Niles West News

Senior College Survey

By Rozy Kanjee

March 24, 2011

Seniors: Getting ready for college? Take this online survey telling us what college you will be heading to next year so it can be in the senior supplement. Make sure you're signed into your school e-mail address. Click Here for the link to get to the college su...

More Items to be Recycled at West

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

March 24, 2011

Niles West is moving closer to achieving LEED EBOM certification, a certification for buildings or building owners awarding them for maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts, and we already started recycling more items. In addition to pap...

Driver’s Education Classes Cut

By Colene Gibson

March 21, 2011

Some students who were originally enrolled to take Driver’s Education at Niles West for the next school year will no longer be allowed to take the course as they planned, according to counselors. Out of the 235 students who enrolled to take the course, only 120 will be scheduled for next ...

Seniors: Take the Senior Survey Here

By Colene Gibson

March 21, 2011

Seniors!  It's time to cast your votes for the Senior Survey! (Who has the best sense of humor?  Who's the most likely to get arrested for gotcha?) Write in your votes HERE. Vote for a senior male and female for each category. Make sure to use first and last names too! In order to vote, sign into your school email...

Q & A with Rotimi

By Rozy Kanjee

March 20, 2011

Rotimi, an up-and-coming international singer, is scheduled to perform at Niles North in the auditorium on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 pm, as a benefit concert. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to Refugee One, as part of the Dance ...

Students Walk Out for Collective Bargaining Rights

By Rozy Kanjee

March 17, 2011

  Holding signs that read "Teachers+Students=Solidarity" and "Union Rights are Human Rights," more than 300 Niles West students walked out before 8th period yesterday to support collective bargaining rights not only for District 219, but Wisconsin, Indiana, and 22 other states. Seniors Alex Knorr and Eric Krikori...

DePaul University Goes Test-Optional

By Ivana Kosir

March 16, 2011

DePaul University has decided to make submitting ACT and SAT test scores optional for incoming freshmen starting next school year. In place of submitting a test score, applying students must write a personal essay about goals, life experiences, and other characteristics about a student ...

DM Hosts Annual T-Bay Fundraiser

By Colene Gibson

March 11, 2011

Dance Marathon is scheduled to host their annual T-Bay fundraiser the week of April 11-15 outside the Student Activities Center to benefit Refugee One. This year’s T-Bay will feature items and events compliments of Niles West faculty and staf...

Kindles Prove Popular Among Students and Staff

By Jeremiah Stymacks

March 10, 2011

The IRC is now equipped with new e-readers called Kindles. Lots of students are putting their names on the waiting list to check one out, and for good reason. The Kindles, produced by Amazon, are very thin and sleek e-rea...

Senior Supplement and Superlatives Information Announced

By Isabelle Davis

March 9, 2011

Students will have the opportunity to take pictures with their friends on Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11 in the student commons during all lunch periods. The Buddy Pics will be a part of the Yearbook and NWN's Senio...

Annual Can Food Drive Begins

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

March 9, 2011

The National Honor Society is sponsoring a can food drive that begins this week and ends the Thursday before spring break. Students are requested to bring cans or personal hygiene products to their homerooms, and whichever homeroom has the most it...

Literacy Center Hosts Spring Conference

By Colene Gibson

March 9, 2011

While most students were sleeping in on their day off last Friday, the Literacy Center tutors were here at Niles West for the COWLLC’s (Chicago-land Organization of Writing Literacy and Learning Center) annual spring con...