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  • In-Depth

    Community-Wide Plastic Bag Drive

    By Abby W., in-depth reporter    Clean Up Give Back, a local non-profit environmental group is hosting a clean-up challenge during April in celebration of Earth month called the Community-Wide Plastic Bag Drive. The challenge is a plastic bag collection campaign sponsored by Trex, Jewel, and others supporting environmental causes.  Trex will take the plastic…

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  • News

    Student Scientists Honored for Service and Achievement

    By Anna T., news reporter A celebration of the work they’ve put in and their love of science, Science National Honor Society inductees prepare to be officially inducted on March 3 at 7 p.m. in  the Maine West Auditorium. Science National Honor Society is devoted to forming and recognizing the future’s scientists in a high…

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  • Super Bowl preview: Will the Bengals roar on the Rams’ home field for Sunday’s championship?

    By Daniel S., sports writer Sports fans across the world have waited all year for this Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI, one of the most exciting games of the year. This year’s matchup, between the Cincinnati Bengals and Las Angeles Rams, means there will be no hometown favorites for Des Plaines football fans. If your team…

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  • News

    Social Science Classes Restructured for the Masses

    Amidst the waves of change overtaking West, a new financial literacy course will be offered to juniors and seniors, and US History will shift to sophomore year.  The one-semester financial literacy course requirement will impact this year’s freshmen, and some sophomores will start taking AP US History next fall.  With the additional upperclassmen course requirement…

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  • Entertainment

    Jingle Ball is Back in Business

    Featuring a lineup of multiple famous artists, the Jingle Ball is an annual winter concert hosted by Chicagoland’s popular radio station, 103.5 KISS FM. Artists such as Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Black Eyed Peas and Saweetie. Scheduled to be held at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont last year, but cancelled, it now takes place…

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  • Entertainment

    Our Staff’s Fall Recipes

    As the reality, and the weather, sets in with colder temperatures and golden brown leaves, many see this new season as a shift from not only clothing and accessories, but at-home delicacies as well. With a new variety of the harvest and a wide range of autumn-esque flavors, It’s safe to say that the fall…

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