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  • 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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  • I See London, I See France, I See Csarene’s Instagram
    9:41 AM

    The beautiful skies of Paris, the Philippines, London, Spain and plenty more have been seen by senior Csarene Laguardia and her mother over the years. Her pictures of her recent travels on Facebook and Instagram are liked by hundreds of students on their phones sitting at home.
    “My mom and I travel to different continents every year because

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  • Winter Spirit Days Announced
    12:23 PM

    The spirit days have been announced for the week of Monday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Dec. 4. The spirit days were chosen from a poll on Niles West News, according to junior Weronika Jozwiak.
    Monday:  PJ Day
    Tuesday:  Hipster Day
    Wednesday:  Cultural Day  (Dress to represent your culture)
    Thursday: Twin Day
    Friday:  Neon Day

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  • Girls Basketball Preview 2015-2016
    12:08 PM

    video by Sarah Yun
    It’s almost winter which means winter sports are just about ready to start back up! Girls Varsity Basketball tryouts took place in the contest gym on Monday, Nov. 2 after school. Tryouts continued up until Wednesday and varsity coach Anthony Konsewicz is getting ready to finalize his team now.
    “I think that the

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  • West to Host Schnurr Basketball Tournament in its Final Year
    9:36 AM

    Eight teams will compete in the Kurland-Schnurr Basketball Tournament this year at St. Patrick’s High School and Niles West during Thanksgiving break (Nov. 23-25).
    According to athletic director, Kendall Griffin, this will be the final year that the tournament will be played at Niles West. The Schnurr tournament has been going on for 35 years. It

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  • Mia Piljevic Off to IHSA State Swimming Tournament
    9:31 AM

    This afternoon sophomore Mia Piljevic will have one of her dreams come true. She will compete at state for the first time. When Piljevic turned ten her dad showed her the sport, and ever since then she hasn’t stop loving swimming. This year Piljevic broke the record for the 100 yard back stroke on the sophomore and

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  • School Board, Gatta and Heintz Reach Separation Agreements
    7:41 PM

    School board president Mark Sproat announced the resignation of superintendent Nanciann Gatta and assistant superintendent of operations and chief legal officer John Heintz during a special board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 18 that lasted almost six hours and included two closed sessions.
    Gatta and Heintz were both placed on administrative paid leave Aug. 10, 2015, one day before District

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