• Teachers Lives Before Niles West: Mr. Rusk
    8:36 AM

    Editor’s note: This is the second story of a series on teachers’ lives before Niles West.
    Many of you may know of  Daniel Rusk as a AP Calculus, Honors Trigonometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus teacher here at Niles West, but there’s another side to him that you may not have known. Rusk was also a successful

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  • Teachers Lives Before Niles West: Ms. Lichterman
    8:35 AM

    Some people say that the English department is where you’ll find the most interesting people at Niles West. If you don’t believe that meeting Ms. Lichterman might change your mind. You can find her teaching college prep and American Lit at the honors levels, or in the class she started herself, Lit of Peace and

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  • “How Shoes Bought My Dream Car”: Massi Vera
    8:19 AM

    There are two types of people in the world. There are people who work hard for what they want and there are people who just have things handed to them. Senior Massi Vera had to work hard to get what he’s wanted every since he was ten years old: his dream car.
    Vera’s dream was to

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  • David Chis: Why I’m Going to Missionary School
    8:37 AM

    David Chis is not the typical high school senior.  Not only is he super dedicated to his school work, but he is just as dedicated to helping people in need. He likes to do things out of the ordinary if he knows he has the chance of helping someone. With this being said, he has

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  • Bobby Brownlow: The Transformation
    11:20 AM

    Disappearing for the whole summer to a little city called Imperial, Missouri, senior Bobby Brownlow decided it was time for a drastic life change. Brownlow told no one except for his parents that he was leaving for Camp Jump Start, a weight-loss camp.
    “I wasn’t feeling good about myself and decided that I needed to make

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  • Jasminka Jukic: From War to West
    7:27 AM

    Imagine it’s December 1994 and you are forced to escape a deadly war. There is nobody you know in the United States except your boyfriend who lives in Chicago, a city you’ve never been to and have little knowledge of. You have no choice but to leave your family, friends, job, and education behind. This

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  • Atorena Michael: Why Sports Changed My Life
    8:33 AM

    When a journalist is describing a big sports moment in an athlete’s life, they say things like, “she goes up for the jump shot, she shoots, she scores!” or, “the pitcher throws a fast ball, she swings, and there it goes! A homerun!” But in a story like this one, there isn’t only one sport

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