New Trier News

Trevia faces unprecedented challenge: capturing the life of the student body remotely

Yearbook staff are hard at work creating the 40th edition of Trevia, despite challenges of remote learning
Lucas Eisen November 13, 2020

Over the course of the next year, the four editors and fifteen members of the school’s yearbook, Trevia, will dedicate themselves to creating its 2021 edition. Though last year’s quarantine and...

Halloween’s on hiatus for younger and older students alike

Parents and children are creating alternate way to celebrate Halloween this year as the pandemic spoils the traditional trick-or-treating
Sarah Lin October 30, 2020

Leading up to Oct. 31, students and parents are weighing the risks and benefits of  venturing out for trick-or-treating in the age of COVID-19.  Although some students feel like they have “aged...

With election fast approaching, students under 18 stay politically engaged

The group Students Demand Action Wilmette gathers for a post-card writing event
Simren Dadwani, News Editor October 29, 2020

With the election coming up soon, many people are already voting or preparing to vote on Nov. 3. Even students who aren’t yet eligible to vote are finding creative ways to stay civically engaged.  One...

ELS students, parents encouraged by school reopening

Max Vircol (Left) and Connor Endre (Right) meet up with other ELS students during quarantine
Ana Torresarpi October 27, 2020

While the pandemic has forced most students back to remote learning, special education students are still regularly going to school, and have been since September. That’s because going to school in person...

Some vaccine developers hit snag as the numbers of cases and deaths rise across the country

Operation Warp Speed is putting millions of dollars into developing a COVID vaccine in record time
Simren Dadwani, News Editor October 26, 2020

As numbers of COVID-19 infections are rising at record setting rates throughout the country, there is much anticipation and confusion about whether a vaccine will be available anytime soon.  Through...

Students split on the advantages of block schedules 

New Trier's block schedule for the Winnetka campus
Lula Fox October 24, 2020

Some students and teachers are finding the school’s block schedule to be exhausting because of unbalanced days and 70-minute Zoom calls. Others, however, say the schedule allows them more time to focus...

Filtering misinformation online becomes obstacle for student activists

A post from the student-led
Said Aydin October 24, 2020

As social media activism becomes more mainstream, spreading misinformation and blatant inaccuracies with the purpose of influencing others has become more prevalent. Even though students think they...

School’s plan strives to promote equity and social well-being 

The school will prioritize equity with its 2030 strategic plan
Lucas Eisen October 24, 2020

Following a spring and summer of racial reckoning, the school is making changes to the New Trier 2030 plan. The Equity Steering Committee, which includes teachers and students of color, has come together...

With rising COVID-19 numbers, school stays closed

Rates of active cases and of quarantined students and staff as of Oct. 14. The school will evaluate whether to resume hybrid learning for the week of Oct. 26.
Hannah Sussman, Co-Editor in Chief October 23, 2020

After transitioning to in-person learning for four days, New Trier returned to virtual learning on Tuesday Oct. 13 because of  a rise in statewide COVID-19 numbers. The school has decided to stay virtual ...

Illinois graduated income tax: Fair tax or tax hike?

On Mar. 7, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker outlines his plan to change Illinois' flat-rate state income tax to a graduated structure at the State Capital in Springfield
Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor October 23, 2020

In the upcoming Nov. 3 election, Illinois residents will be voting in a referendum on the Illinois Allow for Graduated Income Tax Amendment. This amendment to the Illinois Constitution would eliminate...

Clubs get creative to make service possible

An Erika's Lighthouse display from the 2018-2019 school year
Caroline Bewley, News Editor October 23, 2020

By adapting activities to the online setting, many service clubs are surviving, if not thriving. Erika’s Lighthouse, a club that advocates for mental health awareness, has found that Zoom has made...

After 82 years, the show must go on, even in the time of Covid

A scene from
Zach Weiner October 10, 2020

After 82 years, Lagniappe Potpourri went digital as students adapted the show from the stage to the YouTube screen. The pandemic forced this drastic change from the usual live stage show at the school’s...

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