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  • Bring in the Noise

    Pep band, comprised of all band members, attends some of the boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball games where they play music during timeouts and at halftime, hyping up both the team and the crowd. According to senior pep band member McKenna Brannan, the music they play at games is a mix of new and old…

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  • Win from Within

    With conference, regional, and sectional title crowns already secured, the girls basketball state run came to a finish Monday night as the Lady Warriors (No. 10) took on the Geneva Vikings (No. 8) and lost a tough battle, 65-46, on the Addison Trails court.   They finished with a 28-4 record, ending their season in…

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  • On the Front Lines: Trainers

    Blood, sweat, breaks, and tears—the athletic trainers have seen it all. Through long hours and strenuous work, Maine West athletic trainers continue to heal and rehablitate athletes.   The professional training staff at West—which includes head trainer Chuck Marth and athletic trainer Ryan Melligan—works with students in two important ways: as first-responders to athlete injuries…

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  • High Flyers

    With competition season underway, the cheer team will hit the mats with a co-ed challenge at Belvidere North on Dec. 16 and a competition at Rolling Meadows on Dec. 17. After taking second place in conference last year, they are hoping to eclipse their success and bring home a conference trophy in January. This season,…

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  • Gung-ho Guardians

    Parents can serve as motivational voices for their children, pushing them to be the best they can be, but sometimes they push too far or get too intense in the process. This intensity can lead to ugly and heated confrontations between parents and coaches, players and game officials. “Parents want their kids to be successful,…

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  • Method to the Maddoness

    First, man conquered the skies; then radio broadcasts became available; then televisions illuminated homes; then computers transmitted ideas; then man landed on the moon; then the internet was launched, and then the Cubs broke the longest World Series drought in history. For the first time in 108 years, the Cubs reclaimed their title as world…

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  • Dancers’ Precision Provides Key to Wins

    With new choreography, Warriorettes, the Maine West dance team, is striving to step up their scores in their winter competition season. The intense competition they face forces the team to make more realistic goals as it is very difficult to place first in the IHSA competitions. “Competitions are extremely, extremely challenging since the IHSA is…

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