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  • Holly Days and Winter Assembly

    Student Council  has spent the past month preparing for this week’s winter assembly and Holly Days. For the winter assembly, the whole school gets together in the Spec Gym for team games and songs . StuCo sponsor Melissa Lloyd anticipates an enthusiastic response from the student body, who are looking beyond finals to winter break….

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  • Prism Concert

    To start the holiday season, Maine West band, choir, and orchestra students are performing in the Prism Concert tonight, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Maine West theater. From jazz to holiday songs, Prism Concert will have a variety of music genres to engage the audience during their performance. “I just tried to choose…

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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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  • Wholesomely Horrible

    “Fresh. Wholesome. Made from scratch.” This is what you see right on the homepage of the Quest website. Sounds like a pretty great slogan that our school lunch meal providers have. Except our food might not be living up to those expectations. It is a bit humorous to say that the boxes filled with frozen,…

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  • Right to Balance

    Knowing your limits and how much of a workload you can bear is the key to being successful in high school; however, the recent #push for students to take #AP classes has completely changed that. Without the option of accelerated classes, students are forced to choose between regular and AP classes, which have a drastically…

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