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Zip-Ties Cause Classroom Disruptions

By Mara Shapiro

November 4, 2010

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Since September, freshman and sophomore boys have been pranking each other with a trick called zip-tying, according to the deans. The zip-ties are zipper-like contraptions that the students use to tie other students’ backpacks shut or ...

Homeroom Competitions Begin This Week

By Colene Gibson

October 25, 2010

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Niles West’s annual Homeroom Competitions are scheduled to begin this week and continue until the final competition at the Winter Pep Rally on Friday, Dec. 10. Only one new competition will be held each week until the final...

Final Yearbook Retakes Next Friday

By Colene Gibson

October 20, 2010

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Next Friday, Oct. 29 will be the absolute last chance for students and faculty to take their yearbook photos. The photographers will be set up above the auditorium from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m because despite the ads and posters,...

NWAce Hosts Haunted Trail

By Colene Gibson

October 18, 2010

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NWAce, the club of athletic leaders, will be hosting a haunted trail on the night before homecoming, Oct. 22, from 6 until 9 behind the school in the prairie with the admissions price of $3. The Haunted Trail will have th...

Homecoming Theme Goes Unchanged Despite Dissent

By Ivana Kosir

October 15, 2010

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Despite dissent about the Black-Tie-Affair theme, the annual Homecoming game and dance are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 23. Tickets, which go on sale today, are $20 a person and $38 a couple. As usual, the theme was chosen by the Homecoming Committee, but many students and committee members sa...

Chipotle Incentive Succeeds at Reading Hour (Comment and Receive an Extra ‘Punch’ for Your Chipotle Punch Card)

By Nate Schapmann

October 15, 2010

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Reading Hour, sponsored by English teacher Rachel Gross, takes place every two weeks before school in room 2040 where students listen to a teacher or staff member read--and this year have a chance to get free Chipotle. The...

Spirit Week to Kick Off Homecoming

By Cheyenne Farrell

October 9, 2010

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On Monday, Oct. 18, don't be surprised if you see your fellow students walking around with slippers on their feet and teddy bears in their hands. Homecoming is just around the corner, and with Homecoming, comes Spirit Week! Spirit Week themes: Mon...

Freshmen Learn to Combat Bullying at NAMES Assembly

By Ivana Kosir

October 8, 2010

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On Tuesday, Oct. 5 and Wednesday Oct. 6, the fifth annual NAMES assembly was held for all freshmen in the auditorium. Through video clips, guest panelists, and activities, freshmen learned about bullying and its effects o...

Cultural Round Table Ponders Pop Culture

By Galina Velgach

October 4, 2010

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The first Cultural Round Table was held Thursday, September 28 in the student commons. The topic of discussion was “How does American popular culture affect traditional family practices?” About half of the students who attended the Round Table are in a cultural club. Principal Kaine Osburn called ...

Niles West Theater Puts on Two Plays in One Week

By Mara Shapiro

October 1, 2010

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Niles West Theatre is trying something new with the first two plays of this 2010 season. The plays Steel Magnolias and Rabbit Hole will run together in the Blackbox Theatre today through Saturday, October 9. Though the plays run through the same week, ...

Niles West Earns “America’s Best High Schools” Rank

By Rozy Kanjee

September 22, 2010

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Niles West has many things of which to be proud. On top of its already bulky list, Newsweek has deemed it one of “America’s Best High Schools!” West is #1622 on its list. It may not seem like a good number, but we are in the top six percent of the best public high sc...

Protest Becomes Peace Fest

By Jeremiah Stymacks

September 19, 2010

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What was anticipated as a hateful protest turned into a celebration of peace and love the morning of Thursday, September 9,  when Niles West students stood up for what they believed in against the Westboro Baptist Church. The...