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  • Learning Litigation

    In preparation for a legal showdown at Maine West’s home Mock Trial tournament tomorrow, the team has analyzed the facts, plotted strategies, and transformed from a group of high school students into a legal team of lawyers and witnesses.   This year, Mock Trial Team takes up a case about a hazing incident at a…

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  • The Final Cut

    With responsibilities ranging from final class assessments to last-minute prom preparations, the end of the year is defined for many by a culmination of concluding events and a great deal of stress. With recent changes, however, a new district policy might help lighten the load.   Starting this May, all AP classes will have optional…

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  • Pup & Coming

    Wagging his tail and eager to help, Teddy — Maine West’s first therapy dog — got his introduction to West last month.   “Teddy seemed to be kind of uncertain by the people in our class, but he was an overall kind and friendly dog. He did a couple of tricks and even high-fived a…

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  • Class leads C-Wing lot renovation

    In order to help the traffic flow in C-wing parking lot, the Civil Engineering class will be meeting with the engineers who work for the school to brainstorm ideas to remodel for the lot to be complete by the beginning of next school year.   The main point of the project was to improve the…

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  • The Final Cut: AP Test Policy Change

    With responsibilities ranging from final class assessments to last-minute prom preparations, the end of the year is defined for many by a culmination of concluding events and great deal of stress. With recent changes, however, a new district policy might help lighten the load.   Starting this May, all AP classes will have optional finals….

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  • One of West’s Best

    Competing against each other in a pageant tonight in the theater, Maine West boys will help with Orchesis fundraising by participating in Mr. Maine West. Mr. Maine West will be crowned at the end of the contest, which begins at 7 p.m. This is a one-night show that involves a very limited amount of rehearsal…

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  • Remembering a Warrior

    Maine West social worker Scott Christopher Lloyd, husband to Jane and father of Ethan and Alexandra Lloyd, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 18 2016 while on a trip in Wisconsin. He was born on March 4, 1962, in Blue Island, IL. With experience as a science teacher and dean, Mr. Lloyd is remembered most by…

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  • Partners in Pilgrimage

    Tens of thousands of people will travel on Dec. 12 to the Maryville Academy campus on River Road in Des Plaines for the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Hispanic Catholics celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe, when they pay their respects to the Virgin Mary for the blessings they have received. Every…

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  • All Aboard

    Though modern technology, social media apps, and video games have all seemingly become an integral part of the 21st century, Board Came Club is giving students the opportunity to unplug and focus on more traditional fun. Held every other Wednesday from 3:15-5:00 p.m. in B109, Board Game Club aims to give students an opportunity to…

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