Tiger Tales

Half a Life book review

Sydney Czyzon, contributing writer

August 29, 2012

Random House Trade Paperbacks 2011. 187 pgs. “Half a Life,” by Darin Strauss illustrates the shameful guilt and struggle of a man overcoming grief. His shock, he commemorates, was like an overloaded circuit board, ...

Classes dropping like flies

Patrick O'Connell, Features Editor

August 29, 2012

The beginning of the new school year is always very hectic for students and staff. One reason why? Students who drop classes. There are many reasons why students drop classes. Seniors who have enough credits to graduate some...

Failure to meet ayp

Jenny Glasscock, staff writer

August 29, 2012

Almost every year, District 204 mails out a letter telling parents and students that Joliet West has not made adequate yearly progress (AYP). The same letter was sent out at the end of July, saying the school didn’t meet...

100 years of band

Rachel Buechel, News Editor

August 29, 2012

On Sunday, July 29, the Band Alumni Association performed “A Century of Musical Excellence,” to celebrate 100 years of Joliet’s band programs and music history. Over 2,000 people attended in Central’s auditorium to expe...

Enrollment through the roof

Samantha Kessler, Copy Editor

August 29, 2012

Walking through the halls of Joliet West year after year, it seems to get more crowded as one class departs and a new class embarks on our high school career. This year proves to be no different. For the 2012-2013 s...

West takes steps to improve grad rate

A.J. Seidler, News Editor

August 29, 2012

Joliet West High School graduation rate of 76.5% for last year was lower than the anticipated rate of 84%. This was also lower than its preceding class of 2011. There were many factors to this outcome than just students dropping...

Bye bye gym lockers

Natalie Mander, staff writer

August 29, 2012

One of the biggest concerns coming into the 2012-2013 school year has been the overwhelming amount of people. With the student body population at just over three thousand, a new policy has been enforced to ensure all stud...

Athletic eligibility changes

Ricky Diaz, Sports Editor

August 29, 2012

Beginning this year, Joliet West athletes should be aware of some minor changes. In previous years a student athlete only needed to be passing four classes per week. Beginning on January 1, 2013 students will need to be passing five...

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