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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

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

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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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 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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Red Ribbon Week Fosters Healthy Living

According to the Illinois Youth Survey of Maine Township High School students, in 2016, approximately 30% of District 207 students...
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West’s Got Talent

With an emphasis on reaching out to the quirky talents among West students, Maine West hosts its annual Variety Show,...
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Spectacular Sounds

Preparing for the Marching Band Spectacular this Tuesday, the Marching Warriors are currently making final touches to their indoor showcase,...
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A New Precedent

With Republican Donald Trump bragging about his lewd treatment of women and Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign attacked by Russian hackers,...
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WELLNESS for WEST

Helping West students with everything from anxiety to concussions to colds, District 207’s School-Based Health Center (SBHC) is a primary...
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Race: The Modern Wall

Whether it is within the walls of West or in the heated arena of political debate during election season, the...
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Kicking up the Warrior Spirit

Being a true Warrior takes a special kind of “school spirit.” It goes beyond the outrageous outfits, blue and gold...
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The End of an Era

Illinois students regain rights under new law
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All Ready for Aldworth

  Returning to Maine West after serving as an administrator in other schools for the past decade, assistant principal for...
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Quest Food Prices on the Rise

With the contract renewal that occurred last summer, Quest has been serving Maine West students for well over 10 years....
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Films Twist Reality

With their spontaneous dance numbers, acne-free cast members, whirlwind romances, and essentially no homework, movies that feature school life are...
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Death of American Culture

Arriving in Spain this summer as part of a study abroad program, I knew that there would be differences between...
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Forty is the New Zero

As the school year gets into full swing, students have now grown accustomed to the new changes to the policies...
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Big Changes at West

A few short weeks ago, students were participating in outdoor activities and caroling songs of summer cheer. But as the...
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Push for AP

Two new Advanced Placement (AP) classes, AP Computer Science Principles and the primarily freshman-directed AP World History, alongside policy changes...
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After School Action

Crowding the LRC with energy and excitement, Maine West students gathered for Video Game Club’s first meeting on August 31....
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Home Away From Home

Voice for the Nameless aims to welcome refugees to Des Plaines
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Editorial Policy

Editorial Policy   The student-produced newspaper of Maine West High School, the Westerner, is dedicated to maintaining the values of...
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Editorial Board 2016-17

Editorial Board:   Editor-in-Chief: Stefan Balaban, Emma Dempsey   Associate Editor-in-Chief: Anita Jasinska   News Editors: Chris Rios, Anita Jasinska...
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Prosthetic Arms

Over the years, I wrote many snippets about my ongoing activities, but never got a chance to actually post them...
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