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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

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How the internet deforms human curiosity

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor
March 10, 2021

One day, in my seventh grade Life Science class, I discovered the wonder of Darwin’s theory of evolution. I will never forget how the sheer beauty of this simple idea consolidated in my mind, its precepts...

Rush Limbaugh with first Lady Melania Trump and his wife Kathryn during former President Donald Trumps State of the Union address on Feb. 4, 2020. Limbaugh, the talk radio host who became the voice of American conservatism, died on Feb.17

Opinion: Rush Limbaugh’s legacy — a man who built an anti-truth platform

Graham Ambrose, Features Editor
March 2, 2021

    Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh passed away Feb. 17 after a lengthy tussle with lung cancer. He was 70 years old.      Limbaugh was best known for his nationally syndicated political...

Im fine. Were fine. Right?

I’m fine. We’re fine. Right?

Mattea Carberry, Features Editor
February 27, 2021

I’m tired. And frustrated. And angry. And stressed. I haven’t been more stressed at any other point of my high school career than I am right now. So, adults, stop telling me and everyone else...

Were you really going to complete all that schoolwork anyway?

So you find yourself in a third quarter slump

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor
February 15, 2021

As the pace of second semester classes picks up, many students will likely soon find themselves facing a dreaded and widespread academic obstacle: the third quarter slump. Over the years, the New Trier...

A overhead shot of a very different New Trier

Reopening to 50% is ludicrous

Graham Ambrose, Features Editor
January 28, 2021

When I came in for my first day of hybrid learning, I was generally impressed with the safety measures the school was taking. I liked the plexiglass barriers, the strict adherence to mask wearing, and...

Members of Congress shelter in the House gallery as rioters try to break into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6

The time to act is—and has always been—now

Caroline Bewley, News Editor
January 15, 2021

As violent insurrectionists stormed the Capitol last Wednesday, I, like so many others, scrolled through social media.  Remembering that day feels like thinking back on a recurring nightmare—the...

QAnon will be here long after Trump is gone (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The Siege Is More Than Trump

Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor
January 12, 2021

  The New York Times headlines: “Trump vs. Democracy.”  The National Review: “Trump Did This.”  Washington Post: “Trump caused the assault on the capitol. He must be removed.”  As...

Chickens are seen on a farm near Vacaville, California

World’s first-ever sale of lab-grown chicken meat harkens to a better future

Connor Caserio, Opinions Editor
January 11, 2021

The other day, I came across some news that I’m surprised didn’t garner more attention. In Dec. 2020, Eat Just, Inc. made history with the world's first-ever commercial sale of lab-grown chicken meat.  While...

Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Washington

The Capitol siege is the ugliest representation of America

Graham Ambrose, Features Editor
January 11, 2021

No, America is not the worst country in the world. No, I don’t hate the United States. I am not writing this piece to tell everyone to pack their bags and hop onto the next flight to Denmark. I am writing...

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...

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