Staff Columns

  • 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 English

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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 to

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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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  • It’s Been Real, Niles West
    8:28 AM

    To the Niles West student body and faculty,
    I enrolled in Journalism as a freshman solely to get my English elective credit done with. I was your typical freshman girl, I thought I was the coolest but deep down I was scared to even look a senior in the eye. I didn’t take the class seriously,

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  • That’s a Wrap
    11:06 AM

    Dear Niles West,
    I joined Niles West News second semester of my junior year, which tends to be later than most people. And the only excuse I have for that is my stubbornness.
    I have always been a writer, except my writing has always been strictly for my eyes only. One day, I was bombarded by a friend

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  • Dear Sophomores: Tips for Your Junior Year
    8:07 AM

    Congratulations sophomores, you’re almost halfway through high school. You can almost finally consider yourself an “upperclassmen.” Although there’s a lot to look forward to during your junior year such as blackouts and getting better seats at the pep assemblies. There’s a lot of work you have to do in order to prepare for the hardship.

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