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The novelty, frustration, and responsibility of riding out COVID

A sign for Zoom Video Communications appears on a Times Square billboard before the company’s IPO on the Nasdaq in April 2019
Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor November 19, 2020

Over the past few weeks, I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with virtual learning. While I have excellent teachers and find my classes absorbing, school has begun to feel more and more like a grinding...

A true patriot is entering White House, not leaving it

Drones spelling out “46” light up the sky as President-elect Biden appears on a video monitor after giving his acceptance speech
Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor November 14, 2020

It has been a long time since many of us felt proud to be American. The bitter rancor and division of the past four years have made espousing such pride difficult. On Saturday, Nov. 7, President-elect...

The Staff Are Not Alright: Why New Trier Must Not Reopen

According to New Trier’s own website, our community-based COVID metrics indicate that we should be in step 1/2 | newtrier.k12.il.us.
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor November 10, 2020

  I miss the nurses’ office (or “Health Services” as we call it) quite a bit. When we were back in school, I could always count on the nurses to treat me with care and affection during my...

Letter to the Editor

October 24, 2020

I am writing today to address the recent Fair Tax article by Connor Caserio, Illinois graduated income tax: Fair tax or tax hike? (Oct. 23, 2020). This November, we in Illinois have the opportunity...

Psssst… it doesn’t matter where you go to college

It’s less about where you go, but what you do when you’re there
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor October 23, 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, fellow seniors! Welcome to the game of writing all your college supplemental essays, taking standardized tests, and somehow still managing your first-quarter...

Why the October SAT should not have happened

Students gather around the front entrance of the school waiting to be let in for the Oct. 14 SAT
October 23, 2020

On Oct. 14, as seniors poured into school to take the SAT, they were required to wear a mask and have their Ruvna codes scanned at the door.  Despite precautions put in place by the school, the test...

Classes, college applications and pandemic too much for seniors

Seniors struggle to balance the pressures of college applications, course work and extracurriculars while in the midst of coronavirus
Leah Schmidt, News Editor October 23, 2020

I’m here to write what almost every senior is thinking: Applying to college sucks. Sure, there's that small light at the end of the tunnel your parents call ‘independence’, but with it comes paperwork...

The Elephant in the Room

We need to start talking about why we're so white
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor October 23, 2020

The North Shore has had a summer of racial reckoning. Protests, marches, and chalk-outs have been organized across the suburbs in support of Black Lives Matter. New Trier has begun to re-evaluate the diversity...

Mental health education will help keep our students safe

Mental health education will help keep our students safe
October 9, 2020

We're disappointed to say that we've learned more about mental illnesses from TikTok than in our 13 years of school. We don’t think we're alone in this. Teens have been sharing their struggles with mental...

Mental illness isn’t a trend

TikTok did not take down a viral video of man committing suicide, later attributing the video's spread to a dark web raid effort
Mattea Carberry, Features Editor October 9, 2020

**TRIGGER WARNING: mentions suicide** On Aug. 31, a video of army veteran Ronnie McNutt taking his life was live streamed on Facebook. Despite people reporting the footage, the social media platform initially...

The vital importance of exercising your right to vote

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor October 9, 2020

The Democratic Party dominates Illinois politics. Both U.S. Senators are Democrats, and Democrats hold thirteen of eighteen congressional seats. On the state level, Democrats control a so-called government...

Realistic Advice for Social Distancing with Your Friends

There are ways to be with your friends and still stay safe
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor October 2, 2020

Okay, time for some real-talk. Many students have abandoned social distancing guidelines with their friends. Instagram and Snapchat posts of indoor, mask-less, crowded parties can be seen most weekends....

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