• Phillip Duros: Auditioning for America’s Got Talent
    11:01 AM

    Many people may know senior Phillip Duros for his role on the volleyball team, or perhaps as the kid who comes out to every pep assembly and manages to make crazy beats and sounds — with only his mouth. Duros is a skilled and well-known beat boxer at Niles West who is planning to audition for the popular show “America’s

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  • JEA/NSPA 2016: The College Pursuit
    10:58 AM

    With over four thousand colleges for students to choose from, and 17 million students for colleges to pick from, finding the right match is like a finding a needle in a haystack. High school seniors need to make the biggest decision of their lives in a matter of months. The fate of prospective students are examined

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  • Student For a Day: Eleni Balourdos
    8:59 AM

    Dr. Jason Ness laughs loudly in the corner of the German room, a small group of students surrounding him as they scan his phone. Glancing up to look at the projector, Ness and the students see another team across the room is catching up, and they quickly return to their phones, furiously tapping away. Suddenly,

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  • Preview: Bring Your Date to “Almost, Maine”
    9:32 AM

    For the last 12 years, the play “Almost, Maine” has reached hundreds of thousands of people and for the last three years, it has been the most produced play in American high schools. On this Thursday, Friday and Saturday,  “Almost, Maine” is coming to Niles West high school. “Almost, Maine” is a play written by John

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  • West Holds Annual Environmental Service Day
    10:43 AM

    This year’s annual Environmental Service Day was be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Volunteers met at Niles North, then traveled by bus to forest preserves that are part of the North Branch of the Chicago River and began doing work that involves removing trees and shrubs that do not belong

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  • Hungry Like the Wolf: Sharpening Your Knife Skills
    8:21 AM

    A knife is any cook’s best friend, but it can easily turn into your worst nightmare if you don’t know how to use it. By using these techniques, nothing can go wrong and you can chop up a load of vegetables without a cut on your hand. Step 1: Choosing your knife Vegetables and meats

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