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Student organization feature: Conservation Club Joliet West

Insider Mae Mastin features the conservation club at Joliet West.

January 29, 2016

New Year’s resolutions
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January 8, 2016

In 2016, I want to keep myself motivated and use the many resources that are available to me to start preparing for my future. This is a list of some of the things that I’m planning to use.

Joliet West Adopt-a-Family program enters 14th year of Christmas cheer
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December 18, 2015

“It makes you feel good when you do nice things for people."

The Finale: Are you ready for end-of-semester tests?
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December 4, 2015

This week, Joliet West teachers and students started preparing for finals, which will be held Dec. 16-18.

West librarians prepare students for future
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November 13, 2015

Libraries aren’t cavernous, hushed rooms fully of dusty books anymore.

How do you celebrate Halloween?
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October 30, 2015

For my whole life, my family has had fun Halloween traditions. We watch movies, go to pumpkin patches, carve pumpkins, roast pumpkin seeds and trick-or-treat.

Crafty Tigers detangle headphone cord conundrum
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October 16, 2015

The Joliet West library held its first Crafternoons meeting of the school year on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Students were invited to the Media Center to learn how to make tangle-free headphones.

Celebrating Banned Books Week
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October 2, 2015

In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 27 through Oct. 3rd), here are some of my very favorite banned or challenged books (from this list and this list).

First Amendment rights beyond the schoolhouse gate
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September 17, 2015

A Supreme Court case from 1969, Tinker v. Des Moines, claimed, “It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.” In a nation built on “certain inalienable rights,” do

Remembering 9/11: Where were you?
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September 11, 2015

September 11, 2001 was a day that defined America’s future and changed its culture. As we remember the 14th year since 9/11, many people think of what they were doing and where they were that day.