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Students seek adventure through international universities

Going to college away from home is already a life change, so it takes a special kind of student to push it a step further and attend an international college or university. For...  Read More »

May 16, 2016

Day of Silence lacks participation this year

According to students, Day Of Silence had less of an effect on New Trier than it used to. Every year, New Trier has a day dedicated to showing the struggles of silence...  Read More »

April 29, 2016

The fight for LGBT+ rights rages on

April 29, 2016

With gay marriage legalized, we’ve essentially plunged our rainbow flags into the ground and can move to other issues, right? Maybe not. Even after the S...  Read More »

New Trier has a dress code?

April 29, 2016

A perk that comes with a public school eduction is the ability to dress freely. While there’s no specific uniform, there are still dress-code do’s ...  Read More »

ACT plans get real for juniors

April 15, 2016

On Tuesday, April 19, the junior class is scheduled to take the district required ACT. Although some have already taken it, this school funded test serv...  Read More »

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Work experience and initiative can be found during the summer months

It takes more than just a sense of athleticism to be a KW teacher, and more than knowing how to cook to become a cuisine teacher. Through literature, teachers in every department strive to better the way they teach and relate to their students. Brian Doll, a Kinetic Wellness teacher and football coach, recommended the book “Outliers” by Malcom Glawell. Doll said, “I ha...  Read More »

Apr 29

Students scour for summer employment

When school lets out for the summer, students find themselves with lots of extra time on their hands. They fill their summers traveling, playing sports, hanging out with friends or going to summer school. In addition to these activities, some students find summer jobs to occupy their time. With college ahead for many, a summer job reflects well on an application, as it...  Read More »

Apr 29

Are field trips a thing of the past?

It may surprise teachers that the reason why students opt out of excursions is because they don’t want to miss school English department chair, John Cadwell, explained how it’s disappointing that many students choose to pass on these out of class experiences. “The teachers who are offering the field trips have put a great deal of time and energy into making su...  Read More »

Apr 29

Students seek to solidify their summer plans

With summer closing in, students are finalizing adventurous summer plans. The common factor for these trips is students reaching out to past connections. Senior Ike Nierman will be traveling to New Zealand and staying with a friend that he met while working as a camp counselor. “I’m gonna arrive at the end of his finals, and then we’ll mellow out and check out the city ...  Read More »

Apr 15

Think before bragging about spring break adventures

While there seems to be a universal perception that most students travel to expensive places over spring break, discussing vacation plans in advisery and class remains controversial among students and teachers. “If you didn’t do anything as exciting as other people, you can feel kind of left out or bad,” senior Michelle Cheng said about discussing spring break plan...  Read More »

Apr 15

Stress rides on finding a date for Prom 2016

In the movies, prom is depicted as a magical night where couples have fun together, yet for some students, the expectation of having a date causes controversy. However, what the movies do get right is that, for seniors, prom can be one of the most memorable nights of high school. “Prom this year is going to be memorable because it’s my last dance at New Trier and...  Read More »

Apr 15

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The student news site of New Trier High School.
The student news site of New Trier High School.