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  • Thanks but No Thanks

    In the midst of holiday indulgences and Black Friday specials, Americans commonly drift farther and farther away from the true meaning of the holiday season: gratitude. Much like the suffering the Pilgrims first experienced, most Americans arrived here as struggling immigrants who had to work hard and rely on the help of others to survive,…

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  • Films Twist Reality

    With their spontaneous dance numbers, acne-free cast members, whirlwind romances, and essentially no homework, movies that feature school life are not set up to mirror what the real high school experience is like. Movies, especially, distort a person’s perception of the daily life experiences of teens. “At one point or another students have seen movies…

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  • Forty is the New Zero

    As the school year gets into full swing, students have now grown accustomed to the new changes to the policies here at school. One such change is the new retake policy implemented by the school board. The new retake policy allows students to retake summative assessments after completing a series of requirements such as turning…

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  • Push for AP

    Two new Advanced Placement (AP) classes, AP Computer Science Principles and the primarily freshman-directed AP World History, alongside policy changes this year, are leading to an increase in the number of AP classes that Maine West students are taking. AP classes are popular among ambitious students for two main reasons: they offer a challenge where…

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