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SB100 bill restructures public school discipliary measures….

Mack Guthrie

March 21, 2017

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Last year, Illinois passed a new law restructuring school disciplinary rights and restrictions. Public Act 099-0456, or SB 100, was created to reform schools discipline structure to keep more kids in school, and to provide acces...

Women’s day seminars educate and inspire

Mia Sherin

March 21, 2017

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On Wednesday Mar. 8, otherwise known as International Women’s Day, New Trier hosted a group of influential speakers who gave seminars throughout the day. The goal of these seminars was to allow students to hear from a variety...

Third annual White Dress Project sale underway

Darcie Kim

March 21, 2017

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This March 18 will mark the third year of the White Dress Project, a recent tradition that gives students the opportunity to purchase gently-worn graduation dresses in order to relieve the financial burden of buying an expensive ...

Parents of New Trier opt out of Seminar Day, joins Project HOOD

Emily Wong

March 8, 2017

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On Tues., Feb. 28, while the school hosted its Seminar Day to bring attention to the issue of racial civil rights, a group of students chose to opt out of the event and go to the South Side of Chicago to participate in an initiat...

Debate finds success at Cal-Berkeley tournament

Da Hee Kim

March 8, 2017

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On the weekend of Friday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 20, the collaborative effort of New Trier Speech & Debate team led to a successful tournament at the annual Cal Invitational at University of California-Berkeley, with one Poli...

Seal of Biliteracy recognizes multilingual students

Mack Guthrie

February 22, 2017

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This year the MCL department will be offering students the opportunity to earn a Seal of Biliteracy in various languages on their diploma. The Seal of Biliteracy and its sibling, Commendation towards Biliteracy, started in...

Trevapalooza lights up the dance floor in its second year

Ben Morrissey

February 22, 2017

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Despite the fact that Trevapalooza is on Presidents Day weekend, that will not stop students from attending the event. Most students are actually pleased with the date that was chosen for this year’s dance. “It’s good...

Pledge participation causes controversy

Lexi Shoup

February 22, 2017

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With recent controversy surrounding players kneeling during the National Anthem before NFL games, the recitation of patriotic statements has been in question. Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, knelt...

Am Shalom welcomed refugees before travel ban

Daniel Kogan

February 21, 2017

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On Jan. 27, President Trump signed an executive order protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States. The order placed a ban on people from 7 majority-Muslim countries to keep them from entering the ...

Students open to Seminar Day but question structure

Rebecca Lee

February 21, 2017

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The polarizing debate surrounding the second annual New Trier All-School Seminar Day has provoked strong reactions from community members and students. On Feb 28, New Trier will hold an All-School Seminar Day themed “Understandi...

Vaping trend still strong

Danny Kogan

February 21, 2017

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Cigarettes have long been taboo among New Trier students, but the introduction of vapes into our culture has allowed students to view smoking as stylish. The vaping industry has argued that vapes are healthy substitutes to smok...

Breitbart attacks New Trier seminar day

Maggie Curry

February 21, 2017

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On Jan. 15, Breitbart News Network published an article about New Trier’s all-school seminar day headlined “Suburban Chicago School Teaches ‘Blackenomics,’ ‘Trans-Rights,’ and ‘White Genocide Against Blacks.’”...

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