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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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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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Same Tradition, New Faces AND Adding Underclassmen

SAME TRADITION, NEW FACES THE BATTLE OF THE UPPERCLASSMEN By Dominik Bronakowski And Suzanna Linek As the classes of 2017...
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Drink-and-Tax

Cook County hits students in their walletsBY Sarah smailreporterWhether students are craving a Coke, a Gatorade or even a frappuccino,...
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Facing your Demons By: Jelena

Starting the season with a 3-1 record, the Warriors will take on rivals Maine East this Thursday night in the...
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Lounging Around

BY Malaika zaidireporterBased on numerous requests on feedback sheets sent out by Principal’s Leadership Team in the past year, Maine...
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Framing the Memories

Framing the MemoriesTime may March forward but Alumni Homecoming memories show that traditions stay strongBy: Martylinette Sanchez and Natalia Wolny...
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Traffic turnabout

BY Masooma SultanreporterAfter a series of messy traffic jams getting into and out of C-wing lot, changes were made to...
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seeing skyscrapers

seeing skyscrapersby jenna robbinsreporterIncluding everything from the tops of Chicago skyscrapers to century-old underground bank vaults, Open House Chicago is...
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Hula Into Homecoming

Hula Into Homecoming Warriors share their thoughts and opinions on how to make the most out of their homecoming By:...
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Marching Towards Victory

MARCHING TOWARDS VICTORYAFTER SEIZING SECOND PLACE AT GRAYSLAKE, THE MARCHING WARRIORS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A STRONG SEASONBY ABIGAIL MILOVANCEVICasst....
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STARGIRLS

STARGIRLSSilent sky explores ambition in space explorationby Corinne bellotreporterPortraying the advancements of women through the struggles of a group of...
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