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The News takes home seven journalism awards

The News takes home seven journalism awards
June 28, 2020

The New Trier News took 2 first place awards and several second and third place awards in their division for the Illinois Journalism Education Association Newspaper and Digital Media Contest. Senior...

Despite national blood shortage, local center sees rise in donors

Vitalant, formerly LifeSource, has seen a rise in donors since Shelter in place began
Mattea Carberry, Features Editor April 28, 2020

As many establishments began to shut down across the country, so too did blood drives. This eliminated one of the main ways that blood donations are received and have spurred a need for more donations...

Cannabis deemed an essential item in Illinois 

MedMen Dispensary in Evanston has been allowed to remain open as an essential business under the governor's executive order
Cleo Pool, Co-Editor in Chief April 28, 2020

In the midst of the “stay at home” order, many businesses have been forced to close because they were deemed ‘nonessential’. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order laid out several categories of...

The long road back: What it’s like to have COVID-19

Dr. Halleh Akbarnia (left) poses with Catania (right) shortly before he was discharged
Julia Nagel, Co-Editor in Chief April 28, 2020

For 68-year-old New Trier substitute teacher Michael Catania, the road to recovery from COVID-19 has been long and challenging, but also filled with kindness and support.  Catania first began feeling...

Newspaper company folds after 15 years covering local news

The last issue of one of the papers owned by 22nd Century Media, the Wilmette Beacon, was published on March 26, 2020
Julia Nagel, Co-Editor in Chief April 21, 2020

On Tuesday Mar. 31, 22nd Century Media laid off most its staff of approximately 50 and closed its doors.  The company, which operated for 15 years and owned 14 Chicago-area weekly newspapers--including...

Kenilworth, Winnetka report highest rates of COVID-19 in northern suburban Cook County

The COVID-19 rates map provided by the Cook County Department of Public Health as of 4/8
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor April 9, 2020

Of the 125 suburban municipalities tracked by Cook County data, Kenilworth and Winnetka in New Trier Township have the 4th and 6th highest rates of COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday.  The first, second,...

Shelter in place orders create challenge for students’ mental health

With shelter in place rules and social distancing, coping with mental health issues is becoming a reality for more students
Mattea Carberry, Features Editor April 4, 2020

It’s safe to say that this new period of isolation poses quite a significant change that most, if not all, of us weren’t expecting and certainly weren’t prepared for. This abrupt shift in our daily...

North Shore restaurants innovating to keep business alive

Mino's Restaurant in Winnetka, like many local eateries, is offering delivery service during the quarantine
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor March 24, 2020

In the wake of state-wide closures and cancellations to limit the spread of COVID-19, perhaps none have felt the economic impact more than the owners of local restaurants and businesses.Due to Governor...

The Pandemic of lies and fear

Graham Ambrose, Features Editor March 24, 2020

Ever since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, the pandemic has spread to over 150 nations. Schools have closed, restaurants and bars have shut down, and people are canceling vacation plans...

Various apps make e-learning different for everyone

Various apps make e-learning different for everyone
Grace Yoon, Staff Reporter March 24, 2020

Since the COVID-19 virus has closed New Trier, the majority of students have been active in each class through Canvas’ e-learning platform. Some teachers have chosen to communicate with students through...

Residents raise concern over Winnetka store display

Mannequins at Neapolitan in Winnetka have caused some concern among residents because of the blue QAnon bracelets around their wrists
Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor March 23, 2020

On Friday, Mar. 20, Winnetka resident Hannah Kadin posted to Nextdoor, expressing disgust for an apparent endorsement of the QAnon conspiracy theory by Neapolitan, a women’s luxury goods store in downtown...

Girl Up seminars bring diverse speakers for Women’s Day

Women’s day speaker Karen Tumburro answers audience questions
Hope Talbot, News Editor March 13, 2020

On Mar 5th, teachers were encouraged to bring their classes to the McGee Theater to listen to this year’s line-up of International Women’s Day speakers. This event, created four years ago by Girl...

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