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Qur’an Study Begins With a Feast

By Hafsa Wahid

September 21, 2011

Qur’an Study’s co-president sophomore, Rahim Amlani, walks to the podium in room 1210 and begins the khuthbah, or Islamic speech. He stresses the importance of acting kindly towards parents and establishing regular prayers. The s...

Club Meetings for the Week of 9/19

By Hafsa Wahid

September 19, 2011

Monday 9/19 Auto Club, 3:30 in room 1525. Bosnian -Montenegro Club, 3:30 in room 3180. Debate Team, 3:30 in room 3000. Gay- Straight Alliance, 3:35 in room 1160. Japanese/ Anime Club, 3:30 in room 1120. St...

Club Meetings for the Week of 9/12

By Mara Shapiro

September 12, 2011

Monday, Sept. 12 Auto Club, 3:30 in Room 1525. New members, officer elections and this years club activities will be discussed. All are welcomed! Bosnian -Montenegro Club, 3:30 in Room 3180 Debate, 3:30 in Room 3000 We...

Debate: An Inside Look

By Alyssa Guzman

September 7, 2011

It's barely noon, and I'm sitting in my tiny University of Michigan dorm with eight other people, trying to unpack my three suitcases that are jam-packed with shoes, clothes, toiletries, and general school supplies. My roommate and I kiss our families goodbye, and mentally prepare ourselves for three...

Lit Center Training Day Prepares Tutors

By Mara Shapiro

September 1, 2011

The Lit Center held its seventh annual Training Day for tutors Friday, August 19 from 8:30 a.m. to  12:15p.m. This year the tutors broke off into groups led by tutor leaders and teachers. The tutors discussed how to tutor, acted out scenarios, and in the end wrote their own definitions of tutoring. "What the tutors are sup...

Niles West ACE Kicks Off New School Year

By Mara Shapiro

August 25, 2011

The Niles West Athletes Committed to Excellence Club (ACE) held their second annual Kickoff in the Basrak Stadium from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m Tuesday, August 16. This year's Kickoff had a moon bounce, a dunk tank, which featured staff members such as Spanish teacher Andrew Suarez an...

Seniors Organize ’1 Wish, 1,000 Cranes’ Fundraiser to Help Japan

By Rebecca Yun

April 14, 2011

Seniors Erica Mui and Thidar Khine have organized a fundraiser called "1 Wish, 1,000 Cranes' to help the victims of the recent Japanese earthquakes by making paper cranes and using the money raised to send to Japan. The fundr...

Debate Team Argues Their Way To Success

By Mara Shapiro

March 2, 2011

Social Studies teacher Eric Oddo walks around room 3000, telling his debate team to be louder in their annunciation activity. The kids are staring intently at research written on pieces of paper they grabbed  from a box that is kept in the closet in the room, and start readin...

Q & A with the Filipino Club

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

February 16, 2011

NWN interviewed Laura Hernandez about her Filipino Culture. Q. What are you most proud of about your culture? A. I am proud of all Filipinos support their culture to a very large extent. They like presenting it to others t...

Master Jedi Sci-fi Club has the Force With Them

By Mara Shapiro

February 3, 2011

When you hear on the announcements at the end of a hard Thursday the words “The Master Jedi Sci-fi Club will be meeting in room 3185 at 4,” do you ever wonder what the club is even about? Sure you know it’s about Sci-fi, but what do you think the club does for a whole hour, considering it ends at 5? Just sit around...

Dance Marathon Fundraiser Tomorrow at Noodles and Company

By Maggie Wibright

November 23, 2010

Come help support the Dance Marathon Fundraiser by eating at Noodles and Company (5681 West Touhy Ave.) after the boys' basketball tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 24 . This year, Dance Marathon has selected to support RefugeeOne....

R.I.O.T. Club Rocks on Tuesdays After School

By Galina Velgach

November 10, 2010

You’ve seen the ads on the morning announcements about the club that blows stuff up. Well, now you could be a part of all the action. R.I.O.T., Researchers and Investigators of Tomorrow, is the perfect club for students who like to really think about what and why things are. “It’s just freaking awesome!” say...