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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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  • Lounging Around

    BY Malaika zaidi reporter Based on numerous requests on feedback sheets sent out by Principal’s Leadership Team in the past year, Maine West opened a senior lounge this fall, eliminating the faculty cafeteria to make way for more seating and tables. The old faculty cafeteria was redesigned and repurposed in order to give the class…

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  • Traffic turnabout

    BY Masooma Sultan reporter After a series of messy traffic jams getting into and out of C-wing lot, changes were made to this year’s original parking plan to close the front circle drive in the mornings and afternoons. Hoping to alleviate the crush of traffic it created on Warrior Way and Maine West Drive after…

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  • Star of the Show

    When 2,300 students filled the stands to watch the first solar eclipse to cross the United States since 1918, “It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It would have been great to be in the direct line of view, but we still caught a great glimpse from where we were,” senior Varun Nair said of the…

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  • Remembering Warriors- Izaiah

    Izaiah Franceschi: 2001-2017 BY Chris Rios news editor While home with his younger brother, 15-year old Izaiah Franceschi, a Maine West freshman, was shot in a fatal incident at the start of spring finals week. Rushed to Lutheran General Hospital, Franceschi died on May 22. According to a police statement, Izaiah was accidentally shot with…

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  • Understanding Charlottesville

    #Violence in Virginia awakens national fears Outraged by the local government’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, white nationalists and the Unite the Right groups held a torch-bearing rally and march in #Charlottesville, VA, carrying guns and shouting Nazi slogans on Aug. 11-12. By Saturday morning, counter-protesters were marching as…

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