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On Birth Control, Rush, and Double Standards

By Isabelle Davis

April 2, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Homepage, Unimpressed, West Word

"It's a double edged sword isn't it?  If you say you haven't, you're a prude.  If you say you have, you're a slut." -The Breakfast Club Girls in high school are under incredible pressure to fit into the very small box of societ...

Facebook Timeline is Forced Upon Us

By Isabelle Davis

February 6, 2012

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High school students act brave, but if anything can put us cowering in corner in a matter of seconds, it's the past.  It's the idea that thousands of people will be able to see what our lives once consisted of.  One website now carries the story of our lives, and what once was a hidden mess of wa...

Finals, Finally

By Isabelle Davis

January 13, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Homepage, Unimpressed, West Word

Finals.  The next week of my life will be consumed with studying for tests and then studying for finals and then studying some more.  And the reason for this?  I didn't study for 10 minutes over 16 of the 17 days of  winter break.  In fact, I don't know a single person who did anything other hang out, vac...

Picking Colors is Hard

By Isabelle Davis

October 20, 2011

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It's been a long night of homework, and I still have some more notes to study over.  I've been doing pretty well, so I tell myself: it's okay, log on to Facebook for five minutes, what's the harm?  Of course, there is the little voice in my head screaming and pleading me not to do it....

Cut the Neon Lights

By Isabelle Davis

September 14, 2011

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The themes for dances are always a controversial subject.  Homecoming is the biggest dance at Niles West every year, and so the pressure is on the Homecoming Committee to come up with a theme that will satisfy everybody without being too general.  The students in ...

Taking Things a Bit Too Slow

By Isabelle Davis

September 8, 2011

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Niles West has never been known for its timeliness, but this year has gotten off to a particularly rough start.  Between the torn down tiles on the staircases and the South Lobby construction, getting around school has been a little more difficult than usual.  Not to mention the i...