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    Insurrection in the Making

         A pandemic, a summer of racial reckoning and violence, an economic recession, and the fiercest election year in modern American history. Much of this uncertainty is still ongoing, except for one. Joseph R. Biden is the winner of the 2020 presidential election, regardless of whether or not you supported him.       But…

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    The Effect of Covid-19 on Movie Theaters

         The movie industry is one of the many fields that has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 virus. The necessity for increased safety measures has created changes in how movies are produced and released, leading to a sharp increase in streaming and the decline of movie theaters.       Movie theater attendance was…

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    Fall Festivities: Social Distanced

         Every teenager in the world has had an itch to enjoy the company of someone other than those who have helped change their diaper, at one time or another. It is important for teenage development to socialize with people, but with everything going on, accomplishing that makes it that much harder.     …

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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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    Dear Maine West Teachers… A Letter of Thanks

      Dear Maine West Teachers,   It isn’t often that we students stop and look beyond our own worlds. We get stuck on the trivial, and, at the end of the day, we spend time managing what we need to get done. We focus on ourselves and leave little time to think beyond our own…

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    A New Generation of Superheroes

         The past two decades have been unquestionably erratic. The world has seen an increase in destructive natural disasters, market crashes, terrorist attacks, protests, mass shootings, extremist groups, wars, and, most recently, a pandemic.       These circumstances have shaped a generation of people like no other, known as Generation Z. This generation was…

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