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Learning to speak your mind is more valuable than you think

by Camille Baer, Opinions Editor

May 16, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2016

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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, 2016

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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...

When structure becomes destructive

Camille Baer, Opinions Editor

April 15, 2016

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When I think about the future, as a graduating senior, the possibilities are overwhelmingly limitless, and while this may be terrifying, free-falling is what the whole adventure is about—excuse the cheesiness, but embrace it p...

Coulda woulda shoulda done Project

Carly Travis, Opinions Editors

April 15, 2016

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I can think of several occasions in which I thought of a great idea after the fact. For example, almost every Halloween I conjure up a fantastic costume a few days, or sometimes months, after the event. Three years ago Halloween took pl...

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