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    From Online to In-Person

         Although the state of Illinois has averaged almost 10,000 new COVID-19 cases a day for the past three weeks, students began to trickle back to West on a hybrid class schedule before Thanksgiving.        With this in mind, strict restrictions were in place to limit the risk for all: both students and…

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    COVID, College, and Testing Crisis

         Nervous test-takers rejoice! For the past two years, college admissions counselors and the folks from the Career and College Resource Center (CCRC)  have been hinting at a shift away from the focus on standardized testing in the college admissions process. With hundreds of thousands of seniors unable to take the SATs and ACTs…

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    Students unite with neighboring schools to fight racism

             Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) at Maine West is less than a year old, yet it is already starting to make its imprint on the Maine West community.       While the group started in January, with the hope of including more student viewpoints in discussions about equity in District 207, …

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  • Winning Winter

    From skating to skiing, a total of 92 countries will be competing in this year’s Winter Olympics, with the lavish opening ceremonies kicking off this coming Friday in PyeongChang, South Korea. Athletes in fifteen sports are preparing to compete with the best of the best. This year 75% of students plan on watching the games,…

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