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Get Involved: Homecoming 2012

By Ivana Kosir

October 1, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Homepage, The Way I See It, West Word

As freshmen, perhaps the most common piece of advice we received was to join clubs, sports, or other organizations. Being part of a group comes with its benefits: 1, your college application is that much more colorful; 2, you get...

CPS Strike is Unnecessary

By Ivana Kosir

September 12, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Homepage, The Way I See It, West Word

It's day four of the teachers' strike in Chicago, and regardless of what politicians might say, negotiations aren't near completion. For those of you who don't know, on Monday, Sept. 10, Chicago Public School teachers wen...

Put on Your Glasses; 3D is Coming

By Ivana Kosir

April 13, 2012

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I can understand why many people don't like 3D movies. The glasses look ridiculous and are uncomfortable. People complain that 3D movies give them headaches that not only hurt but ultimately distract them from the movie. Furthermo...

Why I Doubt Kony 2012 and Why You Should Too

By Ivana Kosir

March 9, 2012

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For at least two days now, teenagers all over social media sites have strongly expressed emotions toward the Kony 2012 campaign, and for good reason, too. While I also support the activism towards such campaigns, the method of di...

Final Freakout: 5 Tips to Help You Survive

By Ivana Kosir

January 12, 2012

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Congratulations, Niles West. We've almost survived half of the school year. You know what that means: finals. As usual the seniors are checked out. But for us underclassmen, we have some work cut out for us. Here are some tips to make this weekend a bit more bearable than it normally would be. Re...

10 Ways to Avoid Boredom Over Break

By Ivana Kosir

December 20, 2011

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Winter break is on everybody's radar this year (T-3 days left). With the holidays being early during break, there is a lot of down-time in the New Year to do activities that we usually don't have time to do. I've assembled a list of places to go and things to do (or not to do) during Winter break ...

Honoring the Honors

By Ivana Kosir

December 6, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Homepage, The Way I See It, West Word

Junior year has crossed an unchartered frontier. The difficulty of finding the balance of schoolwork and extracurricular activities has hit a peak, and juniors must now tackle the chore of exploring education beyond high school and prepare for significant exams that have the power t...