• Yearbook Picture Retakes This Wednesday and Thursday
    10:41 AM

    Yearbook picture retakes will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29 in room 1161 all day. “When you’re a nominee for Supreme Court or you’re on trial, you’re going to want us to send in the best picture possible from the yearbook,” yearbook adviser Sharon Swanson said. It is important to get your picture

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  • Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate
    10:38 AM

    Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York played host to presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26 for the live-broadcast of the first presidential debate of the season. Moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, the debate encompassed policy issues, as well as a plethora of personal comments and accusations from each

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  • District 219 Special Olympic Athletes to Compete in Bocce Tournament
    8:27 AM

    Fifteen Special Olympic athletes from Niles West and Niles North will be competing in the Bocce Tournament held at Pioneer Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois. This event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 25, with the competition starting at 9:15 a.m. According to the Special Olympics website, their mission is to provide “year-round sports training and

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  • Deans Begin Hallway Monitoring During Homeroom
    11:45 AM

    The Niles West deans have begun their random hallway sweeps each day during homeroom. The objective of these “surprise sweeps” is to encourage students to attend homeroom and get there on time. Students who are not in homeroom when approached by a dean may be given a detention. Video announcements are shown regularly during homeroom, and

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  • Annual Powder Puff Game to Take Place
    8:38 AM

    As their feet line up on the line of scrimmage, with desire to win in their hearts, the girls Power Puff game begins. The annual Powder Puff game has been a tradition at Niles West and North for years; drawing out girls to play a sport they like, try new things, make new friends, and

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  • Schedule for Homecoming 2016 Announced
    8:39 AM

    This year’s homecoming week will take place from the Sept. 19 to 23. The homecoming football game will be held Sept. 23, and the dance is on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Student activities director Katie Odell thinks that next week will go well, due to the excitement that always surrounds homecoming week. “I feel

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  • David Hawk Appointed as Interim Dean of Students
    9:26 AM

    Former associate dean David Hawk was named the new interim dean of students during a special board of education meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The position opened after former dean Alana Laury was appointed as the interim director of equity due to Corrie Wallace‘s resignation last year. Hawk, a former student at West, believes that the change from

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