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Why Alexander Hamilton is a lucky guy

Sam Blanc, Opinion's writer

October 8

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

For those of you who don’t know much about the musical Hamilton (first of all, how dare you?) its closing number, “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story,” is about doing what you believe is best regardless of those arou...

Dear Administration, student voice matters

October 8

Filed under Opinions/Editorials, Top Stories

At New Trier, students are granted an enormous amount of trust and freedom from the administration. We have the power to sit in the hallways, use our phone during off time, and decide for ourselves what to do during our free peri...

Learning to speak your mind is more valuable than you think

by Camille Baer, Opinions Editor

May 16

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

With seniors leaving, and the school year coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the people we want to be next year. And for graduating seniors, this seems to be even more pertinent. Once we step onto our future...

We’re not the best of the best

by Carly Travis, Opinions Editor

May 16

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

As New Trier students, it’s ingrained in our brains that we’re the best at everything. Our sports teams win state championships, we boast hundreds of club options, the average ACT score is incomparable, and alums have graced...

It’s time to revise religious freedoms in America

Emily Wong, Staff Reporter

April 29

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

America is known as the Land of the Free, and it’s true that we are given many more liberties than citizens of other countries. In China, freedom of expression is considered only a privilege for the elite. Women in Saudi Ar...

Traveling should be a learning experience, not a luxury

Emma Willcocks, Editor-in-Chief

April 29

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Freshman year, one of my friends went to Hawaii with her family over summer vacation. Their first stop was the Big Island, home of Pearl Harbor and some of the islands’ best museums of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture. They the...

There’s been a shift in the dating world

Camille Baer, Opinions Editor

April 29

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

The lines defining relationships have grown fainter and fainter. Has the growing disinterest towards long-term relationships become part of our culture, or have they just naturally evolved over time? “People have lost the romantic ...

Five days, five ways to get to school

Carly Travis, Opinions Editor

April 29

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

I like being organized in almost all aspects of my life. My morning routine is one of them, but more importantly, the way in which I arrive to school. Every day, one of my parents drives me to school and drops me off in the same...

Not just pharmacists sell drugs anymore

George Zervas, Staff Reporter

April 15

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

The anxieties that come along with being a student could be listed like the side effects at the end of a drug commercial. You commonly hear the tired moans of someone going through their college applications or the highly energe...

Legacy gives you undeserved leg up

Georgia Caras, Staff Reporter

April 15

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

No matter which college someone is applying to, they should not be able to get in off of their parent’s connections. It is no secret that New Trier is home to a bounty of affluent and successful families. It is also no s...

‘Hey Siri can you keep me safe?’

Elizabeth Byrne, Editor-in-Chief

April 15

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Since the creation of the first smartphone in 1992, they have become a staple in popular culture. The first iPhone was released in 2007 followed by the first Samsung Galaxy in 2009. Whether you are an avid Android user or pref...

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