• The Tribe Team

    The highlight of third period on Fridays: Tribe News. Their segments tell the stories of Maine West’s events and highlight students’ personalities. Behind the scenes, the Advanced Television and Film Production team brainstorm, write, film, and edit each video for weeks before they are broadcast at school. “It takes about a week and a half…

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  • Poetry Out Loud

    For the fourth year in a row, Maine West is holding the annual school-wide “Poetry Out Loud” contest, allowing students to select and perform their favorite professional poetry. This Thursday, the final round will be held in the Little Theater, with semi-finals at 4:30 p.m. and the final round starting at 6:45 p.m. Students who…

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  • Drama Students Hit the Road to See Illinois’ Talent

    Full of chances to see high school thespians from across Illinois perform their best shows, as well as to participate in theater workshops, Maine West students traveled to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival — often called Theatrefest — at Illinois State University Jan. 11-13. Members of both #Drama Club and Thespian Club were given…

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  • 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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  • Drink-and-Tax

    Cook County hits students in their wallets BY Sarah smail reporter Whether students are craving a Coke, a Gatorade or even a frappuccino, they are paying even more than they did last spring, thanks to the new Cook County sweetened beverage tax.  Sweetened beverages now have an additional tax of $0.01 per ounce, making a…

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Westerner: The Maine West student voice for more than 50 years

Meet an Editor!

Nataley Grimmer

Entertainment Editor

Nataley has been on the Westerner since her sophomore year. She started out as a sports reporter. The next year she continued in the sports section and had the role of asst. sports editor. To end her carrier on the Westerner, she moved to the entertainment section as was the editor for her senior year. She has also been involved in orchesis at Maine West her four years. She has loved being a part of the Westerner family.


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