Niles West News

Q & A with the Filipino Club

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

February 16, 2011

NWN interviewed Laura Hernandez about her Filipino Culture. Q. What are you most proud of about your culture? A. I am proud of all Filipinos support their culture to a very large extent. They like presenting it to others t...

Q & A with Serbian Club

By Maggie Wibright

February 11, 2011

NWN interviewed senior Pero Jovcic about his Serbian Culture. Q: What are you most proud of your culture? A: I'm probably most proud of how religious we are, and how our culture is happy and proud. Q: What is the yo...

Q & A with Korean Club

By Colene Gibson

February 10, 2011

NWN interviewed senior David Park, the president of Korean club, about his Korean culture. Q. What are you most proud of about your culture? A. The language. Q. What is your least favorite thing about your culture? A....

Q & A with IndoPak

By Rozy Kanjee

February 10, 2011

NWN interviewed seniors  Ankush Verma and Sameera Khan about their Indian and Pakistani Cultures. Q. What are you most proud of about your culture? A. Everything about our culture makes us proud. India and Pakistan are culture rich countrie...

Q & A with French Club

By Ivana Kosir

February 9, 2011

NWN interviewed sophomore Marie Mandley about her French culture. Q. What are you most proud of about your culture? A. I'm most proud of all the history. Like the art and music. You know how everyone says America is like a melting pot? So is France. ...

Ram VS. His Senior Year

By Nate Schapmann

February 8, 2011

NWN Anchor Ramsan Younatham is sitting with his co-anchor in Broadcasting class, editing their script for the forthcoming morning announcements.  The script looks like the usual stuff they say on the NWN: sports meetings, information about textbook return...

Q & A with Hellenic Club

By Ivana Kosir

February 8, 2011

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of Q & As with members of cultural clubs at Niles West in celebration of International Week. NWN interviewed sophomore Eleni Mastorakis about her Greek culture. Q. What are you most proud o...

If You Really Knew David…

By Maggie Wibright

February 3, 2011

Senior David Skuza steps onto the ice rink. Classical music plays softly from the speakers, with a violin performing its solo, providing a jolly “inspirational” mood for the figure skaters. He’s dressed in his favorite colors: a red shirt and black athletic pants along with his smooth black skates,...

Regular Coca-Cola Sells Big

By Jeremiah Stymacks

December 13, 2010

Senior Andrew Reman is known as the Coke dealer. He has been selling regular Coca-Cola as a fundraiser for Japanese club, making $15 a day in profit. Student demand of this sugary drink has grown exponentially since Niles West reformed its cafeteria and degraded the selection to all diet ...

Scott Ackman Soars Both On and Off the Field

By Cheyenne Farrell

November 23, 2010

If you’ve seen him walking down the hall, it is implied in an instant that Social Studies teacher, Scott Ackman is a busy man. He always has a green, heavy-looking bag on his shoulder and a clear cup of Zen tea, with a Chicago Bears logo on the side, hastily walking back and...

Introducing “The Duck Lady,” Mrs. Sheehan

By Connie Lay-Ngo

November 3, 2010

As you first walk into the school’s deans' office, you can feel the weight of the air on your shoulders as students radiate with anger, rage, frustration, and fear as they await the jurisdiction of their deans. The lists of rules on the right-hand wall of the entrance may intimidate thos...

Q&A with the German-Exchange Students

By Connie Lay-Ngo

October 28, 2010

On Oct. 15,  students from Schönborn Gymnasium in Bruchsal, Germany visited Niles West and Niles North as part of a German-exchange program and stayed with the families of District 219 students. German-exchange students were paired with students taking German this year to live with...