| 2016-17


  • 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 glitter and class rivalries. In the end, it’s about passion, not fashion. With homecoming week kicking off today, it is easy to lose ourselves in small details and forget the other ways we can make…

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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 students John Aldworth has started his first year back with plenty of ideas and possibilities up his sleeve. With history as an English teacher and a volleyball coach at Maine West, Aldworth already feels comfortable…

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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. Though striving to serve healthy and affordable foods, product prices have increased in the past three years. Quest has tried balancing food prices by adjusting their prices to accommodate student interests. By charging students a…

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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 not set up to mirror what the real high school experience is like. Movies, especially, distort a person’s perception of the daily life experiences of teens. “At one point or another students have seen movies…

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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 my familiar American society and the mysterious Spanish culture. Yet, I didn’t realize how flawed some aspects of American culture would seem in comparison to Spain. I’ll admit it was a little nerve wracking at…

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Westerner: The Maine West student voice for more than 50 years

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