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Candidates struggle for the electable image

Casey Bertocchi, Managing Editor February 21, 2020

With the upcoming Illinois presidential primary next month, the Congressional primary elections are often glossed over. Republicans vote for the Republican candidate, Democrats vote for the Democratic...

The issue with slacktivism

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor February 21, 2020

Aside from his PETA outburst, I think Joaquin Phoenix was onto something during his acceptance speech for the best actor Academy Award for “Joker.” His speech was a sociopolitical rant that...

Voting in America must work for everyone

Michael Howie, Staff Reporter February 21, 2020

Election Day is approaching sooner than we might think. On Nov. 3, Americans across the country will be making their way to polling stations to cast their ballots. Well, some Americans. The...

The politics of school dances

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor February 7, 2020

School tends to be very cyclical. We do the same thing every day, five days a week, for at least 12 years. For the most part, it’s mundane, not particularly painful but also not all that fun....

What do we know about the middle class at New Trier?

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor February 7, 2020

I feel like we all know the New Trier stereotype at this point. If you’re rich and white you’re pretty much the poster child for it. But aside from that, like most stereotypes, it puts a gross...

Making memes about World War III exemplifies the extent of our privilege

Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor & Managing Online Editor February 7, 2020

Let’s rewind, say, three weeks in breaking news for the United States. Before the Iowa caucus, the Superbowl, Kobe Bryant’s death, Coronavirus, the “March for Life”, the Senate impeachment...

Genocide is not a thing of the past

February 7, 2020

As the staff of the New Trier News, we want to acknowledge the importance and gravity of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Monday, January 27th. This day was designated by the United...

Suicide and mental illness are real. Let’s talk about it like it is.

Mattea Carberry, Features Editor January 17, 2020

Something needs to be said, but I don’t hear anyone saying it. It’s no mystery that suicide and mental illness fall into the category of conversations people are uncomfortable having and...

Entitlement is trashy: when littering becomes sinister

January 17, 2020

The new wing of the Winnetka campus is the epitome of minimalism, modern architecture, and airy, tranquil, natural lighting. We have floor to ceiling windows, an art gallery, and modern floating...

Students congregate in the hallways during passing periods

Stop being obnoxious 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....

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