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The cost of a “free” education

Staff Editorial

October 25, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

The mission of public schools is to provide “a free, tax-supported, school controlled by a local government authority.” While the idea of “free” is complicated by the fact that our parents pay taxes, attending a public...

School administration’s “hazing” policy is overzealous

Staff Editorial

October 18, 2012

Filed under Featured Sports Page Carousel, Opinions/Editorials

In the wake of incidents both here and at Maine West High School, Miss Anne James-Noonan, the performing arts coordinator, sent out an email to parents describing appropriate and inappropriate behavior for sports and extracurricular...

The problem with projects

Moira Jorgensen

October 18, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Whenever teachers assign me group projects instead of tests, I get the feeling that they think they’re doing me a favor. I cannot speak for the school as a whole (although I have many times in the past) but I am not a fan of...

The press behind the president

Kristina Chura

September 27, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

With the presidential election coming up in November, it’s occurred to me that even if I was 18 by voting day, I’d still have no idea who to vote for because of my complete lack of knowledge about both Mitt Romney and Barack...

Don’t burst my college-free bubble

Moira Jorgensen

September 27, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

For the last three years, I’ve had to listen to the seniors whine about their college applications. I would pat them on the back and pretend to understand what they were talking about, but really I had no clue. Nor did I care....

Don’t count on the Constitution to protect your privacy

Staff Editorial

September 27, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

It’s become quite trendy in the days following the sexting scandal to rant about how the school policy that allows paraprofessionals to confiscate and search our cell phones infringes on our constitutional rights. While our...

iDon’t get this new fad

Kristina Chura

September 13, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials, Top Stories

What better way to solidify New Trier’s reputation of being the “rich people” school than to buy 600 kids an iPad 2. While these were given out with good intentions, am I the only one who thinks that giving out iPads to stu...

Fluffing your resume through service

Moira Jorgensen

September 13, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials, Top Stories

I hate the beginning of the school year for many reasons, one of them being that I now have to take naps on the floor of the library instead of my bed.  Mostly, I can’t stand the name games. I usually panic and convince myself...

Building a Wall between yourself and college

NT News Staff

September 13, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials, Top Stories

When the idea of college begins to sink in for seniors around this time of year, there is a popular trend for them to change their Facebook name to something like “Alex Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Jones” or “Jane...

Hello and goodbye seniors

Moira Jorgensen, New Trier News

June 7, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

I am not one of those people who has been waiting to be a senior since the first day freshmen year. Subconsciously, I think I always believed I would drop out before I actually made it to senior year, so I never spent much time...

The Final Countdown

Kristina Chura, New Trier News

June 7, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Do you remember the last ten days of elementary school? You know, how the seventh day was funky hair day, the third day was pajama day and so on. But now it seems like the last ten days of school are the worst ten days of your...

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