Features

  • Freshman Friday: Lorelei Wernecke
    10:05 PM

    Toward the end of the school day, the hallways of Niles West are loud and bustling, filled with people going from one place to another. Amoungst this group of intentful students is freshman Lorelei Wernecke. She is on her way to do something she is beyond passionate about; fine arts. Though finding an activity that

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  • Where Are You Going Wednesday: Refah Zabin
    9:50 PM

    Moving is almost never easy, even when you’re transferring as a freshman in high school. Senior Refah Zabin grew up in China and transferred to Niles West from there. Originally placed in ELL (English Language Learners) classes, Zabin gradually worked her way up towards regular English classes, and she was eventually placed into honors. Although

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  • Student for a Day: Anthony Saldana
    11:38 AM

    “You’ve got a media frenzy out here!” Principal Dr. Jason Ness jokingly remarked to junior Anthony Saldana as the two first met in the bustling hall of the English department. Though Ness’s eyes flicked between the camera and tripods, Saldana didn’t bat an eye. This junior is used to being in the spotlight. While Saldana wondered about how the day would go

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  • Freshman Friday: Lynn Nguyen
    8:21 AM

    Whether it’s her involvement in Niles West’s a cappella group Guys and Dolls or helping the people around her, freshman Lynn Nguyen holds a passion for everything she does. Nguyen truly strives to make an impact in people’s lives. While Nguyen didn’t start singing until middle school, her earliest memories show that her passion for performing has

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  • Teacher Thursday: Kathleen Coughlin
    6:04 PM

    Walking into chefs course the second semester of my freshman year, I was expecting nothing but a beginner’s cooking course. Little did I know that this class wasn’t only going to be about learning nutrition, recipes, and how to use a spatula. Mrs. Kathleen Coughlin, who was my chef’s teacher at the time, was anything but your

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  • Where Are You Going Wednesday: Lesley Ongyaco
    5:35 PM

    The transition from high school to college is a difficult but exciting time for any 18-year-old, but senior Lesley Ongyaco will be doing just that in one of the biggest cities in the world: New York. Being off on her own for the first time may be nerve-wracking at first, but the opportunities to network, the diversity, and the environment

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Parth Shah
    8:37 AM

    The time is 6:00 p.m., and junior Parth Shah has to make his way backstage for the evening debut of Rent just after his four-hour AP United States History final. Finding time for both extracurricular activities and schoolwork is enough of a challenge in itself, but Shah has decided to dedicate his nights to his role as Mark Cohen, meaning he hasn’t seen much

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