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Applying to schools outside the U.S. puts students in driver’s seat

The University of Edinburgh, a top destination among U.K. schools, is also a popular choice for students looking for a school outside the country
Quentin Reeb, Features Editor October 2, 2020

In a time when many universities are operating remotely, studying abroad may not even cross students’ minds. Some alumni, however, did not let 2020’s pandemic stop them from applying and enrolling...

COVID and college searches: how students are adapting

Lawrence University in Appleton Wi. continues to host tours to prospective students during the pandemic
Graham Ambrose, Features Editor October 2, 2020

While there are still a few students touring their schools in-person, in the age of COVID-19, most are finding new ways to visit their top choice schools; whether it’s over Zoom seminars or virtual 360...

Students find ways to get the most out of online classes

Multiple hours of Zoom classes tiring students out
Caroline Bewley, News Editor October 2, 2020

A month into remote learning, students are figuring out  ways to stay focused and make the most of their online classes—or just to survive them. Their tips range from napping in between classes to taking...

Teachers turn to unique strategies during remote learning

Science teacher John Miller distributes Physics materials on Trevian Way
Simren Dadwani, News Editor October 2, 2020

With the school year beginning Aug. 26, teachers have implemented several ideas to make their classroom more engaging and productive during remote learning.  At the beginning of the school year, New...

Chadwick Boseman: a hero on and off the screen

Boseman (middle) as
Graham Ambrose, Features Editor September 25, 2020

When actor Chadwick Boseman passed away after a lengthy battle with colon cancer at the young age of 43, the world stood still. It was as if the coronavirus and political squabbles were put on hold to...

Carole Baskin’s former lawyer provides roaring inside perspective on Exotic, Baskin case

Barauskas recieved this plaque after his work on Baskin's case
Casey Bertocchi, Sports Editor June 26, 2020

Although the hype for the popular Netflix docuseries Tiger King was mainly around the show’s eccentric main characters, Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, the legal issues between them were just as fascinating.  Working...

Alum creates opportunity to give during COVID-19 pandemic

Doctors and nurses at Visiting Physicians in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood, a COVID-19 testing center, receive 20 meals from Fab Food Chicago and Meals for Chicago
Quentin Reeb, Features Editor June 8, 2020

Coronavirus has prevented us from doing the things we love and, in many cases, things important to our survival. Eating enough has become difficult for the people everyone relies on most: essential workers....

‘Tiger King’ docuseries a worthy distraction

Joe Exotic with one of his tigers from the Netflix show
Casey Bertocchi, Sports Editor April 23, 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the world of news, it almost seems like nothing else is going on. However, a new Netflix show has made its way into the public eye: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, an...

The Ingenuity of Tech Breaks

Junior Amelia Senior has found ways to avoid too much screen time like practicing piano
Quentin Reeb, Features Editor April 7, 2020

Hanging out with friends represents a big portion of what teens do when they  are not on devices, so now that that option is gone, sheltering in place seems even more boring.  Though screen time is...

How our community looks under quarantine

A woman in a mask walks her dog under the bridge on Winnetka Avenue
Casey Bertocchi, Sports Editor April 6, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak forces Americans to spend more and more time inside their houses to decrease their chances of contracting or spreading the virus, public spaces have become deserted. On Friday,...

Quarantine means tech issues, boredom for many students

Belah Ratowitz, Staff Reporter March 24, 2020

As school closed over Covid-19, students spent their class time learning remotely. For most students, that means a battle with Canvas issues, technical difficulties, and boredom during their time at home. Sophomore...

Income Inequality and COVID-19: How the nation’s poor are coping

Hope Talbot, News Editor March 24, 2020

With the New Trier administration’s Mar. 19  announcement that school will be closed until Apr. 13, the expectation is that staff and students will put themselves in a state of isolation and continue...

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