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The time to act is—and has always been—now

Members of Congress shelter in the House gallery as rioters try to break into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6
Caroline Bewley, News Editor January 15, 2021

As violent insurrectionists stormed the Capitol last Wednesday, I, like so many others, scrolled through social media.  Remembering that day feels like thinking back on a recurring nightmare—the...

The Siege Is More Than Trump

QAnon will be here long after Trump is gone (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor January 12, 2021

  The New York Times headlines: “Trump vs. Democracy.”  The National Review: “Trump Did This.”  Washington Post: “Trump caused the assault on the capitol. He must be removed.”  As...

World’s first-ever sale of lab-grown chicken meat harkens to a better future

Chickens are seen on a farm near Vacaville, California
Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor January 11, 2021

The other day, I came across some news that I’m surprised didn’t garner more attention. In Dec. 2020, Eat Just, Inc. made history with the world's first-ever commercial sale of lab-grown chicken meat.  While...

The Capitol siege is the ugliest representation of America

Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Washington
Graham Ambrose, Features Editor January 11, 2021

No, America is not the worst country in the world. No, I don’t hate the United States. I am not writing this piece to tell everyone to pack their bags and hop onto the next flight to Denmark. I am writing...

Ranking my top 5 quarantine streaming services

The streaming giant Netflix has been a consistent boon to moviegoers during quarantine
Graham Ambrose, Features Editor January 7, 2021

5. Amazon Prime Video. This is probably the most controversial placing on this list. I know lots of viewers love Amazon Prime’s original shows and movies (I was howling with laughter at the Borat sequel)....

Could the decriminalization of drugs be the new wave?

Oregon has decriminalized hard drugs including heroin and cocaine.
Cleo Pool, Co-Editor in Chief December 17, 2020

In the 2020 election on Nov. 3, Oregon voted to pass Measure 110 which decriminalized the possession of numerous hard drugs including cocaine and heroin, which means one can be fined but no longer arrested...

We must turn our Zoom cameras on during class

The author’s Zoom screen with the camera off
Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor December 10, 2020

In recent weeks, I have observed more and more of my fellow students keeping their Zoom cameras off during class. I see at least three or four blank screens each class period, with some students not turning...

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...

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