Niles West News

Picking Colors is Hard

By Isabelle Davis

October 20, 2011

It's been a long night of homework, and I still have some more notes to study over.  I've been doing pretty well, so I tell myself: it's okay, log on to Facebook for five minutes, what's the harm?  Of course, there is the little voice in my head screaming and pleading me not to do it....

May The Spirit Be With You

By Ivana Kosir

October 17, 2011

It's finally here; the most wonderful time of the school year: Homecoming. Many Niles West students look forward to the festivities that the Homecoming season brings us: the assembly, the parade, the school spirit days, the Homecoming football game, and of course, the Homecoming dance. ...

More Bad News Bears

By Nick Goldwyn

October 13, 2011

Let's start with a recap of the past, at this point last year, I wrote a blog preeching to the choir of bears fans to fire Mike Martz. Almost a year later, my message hasn't changed, but I have broadened the list of people I think the bears should fire. After last weeks humiliating preformance against the Lions (l...

Homecoming…. Stag?

By Mara Shapiro

October 3, 2011

One of my favorites times of the year is upon us: Homecoming. Normally teachers relax with the extraordinary amount of homework and tests that make up the school year, and give us a night to dance and hang out with friends.  One thing I have been noticing throughout ...

Five Things I Wish I Hadn’t Done Freshman Year

By Breana Brill

September 28, 2011

Hey guys! So today, I decided to shake things up a bit, and make a list of… something. The idea I ended up coming up with was, things I wish I had done differently my freshman year of high school. Now I know I’m only a sophomore and don’t have...

What the Teachers Won’t Tell: An Advice Column for Students

By Colene Gibson

September 28, 2011

Well, Wolves, we've survived the first month of school!  By now we've probably all adjusted to the uncompleted construction (yet again!),  the awesome new cell phone policy, the yummy  new cafeteria food, and the new Open ...

Bears Surprise in Season Opener

By Nick Goldwyn

September 15, 2011

You know the feeling when you jump into a cold pool on a hot summer's day? That sudden unexpected feeling of relief and bewilderment, well, that is the feeling that millions of Bears fans across the world felt on Sunday afternoon. Why? Because the offense, a sign of concern in years passed finally showed up for a game...

Cut the Neon Lights

By Isabelle Davis

September 14, 2011

The themes for dances are always a controversial subject.  Homecoming is the biggest dance at Niles West every year, and so the pressure is on the Homecoming Committee to come up with a theme that will satisfy everybody without being too general.  The students in ...

Boom; It’s Gone

By Ivana Kosir

September 11, 2011

2,974 deaths. 4 planes. 2 fallen Towers. 10 years. 1 day that will never be forgotten. Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I recall sitting in my first grade classroom, and my teacher explaining to the class what had happened. I didn't understand it until I visually experienced the terror...

Taking Things a Bit Too Slow

By Isabelle Davis

September 8, 2011

Niles West has never been known for its timeliness, but this year has gotten off to a particularly rough start.  Between the torn down tiles on the staircases and the South Lobby construction, getting around school has been a little more difficult than usual.  Not to mention the i...

Goodbye Assignment Notebooks

By Breana Brill

September 7, 2011

It's a Monday afternoon and it's ninth period. Legs are shaking, pencils are tapping, everyone's getting a little restless. And as expected with a restless class, we all tend to get a bit off topic. The "off-topic" portion today was the entire class complaining abou...

Get Involved, Get Involved, Get Involved!

By Mara Shapiro

August 22, 2011

Hello, Niles West! Summer is over and it's time to get back to the daily grind of the new school year. The key word is "new." With the new school year comes new friends, new teachers, new classes, and new ways to get involved at West. Did you know that Niles West of...