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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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Star of the Show

When 2,300 students filled the stands to watch the first solar eclipse to cross the United States since 1918, “It...
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Remembering Warriors- Izaiah

Izaiah Franceschi: 2001-2017BY Chris Riosnews editorWhile home with his younger brother, 15-year old Izaiah Franceschi, a Maine West freshman, was...
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Remembering Warriors-Arturo

Arturo Quintero: 2001-2017by Danny Daoodasst. news editorArturo Quintero, a Maine West sophomore, was driving back home from a trip in...
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Enhance your Dance

Enhance your danceby kara dempseyentertainment editorand Danny Fowlerphoto editorEven if you are never going to get in formation in one...
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Amplifying The Spirit

Amplifying the Spirit Student organizations work together towards a new  outlook on school spiritBy: Ivonne SanchezCheering throughout the game, getting...
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Understanding Charlottesville

#Violence in Virginia awakens national fears Outraged by the local government’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert...
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#HelloWorld Argonne National Lab

Yesterday, I was invited to speak to senior scientists at Argonne National Lab. After hearing about our #HelloWorldBootCamp for 30...
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3-D Model w/ Tangible User Interface
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3-D Model w/ Tangible User Interface

This year, my 3-D Innovations Club is working on creating a 3-D model of our school. We are planning on...
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#HelloWorld Presentation
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#HelloWorld Presentation

After our six classes, students were ready to present on topics of social good as diverse as saving bees to...
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#HelloWorldCodingCamp
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#HelloWorldCodingCamp

Here's a photo from our #HelloWorld camp, where fellow classmates and I taught students how to code in HTML, CSS...
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Why the Name?

Some people have asked me why the blog is named the "Bohemian Boolean".A Dadaist non-sequitur perhaps? /sWell, a Bohemian is...
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My Audition for the School Newspaper
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My Audition for the School Newspaper

I was recently named co-editor-in-chief of my school newspaper, the Westerner (I designed the website! More on that in a...
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Vignettes

Inspired by Timothy O'Brien's The Things They Carried, I wrote my own vignettes.My bent blue six-inch ruler lies in my...
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Jacob’s Ladder

Check out my AP Physics group's Jacob's Ladder!
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Band, Choir and Orchestra take on NYC

Visiting everything from the bright lights of Broadway to the lush corners of Central Park, students from band, orchestra and...
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Learning Litigation

In preparation for a legal showdown at Maine West’s home Mock Trial tournament tomorrow, the team has analyzed the facts,...
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Beyond the Veil

Life and death, family and freedom. That is what’s on the line for Maine West families after President Trump signed...
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The Final Cut

With responsibilities ranging from final class assessments to last-minute prom preparations, the end of the year is defined for many...
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Hello, Senioritis

At first, like a fool, I thought it wouldn’t happen to me. I thought I was strong, special, exceptional, a sort of Übermench if...
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A Matter of All Opinions

Recently, staff members have been going on a crusade of changes, proposing a new hybrid-block schedule, designing a new Warrior logo, modifying assemblies, and...
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