Wolves Beat Maine South, Win Regionals

By Nick Goldwyn

March 8, 2011

Senior Dante Logan bounced up and down ecstatically, Regional Champion plaque held high over head. With the fans screaming their lungs out in the stands, and the announcer trying to congratulate the Wolves over the noise, L...

Swim Team Succeeds at State

By Nick Goldwyn

March 3, 2011

Senior swimmer Konner Scott swam fast at State over the weekend--and, as he has done every year he has gone to State, made a name for himself, a name that the State officials had a hard time getting right. The mix-up with his name didn't bother Scott in the least, who qualified second an...

If You Really Knew Callie

By Connie Lay-Ngo

March 1, 2011

Senior Callie Sher takes her stance on the beam, points her toes, and flips across with an elegant swish of her ponytail, and lands perfectly balanced on the other end. She does back bends on the mat in her electric pink and black leotard and keeps a serious expression o...

Boys Track and Field 2011 Preview

By Nate Schapmann

March 1, 2011

Did you know that the Niles West Track team is the defending state champions in not only the 4x1 Meter Relay, but the 4x2 Meter Relay as well? While it's true that our Track team did extraordinary last year, they look to b...

Poms Qualifies for State

By Nick Goldwyn

February 28, 2011

The varsity Poms squad did something they had never done before in school history on Feb. 6: They qualified for State. The girls took second place in the AAA Hip Hop category (on a routine choreogrpahed by junior Mary Vo) at...

Boys Swim Team Qualifies for State

By Nick Goldwyn

February 24, 2011

Breaking four school records, the Boys Swimming and Diving Team placed fourth overall at Sectionals on Saturday, Feb. 19, and advanced five swimmers and one diver to State. The swimmers who qualified for State are: senior Konner Scott in the 100 free, 200 free (new school record),...

Lady Wolves Show Class, Pull Past GBS

By Nick Goldwyn

February 23, 2011

Long after the Lady Wolves defeated the Glenbrook South Tigers (44-29) on Monday, Feb. 21 and the Niles West student section had already finished their chant of  “start the buses" and most of the crowd had already filed ou...

Loyd’s Last-Second Basket Shoots Lady Wolves into Sectionals

By Nick Goldwyn

February 18, 2011

After Jewell Loyd had hit the final shot--the almost-a-buzzer-beater that defeated New Trier (46 to 45)--after the crowd went crazy and stormed the court, after the nets had been cut down, after everyone was chanting "MVP," and the Regional championship had been awarded, after all that, this morning in the halls...

Lady Wolves Win Big Vs. Maine East in the Regional Semifinals

By Nick Goldwyn

February 17, 2011

The Maine East Blue Demons had a fast break; with a three-on-one and their guard driving the lane, it seemed sure they would score.  The basket wouldn't have mattered, as the Wolves would end the half leading 39-11, but that di...

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...

Winter Sports Update

By Nick Goldwyn

January 19, 2011

Girls' Gymnastics The girls' gymnastics team is waiting. Waiting for the opening of their new gym. The gym that created so much controversy around school at the beginning of the year, with talk not only about when it would open, but also about how it was displacing sports. The girls' team has been waiting...

Jewell-apalooza: A Day in the Life of Niles West’s Resident Superstar

By Nick Goldwyn

November 30, 2010

Jewell Loyd looks slightly troubled. She takes a step back from the play, trying to figure out what to do next, and then, as any good coach would do, she calls to all of the other girls to watch her as she walks throu...