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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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    A Season Like No Other

         Big Ten football has made its comeback! Seven games kicked off the 2020 college football season at the end of October, and a month later our local Northwestern Wildcats are undefeated in conference match-ups while past powerhouse Nebraska languishes at the bottom.       By the end of this shortened season, each team…

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    Getting past the obstacles

         Many of us vividly remember March 13, 2020 as the day when everything fell apart. As people started stocking up on toilet paper and social distancing became the new norm, the difficulty of life was raised to “hard” without warning.       Of course, quarantine wasn’t all that bad. However, once August came…

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    Hybrid gives students a newfound sense of flexibility

         When students departed school on March 13, they didn’t anticipate that in-person classes wouldn’t resume school-wide until Nov. 10.       For months, the school and district administration worked on creating a hybrid schedule that allows staff and students to return to school on an alternating schedule that aims to follow CDC guidelines. …

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