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    Wild Collections

    Collections seem to be a fairly lost art these days. There are, however, still many students and teachers who are avid collectors and are passionate about topics we wouldn’t expect. While we usually envision collections as seashells, rocks, cds, etc, collections can be very meaningful and can represent things that people value and care about…

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    Reaching Goals by Scoring Goals

    Since graduating from Maine West in 2013, alumni Xavier Gomez has embarked on an exciting career in Major League Soccer. After his successful college career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Gomez was drafted by Minnesota United FC at the 2018 Major League Soccer Superdraft. Before college, Gomez played in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy with…

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  • Beyond the Veil

    Life and death, family and freedom. That is what’s on the line for Maine West families after President Trump signed an executive on Jan. 27 order stopping any Syrian refugee from resettling here and banning people from seven Muslim-dominant countries from entering the United States. Homam Saffaf, a freshman who arrived here in August as…

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  • Trump Takes Action

    Six weeks and 11 executive orders into his presidency, President Donald Trump has elicited mixed yet strong reactions from the public. While supporters are hopeful about how the remainder of Trump’s time in office will play out, Maine West students who have previously given their support to Trump express concerns about some of the actions…

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  • Is it Worth the Work?

    The new freedoms and opportunities of high school come with responsibility, but they also come at a cost — literally. A Friday night out to Buffalo Wild Wings is no longer funded by the National Bank of Mom and Dad, and it is time to start providing for oneself a bit more. In other words…

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  • Dinner Takes All

    We’ve stashed our costumes, hidden the ghost decor, and eaten the last of the candy corn. With Halloween long-gone, families are now preparing their own unique ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with special food and fun. For Thanksgiving, people typically think of turkey, stuffing, and gravy. For senior Runal Patel, though, the word Thanksgiving means something…

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