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Parkway Drive to Play at The House of Blues

By Justin Kang

February 16, 2011

Couldn’t get enough of Warped Tour this summer?  If so, don’t even hesitate to see Parkway Drive, a metal band on last year’s Warped Tour ticket, at the House of Blues on Feb. 21!   Parkway Drive, an Australian band, has returned to the states once...

True Grit Succeeds in Time for the Oscars

By Galina Velgach

February 8, 2011

Think about it: there has not been a decent Western since The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1976. And now the infamous Coen Brothers give us a movie that encompasses all the bloody glory of the Old West: True Grit. This soon-to-be classic has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Lea...

“The Dilemma” Really is a Dilemma

By Colene Gibson

February 4, 2011

Given that The Dilemma was categorized as a comedy and starred the two humorous actors, Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) and Vince Vaughn (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), along with heartthrob, Channing Tatum (Dear John) casted as a supporting role, I expected The Dile...

The Green Hornet Stings

By Galina Velgach

February 2, 2011

Has anyone in this school even heard of the Green Hornet? Probably not many people. And yet they chose to make it into a movie. The Green Hornet is a masked vigilante creation from DC Comics. (Now many of you probably have absolutely no idea what DC is...

Get Tied Up in Tangled

By Connie Lay-Ngo

January 31, 2011

Who says you’re “too old” for cartoons? Disney’s newest film Tangled will surely touch your heart with its version of the classic tale of Rapunzel. This reviewer was drawn to the movie because it was based on the unpopular princess. Don...

The Director’s Studio Screams Success

By Mara Shapiro

January 26, 2011

You know a play is successful when you are constantly hearing gasps and laughter from an audience.  This not only happened for one of the intriguing plays that I had the pleasure of seeing, but instead happened for all seven of the student-directed plays in Niles West Theatre’s The Direc...

Jersey Shore: A Lot Worse on Paper

By Jack Thornton

January 26, 2011

“Life is hard. But a pouf? That should be easy.” So goes the philosophy of Snooki, the voice of our generation. The self-proclaimed “guidette’s” wild lifestyle consists of clubbing and drinking copious amounts of alcohol. After two extremely popular seasons of Jersey Shore on MTV...

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

By Galina Velgach

January 17, 2011

After much discontent with the previous Chronicles of Narnia movie, Prince Caspian, you may expect Michael Apted’s (Amazing Grace) Voyage of the Dawn Treader to be less than satisfactory. But, in fact, the movie based on C. S. Lewis’ successful book series does not ...

Better Than Chipotle

By Colene Gibson

January 5, 2011

When most people think of having Mexican cuisine for dinner, they think of Mexican food chains such as Chipotle with their bland burrito bowls and flavorless tacos.  Well, Chipotle doesn’t have anything on Taqueria Los C...

Niles West Theatre’s “The Jungle Book” Amazes the Audience

By Mara Shapiro

December 13, 2010

Picture this: lots of little kids staring intently at the stage in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium, happy parents smiling, wowed students fascinated by the work their fellow thespians are doing, and a stage with lots of color, music, animal heads, and bongos. This was what Niles West’s The Jungle Book looked like. Niles West’s version of the beloved Disney classic...

All Star Weekend Shines at Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

By Rozy Kanjee

December 10, 2010

From their first big break on Disney Channel to now, All Star Weekend is an up-and-coming band that performed  at the Annual Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. With their cute-boy charms and vocals that weren't altered, All Star Weekend showed their passion for their music. For a live performance outs...

Win a Nintendo DSi XL

By NWN Editors

December 7, 2010

Hark! Great news has come! Niles West News is raffling off a Nintendo DSi XL and a game to go with it, Dragon Quest IX! Look for the table outside the cafe this week for $1-raffle tickets, and/or comment on this review for a free chance to win. Your NWN editors sampled these ...