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Soaring Through Success

Performing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Theater Fest for the first time in more than 10 years,...
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The Making Of a Musical

“Communication. 100%. There are so many people you have to be talking to to make sure that everything is running smoothly."
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The Making Of a Musical
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Voice for the Nameless

Our very own Maine West Community has eagerly been serving as a platform to promote human rights for the past...
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Voice for the Nameless
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Two changes on schedule for second semester

As first semester comes to a close, the Maine West administration is evaluating possible faults of the block schedule. With...
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Two changes on schedule for second semester
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Geometry in Construction

As the first semester is wrapping up, one of Maine West’s newest classes is continuing to make progress on their...
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Geometry in Construction
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Holly Days and Winter Assembly

Continuing an annual tradition, Student Council has been working to plan Holly Days this week and the winter assembly for...
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Holly Days and Winter Assembly
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The First Chapter in a Book of History

To promote reading and writing, especially for children, National English Honor Society is currently having a children’s book drive, collecting...
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The First Chapter in a Book of History
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Wild Collections

Collections seem to be a fairly lost art these days. There are, however, still many students and teachers who are...
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Wild Collections
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International Business Internship Program

The International Business Internship Program (IBIP) was introduced to Maine West two years ago by alumni Linette Sanchez when she...
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International Business Internship Program
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Friends Connect

Friends Connect is a group focussed on creating opportunities for the life skills students to interact with other Maine West...
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Friends Connect
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Voice for the Nameless Members go to Inspiration Corporation
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Voice for the Nameless Members go to Inspiration Corporation

Getting ready to serve dinner, Voice for the Nameless helps out at Inspiration Corporation. "This has changed from being a simple volunteer opportunity to an ongoing experience that has helped me be a better person, but more importantly, it makes people's lives better," senior Abdi Mustafa said.
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Marching Band at Practice
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Marching Band at Practice

MW’s marching band practices before the start of the football season. Drumline is excited to boost spirit as senior Ivan Sanchez said, “Let’s make this drumline our own.”
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Start of Girls Tennis Season
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Start of Girls Tennis Season

Girls tennis, along with other fall sports, are starting their seasons already! Come support our varsity girls tomorrow at 4:30 at their first home game. “I’m really impressed with the new players on varsity, and I think this season will be great because I’m only seeing improvement,” junior Alex M. said.
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Maine West and Maine East – Top 50 in Illinois High Schools
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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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Taste of Des Plaines 2018
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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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Memorial Day Ceremony 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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Seniors Leave Their Mark
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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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Pi Sigma Pi 2018 Annual Picnic
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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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Moving to a New Westerner Office
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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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Honors Assembly: Class of 2018
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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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First Day of AP Testing
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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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ACS Relay for Life with Maine West NHS
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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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Maine West’s Math Teams go to ICTM math competition
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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 High School Spanish Students Score Well on NSE
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Maine West High School Spanish Students Score Well on NSE

Students from Maine West earned a total of three gold, two silver and two bronze medals. Eleven other students attained...
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Holocaust survivor talks to Maine West
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Holocaust survivor talks to Maine West

Today Steen Metz, a Holocaust survivor, talked to Maine West students about his experience in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Odense, Denmark when he was just eight years old. In Theresienstad Concentration Camp 15,000 children passed through and Mr. Metz was just one of 1,500 survivors.
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AP studying opportunities
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AP studying opportunities

Today starting at 3:30pm students are being provided AP studying opportunities in the library. It will be happening Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school at 3:30-6:30pm with refreshments and snacks included. Be there to relieve stress and prepare for your AP exams that start next week!
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Seniors make decisions for future
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Seniors make decisions for future

Seniors across the country have till tomorrow, May 1, to decide what school they will be attending in the falls. Share where you'll be attending next year or where you want to go in the future in the comments!
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Avengers inspired concert
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Avengers inspired concert

The Maine West combined concert and symphonic band met to practice after school in preparation of the spring concert on Thursday. Inspired by the recent release of Avengers: Infinity War, the band will be preforming the theme from The Avengers as one of their three pieces.
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Girls track team’s senior night
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Girls track team’s senior night

Today the girls track team celebrated senior night at their last home meet of the season! Go Warriors!
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Physical mascot will no longer be a tradition at West
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Physical mascot will no longer be a tradition at West

Maine West has decided to keep the name "Warriors," however, in response to the recent criticisms, the physical mascot of the warrior will no longer remain a tradition at West.
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