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Goodbye, Niles West

Goodbye, Niles West

May 23, 2013

My Thoughts on the 2012-2013 Theatre Season

By Mara Shapiro

September 3, 2012

Filed under 10th Period (Clubs), 10th Period Blog, Blogs, Homepage

Now that our much needed summer break is over, it is time to get back into the swing of school and all the wonderful activities we offer. Clearly, we have a fantastic theatre department. I have seen many, many productions, including...

Birthday Locker Decorations Tampered With

By Mara Shapiro

June 7, 2012

Filed under 10th Period (Clubs), 10th Period Blog, Blogs, Homepage

Most teenagers look forward to their birthdays. 16 means license, and 18 means legalization. But there is more to numbers, balloons, and cake for a high school student; there are also birthday decorations! Typically (espec...

Why is Dance Marathon More Popular at North?

By Mara Shapiro

May 25, 2012

Filed under 10th Period (Clubs), 10th Period Blog, Blogs, Homepage

Those who are involved in Dance Marathon know that Niles North values the event like no other. They absolutely love participating in it. Not to say that West students don't, but there is a considerable ratio difference when one...

The Pros and Cons of Candy Sales

By Mara Shapiro

April 4, 2012

Filed under 10th Period (Clubs), 10th Period Blog, Blogs, Homepage, West Word

One of the greatest aspects of Niles West is that we have many clubs, and with clubs come fundraisers. Some clubs sell t-shirts, some ask for donated items, and  Greek club even makes homemade frappuccinos outside the cafete...

Club Suggestions Needed!

By Mara Shapiro

February 27, 2012

Filed under 10th Period (Clubs), 10th Period Blog, Blogs, Homepage

Hello, Niles West! As the 10th Period Editor, I strive to profile as many different clubs as possible in order to show how mulit-dimentional our school is. However, my staff and I need help. We really need suggestions for...

Turnabout Should be a Winter Formal

By Mara Shapiro

January 23, 2012

Filed under 10th Period Blog, Blogs, Homepage, West Word

We hear about Winter Formals all the time in our favorite books and movies. It's the Valentine's Day dance, except without the pressure of finding a valentine. With the lack of success involving Turnabout, we no longer have any type of winter dance at Niles West...

Help West Give Back

By Mara Shapiro

November 30, 2011

Filed under 10th Period (Clubs), 10th Period Blog, Blogs, Homepage

Last week while we were all eating pumpkin pie and turkey, I'm sure we were all thankful for the people and gifts we have in our lives. I'm sure some of us donated to charity or helped others who are less fortunate. I'm also sure that some of us...

Homecoming…. Stag?

By Mara Shapiro

October 3, 2011

Filed under 10th Period Blog, Blogs, Homepage

One of my favorites times of the year is upon us: Homecoming. Normally teachers relax with the extraordinary amount of homework and tests that make up the school year, and give us a night to dance and hang out with friends.  One thing I have been noticing throughout ...