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  • Wifi Upgrades Announced for Second Semester
    9:21 AM

    The AAL Technology Help desk announced via an email to students on Dec. 12 that an upgraded wireless network will be in place when students return from winter break on Monday, Jan. 9. The upgrade will take place over break, with students receiving an email with instructions on how to connect to the improved wifi

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  • Winter Spirit Week Days Announced
    12:20 PM

    Student government announced this year’s winter spirit week days, getting into the holiday season and ready for Winter break that’s right around the corner. Spirit week begins on Monday, December 12th and continues until the glow-in-the-dark pep assembly on that Friday. For this year’s Winter assembly, the black lights will be brought back so don’t forget your neon

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  • Swimmers Rally Behind Coach Amid Suspension
    9:39 AM

    Niles West swim team members showed up in force to the district 219 Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to support suspended boys’ varsity swim and diving coach and physical welfare teacher Dan VanderJeugdt. Both parents and students alike advocated for a reconsideration of the board’s disciplinary actions. According to several sources close to

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  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Places 4th at State
    12:39 PM

    The bright lights glistened down on the Red Bird logo at center court, but the eyes of the players shined even brighter. Determined to bring home a championship, the girls varsity volleyball team was fired up as they headed in with their heads held high in the air. History was made here at Niles West when

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  • West Reacts to Trump Victory
    10:47 AM

    Republican Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election, triumphing over opponent Hillary Clinton, despite polls leading up to the race that predicted a narrow Clinton victory. Trump finished the race with 279 electoral votes, nine above the required 270, while Clinton ended with 218, according to the New York Times. However, Trump is currently behind on

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  • Girls Varsity Volleyball to Compete at State after Winning Super-Sectionals
    12:03 PM

    The Niles West’s girls varsity volleyball team will be competing at Illinois State University on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 p.m. for the state championship for the first time in school history after a nail-bitingly close victory at the super-sectionals match on Saturday, Nov. 5. During super sectionals, the team played an aggressive game against Riverside

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  • Senior Amanda Lee Makes Niles West History
    8:31 AM

    Varsity golf captain and senior Amanda Lee qualified for state this past Monday, Oct. 10. With a score of 81, Lee placed 11th at the sectional meet, guaranteeing her a spot at the state competition, which happened this past Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15. Although Lee didn’t do as well as she had hoped at state, she was

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