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  • YES unfolds in the cafeteria

    Approximately 120 Des Plaines teens will gather at the Maine West cafeteria on Nov. 11 to attend the annual Youth Empowerment Seminar. Leaders will lead groups to discuss various topics that are pertinent to them, such as social media, dating issues, and friendship. Led by Maine West, the Des Plaines Youth Commission, and the Maine…

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  • Veterans Day Assembly

    World War II veteran Howard Hill spoke about his time in the Navy, joking about his experiences and also shedding light on the adversity he faced. Hill was one of the first Americans who visited Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped. Junior Clara C. and seniors Destiny O. and Varun N. also spoke during…

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  • Freedom of Hate

    Torches burned the sky as white nationalist protests echoed throughout the University of Virginia, shouting “Jews will not replace us; white lives matter; blood and soil.” All the while, though, the Ku Klux Klan’s (KKK), a white supremacist hate organization, right to protest has remained constitutionally protected.           Typically a peaceful college town, the city…

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  • Red Ribbon Week Fosters Healthy Living

    According to the Illinois Youth Survey of Maine Township High School students, in 2016, approximately 30% of District 207 students said that they have used alcohol and approximately 12% said that they have used some form of marijuana. Despite recent declines in use, substance abuse still remains an issue among high school teens. Addressing this…

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  • West’s Got Talent

    With an emphasis on reaching out to the quirky talents among West students, Maine West hosts its annual Variety Show, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. and Nov. 4-5at 7 p.m. The directors aimed to feature more than just the traditional performing arts groups in this year’s show titled “Breaking the News”. “The variety is off…

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  • A New Precedent

    With Republican Donald Trump bragging about his lewd treatment of women and Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign attacked by Russian hackers, the presidential race has been filled with spectacle and drama, in addition to the usual conflicts over different policies. Whether it’s on immigration, climate change, healthcare, or national security, the candidates hold many contradictory beliefs….

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