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  • Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank You Mr. Braheny
    9:01 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of  five stories in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
    Taking my first steps into Niles West High school as a freshman, I couldn’t have been more terrified. Coming from such a small school being able to know everyone, the drastic change was overwhelming. Little would I know that I would

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  • Peace Love Chic: Heat on Your Hair
    9:40 AM

    It’s common knowledge that heat will damage your hair. Your hair is just like your skin, and burning it with tools doesn’t feel good at all. So, try not to do things to your hair that you wouldn’t do to your skin.
    Using a heat protector should be necessary if you plan to apply heat to

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  • I’ll Blame It on Senioritis
    10:05 AM

    It’s 11:38 p.m. right now, and this story is supposed to run in less than 12 hours. But all I have is that sentence, and a pretty blank canvas. The story was assigned last Monday, yet here I am a week later deciding to begin. Now, I know you think you know what’s wrong with

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  • Peace Love Chic: Simple Makeup Look
    8:16 AM

    This post is part of NWN’s beauty blog,  Peace Love Chic.
    Sometimes people don’t want to put a lot of makeup on, or they just want to go for a natural look rather than all blown out. A very natural makeup look can be simple, yet still remain classy.
    The first thing is a primer, but

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  • Why I’m Not Ashamed to Take Antidepressants
    11:37 AM

    I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety the summer I went into junior year. The diagnosis had been a long time coming — I had known that something wasn’t quite right with me for the past two years, and I had been attending therapy the whole time.
    Sophomore year had been undeniably the worst year of

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  • Peace Love Chic: Beauty Blender
    9:18 AM

    I’m sure many girls have heard of the beauty blender. There’s been a hype about it for over a year, with all of the dupes and seeing if it really is worth the splurge. 
    The beauty blender will push the makeup into your skin, rather than just rubbing it around your skin with a brush. It

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  • West Reacts to #OurThreeBoys
    10:07 AM

    On Wednesday, Feb. 24, three African American men, Mohamedtaha Omar (23), Muhannad Tairab (17) who were Muslim, and Adam Mekki (20) who was Christian, were found dead inside a house in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Although all three men were shot execution style, the Fort Wayne Police claim “(The) investigation of triple homicide is still very

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