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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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Physics Phun with Phriends
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Physics Phun with Phriends

I wanted to share the longer version of an article I published for my school newspaper - on Page 9...
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Winning with Momentum

Learning the science behind the sport
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Winning Winter

From skating to skiing, a total of 92 countries will be competing in this year’s Winter Olympics, with the lavish...
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Russian Roulette

Gambling away chances to compete in the Olympics
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A Tradition of Racism

America: the Racist. That is the unpleasant reality we don’t like to talk about. The skeleton in the closet. The...
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Poetry Out Loud

For the fourth year in a row, Maine West is holding the annual school-wide “Poetry Out Loud” contest, allowing students...
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Drama Students Hit the Road to See Illinois’ Talent

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

" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"] Highlights from Maine West athletics throughout this past year!
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The Tech Troubadour

Check out my new book, "computer poems". Open the pdf version here or download it for the Kindle here. "computer poems"...
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Holly Days and Winter Assembly

Student Council  has spent the past month preparing for this week’s winter assembly and Holly Days. For the winter assembly,...
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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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