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  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You, Mr. Daniel Quinlan
    7:17 PM

    “Clueless was weird.” “What? No, it wasn’t.” “Josh was Cher’s stepbrother. That’s weird.” “Yeah, but their parents divorced a long time ago. They’re not related.” “He lived in the same house.” “B-b-but it’s Paul Rudd!” Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to college prep, taught by Mr. Daniel Quinlan: ‘”One Tree Hill” lover, “Clueless” hater, and hoarder of oversized sweaters.

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You, Dr. Andrew Jeter
    6:20 PM

    Walking into my ninth period class on the first day of school during my freshman year, I was feeling excited for the school day to finally end. One more period and I would have survived my first day of high school. But hey, it was Global Studies, so it should be an easy class, right?

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  • Hungry Like the Wolf: Ingredient Substitutions
    8:33 AM

    Do you ever find yourself in the middle of making a delicious recipe, then realize you don’t have that one specific ingredient?Instead of throwing away your whole dish, or having to run to the nearest Walmart, it’s much easier to find a substitute for the ingredient. Although it’s a time and money saver, sometimes it’s better to

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  • Hungry Like the Wolf: The Fluffiest Cinnamon Rolls
    11:37 AM

    Cinnamon rolls: we all love them especially if they are from Cinnabon and glazed with cream cheese frosting, but just what is it about a cinnamon roll that makes it ‘the’ cinnamon roll? What specific thing do all perfect and delicious rolls share? Texture. Now, I don’t know about you, but to me, there is

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  • French Student Exchange Program: New Country, New Isa?
    11:43 AM

    French Student Exchange Program: New Country, New Isa? ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 Photo by Isa Gil On Wednesday, March 22, a group of students and I from Niles West and North went on the French exchange program trip. The students came from all different levels of French: levels 1,2, and 3, which

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  • Is Varsity P.E. Necessary for Athletes in Season?
    11:25 AM

    From juggling morning and after school practices, gym class and our education, it is hard being a varsity athlete at Niles West. My grades definitely become harder to maintain during the fall and spring because I am in season for cross country and soccer. Because of practices six days a week, you are mentally and physically

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  • Are AP Classes Worth it?
    9:33 AM

    To most people, there’s nothing unusual about the first couple weeks of May. To AP students, however, it’s two weeks of pain. The idea of offering college-level courses to high school students began in the 1950s. Since then, the program has expanded to having 38 different courses with around 60 percent of high schools in

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