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Construction costs rise over initial estimates

Mack Guthrie, Lexi Shoup, and Michelle Yurovsky

May 26, 2017

Filed under News, Top Stories

With six months left of construction, the school has less than $500,000 left in its contingency budget, having already spent over $5 million of reserves. “We estimate that when the project concludes next fall we will have used abo...

Gap year provides unique opportunity

Beth Wall, Examiner Editor

May 24, 2017

Filed under News

Despite its seemingly miniscule population, it seems that gap year yields successful students. Gap Year Coordinator Gretchen Stauder said, “I’ve never heard of a student who has come back and said ‘I wish I hadn’t taken...

Seniors pumped for much-awaited grad party

Eleanor Kaplan and Alyssa Pak

May 24, 2017

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Seniors are anticipating their graduation party after the distribution of super-sized invitations during advisery. The party will begin at 10:45 p.m. on June 4 at  Northfield. Students often look forward to the grand raffle...

IGSS faces changes next year

Jessa Snower

April 14, 2017

Filed under News

Next year, IGSS is changing the structure of their program to fit the smaller enrollment size. The changes include combining juniors and seniors and there will be no more science included. There will  also be three less teach...

Bills will determine what’s done with SAT scores

Claudia Levens

April 13, 2017

Filed under News

Multiple bills are currently circulating Illinois’ congress to decide what to do with the free state administered SAT scores. In the old Prairie State ACT system, the scores that students received from the state-sponsored test d...

17th year of Habitat for Humanity almost complete

Robert Pettas

April 6, 2017

Filed under News

In its 17th year, New Trier’s Habitat for Humanity is nearing the completion of a Waukegan home for the Brown family. The funds required for the house are provided by community events such as the Tom de Luca show, Feast Week,...

Science Olympiad team prepares for state after regionals win

Emily Wong

April 6, 2017

Filed under News

While high school hockey and football games are often attended by hundreds or even thousands of students, the achievements of equally competitive academic teams can tend to be overlooked. New Trier’s Science Olympiad is one...

Alum creates custom graduation dresses

Amelia Lytle

April 6, 2017

Filed under News

Finding a graduation dress that’s affordable, unique, and fits school requirements can be a challenge, so instead some seniors are getting custom dresses rather than buying one from a store. New Trier alumnus Elena Victoria...

New Trier sophomores win $55,000 on Wheel of Fortune

Jessa Snower

March 21, 2017

Filed under News

Sophomores Ben Sklansky and Zack Larson won a $55,000 prize on a recent episode of the Wheel of Fortune. On Feb. 28, the episode of “Wheel of Fortune” had a “teen best friends week.” Zach and Ben were part of this week wh...

TE Brian Kaiser commits to Northwestern Football

Rebecca Lee

March 21, 2017

Filed under News

Junior Brian Kaiser, a star player on the varsity boys football team, shines both on and off the field. As a 6-foot 7-inch player, who runs a 4.84-second 40-yard dash, Kaiser immediately stands out. He also plays on the...

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