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

2021-2022 Staff

Gloria Kosir
Editor in Chief

Gloria Kosir

Gloria is a senior and this is her third year on NWN. After spending two years as Features Editor, she's looking forward to spending her final year as Editor in Chief. Her hobbies include watching crime shows, reading, and spending...

Emily Chin
Managing Editor

Emily Chin

Emily is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. She's excited to be the Managing Editor and be back in-person for school. She enjoys traveling and hanging out with her friends and family. In her free time, you can find her ...

Luca Hatzopoulos
Staff Development and Social Media Manager

Luca Hatzopoulos

Luca is a senior on staff and this is her third year. She is Staff Development and Social Media Manager this year. When she's not in school she enjoys reading and playing sports!

Daniel Navarro
Sports Editor

Daniel Navarro

Daniel Navarro is a senior and this is his third year on NWN. He spends most of his time at soccer practices or games, and when he's not at the field, he's home playing with his brothers and spending time with his family.

Andrea Espino
Photo Editor

Andrea Espino

Andrea is a senior and this is her fourth year on the NWN. She's spending her final year as Photo Editor. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking photos and watching Netflix. She is...

Alicia Malek
Academics Editor

Alicia Malek

Alicia is a senior, and this is her first year working with the NWN as the Academics Editor. In her free time, she enjoys playing the ukulele and spending time with her friends and family.

Katelin Chong
Arts and Entertainment Editor

Katelin Chong

Katelin Chong is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. She is the Arts and Entertainment Editor. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and playing with her dogs.

Ella Lindemann
Features Editor

Ella Lindemann

Ella is a junior and this is her first year on NWN. She is the Features Editor and she loves to read and bake in her free time. After school, you can often find her in the Niles West pool for the Swim and Water Polo team or in ...

Jerry Mendheim
Video Editor

Jerry Mendheim

Jerry Mendheim is a senior and this is his first year on NWN. He is the Lead Video Editor for staff and in his free time enjoys drawing. He's the President of the Graphic Design Club and a member of Go Green Club....

Emma Schieffer
Opinions Editor

Emma Schieffer

Emma Schieffer is a sophomore, this is her second year on staff and she is the Opinions Editor. In her free time, she'll be at softball practice or in her room playing music. She enjoys spending time with her friends and her f...

Katarina Pljevaljcic
Staff Writer

Katarina Pljevaljcic

Katarina is a sophomore and this is her first year as a staff writer for NWN. Aside from writing, she loves to play tennis and enjoys spending time with friends and family.  She also loves traveling and her goal is to travel...

Leila Meseljevic
Staff Writer

Leila Meseljevic

Leila Meseljevic is a freshman, this is her first year on staff and she is a staff writer. She enjoys writing for Sports and Academics. In her free time, she’ll either be at volleyball practice or reading!

Theodore Kossnar
Staff Writer

Theodore Kossnar

Theodore Kossnar is a senior and this is his year on NWN. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and listening to music, as well as going out and taking photos. He also sprints for the West track team.

John Przekota
Staff Writer

John Przekota

John is a sophomore and this is his first year in the NWN. In his free time, he likes to hang out with friends, play baseball, swim, watch football and play video games. He enjoys watching college basketball, especially Illinois...

Jessica Palmer
Staff Writer

Jessica Palmer

Jessica is a senior and this is her first year on NWN. She enjoys playing volleyball and running hurdles at track. She also loves the outdoors and riding her bike.

Gia Bexes
Staff Writer

Gia Bexes

Georgia (Gia) Bexes is a sophomore and this is her first year on the NWN. She is a dancer and spends a lot of time in the studio at her dance company and at Niles West Dance Studio. She loves spending time with her friends and famil...

Isa Gil
Staff Writer

Isa Gil

Isa Gil is a sophomore and a staff writer for NWN. This is her second year on NWN. Aside from writing, she enjoys spending time with friends and binge-watching her favorite shows.

Celina Saba
Staff Writer

Celina Saba

Celina is a senior. This is her second year on NWN. She enjoys biking and traveling with family. Her favorite place to travel to is the Dead Sea. 

Emma Kalchik
Staff Contributer

Emma Kalchik

Emma is a senior and this is her first year on NWN. She is a freelance photographer doing an independent study. In her free time she likes to workout or hang out with her friends.