Niles West News

Turnabout Canceled This Year

By Ali Toth

October 28, 2011

Hopefully students at Niles West enjoyed themselves at Homecoming last week because there won't be another dance for underclassmen until Homecoming 2012. According to this year's school calendar, there will be no Turnabout dance. This decision, student activities director Jessica O...

Picking Colors is Hard

By Isabelle Davis

October 20, 2011

It's been a long night of homework, and I still have some more notes to study over.  I've been doing pretty well, so I tell myself: it's okay, log on to Facebook for five minutes, what's the harm?  Of course, there is the little voice in my head screaming and pleading me not to do it....

Homecoming “Under the Neon Lights”

By Fatima Farha

October 17, 2011

Homecoming, debatably the most popular school function of the year, will be held on October 21 weekend with the theme of "Under the Neon Lights." The Homecoming Assembly, early afternoon on Friday Oct. 21, will include each of the fall sports teams putting on a show along with The ...

Dance Marathon Kicks Off With New Beneficiaries

By Hafsa Wahid

October 5, 2011

Dance Marathon starts this year with two new beneficiaries: Special Gifts Theatre (SGT) and Niles Township Foundation for Excellence. Special Gifts Theatre was founded by Susan B. Field in 2000. SGT is a program that allows children and teens with special n...

Annual NAMES Assembly to Combat Bullying

By Hafsa Wahid

October 3, 2011

In an attempt to eradicate name-calling,  Niles West has organized its annual NAMES assembly, held for all freshman in the auditorium, for Tuesday Oct. 4 and Wednesday Oct. 5. NAMES is a yearly event that highlights the issues...

Color Wars Cancelled for This Year’s Homecoming Assembly

By Alyssa Guzman

September 27, 2011

During last year’s homecoming pep assembly the freshmen wore gray, the sophomores were in white, the juniors sported black, and the seniors were decked out in red. This year, though, things are going to change. Everyone will...

Cultural Round Table Takes on Racial Issues

By Gabrielle Abesamis

September 26, 2011

Kaine Osburn, principal and creator of Cultural Round Table, a club that discusses racial topics,  is scheduled to lead the school year’s first Cultural Round Table meeting after school on Tuesday, Sept. 27 in the student commons. The topic of discussi...

Activities Fair to Begin Today

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

September 19, 2011

The annual activities fair is scheduled to start today and continue throughout the week in the hallway outside the cafeteria, where international, educational, and entertainment clubs present information for interested students. There will be tabl...

Backlot Bash Dunk Tank to Kickoff Dance Marathon This Weekend

By Hafsa Wahid

August 26, 2011

Want to dunk principal Kaine Osburn or student activities director Jessica Ogulnik? You might have your chance when Dance Marathon holds its yearly Backlot Bash Dunk Tank fundraiser in dow...