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Why Gen X may be handling this quarantine better than Gen Z

Cleo Pool, Sports Editor

March 24, 2020

To us, this concept of locking ourselves away and learning to entertain ourselves is absurd. But to our parents, it’s nothing new.   The generation before Millennials is known as “Gen X” but many refer to this as the “Latchkey Gen”. Which reflects how as children they would return home from sch...

Coronavirus vs. Class of 2020

Katy Pickens, Co-Editor in Chief

March 24, 2020

Social distancing sucks. Many of us know cancelling group events, public functions, and parties is the safe, healthy, and conscientious thing to do. However, these cancellations have still created plenty of personal resentment and bitterness. While there are countless more dire, serious, and dangerous effe...

Social media and COVID-19: friend or foe?

Mattea Carberry, Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

In this period of social distancing and extended isolation due to COVID-19, social media has taken on even greater power and influence – for better or for worse.  It can prove an invaluable way in which to stay connected with others and keep up to date on the ever changing status of COVID-19. ...

What COVID-19 means for the New Trier News

March 23, 2020

Hello to the New Trier community! We hope everyone is in good health and making the best out of this #coronacation.  For the New Trier News, COVID-19 means big changes--at least for a while. Because of the switch to online learning, we are no longer able to print a hard copy paper. We are disappointed ...

School and religion shouldn’t mix

Hannah Sussman, News Editor

March 13, 2020

With over 200 students participating in the hundred year anniversary of New Trier’s Choir Opera, the focus of the spring musical should have been New Trier’s talented student body, and historic devotion to the arts. Yet, the production choice of “Jesus Christ Superstar” left many question...

Student Views: Have your break plans changed because of coronavirus?

Student Views: Have your break plans changed because of coronavirus?

March 13, 2020

President Max Rosen, Junior Anna Maisel, Junior Bridget McKenna, Senior Anna Gossard, and Senior Jake Vile share whether or not the coronavirus has impacted their Spring Break travel plans.    

Trendy stories aren’t the only stories

Mattea Carberry, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Recently, all anyone seems to be talking about is the coronavirus and the Democratic primaries. The attention that’s been given to both are valid as they are both important. But there’s more that’s happening in our country and the world that ought to be addressed. Early in the morning on Mar....

Cheaters never prosper

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2020

In my time in high school, I’ve been told about academic integrity probably around 20 times. Each year, in each class, I have sat through the lecture and signed a paper saying that I promise not to cheat. It has been made clear that cheating is a high crime at New Trier. This makes sense; cheating...

Workin’ on a way to make it outta Texas

Cleo Pool, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

I’m a junior so all I do is live and breathe college. I have my spreadsheet with tons of schools and every single stat I can find on each one. I’ve been told it’s over the top, but Google Sheets is my best friend. I’m just really excited. I’ve started going on visits and looking into my to...

We need to hold Boy Scouts accountable for hiding abuse

March 6, 2020

While declaring of bankruptcy may signal that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is finally willing to acknowledge culpability for the sexual abuse it allowed over decades, this action seems like much too little, too late, and the BSA need to demonstrate an understanding that this is about mo...

Don’t use the coronavirus as an excuse to be racist

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2020

Over the last month, mass media craze over the coronavirus has consumed every aspect of our lives. The reality is that the virus is easily contracted. But that’s with most viruses. As of Jan.18, when the flu season was at its peak, there were 15 million cases of flu, causing 8,200 deaths in ...

Go to the Lunch and Learns, cowards

Katy Pickens, Co-Editor in Chief

March 6, 2020

We at the New Trier News have written about mental health extensively, and rightfully so. It has been an important topic of conversation and cause for concern in this community, as well as throughout the rest of the country. Conversations in classrooms, school board meanings, and frantic...