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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

In September 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law, providing students with five mental health days

New Illinois policy is a checkpoint, not a finish line

Lucas Eisen, Opinions Editor
January 14, 2022

A new law allows Illinois public school students ages 7 to 17 to be excused from school for five mental health days without being required to present a doctor’s note. this is a productive, large-scale...

A well-wisher kneels at a memorial created at Oxford High School

Michigan shooting illustrates need for change

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor
December 10, 2021

Many students might remember almost four years ago walking out in solidarity with the victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. At New Trier, specifically, over 1000 students walked...

Kyle Rittenhouse at his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin where he faced five criminal charges

Kyle Rittenhouse is no hero

Lucas Eisen, Opinions Editor
December 10, 2021

On Nov. 19, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges. After 25-hours of deliberation, the jury came to the verdict that let him leave the court a free man. From the charges and through...

Letter to the editor

December 3, 2021

I have been walking my dogs for many years now, and throughout my time in the Skokie Lagoons and my neighborhood, I have seen a multitude of beautiful and unique animals. This December 4th, Wildlife Conservation...

Students waiting in line to get into the building at New Triers south entrance

How New Trier’s late policy is unfair to students

Casey Bertocchi, Managing Editor
December 1, 2021

We all know the feeling of being late: racing out the door, trying not to speed, scrambling to get to your destination on time and hoping that you’ll make it. Everyone has experienced this at least once....

Portrait of a Native American man smiling and hugging a woman

How genocide transformed into turkey, mashed potatoes, and giving thanks

Lula Fox, News Editor
November 25, 2021

For the average American family, Thanksgiving is a time of reflection, where we can take a step back from the stressors of daily life and consider what we are grateful for. We get together with family...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

November 9, 2021

First, I’d like to both congratulate and thank the entire staff of the New Trier News for physically publishing VOL. CII, No.1 on Friday, November 5th, 2021.  This edition continues a proud tradition,...

Above are a few the titles that many English courses require their students to read, including classics like Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby.

How reading classics in English classes sparks enjoyment in reading

Said Aydin, Opinions Editor
November 5, 2021

Just last week, I was roaming the isles of Barnes and Nobles, looking for any books that would strike me as particularly interesting. As I was trying to get to the fiction section, I briefly passed...

Above are a few the titles that many English courses require their students to read, including classics like Romeo and Juliet and The Great Gatsby.

A high school burden or a lifelong love?

Lucas Eisen, Opinions Editor
November 5, 2021

Every year, students come into the first day of school, sit down in their English class, and receive a syllabus. Beyond offering the guidelines for academic integrity and typical classroom rules,...

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

College athletes able to receive compensation for their names

Joey Murray, Sports Editor
November 3, 2021

On July 1, history was made in college sports. Student athletes are now allowed to seek compensation for their name, image, and likeness (NIL). As a result of this change, student-athletes have maximized...

We are disappointed with the decision to cut print editions

We are disappointed with the decision to cut print editions

November 2, 2021

Many students may wonder why the familiar stacks of the New Trier News aren’t showing up in their adviseries every Friday.  It isn’t because we stopped reporting the news.  It’s because the...

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