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One small nudge for math, one giant leap for learning

Senior Dun-Ming Huang's website Math Nudge is in both English and Mandarin to help students here and in his former home of Taiwan 
Hope Pu December 14, 2020

It all started with one Taiwanese boy who wanted to help his peers in the classroom. Now, he has his own website and posts educational resources that other people can use for free. He is Senior Dun-Ming...

Students call for action to combat gun violence

Miller and Richards drop off donations from SDA Wilmette members at the Connections for the Homeless in Evanston on May 29. The toiletry drive lasted six days, and the group raised $500 in monetary donations in addition to the toiletries that were donated
Lucas Eisen December 14, 2020

In December of 2019, senior Catherine Richards wanted to start an activism group in Wilmette for students, but she didn’t know for what. After collaborating on a Civics project with her friend and classmate,...

Girls Club adapts to virtual setting with “Race For Scholarships”

Senior Liv Nickel running the #Raceforscholarships fun run on Nov. 14. To keep it safe, participants ran by themselves throughout the day
Said Aydin December 14, 2020

Senior Liv Nickel knew that she and her team of Girls Club officers needed something to replace the usual income they would receive from school events for their fundraisers.  Nickel was looking for...

Why I’m going to watch the heck out of Netflix’s “The Prom” (and you should too)

Ariana DeBose and Jo Ellen Perlman in Netflix’s “The Prom”
Caroline Bewley, News Editor December 12, 2020

This year, Dec. 11 was pretty big. It was the second day of Hanukkah. A good chunk of seniors found out if they got into their Early Decision schools or not. Taylor Swift released her third album in the...

COVID and clubs: How our clubs have changed

A hybrid meeting of Model UN
Graham Ambrose, Features Editor December 10, 2020

Shakespeare Club, like many others, has adapted to the pandemic by doing things differently this year.  “I think Shakespeare Club is really connected with the outside community this year,” said...

A relaxed Thanksgiving in the most stressful times

Like so many other New Trier families, the Alberts celebrated a laid-back Thanksgiving this year.
Quentin Reeb, Features Editor December 7, 2020

A lot of New Trier families weren’t able to come together in full this year, seemingly stripping the holiday of much of its core value. After all, Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy a meal with distant...

Foreign films: soothing to the soul

Still from Amour, which is among many foreign films which depict life with great simplicity, detail, and beauty
Mattea Carberry, Features Editor November 19, 2020

I’m not one who really enjoys watching movies by myself. But a while ago, I was bored and really just wanted to sit and watch something. That night, I wound up watching the film Bicycle Thieves (1948,...

Movember: putting men’s health in the spotlight

Graham Ambrose, Features Editor November 10, 2020

We assign all sorts of titles and designations to virtually every month of the year, from February’s Black History Month to June’s LGBT Pride Month to May’s Mental Health month.       One...

Augie Fontanetta first athletic director to join IHSA board of directors

Fontanetta's experience and charisma helped him to become the first athletic director elected to the IHSA Board of Directors
Quentin Reeb, Features Editor October 26, 2020

Athletic Director Augie Fontanetta has been elected to the Illinois High School Association Board of Directors, a position that’s typically reserved for school principals, becoming the first athletic...

Bedrooms and basements vs classrooms and commons

The sun domineers over the transformed Winnetka Campus
Graham Ambrose, Features Editor October 24, 2020

After months of deliberating, New Trier unveiled a 36-page plan to gradually welcome students back into physical school on Oct. 6. The plan established several guidelines, such as prohibiting students...

Finding peace in predictable unpredictability

The rising sun peaking through a thin haze of clouds the morning of Oct. 11
Mattea Carberry, Features Editor October 23, 2020

I’m sitting on a blanket I’ve laid out on the beach. It’s 6:54 a.m. The sun is due to rise soon.  It’s Monday, and we don’t have school. So I’m here, gazing out at the vast lake and the...

My first day back: Some thoughts – and tips – on returning to school and surviving.

Twenty-five percent of the student body attended school in-person on Oct. 6 for the first time since the spring.
Mattea Carberry, Features Editor October 6, 2020

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 25% of the student body returned to the New Trier campus for the first time since last spring. Assuming students were healthy and thus able to acquire the bar code required for entry,...

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