Meet Me in a Minute

  • Meet Me in a Minute: Merima Mackic
    12:34 PM

    The crowd holds their breath as the runners hold still at the starting line, getting ready to begin running their three mile race. A long whistle blows and a loud gun goes off behind their heads, and they start running. Even though the race has just begun, senior Merima Mackic can be seen leading the pack. Mackic holds the position of captain

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Maya Cayemitte
    9:17 AM

    Often seen confidently walking down the hallways, sophomore Maya Cayemitte is dressed to the nines daily. Although she is mostly known at Niles West for being one of the best dressed, Cayemitte is also a proud member of the Black Student Union (BSU). Cayemitte enjoys spending her Thursdays at BSU, and thinks that it has

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Jessica Kalathil
    10:59 AM

    Somewhere in the mass crowd of cross country runners, junior Jessica Kalathil races with a steadily accelerating pace. The finish line is not far from her, and she can feel her heart rate increasing as she lengthens her stride to finish strong. Hearing the cheers of her fellow members and other West students, Kalathil sprints through the finish line and

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Lily Gussis
    8:37 AM

    A hush goes over the crowd as the music starts to swell in the black box theater. The lights shine on the actors’ faces as they begin the first scene. Throughout the whole play, the lights have a magical effect on the atmosphere. At the end of the performance, the audience gives a standing ovation

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Francis Matias
    8:24 AM

    Editor’s note: Matias uses the pronouns “they/them” when referring to themselves.  It’s not difficult to spot junior Francis Matias out and about in the hallways — especially considering they’re almost always wearing their bright, rainbow-striped hat. Although shy at first, given some time, Matias easily becomes the most extravagant and outspoken person in many of their classes.

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  • Meet Me in A Minute: Alba Note
    8:19 AM

    When most people think of the track and field season, pole vaulting rarely is one of the first things that comes to mind, but sophomore Alba Note couldn’t disagree more. Initially, Note was unsure about joining the pole vault team due to her fear of getting injured, as well as not knowing whether or not

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Bobby Lochner
    8:07 AM

    If you’ve gone to any of the football games at Niles West, then you are probably already familiar with senior Bobby Lochner. He’s the kid you see at the bottom of the stands who leads everyone in the football chants. Without him, let’s just say the football games probably wouldn’t be as fun as they are.

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