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New Trier News

The student news site of New Trier High School

New Trier News

The student news site of New Trier High School

New Trier News

The toll of losing your sport

The toll of losing your sport

Ellie Carlson, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2022

Back in September, I was looking through old photos and I found the one. The picture was only about two years old. I was wearing a bright white leotard with a white platter tutu. The picture is a snapshot...

Plant-based options provided by companies like Beyond Meat conflict with core values of veganism

`Vegan meat?’ No thanks.

Maya Ramaswamy, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2022

On May 2, 2019, Beyond Meat, a plant-based food company, went public with their meat-free burgers and sausages. “Eat what you love,” they said. What a fun tagline, hope-inducing and thrilling. Yet...

The 2017 and 2019 IHSA boys lacrosse state champions are currently ranked 7th in the state

Hazing punishment fails to reprimand team appropriately

Lucas Eisen, Opinions Editor
May 4, 2022

In a disturbing recent video, reportedly from early March, that has been circulating across the North Shore, a member of the New Trier varsity boys lacrosse team is seen on his hands and knees with a White...

Recentering the conversation on Earth Day

Lula Fox, News Editor
April 22, 2022

Every year on Earth Day, my classes would take a few minutes to discuss eco-friendly alternatives we could make to help the planet. I remember my teachers suggesting shorter showers, using metal straws,...

Like any other March Madness, there were upsets and shocks

March Madness was full of shocks and surprises

Joey Murray, Sports Editor
March 31, 2022

On April 4, the Kansas Jayhawks defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 72-69 to win the men’s basketball national championship. Although Kansas was the sixth-straight 1-seed to win March...

Letter to the Editor

Sam Fellman
March 10, 2022

Just a couple of weeks ago, Christine Posnock, along with other congregants of Congregation Beth El in Colleyville, Texas, tuned in to her weekly Saturday morning service on Zoom. About halfway into the...

Letter to the Editor

Ed Zwirner
March 8, 2022

On March 4 the New Trier News published an Op-Ed by Said Aydin taking issue with our English curriculum saying it omitted “classes dedicated to providing a global perspective in an otherwise Western-oriented...

The New Trier curriculum has been shaped by the same Western books for decades, but we are seeing a needed stride toward diversity

Canonical curriculum lacks global perspective

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor
March 8, 2022

In the most recent Program of Studies book, the English program is described as, “a four-year sequence that encourages students to become actively-engaged, thinking persons in a complex, dynamic world.” Now,...

Wordle has become so popular that The New York Times bought the game. Its still not worth my time

Words can’t describe how much I hate Wordle

Charles Foster, Features Editor
March 2, 2022

As I’m sure the vast majority of our readers know, “Wordle” has swept through the school over the past two weeks. Wordle is a browser-based word guessing game that has taken the nation by storm recently,...

Cast of Dont Look Up (Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and more) pose in promotional photo.

Don’t watch ‘Don’t Look Up’

Erik Jaman, Features Editor
March 2, 2022

Don’t Look Up, written and directed by Adam McKay, is about two astronomers who try to convince the world that an extinction-level comet is headed towards Earth. But more than that, Don’t Look Up is...

New Trier Essex Road next to parking lot

New Trier’s parking predicament

Erik Jaman, Features Editor
March 2, 2022

Parking at New Trier is scarce and definitionally classist. A vast majority of students and many teachers cannot land a parking spot near New Trier; the parking predicament needs a permanent and urgent...

Across the nation, demands are being made for the removal of  contentious books from libraries and reading lists

Nationwide book bans fail literature’s greatest benefactors: children

Lucas Eisen, Opinions Editor
February 24, 2022

Pulitzer-prize-winning “Maus” by Art Speigelman, a graphic novel about the Holocaust, is being pulled from library shelves and taken off required reading lists for its inappropriate language and provocative,...

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