During the midterm elections on Nov. 6, Marty Moylan (D) surpassed Marilyn Smolenski (R) by more than ten percent to secure a spot as state representative for the 55th district, which includes Des Plaines. His progressive stance on gun control and family values helped to propel him to the win. All over Des Plaines, locals…Read More
Sarah S.| Nov 7, 2018
Members of DECA were provided with the opportunity to enhance their skills on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center. Around 15 students decided to attend the optional field trip as a way to prepare and learn about role plays, which they will later have to execute at regionals on Jan. 25….Read More
Monroe T.| Nov 2, 2018
Maine West’s annual Variety Show (V-Show) kicked off yesterday with two more performances to go: one on Nov 2 and another on Nov 3, both starting at 7 P.M. This year’s V-Show theme is Reality TV Show. The MCs are doing their very own rendition of the Bachelor that is between acts shown throughout the…Read More
Davis P.| Nov 1, 2018
The first Saturday of November saw Maine West’s annual science fair. Over 200 middle and elementary school students came to participate in different science activities. These had a range of topics including chain reactions, DNA, messy home experiments and chemistry demonstrations. Senior Vincent Parcelli was in charge of an egg drop station. Kids were encourgared…Read More
Leonardo G.| Jun 18, 2018
In May, US News released the 2018 list for best high schools statewide – ranking Maine West as the top 27th while Maine East ranked top 46th among Illinois. Both high schools were able to reach such high rankings due to their exceptional performance upon the following criteria: performance in the statewide test by low-income…Read More
Westerner Editors| May 22, 2018
Today students gather outside the Pool after school to celebrate their involvement in Pi Sigma Pi, Maine West’s Social Science Honors Society. “I really enjoy spending time with my classmates at the yearly picnic while we enjoy hotdogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, chips, and refreshments while receiving our induction certificates,” sophomore Kensey Reeves said.Read More
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