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

Katarina Pljevaljcic

Katarina Pljevaljcic

Katarina is a junior and this is her second year in NWN. She is the Social Media Editor and Academics Editor. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing sports. ...

Leila Meseljevic

Leila Meseljevic

Leila is a sophomore, this is her second year on NWN and she is a staff writer. She appreciates quality time with her friends and family. Leila enjoys writing for Sports and Academics. In her free time, she spends most of her ...

Theodore Kossnar

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

John Przekota

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

Emma Kalchik

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.

Jessica Palmer

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.

Ella Lindemann

Ella Lindemann

Ella is a senior and this is her second year on NWN. She is the Editor in Chief and News Editor. She loves to spend her free time reading books and listening to all different types of music. After school, you can find her in A C...

Gia Bexes

Gia Bexes

Georgia (Gia) is a junior and this is her second year on the NWN. Aside from writing, Gia loves dancing and gymnastics and spends a lot of time in the Niles West Dance Studio. She enjoys spending time with her friends and fa...

Jerry Mendheim

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....

Alicia Malek

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.

Emma Schieffer

Emma Schieffer

Emma is a junior and the Managing Editor. This is her third year on staff. In her free time, she'll be driving around with her friends or playing sports like softball or tennis. 

Isa Gil

Isa Gil

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

Katelin Chong

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.

Celina Saba

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. 

Emily Chin

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 ...

Daniel Navarro

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.

Luca Hatzopoulos

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!

Gloria Kosir

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...

Andrea Espino

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...