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Maine West and Maine East – Top 50 in Illinois High Schools

In May, US News released the 2018 list for best high schools statewide - ranking Maine West as the top...
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Maine West and Maine East – Top 50 in Illinois High Schools
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Taste of Des Plaines 2018

The Taste of Des Plaines was held over the course of two days, Friday and Saturday in downtown Des Plaines. The festival featured free live music, different games, food from local restaurants, wine, and even a climbing wall. Many were able to enjoy their time listening to the live bands in the designated seated area, while others with children were provided a family area full of different games.
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Taste of Des Plaines 2018
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Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

Des Plaines honored fallen soldiers during today's Memorial Day Ceremony at Lake Park Memorial Pavilion. Wearing contemporary uniforms, students freshman Carter D., senior Brett P., senior Matthew M., senior Derek P., sophomore Liam B. and freshman Miguel P. portrayed soldiers and their family members from the Civil War through the Vietnam War, reciting a short speech about each soldier's death and the impact it made on their family, while juniors and buglers Claire F. and Davis P. played a rendition of "Taps". A recording is available on the Des Plaines City Council's website.
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Memorial Day Ceremony 2018
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Seniors Leave Their Mark

The seniors leave their mark in the new Westerner office by putting their handprints on the wall. #2018
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Seniors Leave Their Mark
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Pi Sigma Pi 2018 Annual Picnic

Today students gather outside the Pool after school to celebrate their involvement in Pi Sigma Pi, Maine West’s Social Science Honors Society. “I really enjoy spending time with my classmates at the yearly picnic while we enjoy hotdogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, chips, and refreshments while receiving our induction certificates,” sophomore Kensey Reeves said.
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Pi Sigma Pi 2018 Annual Picnic
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Moving to a New Westerner Office

The Westerner office is packed up and ready for its new home in C200A for the upcoming school years. “I hope it’ll be comfortable and even better than the previous Westerner office. I’m also excited to see what it holds for us in the future,” junior Zac A. said.
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Moving to a New Westerner Office
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Honors Assembly: Class of 2018

The annual Honor’s assembly is awarding the outgoing class of 2018 with both new and old awards. “I think that this assembly motivates the underclass men to strive for the greatness that our seniors have laid out for us,” junior Bishop N said.
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Honors Assembly: Class of 2018
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First Day of AP Testing

Hope your first day of AP testing went as well as Westerner editor Chris R.'s did. Good luck for the rest of AP testing! Make sure to study hard, sleep well, and eat a great breakfast!
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First Day of AP Testing
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ACS Relay for Life with Maine West NHS

NHS members went to a ACS Relay for Life on Saturday to participate and plan for a future NHS project.
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ACS Relay for Life with Maine West NHS
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Maine West’s Math Teams go to ICTM math competition

Maine West's junior and senior math teams traveled to the University of Illinois to compete in the annual ICTM math competition on Saturday. The junior-senior two-person team comprised of seniors Bhagirath M. and Brett P. ranked 9th out of 27 teams. Bhagirath and junior Daniel J. also obtained 6th out of 35 teams for orals, the highest finish the MW math team has ever had. Mehta also placed 14th in the state in individuals out of the 192 students competing.
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Maine West’s Math Teams go to ICTM math competition
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Powering the Future
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Powering the Future

Malala Yousafzai. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mahatma Gandhi. These well-known and celebrated activists have changed the course of the future...
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Love by every which way
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Love by every which way

Showcasing the different aspects of love, the spring play “Love/Sick” will premiere on April 19 at 4 p.m., with two...
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Life Skills students and Friends Connect team-up for basketball tournament

Hosting the annual Special Olympics Christian Volkmann basketball tournament, Maine West’s two special basketball teams played three games each during...
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Reaching Goals by Scoring Goals
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Reaching Goals by Scoring Goals

Since graduating from Maine West in 2013, alumni Xavier Gomez has embarked on an exciting career in Major League Soccer....
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The End of a Legend
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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...
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MW Girls Track and Field Conference

Coming in at third place at the conference meet last Thursday, the Maine West girls varsity track team worked hard...
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MW Girls Soccer vs Wheeling

Junior Sarah Magnoni led the Warriors girls soccer team to a 2-0 record after their 6-1 victory over Wheeling last...
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Softball takes two over Niles North in dominating wins

A two game series on March 17 against Niles North put Maine West girls softball at the top as they...
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Anti-Gay Protest Erupts at Mountain View Mines

Embracing their first amendment rights, protesters stood by the end of the road at Mountain View Adventure Center on Algonquin...
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Boys Track Posts Top Five Finishes In CSL Invite

By Danny Fowler Taking sixth place in the CSL invite on March 16, the Maine West Boys Track team had...
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The Tribe Team

The highlight of third period on Fridays: Tribe News. Their segments tell the stories of Maine West’s events and highlight...
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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....
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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...
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Fast Path to Failure
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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...
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Crash the Boards
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Crash the Boards

The Warriors boys basketball team had a slow start to the season, but has since bounced back to make this...
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Now is the Time
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Now is the Time

  Standing at 23-1 and pummeling opponents from all over the Midwest, the Lady Warriors will not be derailed by...
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Loud and Proud
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Loud and Proud

Posting their highest score of the season, Cheer team had their best performance of the year at Niles West this...
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The Changing Face of Dating
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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...
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Up and Coming

Full of chances to see high school thespians from across Illinois perform their best shows, as well as to participate...
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