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Dr. Halleh Akbarnia (left) poses with Catania (right) shortly before he was discharged

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

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...

The last issue of one of the papers owned by 22nd Century Media, the Wilmette Beacon, was published on March 26, 2020

Newspaper company folds after 15 years covering local news

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...

The COVID-19 rates map provided by the Cook County Department of Public Health as of 4/8

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

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,...

With shelter in place rules and social distancing, coping with mental health issues is becoming a reality for more students

Shelter in place orders create challenge for students’ mental health

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...

Minos Restaurant in Winnetka, like many local eateries, is offering delivery service during the quarantine

North Shore restaurants innovating to keep business alive

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, Editor in Chief 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...

Mannequins at Neapolitan in Winnetka have caused some concern among residents because of the blue QAnon bracelets around their wrists

Residents raise concern over Winnetka store display

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...

Women’s day speaker Karen Tumburro answers audience questions

Girl Up seminars bring diverse speakers for Women’s Day

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...

Some families have started stockpiling food and disinfectant products because of the novel coronavirus

Students discuss impact of COVID-19 on New Trier community

Nicholas Wilson, Staff Reporter March 13, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has spread around the world, leading to concern among New Trier students and families. On Feb. 28 New Trier sent out an email that updated families on the potential impact the...

L-R: Emma Taylor, Isabel Mangum, Kenny Dolin, Cat Cohen, Aiden Casey, the 2020-2021 student council

Dolin, Casey speak on Student Council plans for 20-21 school year

Brooks Herb, Sports Editor March 13, 2020

As the Democratic Primaries have taken the country by storm, New Trier held its own elections on March 3 and 5. Junior Kenny Dolin won the presidential election, junior Aiden Casey was chosen as the Student...

BSA plans to sell its Norman Rockwell collection including this painting called An Army of Friendship to pay for legal fees

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy

Hope Talbot, News Editor March 7, 2020

Boy Scouts of America is filing for bankruptcy after eight new men sued the organization for sexual abuse they endured as children at the hands of scout leaders. There are 1,551 lawsuits accusing...

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