Niles West News

Why YOU May Have To Pay More For College

By Dan Poskus

August 31, 2012

Politics seem to be a very underrated topic at Niles West.  My theory is that people don't care about politics for two reasons. One: people don't think they're affected by it. Two: people don't think they can make a difference in politics. Sure, you may not be able to vote yet (with the...

College Commitment Approaching: Students on Choosing a College

By Colene Gibson

April 13, 2012

With the deadline of May 1 approaching for seniors, the pending ACT test scheduled for April 24, looming for juniors, and the conversations from college night replaying in the underclassmens' minds, college seems to be on the minds of just about everyone at West this week. To aid their college decision process, students can ta...

How to Choose a College 101

By Colene Gibson

April 13, 2012

There are exactly 17 days until May 1.  Some of you underclassmen or extremely clueless seniors may be wondering, what's so important about May 1? Well, it marks the national deadline for students to committ to a college.  So, for th...

Capitol Hill for Justin Sia

By Morgan Gstalter

March 19, 2012

In a few years, there is a likely chance junior Justin Sia could be sitting in the oval office. He could be on campaign buttons or riding on the back of a convertible in a parade, but one thing is certain: Justin Sia is out to make a differenc...

Alumni Blog: Rozy’s Comeback Tour

By Rozy Kanjee

January 26, 2012

Well, Niles West. It’s what you’ve all been waiting for: Stop and Smell the Rozy is back for her comeback tour and you are all invited. You lucky ducks, you. I know what you are all thinking. It’s only been a semester. I know, I know; it’s too...

Sophomore College Information Night is Tonight

By Hafsa Wahid

January 26, 2012

Niles West will host its annual Sophomore College Information Night tonight at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. At this event, sophomores will be informed about college through tips given by various people. This information will help sophomores find a college that...

Honoring the Honors

By Ivana Kosir

December 6, 2011

Junior year has crossed an unchartered frontier. The difficulty of finding the balance of schoolwork and extracurricular activities has hit a peak, and juniors must now tackle the chore of exploring education beyond high school and prepare for significant exams that have the power t...

Putting Together the Pieces Scheduled to Help Prepare Juniors for College

By Fatima Farha

November 3, 2011

Putting Together the Pieces is scheduled to for Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium. Putting Together the Pieces is a night for juniors and their parents to begin thinking about college and also start preparing for it....

Senior College Survey

By Rozy Kanjee

March 24, 2011

Seniors: Getting ready for college? Take this online survey telling us what college you will be heading to next year so it can be in the senior supplement. Make sure you're signed into your school e-mail address. Click Here for the link to get to the college su...

My Plea to the School Board: Make Us Want to Learn

By Rozy Kanjee

February 18, 2011

By now, everyone knows about the School Board's decision to let go of 10 tenured teachers. TEN. Teachers who have impacted students' lives, teachers who have gone beyond the call of duty, teachers who have helped change lives are being let go. The Board has its reasons (and I'm positive in...

The Roommate Review

By Colene Gibson

February 18, 2011

Most kids dream about the day they’ll finally head off to college.  They fantasize about the freedom to do whatever they want whenever they want.  They think about a life of independence, finally free from their parents’ control.  They imagine their n...