Author: Bella Levavi

A eulogy for Club Penguin

Club Penguin, the multiplayer website that has defined the childhood of many students at Niles North, is finally being shut down after 12 years of activity. Many, including myself, started their internet career on the fantastical world of Club Penguin. You could dress up your penguin, decorate your igloo, and even take care of your pet puffles. This exciting virtual world included playing games in order to earn coins, having snowball fights with other penguins, and throwing parties in your igloo. Some Niles North students shared their stories of their beloved childhood game. “It’s tragic that Club Penguin is shutting...

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Thousands chant “No ban, No wall” at airports this weekend

Since the recent Presidential election, protesters have repeatedly taken to the streets. The protests this past weekend took a slightly different turn as thousands across the country flooded international airports to protest the chaos caused by the unilateral Presidential action of banning refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries. This executive order outraged many, so starting on Saturday at JFK airport, protesters shut down airports across the country. In Chicago on Saturday night, the road to get into the International Terminal at O’Hare was blocked by people practicing civil disobedience. This protest was unlike many recent protests in another way: the...

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“Okay, ladies, now let’s get in formation”: Woman’s March from the scene of the action

Over half a million people of all genders gathered in DC on Saturday, Jan. 21 to proclaim to the new president of the United States that women are watching to make sure their rights are not being infringed upon and are ready to fight. The march started with a rally, where well-known speakers conveyed the message of gender equality, including Scarlett Johansson, Gloria Steinem and Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Gardner; still, the message of the rally was delivered  by the crowd of lesser known marchers. After the rally, hundreds of thousands of protesters against Trump marched through the...

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Niles North realizes dreams this Thursday

Niles North is partnering with the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools to honor Martin Luther King Jr. This event will be in the commons on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m. The event will display a diverse array of Niles North students giving their input on race, the problems of our nation, and activism. Dr. Robinson, the keynote speaker, will describe her experiences growing up as an African-American woman. The event will celebrate the high-quality public education one can get at Niles North, and will connect it to MLK’s legacy. Immigrant Rights Club organized this event and Ahmad Zaidi, a vocal member of the club,...

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