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The Alumni Blog: Pushing the ‘Reset’ Button

By Sam Berkman

October 13, 2010

Filed under Blogs, Homepage, West Word

It’s been six years since I’ve stepped foot in Niles West, but the memories and feelings that I left with are still vivid.  You may think that when I graduated in 2004, such feelings included sadness due to friends going separate ways, or heartache stemming from the ...

NAMES Assembly Allows Freshmen to Really Know Each Other

By Breana Brill

October 12, 2010

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Dear Freshmen: On Tuesday or Wednesday of last week, we all attended the NAMES assembly. I attended the Wednesday one. The whole time I was there, I felt like I was in MTV’s reality series, If You Really Knew Me. If you don’t know the show yet, it’s ab...

The Freshest Blog!

By Breana Brill

October 8, 2010

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Dear Freshman class of 2014: Hello everyone! This is officially the first FRESHman blog of the year. I capitalized "fresh" because we are the freshest in the school, and this is the freshest blog (freshest meaning the coolest (:). I’m Breana Brill, your p...

The Alumni Blog: ‘Too Cool for School’ is So 2004

By Lauren Zeinfeld

September 28, 2010

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When I was in high school we used AIM instead of Facebook. We were limited to the 27 pictures on a disposable camera. When we wanted new music to play on our Discman, we begged a friend who would spend the 45 minutes it took to d...

The True Meaning of School Spirit

By Seve Loubriel

September 19, 2010

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Hey my name is Seve Loubriel. For some odd reason, I was picked to write a column for this newspaper, and I thought to myself, “What kind of ridiculous idea is that? I can’t write!” But I guess I’ll give it a shot. For those of you who don’t know me, I’ve played footbal...

Top-10 Songs You’ve Gotta Download Now!

By Maggie Wibright

September 19, 2010

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Music is the art of thinking with sounds-Jules Combarieu Music is bipolar. It goes from bubbly to sad to angry and back to bubbly again. I love how there is a song to fit every mood you have. This past decade America has bred the most random, diverse artists I think we’ve ever seen: Lady...

Netbooks or Textbooks?

By Ivana Kosir

September 19, 2010

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As everyone knows by now, the freshmen have been generously given netbooks this year. With the internet and programs like Skype, a laptop can supply hours of entertainment. Lucky them, right? Wrong. Staring at textbooks for hours a day can be straining enough on our eyes. Now imagine sta...

Why Niles West News should be on the Top of Your List Too

By Rozy Kanjee

September 19, 2010

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Being a teenager, I know that reading a newspaper is not an ideal option. On my list of things I’d rather do, it’s right below licking my foot. So I’d lick my foot and then read the newspaper. But now that I’m writing for one and now that it’s online (anything online seems so much...

Stay on the Right Side of the Hallway and Other Advice for Freshmen

By Colene Gibson

September 19, 2010

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Everyone always says that high school is the best years of their lives. Who knows if that’s true or not, and honestly who cares? What I do believe is that these four years are going to be full of drama, stress, nights you don’...

The FAIL of Fantasy Football

By Nick Goldwyn

September 19, 2010

Filed under Blogs, Homepage, Sports, West Word

FANTASY Football sucks. There, I said it.  Don't break your computer, just yet. To clarify--before you go off and do something you and your wallet (computers aren’t cheap) might regret--reread my first sentence. Notice in all c...