Meet Me in a Minute

  • Meet Me in a Minute: Emily Mendieta
    8:37 AM

    Most people focus on the merits of student athletes, cheering for every touchdown, goal, spike, and record broken. Little do they realize that the people behind the scenes are working just as hard in order for the athletes to perform their best. Sophomore Emily Mendieta, a student athletic trainer, knows about this first hand. “It’s a lot

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Josh Weichel
    8:43 AM

    Running onto the field in hot, heavy pads, 6’6″ senior and three-year varsity starter Josh Weichel knew that football was meant for him. Weichel has been playing football for seven years, and played with the Niles West Feeder Football league. He’s always enjoyed the sport, and hopes to continue it after high school ends. “I

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Deborah Bodansky
    8:49 AM

    We all have talents that make us unique, and that separate us from others. These talents might include being a good basketball player, an outstanding artist, or a great singer. For sophomore Deborah Bodansky, it’s that she can speak backwards. “When I was little, like around three years old, I use to say sentences backwards in Russian, since it

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Jenni Balliu
    11:29 AM

    Most teens at this age do not find their passion until after high school, let alone multiple interests. However, junior Jenni Balliu found her passions pretty early in her life, some of them being ceramics, art, politics, and soccer. Since she is the first generation in her family to be born in the United States, Balliu makes

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Nicole Cardona
    8:38 AM

    It seems that sometimes, people — especially teenagers — forget the importance of the environment and are blind to the harm that they might cause to it. This is not the case for junior Nicole Cardona, who is huge on protecting the environment and keeping everything eco-friendly. Cardona goes out of her way to have a positive impact on

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Lidia Fakhoury
    8:39 AM

    Being involved in clubs, as well as being a three-sport athlete, would definitely be considered a challenge, but sophomore Lidia Fakhoury makes it look easy. Although these circumstances are fairly taxing on the average fifteen-year-old high school student, Fakhoury wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. From Wolfpack to volleyball, basketball and soccer, Fakhoury

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Chris Adams
    8:36 AM

    Excited for his final year here at Niles West, senior Chris Adams walked into the new school year with a very upbeat attitude. Adams is ready to take on his last football season and to make the most of his senior year. Adams has been playing football for three years at Niles West. He knows that it is something

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