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High hopes for new civics requirement

Beth Wall

October 8, 2016

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The class of 2020 is the first to be subject to bill HB4025. In plainer words, the first class required to take a course in Civics. The Illinois General Assembly Public Act 099-0434 claims the goal of the course is to “hel...

Full Metal Jacket: a classic revisited

Joe Borushek

October 8, 2016

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The curse about having streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu is that there’s almost too many things to watch. We’ve all had our own personal staring contest with the TV screen, searching for hours to find that one perf...

Four movies on Netflix for when you are not sure what to watch

Tia Rotolo and Joe Borushek

October 8, 2016

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“Dear Zachary: A Letter to His Son about His Father” is a documentary about Andrew Bagby, a man whose life was tragically cut short when he was 28. This film follows lifelong friend of Andrew’s, Kurt Kuenne, as he travels...

“Parking spots…are a problem”

Georgia Caras

October 8, 2016

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Lagniappe Potpourri, the sketch-comedy show run by students, for students, never fails to warm the hearts and create conversation. This year was no exception. Each Lagniappe production has a respective theme that is the central focus...

Student devotes his free time to racing cars

Jessi Zook

October 8, 2016

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While most high schoolers dream of getting their licenses, Junior Alex Ertmann was driving long before he blew out his sixteen candles. Ertmann began racing at eight years old, though back then his vehicle of choice was a Go-...

Students trade backpacks for briefcases

Jessi Zook, 385 Editor

September 16, 2016

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To some, summer is a time to relax and enjoy time off, but for many New Trier students, it's also a time to get job experience. Many students spend their summers working and interning. According to Susan Thorngren, post high...

Frank Ocean going Blonde with new album

Tia Rotolo, 385 Editor

September 16, 2016

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Four years ago, Frank Ocean dropped “Channel Orange”, a monumental album that synthesized poetic lyrics with futuristic beats. The genre-bending ode to young adulthood hit a new level of success. Then, Ocean disappeared. After...

Work experience and initiative can be found during the summer months

Marie O’Connor, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2016

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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 relat...

Students scour for summer employment

Lindsey Burns, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2016

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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 th...

Are field trips a thing of the past?

Maya Kowitt, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2016

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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...

Students seek to solidify their summer plans

Max Minogue, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

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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 wi...

Think before bragging about spring break adventures

Carina Brendl, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

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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 d...

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