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Don’t be a hypocrite

Novelist Colson Whitehead was a keynote speaker at the Winnetka Campus
at the last All School Seminar Day on Feb. 28, 2017

Mattea Carberry, Features Editor

June 8, 2020

There is no ignoring the mass call to justice for the black community that is being demanded across the world. I believe we may be on the cusp of real change, change which is long overdue. But, as many have expressed over social media, I fear that some people who have demonstrated solidarity with...

Just take it day by day

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor

May 13, 2020

To call the last few weeks overwhelming would be an underestimate. It’s evident from the myriad of disturbing TikToks I’ve scrolled past since quarantine that social distancing has gotten to the majority of us.  I get it, I know it is not fun to be stuck in the house all day. During the “e...

COVID-19 response could prove effective in climate change fight

Students rally in Chicago on Sept. 19, 2019 for climate reform

Nicholas Wilson, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2020

            In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our world has seen millions of people make individual choices that help protect us all from the virus. Whether it means just staying home, building your own mask, or donating money to the healthcare professionals on the ground, this crisis has ...

The joys of social distancing 

The joys of social distancing 

Mary Elizabeth Parks, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

A few days ago, I was texting with a friend and our conversation went something like this:  Friend: I can’t stand this whole social distancing and quarantine thing for much longer  Me: Haha ikr  Friend: I’m going crazy  Me: It’s okay it will be over soon  Can you hear the nervo...

Why Retaining Gratitude is Crucial in a Crisis

Why Retaining Gratitude is Crucial in a Crisis

Graham Ambrose, Features Editor

May 8, 2020

Right now, as all of us are stuck in our houses, we may want a lot more out of the world. But it’s unlikely that getting more material things will satisfy us. However, a key value that many of us overlook is contentment with all that we do have.  “Contentment” and “gratitude” isn’t  on a ...

Gen Z gets a bad rap when it comes to social distancing

Broadway St in Winnetka where walkers and runners are forced to pass in close proximity

Caroline Bewley, News Editor

April 28, 2020

It’s gray and chilly (because when is it not?) and I’m running down the sidewalk in a residential part of Wilmette. Twenty feet ahead of me, I see an elderly couple walking their dog. My mind immediately starts working out how best to separate myself from them. The way this block is designed, the...

The grey/blue/green schedule isn’t enough for students

The schedule for NTs remote learning week

Quentin Reeb, Features Editor

April 24, 2020

I remember dismissing my friends’ texts when the grey/blue/green schedule was announced as nothing to worry about. They said things like “I was doing perfectly fine managing my time in the first week of remote learning,” but  “This is going to cause way more stress.” Scrolling through the complaint...

Wealth, social responsibility and global disasters

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced he would donate $1 billion towards COVID-19 relief efforts

Michael Howie, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2020

As COVID-19 ravages across the United States, celebrities and Fortune-500 executives are beginning to contribute money from their own funds and from the funds of their companies towards vaccine research and relief efforts. It’s quite an uplifting thing to see. At a time like this, we need unity and so...

‘Tiger King’ docuseries a worthy distraction

Joe Exotic with one of his tigers from the Netflix show

Casey Bertocchi, Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the world of news, it almost seems like nothing else is going on. However, a new Netflix show has made its way into the public eye: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness, an eight- episode documentary series about the big cat rescue and breeding industry. The divergence from norma...

Brady’s move to Tampa will be boon for NFL

Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, now with Tampa Bay, could help revitalize the 2020 NFL season

Brooks Herb, Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

There may not be a more recognizable figure in sports than quarterback Tom Brady, and after 20 years  he is leaving the New England Patriots for Tampa Bay.  Brady has won  six championships and many fans think he is the greatest quarterback ever,  going 219-66 over two decades in New England. ...

Facing a pandemic, a DIY dye job may be just the thing we need

Facing a pandemic, a DIY dye job may be just the thing we need

Leah Schmidt, News Editor

April 23, 2020

Whether through the media, our friends, or even ourselves, we’ve all been witness to breakdowns. Despite the reason for the breakdown - a break-up, a failing grade, or a worldwide pandemic - there are always people who come out of it with pink hair, a tattoo, or a new cat.  Often, pop culture po...

Graduation in a time of COVID

The class of 2020 could be participating in their graduation ceremony from their living rooms

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2020

   On April 9, Principal Denise Dubravec sent out an email concerning graduation. Specifically, what the school is planning on doing about it amidst the global pandemic. If you didn’t read it, it mentioned the option of having an online graduation ceremony rather than one in person if we can’...