Niles West News

How to Spend Your Snow Day(s)

By Rozy Kanjee

February 2, 2011

Good morning everyone, for those of us who have woken up around noon and haven't seen the outside world yet, it's the end of the world. There is snow up to my knees. The good thing is the fact that we don't have any school. Score for us seniors who don't have to make it up like everyone els...

Finals, Here We Come

By Breana Brill

January 17, 2011

Dear Class of 2014, Wow, our first finals are already here! Sorry, I know it's not something to celebrate, but look at it this way, we're already halfway done with our freshman year. I swear, everything is going by so fast, it's crazy. I feel like I just introduced myself to you all, yesterday. ...

In Defense of ‘Teenage Dream’

By Maridsa Choute

January 14, 2011

The Turnabout is a dance in which girls ask guys out. Our 2nd annual Turnabout is right around the corner. Feb. 12 is the night where you can dance with the boy of your dreams. The original theme of the dance was "Teenage Dream,"...

How To Survive Finals

By Colene Gibson

January 12, 2011

So, it’s the week before finals and as you look through your schedule, you realize how much work you have to do to prepare for finals and as the list grows, so does the turning in your stomach from all the stress.  Well, t...

Facebook, Come Home

By Rozy Kanjee

January 10, 2011

I'd like to make myself believe that students have the same rights in school as they do outside of it. This, in our case, is not true. Niles West students have been isolated from using the social network Facebook. It is an impact on those of us who used it as a life support. According to th...

Truth is…Stop.

By Ivana Kosir

January 3, 2011

I admit… these Facebook status games need to stop. Truth is… I admit… and Inbox me a number all have one thing in common: to get more ‘Likes’ from friends. Why has this new fad to get ‘Likes’ spread all across Facebook? Does getting more ‘Likes’ think you’re cooler or mo...

We’re All In This Together

By Breana Brill

December 14, 2010

Dear Class of 2014: So the other day I was loaded with at least five hours of homework (what else is new) and I was thinking about how much I missed junior high for two main reasons: less work load and less responsibility. Yeah sure, you had SOME responsibility, but to be honest it was small. I ...

Tips for Holiday Gifts

By Colene Gibson

December 9, 2010

With all the winter holidays coming up, there comes the crisis of finding the perfect gift, which is no simple task.  Here’s a few tips to help you out for buying gifts whether it's for your friends, family, or boyfriend/girlfr...

The Alumni Blog: The COLLEGE Life

By Megumi Hoshi

December 6, 2010

Hey Niles West! My name is Megumi Hoshi, and I am a recent graduate from the proud Class of 2010!! I am currently a Special Education major at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. I have had an amazing college experience thus far, and love every moment of it! Thi...

Students Question “Healthy Food”

By Maggie Wibright

December 6, 2010

Niles West High School has experienced many changes since the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Construction has been introduced, the field house was redone, and the cafeteria food was readjusted. Many students agree that...

Candy Land, a.k.a Niles West

By Ivana Kosir

December 6, 2010

If you walk down one long corridor of Niles West during a passing period, it would be really difficult not to pass up someone selling some kind of sweet, highly processed, sugar-filled product that we all like to call candy. My point is this: candy is ubiquitous at Niles West. We sell it...

What Freshmen are Talking About

By Breana Brill

November 23, 2010

Dear Class of 2014, What's up, Freshmen! Oh, well, I definitely know what's up. Is... BLACK OPS WHAT'S UP?! Yes, I think so. I’ve asked at least 25 guys what's been on their top-5 things to do lately, and I swear they all said to play Black Ops. It make...