Niles West Remembers 9/11

By Ivana Kosir

September 9, 2011

Even though it's been ten years after the attacks on September 11, Niles West students and staff still recall the feelings and thoughts that they had associated with that date. Students were mostly shocked and confused whe...

Organic Life to Feed Niles Township

By Ivana Kosir

August 22, 2011

Students and faculty members can expect a change in food and prices this school year due to the shift in food service providers from Aramark to Organic Life. Organic Life provides more nutritious and tastier foods at a low cost, according to principal Kaine Osburn's lette...

It’s Almost Friday, Friday

By Ivana Kosir

March 17, 2011

I hope my Fri-day, Fri-day,which comes after Thursday and before Saturday and Sunday (who knew?), isn't anything close to Rebecca Black's. On March 14, 2011, Black, who is 13 years old,  released the song "Friday" as a single on iTunes. Yes, a song as horrible as this can be purchased....

DePaul University Goes Test-Optional

By Ivana Kosir

March 16, 2011

DePaul University has decided to make submitting ACT and SAT test scores optional for incoming freshmen starting next school year. In place of submitting a test score, applying students must write a personal essay about goals, life experiences, and other characteristics about a student ...

Journey Has a Long Way to Go

By Ivana Kosir

February 18, 2011

"The storm is passing over!" was repetitively sung at Journey's "Gospel Choir Jam" session on Friday. I think I can safely say that many students could relate to the storm as Journey at the end of the third session. All week, students have been complaining about Journey and how it would ...

Not as Lucky as We Thought

By Ivana Kosir

February 8, 2011

After a three-day week last week, most of us here at Niles West are dreading this week, especially since Friday was a more relaxed day than usual. There are no scheduled late starts or days off, and there are a whole bunch of projects, quizzes, and tests this week that were pushed back from...

Burnt Brownies Cause Fire Alarm

By Ivana Kosir

February 5, 2011

On Friday, Feb. 4, during fourth period, the fire alarm sirened throughout Niles West, forcing faculty, staff, and students out into 20-degree weather. The signaling of the fire alarm wasn't planned. It was caused by an overbaked...