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Tiger Tales

Does modern American culture take depression seriously?

Mae Mastin, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Views

When it comes to the topic of how depression is treated in our society, most of us will readily agree that depression is a serious issue today. Where this agreement ends, however, is on the question of whether or not depression...

Wrestling leaves it all on the mat

Izzy Bohanek, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Sports

Joliet West Wrestling has certainly made a name for themselves from the JV team to Varsity. The guys put in work everyday and it’s nearing sectionals and state; the meets that will truly test their stength and desire to succeed....

Club/Sport Spotlight: Bass Fishing

Joey Hein, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Sports

Joliet West High School sponsors a wide selection of clubs and after school activities. A lesser known interest that the school offers is bass fishing. This club is overseen by John Barber, a technology teacher at West, and...

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team No Push Over

Mae Mastin, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Sports

From a new head coach to a competitive spirit and good times together, Joliet West Girls’ Varsity Basketball team continues to focus on the positives of the 2014-2015 season. Joliet West graduate John Placher returned to...

Cool days at Operation Snowball

Marianna Garza, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Features

Operation Snowball, a prevention program geared towards keeping teenagers away from alcohol and drug related substances, will be taking place this year beginning February 13th at eight in the morning and running until three in...

Snow days require flurry of decision making

Mae Mastin, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under News

Will school be canceled? On cold or snowy winter days, students wait eagerly for the call letting them know that they get a day off. When it comes to calling snow or “cold” days, Joliet Township High School superintendent,...

Speakeasy of Modern Times

Joey Hein, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Coffeehouse is a growing West tradition that has been carried through year to year by assorted staff such as librarian Amy Lingafelter, and teachers Mark Eleveld and Joe Chellino. It is held on various Tuesdays throughout the...

Magnificent Maleficent

Joey Hein, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A cornerstone of Joliet West’s arts and activities has returned, looking ever so promising. This year Kristin Blake, English/Drama teacher and Speech Team Director, is at the helm of Maleficent G.I. For those who are unaware,...

The Right to Speak

Alice Kogo, staff writer

February 11, 2015

Filed under Views

In the United States, freedom of speech is outlined in the constitution, as a “human right to voice one's opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment”. While some may agree with this statement, others may have...

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