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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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  • 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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  • Warrior: Branding Committee Creates a New Standardized Logo for West

    Following months of committee deliberation and professional design guidance, Maine West is welcoming in a brand new face. Effective immediately, West has an updated warrior logo. Aiming to standardize the mascot and give the school a design that will be recognizable and personal, staff members put together a branding committee to work with a graphic…

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