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    Food Drive aims to fill pantry shelves

    Students from Maine West held a canned food drive from Oct. 23 to Nov. 10. The food will going to the Des Plaines Food Pantry. As of Friday morning, around 1000 cans have been donated, according to StuCo sponsor Melissa Lloyd. StuCo coordinates this annual canned food drive to give back to Des Plaines and…

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  • Students share their best images

    Photo and digital students currently have their artwork featured in the 16th annual Gallery 64 show. Gallery 64 is in the Maine West Library, starting at the end of October and continuing until the middle of next week. Gallery 64 shows off the best of students’ artwork, and it also looks good on college applications….

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  • YES unfolds in the cafeteria

    Approximately 120 Des Plaines teens will gather at the Maine West cafeteria on Nov. 11 to attend the annual Youth Empowerment Seminar. Leaders will lead groups to discuss various topics that are pertinent to them, such as social media, dating issues, and friendship. Led by Maine West, the Des Plaines Youth Commission, and the Maine…

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  • Veterans Day Assembly

    World War II veteran Howard Hill spoke about his time in the Navy, joking about his experiences and also shedding light on the adversity he faced. Hill was one of the first Americans who visited Nagasaki after the atomic bomb was dropped. Junior Clara C. and seniors Destiny O. and Varun N. also spoke during…

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  • Freedom of Hate

    Torches burned the sky as white nationalist protests echoed throughout the University of Virginia, shouting “Jews will not replace us; white lives matter; blood and soil.” All the while, though, the Ku Klux Klan’s (KKK), a white supremacist hate organization, right to protest has remained constitutionally protected.           Typically a peaceful college town, the city…

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  • Editorial Policy

    Editorial Policy   The student-produced newspaper of Maine West High School, the Westerner, is dedicated to maintaining the values of truth, integrity, and courage in reporting. The Westerner provides an open public forum for free and responsible expression of student opinion, as well as balanced coverage of issues of student interest. The staff encourages discussion…

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


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