Features

  • Freshman Friday: Arianna Lopez
    8:41 AM

    As the serve flies over the net, freshman Arianna Lopez gets ready for a bump, set, and then she goes in for a kill. As the ball slams the ground, Lopez is surrounded by her teammates as she receives congratulations and as the crowd erupts into cheer. Lopez has just scored another point for the dominant

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  • Marco Cajamarca: ‘I Have Moved Past This’
    9:36 AM

    As the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro was approaching, senior and Taekwondo second-degree Black Belt holder, Marco Cajamarca wanted to be heard by his peers and be known as the only Niles West student to actually compete in the Olympics. Cajamarca soon began telling his classmates that he had made the Olympic trials and

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  • Freshman Friday: Leilani Cifuentes
    8:46 AM

    It’s the start of a new school year, which means a new batch of freshmen are joining us here at Niles West. The class of 2020 is roaming the halls with confused yet excited faces. Freshman Leilani Cifuentes is very excited for her first year of high school and has already joined the sport she loves most

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  • Freshman Friday: John Trinh
    11:12 AM

    Football has always played a huge role in freshman John Trinh’s life. He has always wanted to do something with his football career since he was in seventh grade. Even though just being a freshman, Trinh has big goals for his future in football. “I’ve grown up watching college football and the NFL. My main

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  • Principal’s Recognition: Anthony Lohan
    8:59 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the seventeeth in a series of 18 stories about this semester’s Principal’s Recognition Award winners who were recognized on Wednesday, April 20 for outstanding achievement in specific programs. Senior Anthony Lohan received the Communications Award and was nominated by Mr. Eric Lueder. As the end of the year approaches, it’s a senior’s natural manner to start

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  • Principal’s Recognition: Jasmine Dirks
    8:53 AM

    Editor’s Note: This is the sixteenth in a series of 18 stories about this semester’s Principal’s Recognition Award winners who were recognized on Wednesday, April 20 for outstanding achievement in specific programs. Freshman Jasmine Dirks received the Athletics Award and was nominated by Ms. Terri Laux. Freshman Jasmine Dirks has been a hot commodity at Niles West for the past couple

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Audrey Choi
    8:45 AM

    Coming into Niles West, sophomore Audrey Choi didn’t plan on following her sister, alum Nadia Choi‘s foot steps by joining Orchesis and the Poms team. From the beginning, Audrey had loved soccer and played all throughout middle school at Parkview. She had hoped to continue to play in high school, but when it came to it, her mom pushed Audrey

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