The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

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
Managing 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 ...

Savannah Epperson
News Editor

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...

Karidja Monjolo
Features 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...

Dhanveer Gill
Opinions Editor

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...

Carlos Allen
Senior 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...

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Senior 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 ...

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...

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Reporter

Emily Armenta

Emily Armenta has a lot of favorite things. She loves to listen to music (her top three genres being hip-hop, rap, and, believe it or not, jazz), and enjoys the artists the Weekend and Ice Cube. Emily is also into clothing, mo...

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Reporter

Max Avila

In his senior year of high school, Max Avila "wanted something different." After years of basic classes, he sought the experience of "interviewing people and being interviewed himself," and so, he enrolled in Journalism. ...

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 ...

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Reporter

Jordy Carrillo

Jordy is a senior at WEGO who was recommended to the school's journalism program and wanted to try it out. In his free time, he likes to listen to music and collect Hot Wheels; his impressive collection features upwards of 200 cars, a...

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, ...

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Reporter

Victor Correa

Introspective from a young age, Victor grew a fondness for writing, as it helped him process those complex thoughts, questions, and emotions which have shaped him to be the person he is today. The questions of “why” and “h...

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)...

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...

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Reporter

Effie Giannoudakos

Eftihia (Effie) Giannoudakos is a senior in high school who wants to pursue a career in physics at (hopefully) the University of Colorado in Boulder. She loves music, also well as her dogs, Meatball and Jasmine. Effie - confusingl...

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...

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Reporter

Joey Hernandez

Joseph (Joey) Hernandez is a senior, hoping to pursue a career in music production after high school. He finds love in the arts, and displays his interest through music and tattoos. When asked “If you were a bagel what kind ...

Kary Hernandez
Reporter

Kary Hernandez

Kary is a senior and a first-year member of the Wildcat Chronicle, but she has media experience, as she has been part of the Yearbook Club for two years now and is highly committed. She is not involved in many other WEGO clubs, bu...

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 ...

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...

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Reporter

Anum Mahdi

With a zeal for horror novels, Anum Mahdi is a senior who likes to read. After college, Anum plans to become a therapist. 

Adamaris Mancera
Reporter

Adamaris Mancera

This is Adamaris' senior year, and she is excited to be part of the Wildcat Chronicle for the first time.

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...

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Reporter

Isha Nasib

Isha is an aspiring new reporter in her first year of high school. She decided that Journalism would help her become more social and outgoing. In regard to music, Isha has very broad taste, and she is always willing to furt...

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...

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Reporter

Miley Pegg

Freshman Miley Pegg plays guitar and is on the cheer team, but her inspiration for taking Journalism stems from the show “Gilmore Girls”, one of her favorite shows. When she is not busy with school and extracurriculars, sh...

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...

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Reporter

Anela Poskovic

Anela is a friendly and laidback senior. She was interested in taking journalism to get out of AP LANG as well as to feed her passion for writing. Her hobbies consist of doing makeup and shopping for clothes. Anela also knows m...

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...

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Reporter

Nancy Sanchez

Nancy is a junior at West Chicago taking Journalism for the first time (due to multiple recommendations). She speaks English, Spanish, and French, but decided to learn Mandarin to communicate better. She plays an "unremarkable" n...

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...

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Reporter

Sebastian Sanchez

Sebastian is a senior who loves to listen to The Neighborhood and The Kid LAROI. When he gets older, Sebastian would like pursue something in business, and be his own boss. His hobbies include working out, driving around, and making...

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...

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Reporter

Ja’Nyah Villa

Ja’Nyah Villa is an ambitious freshman and a first-year Journalism student. Ja'Nyah is passionate about what she loves, and what she wants to do in the future; she hopes to pursue journalism at NIU or Columbia (and possibly g...

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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Emily Ziajor

Emily Ziajor is a WEGO junior in her first year of journalism. She attended the National High School Journalism Convention last November, and thoroughly loved the experience. She is a Polish-American (in her final year of Polish Sc...

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