• Unimpressed: New Finals = Hot Mess
    11:00 AM

    Final grades went up on Pinnacle last night.  How did the new system work out for everybody?  Not so great?  Well, you’re hardly alone.
    This past Tuesday, freshman and sophomore English students spent approximately 45 minutes waiting.  Time ticked by and these unfortunate students were left without their final.  Somehow, someway, every single test got copied wrong, pretty much wasting

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  • 9:31 AM

    “It’s a double edged sword isn’t it?  If you say you haven’t, you’re a prude.  If you say you have, you’re a slut.” –The Breakfast Club
    Girls in high school are under incredible pressure to fit into the very small box of society’s accepted norms.  The difference between being “easy” and “cool” is too small for

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  • 10:30 AM

    High school students act brave, but if anything can put us cowering in corner in a matter of seconds, it’s the past.  It’s the idea that thousands of people will be able to see what our lives once consisted of.  One website now carries the story of our lives, and what once was a hidden

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  • 10:25 AM

    Finals.  The next week of my life will be consumed with studying for tests and then studying for finals and then studying some more.  And the reason for this?  I didn’t study for 10 minutes over 16 of the 17 days of  winter break.  In fact, I don’t know a single person who did anything other hang out,

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  • 9:47 AM

    It’s been a long night of homework, and I still have some more notes to study over.  I’ve been doing pretty well, so I tell myself: it’s okay, log on to Facebook for five minutes, what’s the harm?  Of course, there is the little voice in my head screaming and pleading me not to do

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  • 9:57 AM

    The themes for dances are always a controversial subject.  Homecoming is the biggest dance at Niles West every year, and so the pressure is on the Homecoming Committee to come up with a theme that will satisfy everybody without being too general.  The students in charge of homecoming have this overwhelming fear that if they pick

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  • 9:36 AM

    Niles West has never been known for its timeliness, but this year has gotten off to a particularly rough start.  Between the torn down tiles on the staircases and the South Lobby construction, getting around school has been a little more difficult than usual.  Not to mention the issues with ILP, and the fact that nobody had their schedules until

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