• UPDATED: Obama Wins; West Reacts
    11:45 PM

    The 44th president, Barack Obama,  was re-elected for four more years when he beat Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in the 2012 Presidential Election tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The electoral votes are still being tallied, but Obama secured at least 274 votes to win, according to CNN. Many Niles West faculty and students said that they

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  • 10:06 AM

    Whether you like to call him Charles, Charlie Horse, Chuck, Chuckie, or Chuckie-Joe, the names don’t change the talent that lies within senior Charlie Jacobs.  Jacobs, a hard-working and engaging individual, recently performed in the Fall Band Concert that was held on Oct. 23 in the Robert L. Johnson auditorium. [mp3-jplayer tracks=”Charlie Jacobs@″ captions=”Click here to

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  • 9:20 AM

    For our second edition of our podcast, Love in High School, the NWN has decided to focus in on members of the LGBTQ community, especially with the Day of Silence coming up on April 20. This week, we talked to senior Bryan Taico and sophomore  Valya Borisova about the ups and downs of being out and in a relationship

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  • 9:36 AM

    Senior Sam Chao, who won second place in the suburban school regionals Poetry Out Loud competition for her poems “More Lies” by Karrin Gottshall and “The Legend” by Garrett Hongo, will be advancing to State, which will be held March 29 in Springfield, IL. Chao was runner-up in the school Poetry Out Loud competition, but she was able

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  • 10:56 AM

    The winner of the annual Poetry Out Loud school competition is senior Lauren Langer for her recitation of the poem  “Larkinesque” by Michael Ryan. The two finalists are seniors Sam Chao (“More Lies”) and Sithara Vincent (“La Figlia Che Piange”). Langer, a theatre student, said that competing was a great idea. According to her, it was not

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  • 12:39 AM

    To continue the celebration of cultures in this year’s International Week, NWN sat down with sophomore and president of Qur’an Study, Rahim Amlani, sophomore and representative Hirrah Khatri to talk about their Islamic faith and culture. Part four of six interviews celebrating International Weeks. [mp3-jplayer tracks=”Qur’an Study Interview@″ captions=”with Hirrah Khatri;reClock”] NWN: What are you most proud

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  • 10:37 AM

    Valentine’s Day has arrived and with it comes our first ever podcast. Hundreds of movies, books, and TV shows have been made about it.  The drama that bursts from romance in high school seems to be never ending.  There are the upsides: the excitement of being part of something, the joy of being loved, the feeling that

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