The student news site of New Trier High School

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

The streaming giant Netflix has been a consistent boon to moviegoers during quarantine

Ranking my top 5 quarantine streaming services

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)....

Oregon has decriminalized hard drugs including heroin and cocaine.

Could the decriminalization of drugs be the new wave?

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...

The author’s Zoom screen with the camera off

We must turn our Zoom cameras on during class

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...

A sign for Zoom Video Communications appears on a Times Square billboard before the company’s IPO on the Nasdaq in April 2019

The novelty, frustration, and responsibility of riding out COVID

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...

Drones spelling out “46” light up the sky as President-elect Biden appears on a video monitor after giving his acceptance speech

A true patriot is entering White House, not leaving it

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...

According to New Trier’s own website, our community-based COVID metrics indicate that we should be in step 1/2 |

The Staff Are Not Alright: Why New Trier Must Not Reopen

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...

It’s less about where you go, but what you do when you’re there

Psssst… it doesn’t matter where you go to college

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...

Students gather around the front entrance of the school waiting to be let in for the Oct. 14 SAT

Why the October SAT should not have happened

October 23, 2020

On Oct. 14, as seniors poured into school to take the SAT, they were required to wear a mask and have their Ruvna codes scanned at the door.  Despite precautions put in place by the school, the test...

Seniors struggle to balance the pressures of college applications, course work and extracurriculars while in the midst of coronavirus

Classes, college applications and pandemic too much for seniors

Leah Schmidt, News Editor
October 23, 2020

I’m here to write what almost every senior is thinking: Applying to college sucks. Sure, there's that small light at the end of the tunnel your parents call ‘independence’, but with it comes paperwork...

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...

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