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  • Embil to Compete in Poetry Out Loud Regional Final Today
    9:17 AM

    Sophomore Claire Embil was crowned champion of Niles West’s school-wide poetry out loud competition and will compete in today’s Regional Final at the Des Plaines Public Library.
    Seventeen students will represent their schools in today’s competition. The top two students will advance to Springfield’s state final, scheduled for Friday, Mar. 13.
    “I don’t expect to move on to

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  • Meet Me in a Minute: Matthew Small
    9:46 AM

    Niles West offers a lot of wonderful music programs, but while students usually dedicate their musical talents to only one or two activities, senior Matthew Small finds more time in his day for music than most.
    In fourth grade, Small learned his first instrument, the trumpet, for the Park View school band. Freshman year, Small taught himself

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  • Fine Arts Friday: Alex Rivera
    10:21 AM

    Senior Alex Rivera started playing trumpet in fourth grade at Park View school. However, he’d like to erase all but the last two years of playing from his mind– he doesn’t feel he started playing well enough for his own high standards until his junior year of high school.
    Now eight years into his trumpet career,

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  • Rock and Roll Club: A Classic Experience
    9:26 AM

    Every Wednesday after school you can find a wide variety of students walking their instruments over to Niles West’s Rock and Roll Club. Typically split up between two classrooms, students break themselves up between the acoustic and electric rooms. The acoustic room has a more relaxed vibe as opposed to the hard rock of the the

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  • Fine Arts Friday: Merima Mackic
    9:19 AM

    Music is a big aspect in sophomore Merima Mackic’s life and it isn’t going away anytime soon.
    Mackic began playing the violin when she was in the fourth grade. Back then, she just found it interesting. It wasn’t until junior high, when she began to tackle some difficult pieces, that she discovered how much she truly

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  • Walter Lindwall: Star Cellist
    8:10 AM

    Music has always been an important aspect in Walter Lindwall‘s life. He grew up listening to his older sister practicing her viola, and just like any other fourth grader attending Lincoln Hall middle school, Walter got pulled into the beginning of his musical orbit. At a young age, you could see that he was a

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  • Adrian Batista receives Illinois Coach of the Year
    8:16 AM

    Boys’ Gymnastics coach Adrian Batista received his 2014 Illinois Coach of the Year last Saturday for his work with his gymnastics team.
    In a year with Niles West coaches being inducted into the Hall of Fame, it’s only fitting that Batista were to get Coach of the Year.
    Sports Director Kendall Griffin was very pleased with the recognition given to

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