Features

  • International Week: Chinese Club
    12:45 PM

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of nine international week stories about Ethnic Clubs to highlight the diversity of Niles West. Starting rehearsals all the way back in September, Chinese Club has been working to perfect their colorful, authentic dance for their performance at Niles West’s International Night on Friday, Feb. 24. Along with their traditional fan dance,

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  • International Week: Greek Club
    9:35 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a series of nine international week stories about Ethnic Clubs to highlight the diversity of Niles West. At Niles West, students hail from all over the world, each with a different story. Walking into Greek Club, just one of Niles West’s many ethnic clubs, you get a first

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  • Freshman Friday: Brandon Fong
    9:39 AM

    Growing up in the water, it’s no surprise that freshman Brandon Fong is on the varsity swim team. Because of his dedication and passion for swimming, he was able to overcome the disadvantage of young age and make Niles West’s top team as a freshman. Hard work is the main factor behind Fong’s success in swimming. Fong has been competitively swimming since he

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  • Student for a Day: Odi Nano
    10:33 PM

    There are 50 minutes of waiting for freshman Odi Nano from when he arrives at school 7:20 a.m. to when his first period starts at 8:10 a.m. It’s then when Dr. Jason Ness is seen walking towards him with a toothy smile and a confident stride in the South Lobby. Their initial meeting, although a little awkward, revealed Nano’s understandable

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Jennifer Repta
    9:40 AM

    Sitting on stage in front of her peers, senior Jennifer Repta gently sifts her fingers through the strings of her harp. The calm, bright sound of the instrument fills the auditorium. Once her harp solo is over, the crowd is immediately impressed by Repta’s talent for the uncommon played instrument. Repta’s music career stemmed from her parents wanting

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  • Meet Me in A Minute: Shannon Berg
    9:30 AM

    The buzzer goes off at half time while the the Niles West varisty poms team trades positions with the basketball team as they take the court. Among the perfectly in sync dancers is sophomore Shannon Berg. It’s impossible to notice that Berg has only been dancing since last year. With her natural talent, she made both

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Taral Talati
    11:05 AM

    Silence washes over a courtroom as all eyes look towards the front. Suddenly, an attorney calls up a witness to the stand. With practiced ease, sophomore Taral Talati stands up and takes her position next to the judge. The judge asks that all too familiar question: “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and

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