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Voting age silences millions of potential voters

Staff Editorial

November 3, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

With Election Day nearing, many seniors of age anticipate their first voting experience more and more as each day passes. And for those 16- and 17-year-olds that barely don’t make the cut, a chance to vote for the president...

Politics bring out the worst in all of us

Moira Jorgerson

October 25, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

In less than two weeks, the fifty-seventh presidential election will be upon us. Unfortunately for the American people, I will be unable to vote. In fact, less than one fourth of the student body will be able to vote in this election...

Big corporations, little community benefits

Kristina Chura

October 25, 2012

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

In a country that runs itself on small, family-owned businesses, it seems ridiculous that there aren’t any restrictions on where big corporations can build their stores. Across the country, giant companies are branching out...

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...

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