• Junior High Students Attend Orchestra Clinic
    11:19 AM

    Niles West High School opened its auditorium for young Orchestra musicians on Wednesday, Nov. 18  to participate in the Junior High Orchestra Clinic.
    This student-run clinic served as a reminder to the middle schoolers of  what they need to improve on upon entering high school as future musicians.
    “Our students do everything from setting up the stage

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  • Staff Honored at You Make a Difference Breakfast
    9:19 AM

    Niles West held its semi-annual You Make a Difference Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 a.m. where students nominate staff members.
    This year’s nominees were Justin Johnson, Leslie Natzke, Jessica Verceles, Luisa Karimighovanloo, Syed Ali, Ryan Geu, D.J. Kosiba, Amy Branahl, Elizabeth Kolany, Matthew Weatherington, Jayson Foster, Sharon Swanson, Tatyana Gulak, Jason Macejak, Lauren Flahive, Dena Lichterman, Anne

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  • Video: School Day Changes
    12:15 PM

    NWN reporters discuss the possible new school day schedules.
    The options for the schedule are 8 period 52 minutes school day, block schedule, or current.
    Video by Dijana Kalat, Taral Talati, and Alisha Thomas

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  • Author Ellen Hopkins Visits West
    12:02 PM

    Author Ellen Hopkins,  the author of the Crank series, came to Niles West on Monday, Nov. 16. She was in the auditorium during periods 7, 8, and 9.
    Students that did not attend with a class could go during a free or lunch period, or during an academic class with a signed field trip form.
    Hopkins’ book are popular at Niles West, although they

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  • NSPA/JEA 2015: The Essence of Disney
    3:57 PM

    Over 6,000 students from across the country have come to Walt Disney World at Orlando, Florida for the fall 2015 National Scholastic Press Association/Journalism Education Association conference that started Thursday, Nov. 12 and ends Sunday, Nov. 15.
    From middle school children to advisors, people of all ages have chosen to attend the conference to learn more and

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  • Literacy Center Showcases Student Art
    10:19 PM

    The Literacy Center has started to showcase Niles West students artwork. They will be changing the student whose artwork is featured every so often.
    “It’s basically a wall where we’re featuring student’s art and it’s going to get changed every so often,”  Tamar Boghossian, the Literacy Center clerk said. “It’s by the honors art class.”
    Currently, Francesca

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  • Niles West Commemorates Veterans Day
    9:17 AM

    To honor the lives of those serving our country, Niles West will be hosting several events, including a flagpole ceremony outside the nurse’s office at 7:45 a.m. and a Niles West Military Families breakfast in the Student Commons following the ceremony on Nov. 11.
    According to student activities director and creator of these events Katie Odell,

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