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    Two changes on schedule for second semester

    As first semester comes to a close, the Maine West administration is evaluating possible faults of the block schedule. With that, students can expect two major changes over the next few months. The first change is in response to the overcrowded lunch periods. During the X and Z lunch periods on block days, there are…

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    Geometry in Construction

    As the first semester is wrapping up, one of Maine West’s newest classes is continuing to make progress on their ambitious year-long project. Geometry in Construction, a two-period, year-long course of geometry and construction, is an alternative for incoming sophomores who don’t want to take a traditional geometry class. Unlike the standard geometry classes at…

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    Holly Days and Winter Assembly

    Continuing an annual tradition, Student Council has been working to plan Holly Days this week and the winter assembly for this Friday. “We wanted to change up some of the dress up days,” Student Council secretary Amanda Garcia said. “We had been doing a lot of the same days over the years, so we thought…

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    The First Chapter in a Book of History

    To promote reading and writing, especially for children, National English Honor Society is currently having a children’s book drive, collecting gently used books for kids ages 3-12. All books are going to be donated to Toys for Tots. The book drive began on Dec. 3 and continues until Dec. 14. “Our events, like the book…

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    Wild Collections

    Collections seem to be a fairly lost art these days. There are, however, still many students and teachers who are avid collectors and are passionate about topics we wouldn’t expect. While we usually envision collections as seashells, rocks, cds, etc, collections can be very meaningful and can represent things that people value and care about…

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    International Business Internship Program

    The International Business Internship Program (IBIP) was introduced to Maine West two years ago by alumni Linette Sanchez when she was a junior. It is a national program under the organization called Leadership Initiatives. It gives students the chance to work with business partners from other countries and help them come up with solutions to…

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