• On the Flip Side: Asians in the Media
    8:43 AM

    Listen to the very first episode of the podcast On the Flip Side discussing the representation of Asians in the media with Niles West alumna, working actor, and current student at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles: Sharon Pasia. I am an Asian woman. I also enjoy humor. But the misrepresentation of Asians

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  • Wonder Twins Take On Twin Cities
    8:22 AM

    An original song written by Emily Matteson ft. Lily Matteson   Without seeing both of them together, one might be tempted to think that one girl managed to make several costume and personality changes back and forth to confuse everyone. Don’t be fooled: they’re just identical twins. When meeting them, one is immediately struck by how

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  • Embil to Compete in Poetry Out Loud Regional Final Today
    9:17 AM

    Sophomore Claire Embil was crowned champion of Niles West’s school-wide poetry out loud competition and will compete in today’s Regional Final at the Des Plaines Public Library. Seventeen students will represent their schools in today’s competition. The top two students will advance to Springfield’s state final, scheduled for Friday, Mar. 13. “I don’t expect to move

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Matthew Small
    9:46 AM

    Niles West offers a lot of wonderful music programs, but while students usually dedicate their musical talents to only one or two activities, senior Matthew Small finds more time in his day for music than most. In fourth grade, Small learned his first instrument, the trumpet, for the Park View school band. Freshman year, Small taught

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  • Fine Arts Friday: Alex Rivera
    10:21 AM

    Senior Alex Rivera started playing trumpet in fourth grade at Park View school. However, he’d like to erase all but the last two years of playing from his mind– he doesn’t feel he started playing well enough for his own high standards until his junior year of high school. Now eight years into his trumpet

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