Staff Columns

  • 2015 Cubs: Is this THE year?
    9:34 AM

    When people think of the baseball team The Chicago Cubs, they think of loyal fans and a not so loyal record. The famous “They haven’t won the world series in over 100 years!” This year,  it’s a different story.
    To kick off the 2015 season, they gained new and exciting talent, such as rookies Kris Bryant,

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  • The Classism of a College Education
    8:28 AM

    Ever since the eighth grade, I’ve been fed dreams of college. After visiting Niles West for shadow day, the college and career resource center counselor Daniel Gin began lecturing us about college. As a class, we made a list of all the reasons to go and not to go to college.
    As a freshman, I worked extremely

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  • Saying Hello to Sophomore Year
    8:31 AM

    Congratulations! Freshman year has probably sucker punched you and yet you’re still here ready to move onto to Sophomore year. As an incoming junior, I can give you some great advice on how to soar through sophomore year. Although many people say 10th grade is “kinda just there” and “isn’t important”, its far from that.
    Here

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  • 5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Freshman Year
    8:15 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the first advice column of a series of four pieces written by upperclassmen.
    Congrats! You made it to freshman year!
    Sadly, the hard part starts now. Although, the more you know going into high school, the easier your experience will be.
    1. Freshman year is JUST as important as any other year in high school.
     
    Your

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  • Welcome Back, Niles West
    9:25 AM

    As we start to set our alarms for 6:30 A.M, scramble from class to class dreaming of the beach, and race to the IRC to ensure a spot during study hall, we also get to start thinking of all the wonderful things this school year has in store for us. As the editor in chief

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  • Hello, Niles West
    2:38 PM

    As we say goodbye to the seniors, wishing them good luck with the rest of their lives, we also start to look forward to the upcoming school year and all that it has in store for us. After all that has happened so far, from the  trendy ALS Ice Bucket challenge, to “the Nae Nae,”

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  • Take It Easy, Niles West
    8:19 AM

    It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since I graduated middle school. Nevertheless, in my four years at Niles West, I’ve grown in my ability to solve problems, developed a work ethic and even found the time to grow facial hair.
    It became clear to me very early on in my high school career that

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