Tiger Tales

GSA: More than just a club

Olivia Apostolovski, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2014

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The rainbow colored posters have been plastered over every possible surface, from the cafeteria hallways to the walls in the Freshman Academy, all adorned with three large letters: GSA. The Gay-Straight Alliance, which many students...

Tiger Pride Rejuvenated

Breven Daugherity, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2014

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Who says Joliet West has no spirit? No one should with the way a group of students have transformed the atmosphere at Tiger sporting events. Joliet West has always been thought of by students and rival schools as a school that...

Heavy Metal Club

Alannah Ramirez, Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

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If anyone at Joliet West has ever wanted to share their love of heavy metal/punk rock, this is a club for them. Whomever prefers this genre of music over the upbeat, repetitive, overdone pop and dance genre would find themselves...

Teachers dominate spirit week

Natalie Mander, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2014

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Among the many fall activities, homecoming events are just the beginning of a time of excitement. In preparation for the game, parade, and dance, homecoming week is a time for JT staff and students to be creative and share school...

Students in workforce

Sandra Egizio, News Editor

October 6, 2014

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The future of labor may depend on young people developing the right skills early on. But how these skills are gained is entirely up to the individual said Dede Woodward, curriculum director for career and technical education at...

New band director takes over JWHS

Sandra Egizio, News Editor

October 6, 2014

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Joliet West has recently welcomed Eric Wellman as the new band director. Mr. Wellman previously conducted band at Lincoln Way Central High School for 13 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Illinois Sta...

Kent State shirt causes controversy

Madi Dobbs, Photo Editor

October 6, 2014

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Social media uproar over Urban Outfitters’ blood-red-stained Kent State shooting sweatshirt. Urban Outfitters sweatshirt caught the attechtion of millions on twitter after selling a “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt” for the...

October: College application month

Natalie Mander, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2014

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Among all of the fall activities, October marks the start of college applications, letters of recommendation, and extensive scholarship searches. With all the commotion of football games and adjusting to school, it can be hard...

If I Stay gratifies audiences

Sydney Czyzon, Features Editor

October 6, 2014

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On Friday, August 2, 2014, the hit movie, “If I Stay,” debuted in theaters throughout the nation. Upon release, crowds gathered to watch the sentimental romance that earned a whopping $40 million in the first two and a half...

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