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Black History Month is recognized throughout the month of February and is meant to recognize African American history

Student Council toolkit spurs students, staff to reflect on Black History Month

Lula Fox, News Editor March 13, 2021

Throughout February, adviseries spent time discussing Black History Month with videos, poems, and historical images. A toolkit provided by the student council and affinity groups was shared with all...

School revamps summer program for 2021

School revamps summer program for 2021

Grace Yoon, Editor in Chief March 12, 2021

Following a year of education in a pandemic, New Trier is making changes to the Summer School 2021 program where classes will be taught either fully remote or fully in-person.  According to the Summer...

Superintendent Paul Sally answers questions about the logistics of the new four day option during the board meeting on Feb. 16

School offers four day option due to low attendance

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor March 8, 2021

New Trier has begun a new and controversial four-day-a-week option for students on the Winnetka campus. The new rule has already boosted the average attendance rate from 27 percent to 34.5 percent, according...

A GameStop in Dallas, Tx. The struggling video game chain is at the center of a stock explosion

How and why GameStop Stocks Surged

Charles Foster, Features Editor February 26, 2021

How does a dying company's stock rise over 1000 percent in just a few days?  Well, as it happens, Reddit, specifically r/wallstreetbets. Beginning Jan. 12, the stock price of GameStop (GME) spiked...

Photo from the change.org petition created by junior  students to gather data about sexual assault in the North Shore

Students raise awareness of sexual assault

Lula Fox, News Editor February 25, 2021
NT Help Lines Text TREVHELP to Text-A-Tip (844-823-5323) to connect with an anonymous therapist Go to TrevTips to report safety concerns anonymously For concerns that require immediate attention during the school day call 847-784-2200 for the Winnetka Campus or 847-784-7501 for the Northfield Campus General Help Lines Sexual Assault Hotline…………………… 800-656-HOPE (4673) Chicago Rape Crisis Line……………………888-293-2080 Child Neglect/Abuse…………………………800-252-2873 The Disaster Distress Helpline......…...800-985-5990 Text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline … 877-863-6338 or 877-TO END DV LGBTQ Help………………………………….….866-488-7386 National Alliance on Mental Illness….708-524-2582 National Runaway Line…………………….800-786-2929 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline…..800-273-8255 Opioid Help……………………………………..833-234-3643 Poison Control…………………………………800-222-1212 Suicide Prevention…………………………..800-273-8255
Posts such as these can be seen on social media, advertising the new website and encouraging alumni to update their personal information

Education Foundation connects alumni in online environment

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor February 16, 2021

To start a new year efficiently, the New Trier Educational Foundation partnered with the Young Alumni Leadership Council to release a new website and Alumni Database with the hopes of further connecting...

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol on Jan. 6. On Jan. 7 many teachers held discussions in class about the events

Students, teachers see political discussions as crucial even as divisions remain

Nora Pu and Hope Pu February 6, 2021

In the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, teachers and students spent class time discussing not just the event, but the implications of it for the future of  American democracy. Social...

During the first week of 50% in-person instruction, 97.53% of students have participated in the saliva screener, while 81.39% of staff have participated. Of the total screenings, two had a presumptive positive sample

Is the class half empty or half full?

Grace Yoon , Editor in Chief February 6, 2021

Starting second semester, New Trier has moved to the 50% Hybrid Model, along with making the saliva screener mandatory for all students participating in on-campus hybrid instruction, and extracurriculars....

The Jan. 16 post from @homegrownterrorists announced the identification of Frank Valentine, who participated in the insurrection. Other slides of the post include Valentine’s Instagram page and a video of him on the day of the attempted coup

Trevians take to Instagram to boost political views

Emma Curry and Lucas Eisen February 1, 2021

Many Trevians are turning to Instagram and other social media to express their political opinions—and persuade others. The Black Lives Matter Movement, COVID-19 and the attack at the Capitol building...

Finals week divided up as a nine-period day. Students will attend classes with exams on their respective days.

First semester exams look more like tests than finals

Casey Bertocchi, Managing Editor January 18, 2021

Because of the new block schedule and hybrid learning, many students are finding their semester exams will look different than in previous years. Semester exams, which take place from Jan. 19-21, will...

Trump supporters and right wing rioters climb the West wall of the Capitol, attempting to nullify President-elect Bidens victory in the 2020 election

Local politicians demand action against President

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor January 16, 2021

Earlier last week, rioting protesters attempted to overturn President Trump’s defeat in the 2020 presidential election by causing a raucous outside of Capitol Hill. With a week left before President-elect...

New Trier is scheduled to move to 50% in-person learning at the beginning of second semester

Teachers struggle in hybrid classroom

Leah Schmidt, News Editor January 6, 2021

The change from full remote to hybrid learning has created new challenges for most teachers, and many find it difficult to teach to two audiences at once.  Science teacher Jackie Gnant says she has...

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