Niles West News

H2O: NW’s Humble to One Club

By Gabrielle Abesamis

March 19, 2012

Christianity is considered the world's most practiced religion. One of the many advantages Niles West has to offer is that the school exposes its students to religous diversity. There's Qur'an study and Hebrew club, but very few students kn...

Niles West Cultural Clubs to Host International Week

By Gabrielle Abesamis

February 3, 2012

Twenty of Niles West's cultural clubs are scheduled to host International Week, from Feb. 6 - 17 in an effort to demonstrate certain aspects of their cultures. According to math teacher and sponsor of Bosnia and Montenegro Club, Jasminka Jukic, the clubs have been planning their activities a...

Student Registration for 2012-2013 Begins Today

By Gabrielle Abesamis

January 30, 2012

Planning for the future of about 280 students each, the counselors scheduled Student Registration for next year's classes to begin today. Students should receive scheduled appointments with their counselors in homeroom. The appointments are for planning the classes they are s...

Prom Moves to Rosemont, Downtown Tradition Broken

By Gabrielle Abesamis

January 30, 2012

As a result of the G8 and NATO Summits on May 19-21, student activities director Jessica Ogulnik announced that this year's prom will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont instead of in downtown Chicago. According to prom co...

Comic Book Club: Cartoons, Conversation, and a ‘Common Interest’

By Gabrielle Abesamis

December 20, 2011

Nobody would have guessed that a room in the main office could be accessed by students. Nobody would have even thought that a conference room (next to principal and sponsor Kaine Osburn's office) would be home to a club. The room is silent. It...

Upcoming Orchestra Winter Concert Encourages Charity Donations

By Gabrielle Abesamis

December 13, 2011

According to Katz, there isn't a set theme to music selection of the concert. Some of the songs that will be played will be a song from the movie "The Polar Express" and Bach's "Concerto No. 3". The audience should expect Katz dressed us Elvis when the Philharmonic ...

Osburn to Host Reading Hour

By Gabrielle Abesamis

November 29, 2011

Principal Kaine Osburn is scheduled to host the next Reading Hour session on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:15 a.m. in room 2040. According to Osburn, he will be reading his selections from the novel "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michae...

West Remembers Nathan Palma

By Gabrielle Abesamis

November 16, 2011

[iframe width="321" height="241" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen] I was a freshman doing my Global Studies homework after school and there was this stranger whom I had just met who...

Footloose Pales in Comparison

By Gabrielle Abesamis

November 8, 2011

Unless you are against remakes of 20th century movies or haven’t seen the original production of "Footloose," you may just enjoy the 2011 version. Viewers in the theatre had so many mixed reactions. Though some were entertained and singing along, part of the audience was clearly annoyed and b...

Art Students Team Up with Third Graders in Howl-o-Ween Art Show

By Gabrielle Abesamis

October 26, 2011

[singlepic id=778 w=320 h=240 float=left]Fairview art teacher Katherine MacLennan and her 3rd grade art students team up with Niles West art teacher John Zilewicz and his students from National Art Honor Society to host a Howl-...

Fall Choir Concert Tonight

By Gabrielle Abesamis

October 25, 2011

Choir Director Amy Branahl and her Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Master Choir  students are scheduled to have their first concert of the school year tonight at 7:30 in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium. Sophomore and Chamber Choir singer Rache...