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NWN Hits 500k Pageviews!

By Milana Pehar

September 24, 2012

Niles West News website hit 500,000 pageviews on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 since its launch on Sept. 20, 2010. The NWN wanted to reach 500k on their anniversary Sept. 20 by midnight; however, reaching it the next day was said to be  just as remarkable. "It's exciting to ...

NWN: Keeping You Posted on All Hot Things This Summer

By Ivana Kosir

June 7, 2012

 Here we are, Niles West- the final stretch of the 2011-2012 school year. With less than a week left of school, the only thing on our minds is summer. After a year filled with mountains of homework, projects, and tests, it is t...

Smokers’ Corner Busted

By Ivana Kosir

March 14, 2012

Twenty-eight teenagers, many who attend Niles West High School, congregated on private property across the street from the school and were issued $75 tickets for trespassing on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 2:43 p.m., according to a Morton Grove police report. Students who were issued t...

Why I Doubt Kony 2012 and Why You Should Too

By Ivana Kosir

March 9, 2012

For at least two days now, teenagers all over social media sites have strongly expressed emotions toward the Kony 2012 campaign, and for good reason, too. While I also support the activism towards such campaigns, the method of di...

Final Freakout: 5 Tips to Help You Survive

By Ivana Kosir

January 12, 2012

Congratulations, Niles West. We've almost survived half of the school year. You know what that means: finals. As usual the seniors are checked out. But for us underclassmen, we have some work cut out for us. Here are some tips to make this weekend a bit more bearable than it normally would be. Re...

No Honors English Changes in the Near Future

By Ivana Kosir

December 13, 2011

For all of those who opposed the elimination of the Honors English course at the junior and senior levels, great tidings of news have arrived: at the board meeting on Monday Dec. 12, it was decided that Honors English would not be eliminated for the ...

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...

Parents, Students Speak Out Against Proposed Curricula Changes

By Ivana Kosir

November 14, 2011

A town hall meeting allowed students, parents, and community members to express their opinions regarding the Annual Review of Programs for 2012-13 for District 219 schools Thursday, Nov. 3 at Niles North. According to the Annual Review of Programs, ...

Honors English could be Eliminated for Upperclassmen

By Ivana Kosir

November 1, 2011

A new proposal from the English department leaves Honors English out as a course option for juniors and seniors. Students will have to enroll in a regular English course or an Advanced Placement course. According to English director Sanlida Cheng, the ...

An Update on the School Day Schedule

By Ivana Kosir

October 13, 2011

Since the publication of the school day schedule article on Sept. 19, new discussions and ideas have been brought up regarding the school day schedule. To clarify,  a schedule change would not take place until the school board and the teacher's u...

Committee Studies School-Day Schedule

By Ivana Kosir

September 19, 2011

A School Day Study Committee consisting of parents, teachers, students, and administrators has been assembled to study various school day schedules and possibly change Niles West's schedule for the 2012-2013 school year. The...

Boom; It’s Gone

By Ivana Kosir

September 11, 2011

2,974 deaths. 4 planes. 2 fallen Towers. 10 years. 1 day that will never be forgotten. Tuesday, September 11, 2001. I recall sitting in my first grade classroom, and my teacher explaining to the class what had happened. I didn't understand it until I visually experienced the terror...