Listen to what you’re listening to

Alyssa Pak, Features Editor

May 3, 2019

“If you’re back here only taking pictures, you gon’ have to take your a– back home ‘cause the only thing you’re taking is your clothes off.” If I told you that some guy said this to me, I’d hope that you’d be...

Appreciating authors’ work despite allegations

Molly George, News Editor

May 3, 2019

The content of several English classes has become controversial with the recent issue over including authors with assault allegations in class curriculums. American Studies classes didn’t teach the work of Sherman Alexie this...

“Surviving R. Kelly” reveals R&B singer’s sexual allegations

Millie Winter, Sports Editor

May 3, 2019

On Jan. 2, Lifetime Television released the six episode series, “Surviving R. Kelly,” a documentary on the sexual assault allegations against American singer-songwriter R. Kelly. The first two episodes introduce Robert Sylvester...

How to report sexual misconduct at NT

May 3, 2019

1. The student may speak to any adviser, teacher, administrator, or other staff member about the incident 2. This staff member will then report the concern to the appropriate adviser chair 3. The student will then have a...

Fit Female class teaches self-defense skills

Alex Rubinstein, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

New Trier offers two Kinetic Wellness classes – Fit Female and Yoga/Self-Defense – that incorporate self- defense into the curriculum to give students tools in order to prevent sexual assault. Fit Female emphasizes the importance...

“Hunting Ground” opens up discussions on assault

Hannah Sussman, Staff reporter

May 3, 2019

In late January, senior adviseries watched “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary focusing on the sexual assault epidemic within college campuses. After watching the film many male students were shocked at the scope of sexual...

Sexual misconduct not just a problem on college campuses

Claudia Levens, Co-Editor

May 3, 2019

Note: Most of the identities of the people involved in this article have been kept anonymous. This is something that the New Trier News tries to avoid, since we are aware that it complicates the perception of credibility. How...

How Do We Define Toxic Masculinity

Darcie Kim, Features Editor

May 3, 2019

“Toxic masculinity is a narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence, sex, status and aggression. It’s the cultural ideal of manliness, where strength is everything while emotions are a weakness; where sex and brutality are yardsticks by which men are measured, while supposedly “feminine” traits—which can range from emotional vulnerability to simply not being hypersexual—are the means by which your status as “man” can be taken away” (

Hol’ up, Hol’ up, We Dem Boyz

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2019

For the entirety of our childhood, we boys have subconsciously been taught that masculinity consisted of strength, toughness, apathy, and confidence among other things. In the past few years though, the concept of toxic masculinity...

Roe v. Wade under siege post-Kennedy

Emma Mansour, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

For the past 46 years, Roe v. Wade has guaranteed women the right to an abortion, but the current makeup of the Supreme Court may put this precedent at risk. In October 2018, justice Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the supreme...