• Freshmen Friday: Ashley Dyer
    7:54 AM

    While most freshmen are nervous coming into high school, but they are nervous to branch out and get involved in school activities, this scenario wasn’t the case for freshman, Ashley Dyer. 
    “Although coming to high school on day one made me so nervous, it didn’t take me too long to realize that it’s not that bad. At

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  • Homecoming King and Queen Q&A
    8:38 AM

    NWN: What is your favorite part about homecoming week?
    Lucas: My favorite part of homecoming week is the spirit days, the football game and the actual dance. So honestly, I love it all. It’s one of the best times of the year.
    Mercedes: I love seeing everyone show school spirit with their grades at the pep assembly. It’s

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  • Q & A with the 2015 Homecoming Court
    11:42 AM

    The NWN sat down with the 2015 homecoming court: Lucas Brace, Joey Guliana, Alan Kotlyar, Sterling Mendez, Ray Nguyen, John Tater, Mercedes Bajric, Sara Dym, Annie Hoban, Shannon McHugh, Negin Motlagh, and KylaRose Schulman. for a Q&A to get to know them a bit and find out why they’re running for homecoming king or queen!
    NWN: Why did

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Jackie Chis
    8:24 AM

    Jackie Chis is a senior by day, and a librarian who misuses her twitter by night. Here at West, Chis is the editor of the Spectrum, student leader of W.H.O. Club, member of Model UN, and a newly joined member of National Honors Society.
    “I like being involved in academic clubs. NHS is cool because

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  • Teachers Lives Before NW: Mr. Stern
    8:47 AM

    Periodically during the day, students walk in and out of counselor Mitch Stern‘s office. Whether they are seeking advice, changing up their schedule, or just looking for someone to talk to, Stern’s office door is always wide open.
    “Stern is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met and you can go to him for anything.

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  • Freshman Friday: Sammie Simkins
    8:36 AM

    Like most freshmen, Sammie Simkins was pretty nervous starting her first here at Niles West, but unlike most freshmen, Sammie realized she had no reason to worry.
    “I have so many friends at Niles West and not to mention an older sister, [junior] Maddie Simkins, and all of her friends. Being nervous almost seemed unnecessary because I

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  • Teachers Lives Before Niles West: Mrs. Schram
    8:13 AM

    The difference between a good school day and a bad school day oftentimes depends on the number of strung-together positive moments in between the average. Those moments might include a perfectly well-placed high-five from a friend before 4th period or an extra scoop of hash browns during the free breakfast before school. Susan Schram, teacher of

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