Niles West News

Don’t Forget the NWN This Summer!

By Colene Gibson

June 8, 2011

Well, we've almost made it through the school year.  Summer is finally here...almost.  I'm sure no one even needs any reminder about that, though, considering I'm sure everyone is counting down the days, or minutes, until that final bell rings and frees us f...

Goodbye Niles West, Hello Endless Possibilities

By Rozy Kanjee

June 2, 2011

Dear Niles West, The class of 2011 graduates today. Yay! You know how people say that high school is the best four years of your life? You don't? Well, they do. Of course there are those people that say: "are you kidding me, high school? That's just the kiddie pool. College is for the bi...

Why I’m Not Going to Prom and Why I Don’t Care

By Rozy Kanjee

May 20, 2011

If you overhear a conversation had by seniors, they all revolve around one thing: prom. It's so close it feels like it's tomorrow. Ha ha, just kidding it is tomorrow. So why am I cutting it close? Why is this the first thing being written about it? I guess I have a confession to make....

Netbooks: A Hit or Miss?

By Breana Brill

May 16, 2011

Hey Freshmen! Sorry it’s been awhile. Now that school is nearly ending, everything has been pretty crazy. But I’m back! So, today I want to talk to you guys about the netbooks. I honestly think they were a big waste of money. S...

No Texting During School? As if.

By Isabelle Davis

May 11, 2011

Students’ cell phones must be off and put away from 8:10 to 3:23 when they are in school. So states the almighty rule that hardly anybody follows. Phones are not going to be put away, much less turned off at any time, and that includes school hours.  We have phones and we hav...

Why I Woke Up at 3 AM to Watch the Royal Wedding

By Ivana Kosir

May 3, 2011

On Friday, April 29, 2011, numerous people told me I was crazy because I told them that I was one of the billions of people across the world that watched Kate Middleton wed Prince William of Wales at 3 a.m.   But let me tell you, it was worth every second of lost sleep. Why would someo...

ACT=Not so Bad

By Maggie Wibright

May 2, 2011

Anxiety, stress and exhaustion are words some may associate with the ACT test. But this year, it didn’t seem so bad. I had expected what the test would feel like, since I had taken some practice ones before and ha...

Tips to Surviving the ACT

By Colene Gibson

April 26, 2011

Editor's Note: This article was orginally published on Friday, April 15. Well, juniors, it’s almost time for us to take the ACT.  Some of us have already taken it, but for some of us, the first time we take it will be...

Friday: The Best Way to Ruin a Great Week

By Ivana Kosir

April 25, 2011

After three weeks of school with nothing but a late start and one day off, this week seems like a gift from the heavens: Wednesday and Thursday are testing days and/or no school days depending on your grade.  We only have two consecutive days of class instruction (Monday and Tuesday), and ...

It’s Earth Day: Let’s All Become More Environmentally Aware

By Rozy Kanjee

April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day! This year's theme is A Billion Acts of Green.You didn't know it was Earth Day? You didn't know Earth Day had themes? Don't worry, that's what I'm here for. To help our school become more environmentally aware here's a tutorial to APES: APES 101. Let me guess, your first...

Study Hall: Does Anyone Actually Study?

By Isabelle Davis

April 20, 2011

Anyone who’s had a study hall knows that the rules are a bit ridiculous.  When I was a freshman we had the study halls in detention rooms and we weren’t allowed to talk, just listen to our iPods and go on the not-so great netbooks.  Now, I’ve gradua...

A Girl’s First Detention is Memorable…Maybe Not

By Rozy Kanjee

April 12, 2011

Last Thursday, I served my first detention. Woohoo! Yes, it was because of the walkout, and no I couldn't do it on the Friday everyone was suppose to go. It was an interesting experience. There were a good number of people there, but what I got was completely different from what I expected....