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Boys Race to Conference

By Joey B. / The boys track and field team is getting ready for Conference at Niles North High School....
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Boys Race to Conference
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The Problem with College Admissions

By Nikhil N. College is a requirement to get a good job. At least, that’s what we’ve been told our...
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How Childhood Books Impact our Adult Lives

By Damira B. As we grow up, some of our favorite book series become embedded into our personal lives through...
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Community-Wide Plastic Bag Drive

By Abby W., in-depth reporter    Clean Up Give Back, a local non-profit environmental group is hosting a clean-up challenge...
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Community-Wide Plastic Bag Drive
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Student Scientists Honored for Service and Achievement

By Anna T., news reporter A celebration of the work they’ve put in and their love of science, Science National...
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Student Scientists Honored for Service and Achievement
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Super Bowl preview: Will the Bengals roar on the Rams’ home field for Sunday’s championship?

By Daniel S., sports writer Sports fans across the world have waited all year for this Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI,...
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Social Science Classes Restructured for the Masses

Amidst the waves of change overtaking West, a new financial literacy course will be offered to juniors and seniors, and...
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Social Science Classes Restructured for the Masses
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Bomb threat leads to school evacuation

After receiving an emergency alert shortly after 1:45 p.m. today, teachers evacuated their classes from the building, with students pouring...
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Bomb threat leads to school evacuation
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Jingle Ball is Back in Business

Featuring a lineup of multiple famous artists, the Jingle Ball is an annual winter concert hosted by Chicagoland’s popular radio...
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Jingle Ball is Back in Business
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Our Staff’s Fall Recipes

As the reality, and the weather, sets in with colder temperatures and golden brown leaves, many see this new season...
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Our Staff’s Fall Recipes
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Keeping the “Social” in Social Distancing
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Keeping the “Social” in Social Distancing

    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the term “social distancing” has been used by public health experts to...
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The Good-For-Nothing Awards
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The Good-For-Nothing Awards

     There are more than 20 different award shows held in the United States for music. That fact shouldn't...
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Patience in a Pandemic
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Patience in a Pandemic

    For the past 10 months, a Coronavirus vaccine has been the light at the end of the tunnel...
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Silver Lining Science
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Silver Lining Science

     From forest fires in California to coronavirus outbreaks to widespread racial injustice, the past twelve months have been...
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Insurrection in the Making
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Insurrection in the Making

     A pandemic, a summer of racial reckoning and violence, an economic recession, and the fiercest election year in...
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The Effect of Covid-19 on Movie Theaters
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The Effect of Covid-19 on Movie Theaters

     The movie industry is one of the many fields that has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 virus....
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Fall Festivities: Social Distanced
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Fall Festivities: Social Distanced

     Every teenager in the world has had an itch to enjoy the company of someone other than those...
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From Online to In-Person
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From Online to In-Person

     Although the state of Illinois has averaged almost 10,000 new COVID-19 cases a day for the past three...
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Dear Maine West Teachers… A Letter of Thanks
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Dear Maine West Teachers… A Letter of Thanks

  Dear Maine West Teachers,   It isn't often that we students stop and look beyond our own worlds. We...
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A New Generation of Superheroes
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A New Generation of Superheroes

     The past two decades have been unquestionably erratic. The world has seen an increase in destructive natural disasters,...
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A Season Like No Other
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A Season Like No Other

     Big Ten football has made its comeback! Seven games kicked off the 2020 college football season at the...
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Getting past the obstacles
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Getting past the obstacles

     Many of us vividly remember March 13, 2020 as the day when everything fell apart. As people started...
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Hybrid gives students a newfound sense of flexibility
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Hybrid gives students a newfound sense of flexibility

     When students departed school on March 13, they didn’t anticipate that in-person classes wouldn’t resume school-wide until Nov....
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Health and Well-Being Improvements
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Health and Well-Being Improvements

  Written by Monisa Yusra and Lena Perry
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A Zoom Call a Day Does Not Keep the Procrastination Away
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A Zoom Call a Day Does Not Keep the Procrastination Away

     Picture this: you’re sitting in a Zoom meeting for your math class at 9:40 a.m. as your teacher...
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What the Frack?
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What the Frack?

     Fracking: a term heard in economics, environmentalism, and now on the debate stage of the 2020 election. Also...
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Hate crime and one town’s healing takes center stage in this weekend’s fall play
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Hate crime and one town’s healing takes center stage in this weekend’s fall play

     Following the reaction of the town of Laramie, Wyoming, after the murder of university student Matthew Shephard, Maine...
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Fashion Fever
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Fashion Fever

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Girls golf dominates conference
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Girls golf dominates conference

     With seniors Katie Benziger and Jane Rothweiler finishing conference with the best two scores, the varsity girls golf...
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Tackling Trump: Where the President Went Wrong
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Tackling Trump: Where the President Went Wrong

     On Dec. 31, 2019, the Chinese government confirmed that it was treating dozens of people in Wuhan suffering...
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