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Tri-Ship was able to sell out in their first weekend this year, raising money for boys Scholarships

Pandemic can’t slow down tree sale

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor December 22, 2020

When the time came to host their annual tree sale, Tri-Ship sponsors and officers had to decide whether to go on with the long-lived tradition or cut it. With the chance of school being closed, the team...

The Reopening Advisory Boards decision to move to 50% hybrid in January has divided some staff members.

Staff split on Board’s reopening decision

Caroline Bewley, News Editor December 16, 2020

On Dec. 1, the New Trier Board of Education voted to postpone instating a 50% in-person hybrid model until the start of second semester. Instead, the school will continue with its current 25% hybrid plan.  Board...

Open New Trier’s Rally on Saturday, Nov. 14

Open New Trier pushes to open school to more students

Cleo Pool and Hannah Sussman December 1, 2020

On Nov. 14 students and parents gathered at the Northfield campus as a part of the group Open New Trier. They rallied  to pressure the  school to open to  50% capacity.  Caroline Finnigan, a senior,...

New Trier Students for Safety logo

New Trier Students for Safety advocate against increasing to 50%

Hannah Sussman, Co-Editor in Chief December 1, 2020

New Trier students are making their voices heard in the continued debate over whether the school should reopen to 50%. Students first began publicly sharing their opinions at the Nov 16th board meetings...

A resident readies to donate blood at the Peer Helping Blood Drive on Oct. 24 at the Northfield campus

Halloween blood drive scares up support for local hospitals

Grace Yoon , Editor in Chief November 21, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 24, New Trier’s Peer Helping blood drive was held at the Northfield campus, where, despite  COVID-19, the community and students successfully donated blood that could up up to 141...

Emily Waechtler demonstrates the sign for where during a recent meeting of the Sign Language Club

Club sponsors scramble to adjust to their new remote environment 

Ana Torresarpi , Sports Editor November 17, 2020

For the first time in school history, the annual club fair was held over Zoom on Sept. 23. As students entered the virtual event, it became clear that this situation would bring unique opportunities for...

Students and staff utilize a non-diagnostic screening test, similar to this one used at the United Memorial Medical Center in Texas

Students and staff partake in COVID-19 screening as school transitions to hybrid

Caroline Bewley, News Editor November 15, 2020

On Nov. 10, New Trier kicked off its COVID-19 screening program for students and staff returning to the building for hybrid learning. The test identified 15 presumptive positive cases among the 1,920...

Many colleges, including Oakton Community College, above, which uses Multiple Measures for Placement, have gone test optional this year

New season of college applications arrives with new challenges for seniors

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor November 14, 2020

The biggest change to the college admissions process this year is how much weight standardized testing had on a student’s application, and the number of schools going test optional.  Many colleges...

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris prepare for a long journey to the White House

Joe Biden named President-Elect after historic election week

Cleo Pool, Co-Editor in Chief November 13, 2020

On Nov. 7 Joe Biden was declared president-elect of the United States. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris joins him. She is the first woman, the first Black person, and the first South Asian to be named...

Yearbook staff are hard at work creating the 40th edition of Trevia, despite challenges of remote learning

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

Lucas Eisen, Opinions Editor 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...

Parents and children are creating alternate way to celebrate Halloween this year as the pandemic spoils the traditional trick-or-treating

Halloween’s on hiatus for younger and older students alike

Sarah Lin, News Editor 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...

The group Students Demand Action Wilmette gathers for a post-card writing event

With election fast approaching, students under 18 stay politically engaged

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...

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