• Q&A with the Homecoming King and Queen
    10:48 AM

    Niles West News got the chance to sit down with freshly crowned homecoming king and queen Osama Esmail and Jacqueline Bajric NWN: What’s your favorite part of homecoming week? Bajric: My favorite part is definitely when everyone participates in spirit week, especially color wars. I love it when everyone dresses up, and all the grades, especially upperclassmen,

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Emily Mendieta
    8:37 AM

    Most people focus on the merits of student athletes, cheering for every touchdown, goal, spike, and record broken. Little do they realize that the people behind the scenes are working just as hard in order for the athletes to perform their best. Sophomore Emily Mendieta, a student athletic trainer, knows about this first hand. “It’s a lot

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  • Freshman Friday: Danielle Rakoncay-Harris
    7:53 AM

    As the bell rings at 3:23 p.m. and students begin pouring out into the halls eager to get home, freshman Danielle Rakoncay-Harris makes her way against the hallway traffic to the Feminist Club meeting. Like most freshman, Rakoncay-Harris had hopes and fears about the start of high school, but they were soon diminished with her outgoing personality.

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  • Matt Galanopoulos: The Pursuit of Greatness
    9:37 AM

    Senior Matt Galanopoulos catches the kickoff and starts the game with the ball in his hands. The fans in the bleachers are on their toes, eager to see what Galanopoulos can make of the first play of the game. It’s hard for a season to start off better than Galanopoulos’s did this year. During the home opener against

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  • Getting in the Homecoming Spirit
    8:19 AM

    It’s the week we’ve all been anticipating and preparing for: homecoming week! As you all know, it is one of the busiest weeks of the entire school year. There are many things happening this week leading up to homecoming. From spirit days to the pep assembly, and from the homecoming parade to the Friday night football game, there

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Josh Weichel
    8:43 AM

    Running onto the field in hot, heavy pads, 6’6″ senior and three-year varsity starter Josh Weichel knew that football was meant for him. Weichel has been playing football for seven years, and played with the Niles West Feeder Football league. He’s always enjoyed the sport, and hopes to continue it after high school ends. “I

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  • Q & A with 2016 Homecoming Court
    8:46 AM

    The NWN sat down with the homecoming court nominees, seniors Jacqueline Bajric, Despina Baxevanakis, Allison Fair, Julianna Gil, Sokol Delisi, Osama Esmail, Matt Galanopoulos, Robbie Merkel, Neil O’Shaughnessy and Alen Radeljic for a Q&A on why each candidate deserves your vote. NWN: Why did you decide to run for court? Why should people vote for you? Bajric: I decided

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