Environmental Club works to make New Trier more green

Jasmine Gonzalez

October 20, 2017

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Do you own a New Trier Nalgene and fill it up at one of the many sensor activated water bottle stations located throughout the building? Do you, dare I ask, recycle? If you answered “yes,” “maybe,” or “unsure” to...

Veganism is more than just a fashion trend

Alyssa Pak

October 20, 2017

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In recent years, veganism has become something of a trend. There are those who see it as a way to make themselves appear environmentally aware, health-conscious or cool. There are also those who see it as a way to lose weight. Whatever...

Stop misusing mental health days

Helen Fagan

March 6, 2017

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Many NT students would agree that a New Trier Examiner issue exploring mental health would not be complete without discussing the infamous “mental health day.” Though not exclusively a New Trier phenomenon, these self-declared...

Drug and alcohol program succeeds in rehabilitation

Joe Borushek

March 6, 2017

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With mental illness, there is the long lasting problem of self medication as a solution to cope with illness. This can lead to long lasting drug and alcohol problems and is often a short term solution to a long term problem. When...

Using diagnoses as slang sustains stigma

Bella Geroulis

March 6, 2017

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We’ve all done it. In the heat of the moment, when we’re at a loss for words, we find ourselves us using the first thing that pops into our heads, even if it might offend someone. Mental illnesses are exactly what they...

Social media poses threat to mental health

Hannah Young

March 6, 2017

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Health teachers and students recognize that the use of social media, a seemingly frivolous form of entertainment, could have dangerous consequences, reaping more negative effects than positive on one’s mental health. Health...

In a funk?

March 6, 2017

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Try one of these mood besters to get back to positivity. If you suspect you are suffering from depression or a any more serious ailment, seek professional help or tell an adult immediately (see page 8 for providers)   1. Go clo...

Conveying mental illness as “relatable” comes with harsh negative consequences

Tia Rotolo

March 6, 2017

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As a pre-teen, there were countless fads that my friends and I would try. With the rising fascination with Tumblr and the media’s inaccurate portrayal, mental illness became one more trend and one more misconception. I first...