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Beyond the Veil

Life and death, family and freedom. That is what’s on the line for Maine West families after President Trump signed...
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Trump Takes Action

Six weeks and 11 executive orders into his presidency, President Donald Trump has elicited mixed yet strong reactions from the...
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Is it Worth the Work?

The new freedoms and opportunities of high school come with responsibility, but they also come at a cost — literally....
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Features

Beyond the Veil

Life and death, family and freedom. That is what’s on the line for Maine West families after President Trump signed...
Read More
Features

Trump Takes Action

Six weeks and 11 executive orders into his presidency, President Donald Trump has elicited mixed yet strong reactions from the...
Read More
Features

Is it Worth the Work?

The new freedoms and opportunities of high school come with responsibility, but they also come at a cost — literally....
Read More
Features

Dinner Takes All

We’ve stashed our costumes, hidden the ghost decor, and eaten the last of the candy corn. With Halloween long-gone, families...
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10 under $10

There is no need to spend a fortune this winter to make it a memorable one. From staying indoors and...
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Surround Sound

While students likely know the typical Michael Buble and Mariah Carey holiday tunes almost by heart, the Maine West Fine...
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Addition to Tradition

Providing a taste of Hispanic Christmas culture, the annual Posada Dance, will take place on Dec. 16 from 7-10 p.m....
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Merry Melodies

Tri-M Music Honor Society aims to continue a Maine West tradition by caroling throughout downtown Des Plaines this December. Simultaneously...
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When the Secret Gets Out

‘Twill be the night before Christmas when after midnight, parents sneak out of bed to a place out of sight...
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Rush to a New Holiday

While some think it is acceptable to be listening to ‘Deck the Halls’ the day after Halloween, others differ by...
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Thanks but No Thanks

In the midst of holiday indulgences and Black Friday specials, Americans commonly drift farther and farther away from the true...
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Films Twist Reality

With their spontaneous dance numbers, acne-free cast members, whirlwind romances, and essentially no homework, movies that feature school life are...
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Forty is the New Zero

As the school year gets into full swing, students have now grown accustomed to the new changes to the policies...
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Push for AP

Two new Advanced Placement (AP) classes, AP Computer Science Principles and the primarily freshman-directed AP World History, alongside policy changes...
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Miranda Gonzalez

Assisstant Entertainment Editor

Miranda Gonzalez has been on staff for three years and is currently a senior. She is co-captain of the varsity badminton and girls swim team. She is also an officer for Tribe and WADA.

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