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Regular Coca-Cola Sells Big

By Jeremiah Stymacks

December 13, 2010

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Senior Andrew Reman is known as the Coke dealer. He has been selling regular Coca-Cola as a fundraiser for Japanese club, making $15 a day in profit. Student demand of this sugary drink has grown exponentially since Niles West reformed its cafeteria and degraded the selection to all diet ...

Jewell-apalooza: A Day in the Life of Niles West’s Resident Superstar

By Nick Goldwyn

November 30, 2010

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Jewell Loyd looks slightly troubled. She takes a step back from the play, trying to figure out what to do next, and then, as any good coach would do, she calls to all of the other girls to watch her as she walks throu...

Scott Ackman Soars Both On and Off the Field

By Cheyenne Farrell

November 23, 2010

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If you’ve seen him walking down the hall, it is implied in an instant that Social Studies teacher, Scott Ackman is a busy man. He always has a green, heavy-looking bag on his shoulder and a clear cup of Zen tea, with a Chicago Bears logo on the side, hastily walking back and...

Introducing “The Duck Lady,” Mrs. Sheehan

By Connie Lay-Ngo

November 3, 2010

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As you first walk into the school’s deans' office, you can feel the weight of the air on your shoulders as students radiate with anger, rage, frustration, and fear as they await the jurisdiction of their deans. The lists of rules on the right-hand wall of the entrance may intimidate thos...

Q&A with the German-Exchange Students

By Connie Lay-Ngo

October 28, 2010

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On Oct. 15,  students from Schönborn Gymnasium in Bruchsal, Germany visited Niles West and Niles North as part of a German-exchange program and stayed with the families of District 219 students. German-exchange students were paired with students taking German this year to live with...

Q&A with the Homecoming King and Queen

By Maggie Wibright

October 21, 2010

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Congratulations to seniors Ryan Marohn and Nicole Moy for winning Homecoming King and Queen! Both had a lot to say about this great opportunity. NWN: Well, of course, how did it feel to win? Ryan: It feels amazing to wi...

Meet Dean Stephenson

By Maggie Wibright

September 19, 2010

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Joaquin Stephenson, who was hired as a new Dean of Students, is getting used to having an entire office all to himself. For now, it's pretty plain. He sits at his desk wearing his red windbreaker jacket. Although he has only been here fo...

If You Really Knew Casey…

By Maggie Wibright

September 19, 2010

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Editor's Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this story, Casey's last name has not been published. Junior Casey and I have been friends since third grade. We have the same maturity level, which makes us have so much ...