• Controversy over North Dakota Pipeline Reaches Niles West
    11:18 PM

    The Dakota Access Pipeline, implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on land belonging to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, has been a source of controversy since its inception. That strife has reached far beyond North Dakota. The pipeline, a four billion dollar project, is intended to transfer crude oil across four states, from North Dakota

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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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  • Flagpole Ceremony To Take Place on Veterans Day
    12:26 PM

    Veterans Day will be celebrated at Niles West with a flagpole ceremony this Friday, Nov. 11. at from 7:45 a.m to 8:00 a.m. before school. The ceremony takes place every year to honor our country’s veterans and all the sacrifices they have made. “The ceremony is a small tribute to all of those who have served,

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  • National Honors Society Induction to be Held on Wednesday
    12:25 PM

    The National Honors Society (NHS) Induction will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert L. Johnson auditorium. A total of 75 students will be inducted into the highly competitive and prestigious organization. To become eligible to be admitted, students must have completed the fifth semester of their junior year at West, have a

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  • Why the 2016 Election Fails to Excite Young People
    9:27 AM

    The 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has done perhaps the worst job of exciting young citizens than any other in modern history. Often pegged — by both major parties — as a choice for the lesser of two evils, this election, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, has managed to frustrate 70 percent

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  • West Hosts “You Make a Difference Breakfast” for Faculty
    8:38 AM

    The biannual “You Make a Difference” breakfast for faculty members was held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the student commons. The event first began taking place when a student suggested that students should nominate teachers as well. Previously, the breakfast was solely held to honor students. “The breakfast for staff goes back to when a student

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