Staff Columns

  • 10 Tips to Survive Junior Year
    9:00 AM

    It’s the third day of your junior year, and you already feel like crying. There will be nights when you feel like giving up — when you feel like it’s the end and you just want to curl up in a ball and marathon “Friends” — but trust me when I say things will get better.

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  • Tips For Sophomore Year
    8:38 AM

    Sophomore year is a weird time for most students. You are no longer a freshman, but you are not quite “ruling the school” yet. This year, you are getting used to the routine of a high school student, but there are still many things you don’t know. When I was a sophomore, I had no

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  • Welcome, Class of 2020!
    8:56 AM

    Freshmen year can be intimidating for most people with a new school, new classmates, and a new atmosphere, but we’ve all been there. her are some tips to help out the class of 2020 Focus on your GPA The most common thing you’ll hear an upperclassmen say is “I wish I focused on school more

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  • So Long & Goodnight, Niles West
    3:47 PM

    When I walked into Niles West freshman year, it was the last place I wanted to be. I was anxious and terrified and I spent my whole first day wishing I was still in middle school. Before I had even entered the building, I wanted to be done. About half way through freshman year, my

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  • Thanks for the Ride NWN
    5:31 PM

    Hi friends, This isn’t easy. Saying goodbye to the one high school experience that has shaped me into the person I have become today is pretty difficult. So difficult that I have procrastinated on writing this for about two weeks. It isn’t a “senioritis” type of procrastination, rather an, “I am in denial I need

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  • Goodbye, Niles West
    10:41 AM

    I remember the day so vividly. The day I walked into the building for the first time as an incoming freshman. It was a hot, sunny day and I had walked to school with my friend Tom. Before I left, my mom said something to me, “Chris, start making memories now, these four years will

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  • The Niles West News Pre-Season Reveal
    8:30 AM

    Congratulations on a successful school year to all of the students at Niles West. Good luck to all of the seniors on their future endeavors, you will be dearly missed. With only finals week left to conclude the 2015-2016 school year, we can look forward to two things: a needed summer break and your next

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