Niles West News

2019-2020 Staff

Mateo Acosta


Mateo Acosta is a junior and is entering his second year with the NWN. In his free time, he loves to play sports, but more specifically, he spends most of his time playing soccer. When he is not spending time playing soccer in t...

Alma Duskic

Managing Editor

When Alma isn't on her computer, she's probably listening to music or stressing about school. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. ...

Sarah Waters

News Editor and Academics Editor

Sarah is a senior and is both the news editor and academics editor. This is her second year writing for the NWN. Her favorite things include her cat, sushi, and cute coffee shops. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @sarahiwaters...

Ethan Carey

Sports Editor

One thing that will never leave Ethan’s life is sports, which is exactly why he took the role as the sports editor this year. It is Ethan’s senior year and second season with the NWN and hopes to keep the sports section in t...

Gloria Kosir

Features Editor

Gloria is sophomore and this is her first year on the NWN. She’s the features editor and enjoys watching Netflix, hanging out with friends and family, and being active in her Croatian heritage.

Marija Kraljevic

Arts and Entertainment and Photo Editor

Marija Kraljevic is the Arts and Entertainment and Photo editor for the NWN. When she's not dancing in her Croatian Folklore group, she's typically getting Starbucks and spending time with her friends and family.

Aila Durakovic

Social Media Editor

I'm the social media editor for the program this year. This is my third year on the staff. My favorite TV shows are The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Outside of school, I play club and school soccer.

JoJo Beiza

Video Editor

Ready for senior year, Jojo is still stressing over math. After school, she can be found at poms or orchesis practice. And in her free time, she continues to stress over math. 

Julie Abelson

Staff Writer

Julie’s a senior and it’s her first year being on NWN. She loves watching Netflix, eating and spending time with her friends and pets. She also runs for the XC team. 

Eiman Navaid

Staff Writer

Eiman is a senior and this is her first year as a staff writer for the NWN. She enjoys taking pictures, hanging out with her friends, and watching TV.  

Stefan Simic

Staff Writer

Stefan plays water polo and does club swimming. In his free time he plays video games.

Alli Lipsit

Staff Writer

When Alli isn't spending her after school hours running in track or cross country, she can be found spending time with friends and family.

Nathan Rosca

Staff Writer

Nathan Rosca is a junior and this is his first year on staff. During his free time, he loves to play football and hang out with his friends.

Andrea Espino

Staff Writer

She loves to watch Netflix, YouTube and eat (A LOT) during her free time when she’s not at practice. Her favorite food is Alfredo and she’s very excited to be apart of Niles West News! ...

Kalyn Zwik

Staff Writer

Kalyn Zwik is a sophomore, and this is her first year on the NWN. She is a figure skater and spends most of her time at the ice rink practicing, or in the athletic training center helping out.

Daniel Navarro

Staff Writer

Daniel Navarro is a sophomore and this is his first 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.

Luca Hatzopoulos

Staff Writer

This is Luca’s first semester on Niles West News. She enjoys watching "Hawaii Five-0" and "Teen Wolf." She likes basketball and traveling, especially to Greece.

Matthew Schieffer

Staff Writer

Matthew is a senior at Niles West, and this is his first year as a part of Niles West News. Outside of school, you can find him out with his friends or sitting in his room because he doesn’t want to do anything....