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  • Entertainment

    Hate crime and one town’s healing takes center stage in this weekend’s fall play

         Following the reaction of the town of Laramie, Wyoming, after the murder of university student Matthew Shephard, Maine West High School’s Fall play, “The Laramie Project,” will be available for download on the Maine West Drama website starting 7 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Nov. 15 at midnight. Tickets for the…

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  • News

    Soaring Through Success

    Performing at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for Theater Fest for the first time in more than 10 years, the fall play production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” will be going to state Jan.  9, 10, and 11. Just as high school sports go to state, this opportunity allows the cast and crew to…

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  • The Tribe Team

    The highlight of third period on Fridays: Tribe News. Their segments tell the stories of Maine West’s events and highlight students’ personalities. Behind the scenes, the Advanced Television and Film Production team brainstorm, write, film, and edit each video for weeks before they are broadcast at school. “It takes about a week and a half…

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  • Institute days give teachers new ideas

    Teachers were put into the student’s place this week Institute day for the semi annual teacher institute day on Nov. 7. On teacher institute day, teachers continued planning for next year’s change to a modified block schedule and worked in teams on lessons for current classes. Maine West science teacher Jeffrey Tieman said teachers learned…

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  • V-Show completes its annual production

    In this year’s V-Show, students from Maine West showed the audience their talents by singing, dancing, and doing other acts, Nov 4-6 for “That Angsty 80’s V-Show.” V-Show is a performance where the audience gets to enjoy the different acts the performers put together after long hours of practice during the past six weeks. Senior…

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  • Class council looks to mentor young athletes

    To help younger kids in Des Plaines interact with high schoolers, Sophomore Class Council is hoping to start a sports buddy program. Class council members want kids in local leagues and park district programs to team up with the high schoolers in their sports. They want high school students to be able to learn new…

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Westerner: The Maine West student voice for more than 50 years