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    Powering the Future

    Malala Yousafzai. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mahatma Gandhi. These well-known and celebrated activists have changed the course of the future because of their fights for civil rights. At West, Voice for the Nameless has won honors for their advocacy for civil rights and is known for their work in Des Plaines, in Chicago, and throughout…

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    Love by every which way

    Showcasing the different aspects of love, the spring play “Love/Sick” will premiere on April 19 at 4 p.m., with two more shows on April 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. “Love/Sick” is broken into nine different vignettes, each having a different angle on love, relationships, or marriage. Director David Harmon explains it as “a hilarious…

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  • 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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  • Up and Coming

    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 from both Drama Club and Thespian Club were given…

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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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September 2018