Niles West News

“The Hate List” Sends A Message

By Morgan Gstalter

April 26, 2012

We all know the stories.  The quiet whispers, the hushed tones used when words like "Columbine" are brought up. Even the recent Ohio school shooting rocked the nation to its core. We've seen the coverage on the news; the media hounding the school as helicopters circle ahead and the...

Praise for The Help: A Novel

By Maridsa Choute

December 6, 2011

It doesn’t matter if you’re a girl or a guy, black or white, tall or short, movie fan or book fan, or anything in between, The Help is something that should be on your must-read list. The Help is about African-American maids that work for white women in Mississippi in 1962. The story is told...

Get Trapped in Emma Donoghue’s Room

By Alyssa Guzman

November 10, 2011

Emma Donoghue may not be one of those well known authors among teens like Nicholas Sparks or Suzanne Collins, but after reading her novel "Room," there's no denying that she's earned her place among all the big names in literature. Dono...

Shiver Sent a Chill Down My Spine

By Maridsa Choute

November 1, 2011

When you think of werewolves, what’s the first thing you think of? The possibilities to that question are endless: you probably thought man-beast, evil, a full moon, and of course, their sworn enemies, vampires. After reading countless books, seeing too many television shows, and movies...

Say Hello to “What Happened to Goodbye”

By Morgan Gstalter

September 30, 2011

Whether you’ve been following her for years and collect her books, (like myself) or you’re in the mood for something, What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen should have a place on your bookshelf. The book, which came out this past summer to amazing reactions, follows the story o...

Blue Bloods Gets a Blue Ribbon

By Maridsa Choute

August 30, 2011

Welcome back, Wolves! I hope your summer was full of excitement, and I hope that this summer you found the time to stop by the library to find your summer reading book and maybe one to read in your free time. I know what you’r...

Jersey Shore: A Lot Worse on Paper

By Jack Thornton

January 26, 2011

“Life is hard. But a pouf? That should be easy.” So goes the philosophy of Snooki, the voice of our generation. The self-proclaimed “guidette’s” wild lifestyle consists of clubbing and drinking copious amounts of alcohol. After two extremely popular seasons of Jersey Shore on MTV...