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Song holding her first place award from the 2019 Powerlifting High School Nationals

Powerlifter muscles her way to top spot at national tournament

Lula Fox, News Editor January 10, 2021

Break time is almost over as she inhales deeply, the stench of sweat and dedication filling her nose. She is eager to get back to lifting, adrenaline pumping through her veins at the prospect of achieving...

Viennese Crescents sprinkled with powdered sugar

Put an Austrian twist on your cookie list this year

Casey Bertocchi, Managing Editor December 22, 2020

With the Christmas season in full-swing, most people are probably thinking about making sugar cookies and decorating them for Christmas. There is nothing inherently wrong with sugar cookies. They’re...

In Angie Thomass #ownvoices book The Hate U Give, the protagonist witnesses an act of gun violence, which Thomas has experienced herself.

New tag helps readers discover diverse authors

Quentin Reeb, Features Editor December 22, 2020

kRecently, librarians Marc Garneau, Angela Burns, Susan Peterson, and Raquelle Brennan added the #ownvoices tag to library catalogue. The #ownvoices marker can be used to label books with protagonists...

Hastings, sporting his sponsored DiscMania equipment, prepares to practice

High flying Dalton Hastings soars in disc golf

Erik Jaman, Features Editor December 20, 2020

Junior Dalton Hastings’s love for disc golf was born after tossing a frisbee for the first time. Over the last four years, Hastings has competed at increasingly high levels. Recently, he has begin sharing...

Excerpt from Wilkersons most recent book, Caste

‘Caste’ is the history lesson we all need

Mattea Carberry, Features Editor December 18, 2020

I opened the book. Two paragraphs in, I had to stop. I sat for a few moments in awe. Never have I been so quickly struck by beautiful writing as I was by Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our...

The new special Euphoria epsidoe aired on HBO Dec. 4

We should take a note or two or a hundred from the special ‘Euphoria’ episode

Mattea Carberry, Features Editor December 18, 2020

You may remember my last article in which I sort of bashed American films. And I still stand by what I said, but I feel moved to acknowledge that the new special episode of the HBO show “Euphoria”...

A colorful Christmas light display at Northbrook Court is part of a unique 2020 holiday experience

Finding holiday cheer in 2020

Grace Yoon, Editor in Chief December 16, 2020

This holiday season, many  New Trier families will have to spend the holidays at home. This year, the focus will be about the local festivities and the creative ideas families come up with.  With...

Junior Sammy Obel hands out flyers for State Rep. Robyn Gable’s campaign on Nov. 3

What it was like to be a poll worker or a campaign intern on election day

Emma Curry December 16, 2020

Junior Sammy Obel felt excited as she headed to Evanston to pass out sample ballots on Election Day. Meanwhile, Junior Sydney Durdov rose at 4:30 a.m. to help prepare the polls for voters. The two were...

Senior Dun-Ming Huangs website Math Nudge is in both English and Mandarin to help students here and in his former home of Taiwan 

One small nudge for math, one giant leap for learning

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...

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

Students call for action to combat gun violence

Lucas Eisen, Opinions Editor 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,...

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

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

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor 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...

Ariana DeBose and Jo Ellen Perlman in Netflix’s “The Prom”

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

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...

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