Charlie Jacobs: A Heart Full of Music

By Connie Lay-Ngo

October 25, 2012

Whether you like to call him Charles, Charlie Horse, Chuck, Chuckie, or Chuckie-Joe, the names don't change the talent that lies within senior Charlie Jacobs.  Jacobs, a hard-working and engaging individual, recently perform...

Not Going to Homecoming Because You Don’t Like the Music?

By Mara Shapiro

October 5, 2012

There are many reasons why a person may not decide to attend the Homecoming dance. Personally, I don't see any reasons other than religion, money, or family plans that could deter a person from attending one of the best events...

Niles West High School Gives Music a Bad Name

By Merrill Miller

September 28, 2012

One of the best songs the Rock N' Roll Club played last year was "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi. The club has  played this song at many shows during the past year including an assembly in front of the whole school.  To the ma...

Chance of ‘Rain’ Hitting Chicago, 100%

By Michelle Sproat

July 2, 2012

Lights flashing, fans screaming, ears pounding from the sound of good old fashion rock 'n roll, that's what a crowd gathered for at the Oriental Theater this week. The band on stage sure looked and sounded like a well known b...

Mr. Boll Mixes Music with Chemistry

By Merrill Miller

April 19, 2012

Under the soft light of his den, chemistry teacher, Michael Boll, reclines after a long day with the deeper music of The Doors from his expansive record collection. Throughout his life, he has collected more than 300 vinyl records from thr...

All American Rejects Make A Sucessful Comeback

By Gabrielle Abesamis

April 3, 2012

In 1999, two 17-year-old high school boys from Oklahoma formed a band that countries from all over the world know as All American Rejects. Today, the alternative rock and pop group writes and performs songs from top 40 radio lists and the...

Spotify: The Best Online Music Experience Money Can’t Buy

By Merrill Miller

February 3, 2012

What do you do if you love music, but you don't have any money? What if you don't want to become a criminal? There is really not much you can do. Pandora is great, and free, but you have no control over what you listen to besides...

Upcoming Orchestra Winter Concert Encourages Charity Donations

By Gabrielle Abesamis

December 13, 2011

According to Katz, there isn't a set theme to music selection of the concert. Some of the songs that will be played will be a song from the movie "The Polar Express" and Bach's "Concerto No. 3". The audience should expect Katz dressed us Elvis when the Philharmonic ...

Footloose Pales in Comparison

By Gabrielle Abesamis

November 8, 2011

Unless you are against remakes of 20th century movies or haven’t seen the original production of "Footloose," you may just enjoy the 2011 version. Viewers in the theatre had so many mixed reactions. Though some were entertained and singing along, part of the audience was clearly annoyed and b...

Niles West Marching Band Soars On and Off the Field

By Morgan Gstalter

November 2, 2011

With a steady beat from a drum, they walk out onto the football field with a regimented precision and accuracy. They're backs are ram-rod straight, and they are poised and graceful, capes flowing in the wind. No, it's not an identical group of Supermen and women, it's the Niles West voluntary marching band. This...