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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Yohanna Endashaw, a junior at Niles West High School, performs at the annual Poetry Out Loud competition.

‘A reflection of my life story’: Local teen poet inspires with performances, new novel

November 7, 2023

When 17-year-old Yohanna Endashaw took the stage in March at the Poetry Out Loud State Finals in Springfield, she said she felt herself transcend into a "vessel for the poems.” “I like to allow...

A girl stands in jeans and a blue t-shirt and holds a microphone in front of a stage with young girls in matching blue shirts.

Niles West senior Cherie Animashaun aims to inspire young girls at second Girls Who Lead conference

May 18, 2023

When Cherie Animashaun thinks back to Super Bowl LVII, she doesn’t recall the electrifying gameplay or even Rihanna’s sensational halftime performance. Instead, the Niles West High School senior remembers...

A figure in purple sits at a desk in a classroom, leaning their head against their hand.

Niles parents protest anti-Black racism at D219 meeting

January 11, 2023

Content warning: this story contains discussions of racism. Amid reports of ongoing anti-Black racism at Niles North and Niles West High Schools, several parents urged Niles Township High School District...

Green grid with the words SRO STANDOFF and a hand holding a gun to the right

In Focus: As community members remain split on SROs in Niles Township high schools, the district fails to act

February 11, 2022

Content warning: This story contains mentions of police violence and gun violence. When Jasmine Sebaggala’s 15-year-old daughter went to get a drink during her lunch period at Niles West High School...

(photo of a girl from the neck below holding a book titled “Compass: Her Steps in the Right Direction.)

Skokie teen Cherie Animashaun inspires girls with self-help books

January 17, 2022

Cherie Animashaun has spent the past few months dedicating her time to inspiring young girls and women in the community and across the globe through her Her Rising Initiative.  The Niles West High...

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