Niles West News

Doesn’t Anyone Remember the Golden Rule?

By Colene Gibson

May 4, 2012

Yes, I'm pretty sure it started somewhere back in kindergarten when we were crying because we were excluded or because someone said something mean.  We would be upset or perhaps we made someone else upset, so our parents would remind us to "treat people the way you want to be treat...

Disrepect on the Day of Silence

By Breana Brill

April 30, 2012

The Day of Silence is an event where students come together and stay silent for a whole school day to support and raise awareness about the bullying and harassment people have experienced who are part of the LGBTQ communit...

UPDATE: ‘It Gets Better’ for LGBTQ Youth

By Isabelle Davis

April 30, 2012

This past weekend Fox News and other big media sources have picked up on this particular Dan Savage speech and the students who walked out.  They have made claims that "over a hundred students walked out" and have accused Savage o...

Bryan Taico: Not Just ‘the Kid with the UGGs’

By Gabrielle Abesamis

April 20, 2012

Flashback to 2008. The class of 2012 is gathered in the auditorum for the annual NAMES assembly. After watching a few emotionally capturing videos about anti-bullying, a shy freshman--who had gone to middle school in Chicago--tears...

Podcast: Love in High School (Part 3)

By Isabelle Davis

April 13, 2012

For our second edition of our podcast, Love in High School, the NWN has decided to focus in on members of the LGBTQ community, especially with the Day of Silence coming up on April 20. This week, we talked to senior Bryan Ta...

“That’s So Gay”: Not Right to Say

By Alyssa Guzman

April 12, 2012

Sophomore Alyssa Guzman on respect."Ew, that's so gay!" "Stop being so gay." "What a faggot." These are the things I hear while walking through the halls of Niles West. Most people just ignore it, since it's such a common insult in today...