• Turkey Trot

    In order to raise money for the Des Plaines Food Pantry and Self-Help Closet, the 18th annual Turkey Trot run is scheduled for today at 3:30 p.m. in the stadium. Friends and family are encouraged to join the non-competitive run. Turkey Trot participants will pay a $3 entry fee & may enter a prize raffle….

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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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