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We need to start talking about why were so white

The Elephant in the Room

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...

TikTok did not take down a viral video of man committing suicide, later attributing the videos spread to a dark web raid effort

Mental illness isn’t a trend

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...

I voted stickers are seen at a satellite election office in Philadelphia.

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...

There are ways to be with your friends and still stay safe

Realistic Advice for Social Distancing with Your Friends

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....

Just more madness?

Just more madness?

Mattea Carberry, Features Editor October 2, 2020

Cook County has the third highest confirmed COVID-19 cases (145,462) and fourth highest COVID-related deaths (5,225) out of all the counties in the country as of Sept. 30.  With these numbers in mind,...

TikTok is one of the Apps adding to the surge of addictions to social media and the internet

How COVID-19 and internet addiction intertwine

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor October 2, 2020

One minute, I’m checking Wikipedia to see where a random actor went to college and  then, before I know it, I’m three hours in and am watching a bizarre YouTube video of someone silently slurping...

A Macbook keyboards backlighting stands out compared to dark, nighttime surroundings.

“Just get started on that essay”: Why you procrastinate on writing and how to stop

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor October 2, 2020

It is a stomach-churning race against the clock. Each second matters, as I furiously pound my drained fingers into the keyboard. There’s no space to think about anything other than the task at hand—only...

I identify as biracial with Korean and White descent, evidenced here by my one slightly smaller eye which hadnt developed a double eyelid yet.

People are complex. Even if their skin isn’t white.

Mattea Carberry, Features Editor October 2, 2020

I live in a biracial household where my dad is White and my mom is Korean. Throughout my life, I’ve spent much more time with the Korean side of my family, so I view it as a big part of my cultural and...

 With student postings on social media of large gatherings on the rise, the virus-free future we all want is moving further away

Getting COVID-19 doesn’t make you cool

October 2, 2020

Close your eyes and remember that cold March day, the last day of normal school we would have for months to come. Remember how for the next month you gave groups larger than two dirty looks? Remember the...

Gaige Grosskreutz, top, tends to an injured protester during clashes with police outside the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis. on Aug. 25. Within minutes, Grosskreutz was shot, Prosecutors say, by 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse

Fatal Kenosha shootings reveal dangerous, growing trend of armed vigilantism

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor September 25, 2020

On Tuesday, Aug. 25, during a night of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an assault rifle-wielding 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, named Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly...

Airports are busy and chaotic, and while it is possible to social distance in some instances, its impossible to do so the entire time

How not to spend a COVID outbreak: Traveling with your family

Leah Schmidt, News Editor September 25, 2020

Confession: I traveled over the summer. It wasn’t very far, or for very long, but I visited friends in Delaware and met family at Starved Rock State Park. I’m not proud of it, and I wish my family...

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