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    Block-ed opportunities

    We’re all getting used to the block schedule and how it affects us, teachers included. There are so many different ways that teachers have been using this extended period to help students and, although some work well many others… not so much. In my classes alone, I’ve seen multiple different ways in which the block…

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    The End of a Legend

    Brilliant is one word I would use to describe Stephen Hawking. A man of strength and determination who not only contributed greatly to the field of science but the world as a whole. One cannot doubt Hawking’s impact and legacy, for he was indeed the Albert Einstein of our time. Stephen Hawking died early in…

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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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    Fast Path to Failure

    As we all parade to our counselors to register for next year’s classes, many students have overlooked the newest course offering for 2018-2019: Plagiarism 101. Taught by the best of the best, this will be a class equipping students with the right tools to save time on their essays while presenting a professional outlook on…

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    The Changing Face of Dating

    With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we see how thoroughly we’ve internalized the message that we must have someone — anyone — to celebrate with. And with the rise of digital media to solve every problem and meet every need, people are experimenting with drastically different ways to find that “true love.” Finding someone face-to-face has…

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