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  • Special Report: Sources Confirm Sproat Discussed Intent to Remove Konsewicz as Coach
    9:37 AM

    Following months of repeated denials by former school board president Mark Sproat, multiple sources and documents indicate contact between Sproat and at least one Niles West administrator, a parent, and a student regarding former girls basketball coach Anthony Konsewicz. The controversy first came to a head on Tuesday, April 4 when several parents of girls basketball players,

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  • Three Niles West Boys Varsity Gymnastics Members Qualifiy for State
    8:38 AM

    Three Niles West boys gymnasts have qualified for state after an intense sectional competition. The state meet will take place on Saturday, May 13th at Hinsdale Central high school. Sophomore and state qualifier Jack Nguyen is ecstatic to have qualified on vault this season. He believes he will do well at the state competition considering his countless hours of

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  • Sproat Out as President; Board Votes to Investigate Recent Controversy
    8:12 PM

    The district 219 board of education elected its officers for the upcoming year at the reorganization meeting on Tuesday, May 2 in the administration building. Board member David Ko was elected president, and Joseph Nowik was elected vice president. Mark Sproat, whose term ends in 2019, has served as president for the past two years. Two new board members, Richard Evonitz,

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  • Niles West to Host Forum; Niles North Student “will no longer attend” D219
    5:57 PM

    Niles West plans to host a student forum on Wednesday, May 3 after school in the South Lobby. The forum arose following a peaceful walk-out at Niles North that took place Friday, April 28, in reaction to what students believed was inequity in magnitude of punishment regarding the racist comments of a Niles North student. Motivated by the

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  • North Students Protest Racial Inequities; West Security Prevents Similar Protest
    8:34 AM

    Editor’s Note: Video contains some crude language. Following the district-wide Stand Against Racism event at Niles West and Niles North on Friday, April 28, students banded together later in the day at Niles North to protest the inequity of punishments following an offensive Snapchat posted by a student. The Niles North student, a white male,

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  • Jackie Baik Chosen as Commencement Speaker After Recount
    11:11 PM

    In light of recent debate, senior Jackie Baik has been chosen to speak at this year’s commencement ceremony for the graduation of West’s Class of 2017, which will take place on Sunday, May 28. A recount was held yesterday, Wednesday, April 12, to choose the student commencement speaker after senior Isaiah Chauhan, who won the original vote

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