Niles West News

On Birth Control, Rush, and Double Standards

By Isabelle Davis

April 2, 2012

"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...

The Pop of Color (Emphasis on the Pop)

By Alexa Bits

March 23, 2012

If you know me, or notice my style, it quickly occurs to you that I mainly wear neutrals. Hate would be a strong word, but I really, really, really don't like to wear much color. Occasionally, I'll see a pair of greens flats or ...

Fashion Trends for Spring

By Alexa Bits

March 14, 2012

Hey guys! My name's Alexa and I've been breathing fashion ever since I picked up my first issue of Vogue five years ago. I'm interested in almost every aspect of the industry, but my dream is to become a fashion journalist. Next ...

Why I Doubt Kony 2012 and Why You Should Too

By Ivana Kosir

March 9, 2012

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...

Why Kony 2012 Deserves Your Attention

By Colene Gibson

March 9, 2012

On Monday, March 5, 2012 a video titled "Kony 2012" was released on Youtube and took over social media sites such as Facebook. Produced by Invisible Children and created by Jason Russell, an organization dedicated to e...

Club Suggestions Needed!

By Mara Shapiro

February 27, 2012

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...

Keep Your Clothes On and Your Pictures Off (of Facebook)

By Alyssa Guzman

February 23, 2012

Living in the 21st century, if I want to keep up with my peers, I usually just log into my Facebook account. Scrolling through my dashboard, I see a few changed relationship statuses, some funny comments, and maybe some interesting videos. ...

Homeroom Hopping: Get Used to the Hallway Sweeps

By Alyssa Guzman

February 15, 2012

The bell has just rang announcing the end of 3rd period, and it’s time to go to homeroom. I walk into my designated classroom, and I don’t even think twice when I take my regular seat in between sophomores Taylor Hoffman and Luke Will...

Podcast: Love in High School

By Isabelle Davis

February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day has arrived and with it comes our first ever podcast. Hundreds of movies, books, and TV shows have been made about it.  The drama that bursts from romance in high school seems to be never ending.  There are...

The Netbooks: A Year and a Half Later

By Breana Brill

February 14, 2012

It’s been over a year and a half since the class of 2014 have received the netbooks. The netbooks had first been introduced to Niles West as a mechanism to replace the boring textbooks and make classroom activities fun! So, whe...

Facebook Timeline is Forced Upon Us

By Isabelle Davis

February 6, 2012

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...

Alumni Blog: Rozy’s Comeback Tour

By Rozy Kanjee

January 26, 2012

Well, Niles West. It’s what you’ve all been waiting for: Stop and Smell the Rozy is back for her comeback tour and you are all invited. You lucky ducks, you. I know what you are all thinking. It’s only been a semester. I know, I know; it’s too...