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Comic Book Club: Cartoons, Conversation, and a ‘Common Interest’

By Gabrielle Abesamis

December 20, 2011

Nobody would have guessed that a room in the main office could be accessed by students. Nobody would have even thought that a conference room (next to principal and sponsor Kaine Osburn's office) would be home to a club. The room is silent. It...

Hot Cocoa with the Principal Kicks Off this Friday

By Morgan Gstalter

December 1, 2011

Even though the turkey's all gone and there are four solid weeks before Winter Break begins, Niles West students have something to look forward to this month: Hot Chocolate with Principal Kaine Osburn. Every Friday in the m...

Osburn to Host Reading Hour

By Gabrielle Abesamis

November 29, 2011

Principal Kaine Osburn is scheduled to host the next Reading Hour session on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:15 a.m. in room 2040. According to Osburn, he will be reading his selections from the novel "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" by Michae...

South Lobby Completion Delayed

By Athena E. Hilentzaris

October 24, 2011

If not yet noticed, the South Lobby is almost completed, but it won't be ready for occupation until the end of this month or the first week of November. Even though the Fire Department testing has been completed, the detail issues aren't resolved to the school's satisfaction. The Region...

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...

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...

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...

New Cell Phone Policy in Full Swing

By Ali Toth

September 2, 2011

Due to a decision made by the school board at the end of last school year, students are now allowed to text and make calls from their cell phones during passing periods and lunch. "I think [the policy] is good for both students and teachers," said senior Jasmin Nieves. "G...

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...

Summer Construction Update

By Fatima Farha

August 22, 2011

Niles West has been working on completing various construction projects over the summer such as a new South Lobby, new bleachers in the football stadium, new staircases, new flooring, and remodeling of the contest gym. The South Lobby--which was expected to be ready by opening day--is now scheduled...

Cafeteria Food Changes to Come

By Ivana Kosir

June 15, 2011

Organic Life--a food service provider that specializes in fresh, local and organic food--has signed a new contract with District 219 starting July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The Board of Education wanted a food service provid...

New South Lobby to be Built This Summer

By Ivana Kosir

May 13, 2011

Due to the high repair costs to the South Entrance's outdoor canopies and the need for more space for study halls, a South Lobby will be built by the south entrance this summer. According to principal Kaine Osburn, the original prop...