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Chromebooks Update

Chromebooks Update

September 27, 2013

Netbooks Now Equipped With Libre Office and Ubuntu 12.04

By Paulina Michael

August 23, 2012

Starting the 2012-13 school year, student netbooks will have a new and improved software installed. The technology department collaboratively decided to change the software to help improve the netbooks. The latest software that the netbooks will have is open-source, Ubuntu 12.04 in addition to Libre Offi...

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...

Netbooks: A Hit or Miss?

By Breana Brill

May 16, 2011

Hey Freshmen! Sorry it’s been awhile. Now that school is nearly ending, everything has been pretty crazy. But I’m back! So, today I want to talk to you guys about the netbooks. I honestly think they were a big waste of money. S...

Q & A with Tim Furman

By Ali Toth

April 12, 2011

This is the first in a series of Q & As with faculty and staff at West. For this Q &A, the NWN sat down with Tim Furman, the student technology and applications support specialist who helps the freshmen with their netbooks. NWN: What is your main responsibility ...

Facebook, Come Home

By Rozy Kanjee

January 10, 2011

I'd like to make myself believe that students have the same rights in school as they do outside of it. This, in our case, is not true. Niles West students have been isolated from using the social network Facebook. It is an impact on those of us who used it as a life support. According to th...

The Freshest Blog!

By Breana Brill

October 8, 2010

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...

Editorial Cartoon by Danielle Klemens

By Adviser 219

September 27, 2010


Netbooks or Textbooks?

By Ivana Kosir

September 19, 2010

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...