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Fatal Kenosha shootings reveal dangerous, growing trend of armed vigilantism

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
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...

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

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

Defining professional athletes role in time of Black Lives Matter

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo kneels with teammates during the national anthem
Brooks Herb, Sports Editor September 25, 2020

On Wednesday, Aug 26, the Milwaukee Bucks were nowhere to be seen at tipoff time for their playoff game against the Orlando Magic. At this moment, very few knew what was happening, especially the fans...

The world’s a mess; we’ll have to step up

The world's a mess; we'll have to step up
Katy Pickens, Co-Editor in Chief June 22, 2020

A year ago, almost exactly to the day I am writing this, I took my last AP test. It was the final essay on the final exam of what had been a truly exam-heavy year. The prompt was straightforward: What...

After four years, seniors share their NT confessions

June 22, 2020

“I ate toast in the library and it was delicious. My friends and I also cut each other’s hair on the lunch table….” “Never read The Odyssey.” “Dear Ms. Fisher, I’m sorry, but even after...

Don’t be a hypocrite

Novelist Colson Whitehead was a keynote speaker at the Winnetka Campus
at the last All School Seminar Day on Feb. 28, 2017
Mattea Carberry, Features Editor June 8, 2020

There is no ignoring the mass call to justice for the black community that is being demanded across the world. I believe we may be on the cusp of real change, change which is long overdue. But, as many...

Just take it day by day

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor May 13, 2020

To call the last few weeks overwhelming would be an underestimate. It’s evident from the myriad of disturbing TikToks I’ve scrolled past since quarantine that social distancing has gotten to the majority...

COVID-19 response could prove effective in climate change fight

Students rally in Chicago on Sept. 19, 2019 for climate reform
Nicholas Wilson, Staff Reporter May 11, 2020

            In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our world has seen millions of people make individual choices that help protect us all from the virus. Whether it means just staying home,...

The joys of social distancing 

The joys of social distancing 
Mary Elizabeth Parks, Staff Reporter May 8, 2020

A few days ago, I was texting with a friend and our conversation went something like this:  Friend: I can’t stand this whole social distancing and quarantine thing for much longer  Me: Haha ikr  Friend:...

Why Retaining Gratitude is Crucial in a Crisis

Why Retaining Gratitude is Crucial in a Crisis
Graham Ambrose, Features Editor May 8, 2020

Right now, as all of us are stuck in our houses, we may want a lot more out of the world. But it’s unlikely that getting more material things will satisfy us. However, a key value that many of us overlook...

Gen Z gets a bad rap when it comes to social distancing

Broadway St in Winnetka where walkers and runners are forced to pass in close proximity
Caroline Bewley, News Editor April 28, 2020

It’s gray and chilly (because when is it not?) and I’m running down the sidewalk in a residential part of Wilmette. Twenty feet ahead of me, I see an elderly couple walking their dog. My mind immediately...

The grey/blue/green schedule isn’t enough for students

The schedule for NTs remote learning week
Quentin Reeb, Features Editor April 24, 2020

I remember dismissing my friends’ texts when the grey/blue/green schedule was announced as nothing to worry about. They said things like “I was doing perfectly fine managing my time in the first week...

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