Niles West News

DECA to Compete at Internationals in Orlando

By Ivana Kosir

April 19, 2011

    Eleven Niles West DECA members will compete against 14,000 high school students from all over the world in Orlando, FL for the international competition. Students who qualified have been working diligently to ...

Moment of Silence Not So Silent

By Ali Toth

April 15, 2011

Even though the Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act was reinforced in District 219 schools at the beginning of second semester, it seems that not all teachers follow it. The Act was passed in 2007 by the Illinois General A...

Seniors Organize ’1 Wish, 1,000 Cranes’ Fundraiser to Help Japan

By Rebecca Yun

April 14, 2011

Seniors Erica Mui and Thidar Khine have organized a fundraiser called "1 Wish, 1,000 Cranes' to help the victims of the recent Japanese earthquakes by making paper cranes and using the money raised to send to Japan. The fundr...

Niles West Theatre to put on Portraits: One Night Only

By Mara Shapiro

April 13, 2011

Thursday, April 14 Niles West Theatre's Advanced Theatre Studio Class is set to put on Portraits: One Night Only in the Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m.. Theatre director Andrew Sinclair says that every year the Advanced Theatre Studio Class puts on a Portraits show. This year's ...

IRC Hosts National Library Week Festivities

By Jeremiah Stymacks

April 12, 2011

Niles West's IRC celebrates National Library Week this week , from Wednesday, April 13 to Friday, April 15. There will be four major events happening over these three days, from cake eating, book signing, workshops, and bingo...

Echo Effect to Compete at Nationals in New York

By Jeremiah Stymacks

April 11, 2011

After winning the Great Lakes Semifinal Competition on Saturday, March 5, Echo Effect, West's male acapella group, leaves for New York City this Thursday to compete in ICHSA National Finals on Friday, April 15. Adam Gruezo, a senior and long-time member of Echo Effect, said, " the new...

Debate Team Competes at Nationals

By Mara Shapiro

April 11, 2011

The Niles West Debate Team participated in the Novice Nationals in Atlanta on April 2-3. Sixteen members from all four grade levels competed including: freshmen  Emma Lazar, Breana Brill, Theo Noparstak, Vinay Patel, Jessie Amgalanjargal, Lia I...

TBay Auction to Begin Next Week

By Ivana Kosir

April 8, 2011

As the weather is starting to become more enjoyable and the Cubs start winning again, don't you ever wish you had a new bike, some new music to listen to on your bike ride , or a new TV to watch the Cubs win? Or better yet, BE at the game to watch...

District College Fair to be Held at West

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

April 7, 2011

The 35th annual District College Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Niles West from 7-9 p.m. There will be schools stretching from the military academies, the armed forces, to specialized schools (automotive, cosmetology, culinary, art,...

School Board and NTFT Agreement Passed

By Rozy Kanjee

April 5, 2011

After months of negotiation, the school board and NTFT union came to a final decision on Monday, March 21 regarding the restructuring plan for the school year 2011-2012. The newly revised agreement entails a majority of the same points from...

Seniors Survey Finalists Announced–Cast Your Votes for the Winners

By Colene Gibson

April 4, 2011

Seniors!  You've already written in your nominations for the Senior Survey and now it's time to cast votes to elect the winners! In order to vote, sign into your school email address and cast your votes here. Voting ends on Monday, April 11 at 8 am. Th...

Japan Disaster Hits Home

By Ivana Kosir

March 25, 2011

Although the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan happened miles away, students and staff here at Niles West have felt the effects of the tsunami. The Japanese club has put efforts into raising money for the Japanese crisis by asking for donations. As of Wedne...