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Sophomore entrepreneurs prepare for ‘Shampanimals’ launch in June

Charlie Olesker and Ethan Gray ranked 5th at the Midwest Pitch Competition on Mar. 4
Grace Yoon, Staff Reporter March 24, 2020

Sophomores Charlie Olesker and Ethan Gray started their eco-friendly bath bar company, called Shampanimals, in Oct. 2019. They have been competing at business competitions and are preparing to officially...

New leaders for Girls Club, Tri-ship discuss future

Frank Zawrazky, Staff Reporter March 24, 2020

Every election season, new candidates are elected to the officer positions of Girls Club, Tri-ship, and Student Council. We talked with the new presidents of Girls Club and Tri-ship, Liv Nickel, and Matt...

Students take advantage of COVID-19 free time

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor March 23, 2020

With school moved online due to COVID-19, most of us are using our extra free time to sleep in, catch up on Netflix, and just relax in general. Some Trevians, though, have taken advantage of the extra...

Kathrine Johnson’s legacy: inspiring young women to pursue STEM careers

Mathematician Johnson working at NASA at the age of 33
Graham Ambrose, Features Editor March 13, 2020

On Feb. 24 Katherine Johnson, known for her pioneering work in the male-dominated industry of NASA, as well as Taraji P. Henson’s portrayal of her in the 2017 break-out film “Hidden Figures,”...

Say Yes to the Dress UP hopes to collect 1000+ donations

Collection bins by the school’s front entrance, outside the cafeteria
Grace Yoon, Staff Reporter March 13, 2020

Since adding a new partnership with the Mother’s Trust Foundation, Say Yes to the Dress UP, previously known as the Glass Slipper Project, has a goal to collect 1000 items including dresses,...

100 years of tradition in Choir-Opera

The 2018 Choir Opera musical, “Once Upon a Time,” pictured above
Nadia Jaikaran, Features Editor March 13, 2020

Last week, New Trier’s Choir-Opera performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice marked 100 years of Co-Op and the 50th year of Rice’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar....

Juniors take state science test

Mary Elizabeth Parks, Staff Reporter March 13, 2020

Mar. 2 through Mar. 5, all New Trier juniors spent  their science classes clicking buttons in response to generated questions regarding science while many sophomores and seniors received extra free periods...

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ pushes the envelope

The Saturday cast of Choir-Opera's
Leah Schmidt, News Editor March 13, 2020

“Jesus Christ Superstar” was unlike any production New Trier’s theater department has taken on in the past. With more students, a larger stage, and more pressure, the show was bigger, flashier, and...

Can SILCing cure senioritis?

Quentin Reeb, Features Editor March 13, 2020

Japanese was a struggle for then-freshman Cate Chan, and her teacher could only answer so many of the class’s questions. There was no question that Liam, Chan’s SILC, was the resource that...

Night League coverage takes over Twitter

The champion teams celebrate with their golden shoe trophies
Grant Feldman, Features Editor March 6, 2020

Night League at New Trier brings together all the great qualities of sports — fierce competition, team camaraderie, and a sense of community. Players play for pride, bragging rights, and a chance...

Canvas update problematic

Leah Schmidt, News Editor March 6, 2020

Canvas recently underwent a large update, prompting both praise and complaints. Both students and teachers were caught off guard by the sudden change, and that adjustment led to major issues...

What it’s like: Growing up with a hearing disability

Special ed teacher Sari Daybrook embraces her disability
Leah Schmidt, News Editor March 6, 2020

Sari Daybook wakes up every morning to her four cats, sister, and most noticeably, silence. This lack of noise isn’t just the usual quiet of a peaceful morning, but a hearing disability that...

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