Meet Me in a Minute

  • Meet me in the Minute International Week: Joaquin Stephenson
    9:41 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of ten stories on celebrating International Week.
    We sat down with Niles West Physical welfare director Joaquin Stephenson and asked him a few questions about his culture and his experiences.
    “I love the values and complexity that being Latino comes with, a blended nation like the United States,

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  • Meet Me in a Minute International Week: Merisa Gredelj
    9:22 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in a series of 10 stories in celebration of International Week.
    With her family centered around the culture, and Bosnian being the only language spoken at home, senior Merisa Gredelj is beyond proud of who she is and where she came from, and makes sure to include her culture in her everyday life.
    “I go

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  • Meet Me in a Minute International Week: Julia Gladysz
    9:38 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of 10 stories in celebration of International Week.
    Over 20 years ago, the parents of sophomore Julia Gladysz fled Poland from the approaching Russian communists with only one bag each. Since then, they have settled down in Skokie with Julia and her older sister, and have made sure to

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  • Meet Me in a Minute International Week: Andrew Suarez
    10:34 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of 10 stories in celebration of International Week.
    Although neither of his parents were born in Venezuela, Spanish teacher Andrew Suarez was born and raised in the country, leading him to adopt the culture from the beginning.
    “My mom is English, and I’m Venezuelan, or I consider myself Venezuelan, but

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  • Meet Me in a Minute International Week: Jahanzeb Khandwala
    9:25 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of 10 stories in celebration of International Week.
    While many people might be connected with their culture or contain some knowledge of it, no one is prouder or more involved in their culture than senior Jahanzeb Khanwala. Khanwala takes great pride in his heritage and does everything he can

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  • Meet Me in a Minute International Week: Tayyaba Ahmad
    9:55 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of 10 stories in celebration of International Week.
    Most students don’t realize their teachers have lives outside of school. Besides teaching math Mrs. Tayyaba Ahmad takes pride in being Indian. Her culture plays a huge roll in her life from big holidays to small everyday activities.
    “The food I eat, the

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  • Meet Me in a Minute International Week: Debbie Kim
    9:26 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of 10 stories in celebration of International Week.
    Roughly 6,600 miles away, Korea stands stoically in between the Yellow Sea and the East Sea. But for junior Debbie Kim, who once called that nation home, her Korea hasn’t gone anywhere: it is something she brings with her wherever she goes.
    Born in Seoul,

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