Profiles

  • Teacher Thursday: Kathleen Coughlin
    6:04 PM

    Walking into chefs course the second semester of my freshman year, I was expecting nothing but a beginner’s cooking course. Little did I know that this class wasn’t only going to be about learning nutrition, recipes, and how to use a spatula. Mrs. Kathleen Coughlin, who was my chef’s teacher at the time, was anything but your

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  • Teacher Thursday: Pamela Foerch
    11:27 AM

    As Pamela Foerch wraps up her last period class she rushes over to the gymnastics gym to open up the doors for the girls. Not only has she been teaching here for so many years, but she has also been the girls gymnastics coach. After 28 long years of teaching at Niles West, the Physical

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  • Where Are You Going Wednesday: Maeve McCaffrey
    11:37 AM

    There is only one bad thing about birthdays, and that is trying to think of a wish. With family and friends hovering over the cake, paired with the end of the “Happy Birthday” song slowly creeping up on you, making your annual wish can be stressful. Unlike most girls, who often choose between wishing for

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  • Teacher Tuesday: Mark Medland
    8:39 AM

    For the past four years of my high school career, Mr. Mark Medland has made a substantial impact in my life. I distinctly remember walking into the first track practice of my freshman year which was held on Martin Luther King day. Two months into the season, when Medland singled me out and asked for my name,

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  • Teacher Tuesday: Dana DesJardins
    11:30 AM

    Beloved Niles West English teacher Dana DesJardins will be retiring at the end of the current school year after teaching  for 26 years. During her decades long career, DesJardins taught nearly every English department class the school offers, including classes at every grade level. Upon leaving Niles West, DesJardins feels she will miss the diversity of

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  • The Wolf Road and a Female’s Journey: Nicole Moy
    8:33 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of five features about female student-athletes and alums of Niles West highlighting their journeys as female athletes. Whether she’s helping out in the weight room, coaching the freshman girl’s basketball team, or being a substitute teacher for the day, Niles West alum Nicole Moy is constantly looking to give back to

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  • The Wolf Road and a Female’s Journey: Coach Holly Norberg
    8:41 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five features about female student-athletes and alums of Niles West highlighting their journeys as female athletes. You may often see her in the weight room easily bench pressing and squatting impressive amounts, but many not know that coach Holly Norberg once competed in a body building competition.

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