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…Read More
Anita J.| Sep 26, 2016
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…Read More
Christopher R.| Sep 26, 2016
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…Read More
Corinne B.| Sep 26, 2016
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…Read More
Natalia W.| Sep 26, 2016
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…Read More
Applications for next year’s Westerner staff are available!
You can complete the application by clicking on the link below
Make sure to submit it by Thursday, Feb. 21.