of America. Chuck also likes to participate in boxing and watch movies. Chuck plans on going to College of DuPage, and then ...

Sasha Baumgartner
Editor

Sasha Baumgartner

Sasha is a sophomore, and this is her first year participating in the Wildcat Chronicle. She is a part of the West Chicago dance team and participates in WEGO community theatre outside of school. Sasha’s hobbies include spe...

Kaylee Ahuatzi
Reporter

Kaylee Ahuatzi

Kaylee is a senior and first-year reporter for the Wildcat Chronicle. She is involved in basketball. Her hobbies include reading, cooking and binge watching crime shows. In the future, she plans to be an attorney. ...

Alyssa Amabile
Reporter

Alyssa Amabile

Alyssa Amabile is a senior and first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She is currently a competitive gymnast, and an active member in WeGo Drama. She is also a former member of the St. Francis Varsity dance team and theat...

Anthony Barrera
Reporter

Anthony Barrera

Anthony Barrera: he didn’t participate in any organizations during high school, although he works at a Japanese steakhouse (so I guess that counts). He has a thing for tech, exercising, and cars. He plans to go to the Universit...

Corey Brothers
Reporter

Corey Brothers

Corey is a high school senior at West Chicago Community High School. He is a first-time writer/journalist for the Wildcat Chronicle. His hobbies include horseback riding (sometimes), hanging out with his friends, and just driving a...

Philip Calabrese
Reporter

Philip Calabrese

Philip is a senior and a first-time member at the Wildcat Chronicle. He is involved in theatre, band and choir at the high school. Also he collects comic books, plays video games, and loves to make music. In the future, he would ...

Alex Carranza
Reporter

Alex Carranza

Alex Carranza has not been a part of any organizations in high school, but does work after school (most days) for a few hours in an office. He enjoys watching movies (a ton), writing, listening to music, and playing the guita...

Jennifer Carvajal-Romero
Reporter

Jennifer Carvajal-Romero

Jennifer is a senior and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. Her favorite sports are soccer and badminton. She works at a supermarket. Some of Jennifer’s favorite hobbies include taking pictures (mostly of nature) and g...

Tania Cristobal
Reporter

Tania Cristobal

Tania Cristobal is a senior at West Chicago Community High School, and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She is a soccer player and a wrestler. Her hobbies include skateboarding, painting, and working out. ...

Carlos Espinoza
Reporter

Carlos Espinoza

Carlos Espinoza is a first year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. He has played high school soccer and enjoys playing video games. Carlos is a senior.

Gloria Gonzalez
Reporter

Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria is a senior at WEGO, and a first year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. Although Gloria isn’t involved in extracurricular activities, she has spent about a decade practicing karate, a sport in which she has competed in se...

Emily Heath
Reporter

Emily Heath

Emily is a senior and a first year member of The Wildcat Chronicle. She is Head Drum Major of the Wildcat Marching Band and is one of the captains of the Wildcat Dance Team. Her only hobby includes working beyond her limits, whil...

Icza Huizar
Reporter

Icza Huizar

Icza is a senior and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She is on the Varsity cheer team, and serves as one of the captains. Her hobbies include partying, and helping out the community. She enjoys speaking to family...

Sophia Johnson
Reporter

Sophia Johnson

Sophia is a senior and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She has been very involved during her time at West Chicago, participating in the volleyball program, dance production, National Honor Society, and choir. In he...

Asa Kuharich
Reporter

Asa Kuharich

Asa Kuharich is a senior and first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. He has been involved in the WCCHS Band and WCCHS Orchestra since he arrived as a freshman. His hobbies include playing video games with friends, amateur photog...

Daniel Kuriakose
Reporter

Daniel Kuriakose

Daniel Kuriakose is a first-year Wildcat Chronicle reporter - a freshman who will graduate in 2025. He is involved in the chess and math teams. He also likes to play video games and enjoys other tech-related activities. After ...

Karina Lemus
Reporter

Karina Lemus

Karina Lemus is a senior who was in cheer for her first two years in high school, but besides that has not been very involved. Karina likes to watch Netflix non-stop; she also likes to drive around, hearing music, sipping Starbuck...

Jose Lopez
Reporter

Jose Lopez

Jose Lopez is a senior at West Chicago Community High School. His hobbies include listening to music all day long, working long hours at McDonald's, or playing video games on his days off. He still has no idea about what he is go...

DMarcus Marin
Reporter

D’Marcus Marin

D’Marcus is a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. His hobbies consist of going to the gym, playing soccer, and painting. D’Marcus participated in the high school soccer team all four years, and was a part of the St...

Roberto Mendoza
Reporter

Roberto Mendoza

Roberto Mendoza is a senior, and has spent more than half of his life playing soccer. He is an active participant in the National Honor Society and enjoys giving back to the world. He plans to continue his soccer career at ONU, and m...

Karidja Monjolo
Reporter

Karidja Monjolo

Karidja Monjolo is a sophomore, and a first year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. Although she is not a member of any sports or organizations yet, she devotes her time to reading, binge-watching, journaling and sewing! In the future, sh...

Julissa Munoz
Reporter

Julissa Munoz

Julissa Munoz is a senior in high school, and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She is currently involved in the basketball team for WEGO. Julissa likes to listen to music and she likes to watch movies; she especiall...

Ryan Pencek
Reporter

Ryan Pencek

Ryan is a senior, and it is his first year being a journalist for the Wildcat Chronicle. He is involved in the WEGO Marching and Pep Band. His hobbies include playing video games, working out, and playing basketball. In the futu...

Sydney Radke
Reporter

Sydney Radke

Sydney Radke is a senior, and this is her first year being a part of the Wildcat Chronicle. Sydney has participated in the WEGO choir for four years, and for three years, has enjoyed being a part of the A Cappella Chamber Choir a...

Alondra Romero
Reporter

Alondra Romero

Alondra Romero is a senior and first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She likes to spend time with her dog (a Shiba Inu), go outside during the summer, and go out with some friends. She plans on going to the College of DuP...

Brianna Roskilly
Reporter

Brianna Roskilly

Brianna is a senior and first year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She is an active participant in the National Honor Society and a member of West Chicago’s WEGO Global club and badminton team. In her free time, you might fin...

Brittany Saenz
Reporter

Brittany Saenz

Brittany Saenz is a senior and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She has been leader for the school’s Latin dance group, Alegria, all four years. She also enjoys spending her time listening to music, painting, a...

Jose Sanchez
Reporter

Jose Sanchez

Jose is a senior and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. His hobbies include drawing, painting, and reading. In the future, he doesn’t know what he wants to do, but wants to attend a four-year university....

Tim Sigidin
Reporter

Tim Sigidin

Tim Sigidin is a senior in high school, and a first-time writer for the Wildcat Chronicle. He is an aficionado for classic cars, engineering, and technology. Tim has been working in a dealership for a while now. He is Russian, speaks E...

Zach Smith
Reporter

Zach Smith

Zach Smith is a senior, and first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. He has a hands-off approach to high school and does not/never has participated in extracurricular activities. Zach prefers to work alone on his hobbies, in...

Ida Soeholm Bertram
Reporter

Ida Soeholm Bertram

Ida is a senior, and foreign exchange student from Denmark. She has been a student at WEGO since August 2021, and will go back to Denmark after graduation.  She participated in cross country, and is involved in WEGO Global, Com...

Cristina Soto
Reporter

Cristina Soto

Cristina is a senior at WEGO and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. Even though she is not involved in any school activities, she enjoys listening and dancing to music. Also, in her free time, she likes to dedicate ...

Anna Zepeda
Reporter

Anna Zepeda

Anna Zepeda is a senior this year. She is a manager of the West Chicago Wildcat wrestling team and will be joining track. Anna is a big animal lover and owns three pets: a dog, hamster, and bird! In her free time, she enjoys me...

Fernando Calvillo-Morales
Photographer

Fernando Calvillo-Morales

Fernando is a sophomore at this school (if you don’t know what that is, well why are you here?). Anyway, this is his second year on the Chronicle team. Fernando enjoys many after school activities. He is currently on Student Coun...

Johnathan Calvillo-Morales
Photographer

Johnathan Calvillo-Morales

Johnathan Calvillo is a sophomore at West Chicago Community High School. He loves anime and likes to take pictures. He is also part of a group called Compass, a Christian club, and yearbook, where he can also take pictures. This is h...

Andrea Hernandez
Photographer

Andrea Hernandez

Andrea is a junior and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She is also currently involved in STEM club, and a Roar Mentor (though she is currently looking at BPA Club and Student Council). Her hobbies include pho...

Sharleen Hernandez
Photographer

Sharleen Hernandez

Sharleen Hernandez is a freshman at WCCHS, and it is her first year on the Wildcat Chronicle! She likes to take pictures of her pets, which include a dog, cat and a bunny, and also likes to take pictures of people sleeping, esp...

Xochil Lopez
Photographer

Xochil Lopez

Xochil Lopez is in ninth grade. So she’s a freshie, you might say. This is her first time joining the Wildcat Chronicle. She likes to listen to music and loves to go outside and go to different places. Xochil likes to take p...

Yael Montes
Photographer

Yael Montes

Yael (you can call him Yale, like the university) is a sophomore and a trumpet player in the school band. Yael likes stuff… yeah. Some of the stuff he likes including drawing and taking pictures (a little bit too many pictures). He likes...

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