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  • Softball takes two over Niles North in dominating wins

    A two game series on March 17 against Niles North put Maine West girls softball at the top as they defeated Niles North in both games. The girls started the season off at Niles North and took the first game by storm and shut out Niles North with a score of 7-0. In the second…

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  • Anti-Gay Protest Erupts at Mountain View Mines

    Embracing their first amendment rights, protesters stood by the end of the road at Mountain View Adventure Center on Algonquin Road in Des Plaines on March 17. They protested against gay marriage holding up signs hoping to spread their message out. Shelli Sarg who works for the Des Plaines Park District and Mountain View Mines…

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  • Boys Track Posts Top Five Finishes In CSL Invite

    By Danny Fowler Taking sixth place in the CSL invite on March 16, the Maine West Boys Track team had top five finishers in multiple events. Although the boys track team finished in last place as a team, they try and look at these invites as any other type of meet. “(We prepare) the same…

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    Maine West, We’re Failing Our Foreign Language Students

    We all know the benefits of knowing another language: employment benefits, better cognitive abilities, and maybe even getting a date. Luckily for us, we don’t have to go to desperate measures to learn these skills. Amidst all the electives Maine West has to offer, one particular field of courses revolve around the learning — and…

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  • The Olympic Games: Worth It Or Not?

    Since the days of chariot races and naked boxing, the Olympic Games have been a part of world history since those very first games were played in Greece in the 6th century B.C. The games have evolved into the largest international sporting event in the world, representing an opportunity for countries to unify under the…

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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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