IL to decrease P.E. requirement, NT unchanged

Claudia Levens

December 8, 2017

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A bill that could loosen Illinois’ daily Physical Education requirement has prompted discussion concerning how it will affect schools statewide. For New Trier, changes to the KW system seem unlikely. Bill HB0440, which was...

New class ‘lights the fire’ for change

May Paddor

December 8, 2017

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2017 has been a year filled with a number of controversies played day in and out on the news. Starting next year, a new class, Civics and Social Justice, will help students explore these issues. Student Voices in Equity...

The barrier is more than physical between campuses

Layla Saqibuddin

December 8, 2017

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Freshmen Aahil Keshwani, one of fifteen freshmen on the ultimate frisbee team believes that the upperclassmen help create the team environment. The opportunity to work with sophomores, juniors and seniors is a huge advantage. “When...

How much is too much for a quality school lunch?

Ezra Wallach

December 1, 2017

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Many students find themselves spending upwards of $7 per day to have a sufficient lunch — something both parents and students are worried about. Even with slight additions to the cost of some entrees, sides, and drinks, no...

Heated debates arise over zoning proposal

Claudia Levens

November 10, 2017

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Controversy over a recent multi-family residential development proposal for 1725 Winnetka Ave. came to a head on Nov. 6 as members of the Northfield community debated whether this was the best decision for area at a meeting of...

Administrators and teachers to analyze link between homework and stress

Danielle Kurensky

November 10, 2017

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As students express the levels of anxiety and sleep deprivation they experience, the administration and teachers seek to create more balance and less stress for them. Many students have said that they feel overwhelmed due to...

District pays $50,000 for students to take ACT, SAT

Danielle Kurensky

November 3, 2017

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Despite the state’s transition to the SAT, juniors at New Trier will take both the SAT and ACT free of cost this spring as the district has paid for the ACT, which remains popular among both students and educators. Every...

West wing strives for eco-friendly design

Stephanie Kim

November 3, 2017

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Not only has the addition to New Trier’s Winnetka campus brought a host of modern features, such as a new library and a revamped cafeteria, but it also facilitates an initiative to make the building more energy-efficient and...

Weinstein sparks national “me too” movement

Claudia Levens

November 3, 2017

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Since the New York Times published reports accusing prominent movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and coercive bargaining on October 5th, dozens of other women have come foreword with similar claims against both...