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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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Maine West High School Spanish Students Score Well on NSE
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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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Holocaust survivor talks to Maine West
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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

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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Seniors make decisions for future
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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

Today the girls track team celebrated senior night at their last home meet of the season! Go Warriors!
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Girls track team’s senior night
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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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Mother’s Day plant sale

National Honor Society will be selling plants on May 10th and May 11th for Mother’s Day to help raise money for a new greenhouse! Plants are limited so make sure to come early and get your Mother’s Day plants!
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Green issue corrections night

Westerner staff has their corrections night for the upcoming Green Issue that comes out May 11th. Don’t forget to ask your teachers to pass them out 3rd period! “It’s very stressful because of how many staff members there are,” junior Davis Parks said. Another new Editor on the staff, sophomore Malaika Zaidi, said, “It’s really nice seeing everything come together!”
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Landon Habler runs meter relay at Prospect invite

Landon Habler runs the first leg of the 4x200 meter relay at the Prospect Invite on April 27. The boys got first in their heat at the meet with plenty of state qualifying teams and individuals at play. Go Warriors!
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Prism Concert

To start the holiday season, Maine West band, choir, and orchestra students are performing in the Prism Concert tonight, Dec....
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QRADS Explanation

What does Quadratic Residue Acoustic Diffuser Simulator mean? Well, an acoustic diffuser is a typically-wooden device placed on a wall...
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Quadratic Residue Acoustic Diffuser Simulator

Since I have been playing around with my Raspberry Pi for my 3-D school model project, I wanted to play...
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Institute days give teachers new ideas

Teachers were put into the student’s place this week Institute day for the semi annual teacher institute day on Nov....
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V-Show completes its annual production

In this year’s V-Show, students from Maine West showed the audience their talents by singing, dancing, and doing other acts,...
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Class council looks to mentor young athletes

To help younger kids in Des Plaines interact with high schoolers, Sophomore Class Council is hoping to start a sports...
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Food Drive aims to fill pantry shelves
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Food Drive aims to fill pantry shelves

Students from Maine West held a canned food drive from Oct. 23 to Nov. 10. The food will going to...
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Students share their best images

Photo and digital students currently have their artwork featured in the 16th annual Gallery 64 show. Gallery 64 is in...
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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...
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Turkey Trot

In order to raise money for the Des Plaines Food Pantry and Self-Help Closet, the 18th annual Turkey Trot run...
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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...
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Wholesomely Horrible

“Fresh. Wholesome. Made from scratch.” This is what you see right on the homepage of the Quest website. Sounds like...
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Chrome Extension

I just created my first Chrome extension!I created an extension for WestTime, an application at our school that help students...
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Seniors Helping Seniors
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Seniors Helping Seniors

As I wrote before, after assisting senior scientists at Argonne National Lab with technology, I was inspired to change our...
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Braille Printing Sample
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Braille Printing Sample

We 3-D printed our first Braille sample, which is pretty high quality, despite us printing at low resolution. We are...
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2-D Laser-cut Model of our School
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2-D Laser-cut Model of our School

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Powder-Puff

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PLgk-9WiDHGHo-3El93eMaOUIgUKC5xs0d[/embedyt] Juniors and seniors voice their opinions on the annual Juniors v. Seniors Powder-Puff Football Game!
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Right to Balance

Knowing your limits and how much of a workload you can bear is the key to being successful in high...
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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;...
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Violence in Virginia Awakens National Fears

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