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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

2022-2023 Staff

Sasha Baumgartner
Editor

Sasha Baumgartner

Sasha is a junior, and this is her second year being a part of the Wildcat Chronicle. She found a swift passion for journalism last year, learning how to write for fun and in many different ways. She then took the class first and ...

Karidja Monjolo
Editor

Karidja Monjolo

Karidja Monjolo is a junior, and this is her second year on the Wildcat Chronicle. She participates in WeGo Drama, and is an active member of the French Honor Society. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and sewing. Karidja is...

Saad Abdulazeez
Reporter

Saad Abdulazeez

Saad is a senior and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. He has been on the Wildcat football team since he arrived at the school his sophomore year. In his free time, he likes to travel, and is an avid car enthusiast...

Dagoberto Alfaro
Reporter

Dagoberto Alfaro

Dago is a senior and this is his first year working with the Chronicle. He has been in a few clubs throughout his high school years, including GSA, Chess Team, Art Club, and lunch. Dago enjoys music and his hobbies consist of ridi...

Carlos Allen
Reporter

Carlos Allen

Carlos is a junior and it is his first year in journalism. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his friends, play baseball, and golf. Actually, he plays baseball (pitcher/outfield) and golfs for the school. But to be hones...

Michael Birdsell
Reporter

Michael Birdsell

Michael is a junior, and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. He has been involved with the West Chicago Golf Team since his freshman year, and in his free time, enjoys reading literary fiction, watching arthouse film...

Charlotte Boorsma
Reporter

Charlotte Boorsma

Charlotte is a freshman at West Chicago Community High School and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. Although they are not currently participating in any clubs or activities, there are many which they plan on joinin...

Marco Briseno
Reporter

Marco Briseno

An avid photographer, Marco is joining the Wildcat Chronicle for the first time his senior year. He has been on the Wildcat football team since his sophomore year and is also involved in boys' volleyball. In his free time, he l...

Anthony Cabrera
Reporter

Anthony Cabrera

Anthony is a senior and he has been working for the Chronicle for one year. He is involved in volleyball, and plays club as well during the off-season. Anthony is an aspiring entrepreneur and business owner. He plans to go to ...

Santiago Carrillo
Reporter

Santiago Carrillo

Santiago's debut on the Wildcat Chronicle arrives at the end of his high school career. Now a senior, Santiago is exploring his options for the future.

Jonathan Castillo
Reporter

Jonathan Castillo

Jonathan is a senior and in his first year as a member of the Wildcat Chronicle. Sadly, he is not involved in any school sports or clubs, but his hobbies include hanging out with his loved ones, working out, playing video games, ...

Anthony Cortez
Reporter

Anthony Cortez

Anthony is a senior, and first-time staff member on the newspaper. Anthony's hobbies include going to the gym, working on skills to become a barber, and being out with friends. After high school, he plans on attending barber school....

Kalia DePaz
Reporter

Kalia DePaz

Kalia is a senior and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She has a love-hate relationship with running, and has been on the Varsity Track & Field team since freshman year. Her other hobbies include violin and art...

Bryan Dionicio
Reporter

Bryan Dionicio

Bryan Dionicio is a Senior and it is his first year being on the Wildcat Chronicle. He is only involved in high school activities by being on the tennis team and nothing else (he should probably be more involved if you ask me)...

Savannah Epperson
Reporter

Savannah Epperson

Savannah is a senior and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She participates in National Honor Society and Book Club. She is also involved in Choir and has been in German for all four years of high school. She spend...

Michelle Garcia
Reporter

Michelle Garcia

Michelle is a senior this year, and this is her first time being part of WEGO's Chronicle! She is a Student Ambassador and a member of the Pep Club. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and baking, which she finds stress-relie...

Miguel Garcia
Reporter

Miguel Garcia

Miguel is senior at WEGO and a first-time member of the newspaper. He is the kind of the chill guy who likes to hang with his best mates, make the most of every moment, and make people laugh. He loves to play video games, espe...

Vanessa Garcia
Reporter

Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa is a senior at West Chicago Community High School and this is her first time on the Wildcat Chronicle. Although she does not typically like getting involved with school, she decided to pursue her passion for badminton by j...

Dhanveer Gill
Reporter

Dhanveer Gill

Dhanveer Gill is a junior at WCCHS and this is his debut year on the Wildcat Chronicle. Dhanveer is a dedicated Math Team member and NHS applicant. Outside of school, he loves to be in the gym, go on long (and he means very l...

Ray Gonzalez
Reporter

Ray Gonzalez

Ray Gonzalez is a junior and first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. He does not relate to any of the extracurricular activities that the school has to offer, but does have many different hobbies, one of them being gaming - both...

Jetzelli Hernandez
Reporter

Jetzelli Hernandez

Senior Jetzelli did cheer during her freshman year, but then dropped out the second day because she realized that she did not actually want to cheer: it was uncomfortable for her. She decided to join the Art Club since she lov...

Evelyn Herrera
Reporter

Evelyn Herrera

Evelyn, sometimes known as Eve or various other names depending on who is asked, is a current junior and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle as of the year 2022. Despite their interest, they are not able to join any ...

Achyls Josephus
Reporter

Achyls Josephus

Achyls is a freshman at West Chicago Community High School, and is starting their first year as a member of the Wildcat Chronicle. They do not enjoy sports, but look to join the school’s GSA/Art Club. He enjoys things like fash...

Analucia Lopez
Reporter

Analucia Lopez

Analucia Lopez is a senior and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She is involved in the WCCHS Orchestra and plays badminton in the spring. Her hobbies consist of watching movies, going out to eat, traveling, and listeni...

Adrian Munoz
Reporter

Adrian Munoz

This is Adrian, a senior in high school who is working as a reporter for Wildcat Chronicle for the first time. He is involved with football, where he is someone who acts as the Swiss Army Knife every coach wishes they had. Adria...

Edgar Oropeza
Reporter

Edgar Oropeza

Edgar is a sophomore. Besides the newspaper, he does not participate in any extracurricular activities and is probably never going to. Although he does not participate in any extracurricular activities, he does have a few hobbies, whi...

Akciri Ortiz
Reporter

Akciri Ortiz

Akciri is a senior here at the high school, and a first-time reporter for the Wildcat Chronicle. During her free time, she enjoys drawing, painting, playing video games, watching anime, k-dramas, and playing her guitar. In the...

Alejandro Perez
Reporter

Alejandro Perez

Alejandro is a senior, and in his first year at the Wildcat Chronicle. Alejandro’s hobbies include playing video games, playing sports, and cleaning cars; he also likes to take care of his baby brothers. In the future, Alex w...

Amanda Perez
Reporter

Amanda Perez

Amanda is a senior. It is her first time getting involved in high school, and she will be part of the Wildcat Chronicle at West Chicago Community High School until she graduates in December 2022. Amanda’s hobbies include workin...

Erik Romero
Reporter

Erik Romero

Senior Erik is a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. He is not currently involved in anything at the school (besides the newspaper), but plans to join a WEGO activity later in the semester. His hobbies include working on...

Nathan Sanchez
Reporter

Nathan Sanchez

Nathan is a senior and a first-time reporter for the Wildcat Chronicle. He has been part of the high school soccer team all four years and is one of the team's captains. He enjoys working out after school, as well as playing vid...

Jonathan Saucedo
Reporter

Jonathan Saucedo

Jonathan is a tall sophomore here at this (somewhat cool) school. He is currently not in any clubs, but he is looking forward to joining one. He loves watching Thanos, doing Fortnite icon series emotes, and playing Souls games ...

Sofia Tamayo
Reporter

Sofia Tamayo

Sofia is a senior and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle. She is one of the captains of the WEGO Dance Team and the WEGO Speech Team. Sofia is also a member of National Honor Society, Pep Club, and Choir. Her hobbie...

Brisa Vargas
Reporter

Brisa Vargas

Brisa is a junior and first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. Some of her hobbies are writing, drawing, and playing volleyball. She is pretty quiet, but once people get to know her, she is actually outgoing. In the future,...

Fatima Villafuerte
Reporter

Fatima Villafuerte

Fatima is joining the Wildcat Chronicle for the first time as a senior. Although not involved in any school activities, she is planning to go all out for her last year in high school! Her hobbies include taking walks, listening ...

Thania Villagran
Reporter

Thania Villagran

Thania is a senior this year, and it is her first time working for the Wildcat Chronicle. She was involved in WEGO’s badminton team and is thinking about returning to it again this year. Most of her time is taken up caring for ...

Micah Weber
Reporter

Micah Weber

Micah is a junior and first-year journalism student. He is involved with Jennings' AV Club, and is drowning in debt. Beyond school, Micah is a motivated video editor, and plans to pursue a career in the production industry afte...

Justin Zbinovec
Reporter

Justin Zbinovec

Justin is a senior and a first-time member of the Wildcat Chronicle. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. He plays basketball and used to play baseball. Justin's hobbies include buying/selling clothes and shoes, hangin...

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