• 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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  • A Tradition of Racism

    America: the Racist. That is the unpleasant reality we don’t like to talk about. The skeleton in the closet. The cancer of our supposedly great nation. We are not a post-race society developed from an era following segregation; we are, instead, part of an epoch marked by denial and silent contempt. Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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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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