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Stop being obnoxious during passing periods

Students congregate in the hallways during passing periods
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor December 20, 2019

I didn’t want to write this. But I, and others I know have gotten so irritated with the situation in the hallways that I feel that I must. A few years ago, the Winnetka campus underwent a...

Goodbye 2010s, we’ll miss you

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor December 20, 2019

I’ve always been a relatively sentimental and nostalgic person, especially when it comes to the year ending. I think we all have a sense of not having done enough, or having wasted a whole year....

100 years of NT News: The good, the bad, and the future

December 20, 2019

Heading into a new year or a new decade naturally prompts reflection. After a century of student journalism, the New Trier News has a substantial amount of work we can look back on. Thousands...

The difference between rumors and gossip

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor December 20, 2019

We’ve all gossiped at one point or another. Most of us do it daily without even considering it to be gossiping. It’s a form of mass communication that we use to connect with one another....

We need to teach boys about consent

December 13, 2019

The #MeToo movement has brought an undeniable increase in accountability for sexual assault perpetrators. Bill Cosby is currently serving a three to ten year sentence for his crimes. Larry...

No excuse to use N-word

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor December 13, 2019

The issue of identity is confusing. We spend our whole lives figuring out who we are and what we want for ourselves. Throw race and gender into the mix, and it adds even more layers of complexity...

100 minutes is not enough time to tackle complex issues

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor December 13, 2019

There are racial issues at New Trier. That isn’t a secret. I think generally, we have a very shallow understanding of the nuances of race and how race exists outside of the walls of our school. The...

We shouldn’t have to hear homophobic and sexist slurs in advisery

A video of Ta-Nehesi Coats was shown in the N-word presentation
Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor December 13, 2019

On the last day of the N-word presentations, advisors and advisees watched a video of Ta-Nehisi Coates addressing a student at Evanston Township High School about the use of the N-word. Coates...

Don’t dwell on nostalgia as the 2010s end

Cleo Pool, Co-Editor in Chief December 13, 2019

2019 is coming to an end and with it the 2010 decade is too. Over the past ten years, our lives have changed significantly. Back in 2010 when we were in elementary school, we faced daily challenges...

What success should really look like

Alex Rubinstein, News Editor December 13, 2019

At New Trier, we are constantly inundated with messaging that equates success with elite colleges or athletic achievements. Even the surrounding community contributes to this culture. Just drive...

Nextdoor: The psyche of suburbia

Katy Pickens, Co-Editor in Chief December 6, 2019

Nextdoor is one of the best social media sites available on the App Store today. This may be confusing, or even counterintuitive for some of you, but I believe there are few sites that can offer...

Instagram should remove likes

Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor December 6, 2019

“If you post now, no one will like it.” “So when do I post it?” “At, like, 9 pm. That’s when everyone finishes their homework and is on Instagram.” This dialogue is all too...

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