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At Tampa International Airport, travelers outfitted in protective face masks make their way past the ticket counter. Many major airlines, including United and American Airlines, require masks for travel.

How have we not been doing this this whole time?

Lucas Eisen, Opinions Editor September 21, 2021

Though many grumble and groan over the struggle of wearing a mask, at the very least we can recognize that masks have kept many of us healthy over the course of this past year and a half. Really,...

The new schedule replaces the 70 minute period with 85 minutes, with some classes, like science, meeting in half blocks every other day

Why the 85 minute schedule isn’t as bad as you think

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor August 22, 2021

At first, all I heard about the new schedule was criticism. Many students, including me, felt that 85 minutes was too much for the average student’s attention span. And although we took surveys showing...

 Mannequins at Neapolitan in Winnetka caused some concern among residents because of the blue QAnon bracelets around their wrists

Revisiting the Winnetka QAnon-themed store window

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor May 7, 2021

Last March, only a week after the pandemic struck, grounding daily life to a halt, I wrote an article for the New Trier News examining a QAnon-themed window display at Neapolitan, a women’s luxury goods...

Guides like this one, found on the school library website, can teach non-Muslims about Ramadan through interactive videos, articles and slides

No, not even water: Why non-Muslims should learn about Ramadan

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor April 28, 2021

“What do you mean you’re fasting? You’re going to run the mile!” bellowed my seventh grade gym teacher.  I tried to formulate a response, attempting to squeeze an explanation out of me. My...

UCLA players huddle on the court after their heartbreaking Final Four loss against Gonzaga

Who says there’s no crying in sports?

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor April 14, 2021

I still remember how I started crying after my elementary school basketball team, one of the first sports teams I ever played for, lost a close and hard-fought game. My emotions overcame me—I just started...

This photo shows social media app icons on a smartphone held by an Associated Press reporter

How the internet deforms human curiosity

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor March 10, 2021

One day, in my seventh grade Life Science class, I discovered the wonder of Darwin’s theory of evolution. I will never forget how the sheer beauty of this simple idea consolidated in my mind, its precepts...

Rush Limbaugh with first Lady Melania Trump and his wife Kathryn during former President Donald Trumps State of the Union address on Feb. 4, 2020. Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, died on Feb.17

Opinion: Rush Limbaugh’s legacy — a man who built an anti-truth platform

Graham Ambrose, Features Editor March 2, 2021

    Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh passed away Feb. 17 after a lengthy tussle with lung cancer. He was 70 years old.      Limbaugh was best known for his nationally syndicated political...

Im fine. Were fine. Right?

I’m fine. We’re fine. Right?

Mattea Carberry, Features Editor February 27, 2021

I’m tired. And frustrated. And angry. And stressed. I haven’t been more stressed at any other point of my high school career than I am right now. So, adults, stop telling me and everyone else...

Were you really going to complete all that schoolwork anyway?

So you find yourself in a third quarter slump

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor February 15, 2021

As the pace of second semester classes picks up, many students will likely soon find themselves facing a dreaded and widespread academic obstacle: the third quarter slump. Over the years, the New Trier...

A overhead shot of a very different New Trier

Reopening to 50% is ludicrous

Graham Ambrose, Features Editor January 28, 2021

When I came in for my first day of hybrid learning, I was generally impressed with the safety measures the school was taking. I liked the plexiglass barriers, the strict adherence to mask wearing, and...

Members of Congress shelter in the House gallery as rioters try to break into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6

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

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...

QAnon will be here long after Trump is gone (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The Siege Is More Than Trump

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...

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