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...

When voting becomes a privilege, not a right

Danielle Kurensky, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018

Democracy is the fundamental cornerstone of the United States. It is what this nation was built on: the notion that the general population has a say in the government. Throughout history, amendments have been passed to ensure...

Social media activism is #notenough

Darcie Kim, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

Being politically woke has become a trend. There’s nothing wrong with staying informed about political issues and spreading awareness to promote a movement’s popularity. If anything, this should be encouraged. However sharing...

Younger generation disenchanted by political climate

Layla Saqibuddin, News Editor

October 26, 2018

It’s no secret that younger generations generally have significantly lower election turnout rates. The U.S. Census Bureau cites that only 17.1 percent of 18- to-24-year-olds voted in 2014. According to The Washington Post,...

New Trier Township 2018 Ballot

Millie Winter, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

Click the image to learn about who you could be voting for on Nov. 6 ...

Beyond the ballot: students step up in world of politics

Alyssa Pak, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

                          Alex Gjaja League of Women Voters Emerging Leader What do you hope to accomplish in the fut...

Celebrity activism in politics at its highest in decades

Molly George, News Editor

October 26, 2018

Hollywood, music industry play large role for young voters

Vote if you care, and you do

Ezra Wallach, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018

Regardless of whether you’re voting in a few weeks, you still probably have some idea what your political beliefs are. Unlike in the past, candidates almost always vote along party lines no matter the scenario. During the...