The Student News Site of Niles West High School

Niles West News

The Student News Site of Niles West High School

Niles West News

The Student News Site of Niles West High School

Niles West News

2023-2024 Staff

Anna Lusson
Editor-in-Chief

Anna Lusson

Anna is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief this year. She is a dancer and spends a lot of her free time in the dance studio. Aside from writing, Anna loves to read, travel, listen to Taylor...

Gia Bexes
Managing Editor

Gia Bexes

Gia is a senior and this is her third year on the NWN. Gia is the Managing Editor. Aside from writing, she loves spending time with her family and friends as well as tutoring other students in the Lit Center.

Emma Schieffer
Editor in Chief and Photo Editor

Emma Schieffer

Emma is a senior and the Editor-in-Chief and Photo Editor. This is her fourth year on NWN. In her free time, she'll be baking, taking photos or reading. She also enjoys playing sports such as tennis and golf. ...

Charlotte Herbert
News Editor

Charlotte Herbert

Charlotte is a sophomore and this is her second year on NWN as the News Editor. When she’s not spending time with her friends and family, she likes to read, do stage crew and listen to music.

Khadija Khan
Sports Editor

Khadija Khan

Khadija is a junior and this is her second year on NWN as the Sports Editor. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and just making the most of high school. She likes writing about sports and taking pictures of the team...

Isa Gil
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Isa Gil

Isa is a senior and the Arts and Entertainment Editor for NWN. This is her fourth year on NWN. Aside from writing, she enjoys spending time with friends and binge-watching her favorite shows.

Fiona ODwyer
Multimedia Editor

Fiona O’Dwyer

Fiona is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. She is the Multimedia Editor and enjoys podcasting and video making in the class. In her free time, she loves to watch movies and go out to eat with friends.

Danica Calalang
Features Editor

Danica Calalang

Danica is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. She is a cheerleader, a freshman Homeroom Mentor and is also involved in Senior Cabinet, National Honors Society and Yearbook. Outside of school, you can find her working...

Syeda Fatima
Academics Editor

Syeda Fatima

Syeda Fatima is a senior and this is her first year on NWN as the Academics Editor. She is part of the school's MSA, and SASA, as well as being a Mentor, Peer Leader, and Lit Center tutor.  Aside from writing, she loves to travel,...

Leila Meseljevic
Opinions Editor

Leila Meseljevic

Leila is a junior, this is her third year on NWN, and she is the opinions editor. She enjoys quality time with her family and friends as well as playing volleyball. Leila enjoys writing for sports and opinions.

Katarina Pljevaljcic
Social Media Manager

Katarina Pljevaljcic

Katarina is a senior and this is her third year on NWN. She is the Social Media Manager. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and playing sports. During her free periods, you can find her in the Lit Center...

Holly Korzun
Assistant Social Media Manager

Holly Korzun

Holly is a sophomore and this is her second year on NWN. She is the Assistant Social Media Manager. She enjoys reading and is on the Niles West tennis team. In her free time, she listens to music, reads and hangs out with her...

Morgan Warner-Mackey
Staff Writer

Morgan Warner-Mackey

Morgan is a freshman and this is his first year on NWN. When not in school, he can be found baking, reading or catching up on a television show.

Cora Gayford
Staff Writer

Cora Gayford

Cora is a sophomore and this is her first year on NWN. She is an active cross-country and track runner, while also in Expressions writing club. Outside of school, she finds happiness in traveling, reading, and listening to music.

Suha Siddiqui
Staff Writer

Suha Siddiqui

Suha is a sophomore and this is her first year on NWN. She is a member of Expressions. Scholastic Bowl, and PACE. Outside of school, Suha enjoys playing violin, watching movies, and riding her bike.

Ava Hortega
Staff Writer

Ava Hortega

Ava is a sophomore and this is her first year on NWN. Ava is on the varsity softball team and also enjoys playing travel softball in the summer. Ava enjoys spending time with friends and family and reading in her free time.

Kate Hufana
Staff Writer

Kate Hufana

Kate is a senior and this is her first year on NWN. When she isn't writing, she loves to play games and go on drives with friends. She also enjoys watching Disney movies and listening to music.

Fiona Rae
Staff Writer

Fiona Rae

Fiona is a junior and this is her first year on NWN. She enjoys fashion journalism, good music, and movies. You can find her designing costumes for theatre or practicing drums with friends.

Farah Albayati
Staff Writer

Farah Albayati

Farah Albayati is a senior and this is her first year on NWN. She has an unyielding commitment to innovation and impact and is eager to write what others are afraid to speak about. She is an advocate for MENA students, women and ...

Lejla Orman
Staff Writer

Lejla Orman

Lejla is a senior and this is her first year on NWN. Aside from writing, Lejla loves listening to music and reading. Additionally, she loves watching movies and spending time with family and friends. ...

Zunaira Ansari
Staff Writer

Zunaira Ansari

Z (Zunaira) Ansari is a senior enjoying her first year on NWN. She is involved with numerous clubs including DECA, SASA and MSA. Along with reading and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going on...

Sarina Nur
Staff Writer

Sarina Nur

Sarina is a sophomore and this is her second year on NWN. She is a part of Model UN and participates in Dance Marathon. In her free time, Sarina loves to read, watch movies and listen to music. You can find her at home hanging...

Katie Rakocha
Staff Writer

Katie Rakocha

Katie is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. She is a Lit Center tutor and on the track team. She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. ...

Bryanna Ayala
Staff Writer

Bryanna Ayala

Bryanna is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. She enjoys creating podcasts in this class. She loves spending time with her family and driving around with her friends.

Quinn Gilbert
Staff Writer

Quinn Gilbert

Quinn is a senior in his second year as a staff writer for NWN. He enjoys writing about sports. In his free time, he enjoys bodybuilding and playing basketball. ...

John Przekota
Staff Writer

John Przekota

John is a senior at Niles West this is his third year on NWN. He swims and plays baseball. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and watching football and baseball. ...

Hanna Schneider
Photographer

Hanna Schneider

Hanna is a junior, and this is her first year on NWN. She is a photographer. Aside from photography, Hanna likes to spend time with her friends and listen to music. After school, you can find Hanna involved in various cl...

Fiona Payne
Assistant Photo Editor

Fiona Payne

Fiona is a sophomore and this is her first year on NWN. In her free time, she loves photography, reading, music and playing the guitar.