Memiors of an unlicensed senior

Stephanie Kim, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

On my 16th birthday, far off into the horizon, I could just begin to hear the sound of my long-desired freedom ringing in the form of a 3.37” x 2.13” card. The DMV apparently did not hear such a melody. A dramatic retelling?...

How to talk about mental health

Danielle Kurensky, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials, Uncategorized

I have anxiety. While this might not be a big deal to some, this fact is something I have wrestled with for the past five years and for a while I wouldn’t talk about my anxiety with people outside of my family. Anyone who...

We should re-examine dating booklets

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

No matter how you slice it, the issue regarding dating booklets is complex. On one hand, the assignment presents a productive opportunity for students to explore the subject of relationships: how do we build them? What am I looking...

A high school job is worth more than just the paycheck

Eleanor Kaplan, Editor-in-chief

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

The day I turned 16, I walked into an ice rink with my resumé in hand, asked for a job, got an interview, and fifteen minutes later I was a skate guard and skating instructor. I have since worked at the rink for almost three...

Second semester senior year isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Stephanie Kim, Online Editor

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

I know, I know, you’ve probably read a quadrillion of these “I have ascended to second semester senior status, now it’s time to reflect” articles, but just hang with me for three minutes (assuming the average Lexile reading...

I’m vegan for the environment

Danielle Kurensky, Perspectives Editor

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

I’m vegan and I have been for almost two years now: and to be honest I’ve pushed off writing about veganism for a long time. I wasn’t sure what the reaction was going to be and I didn’t want to hear snide comments about...

How to be a second semester senior 101

Ezra Wallach, Perspectives Editor

February 15, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

“Wait, we have a quiz????” I exclaimed as I threw up a peace sign and walked out of my seventh period math class and straight to the nurse’s office. Here I was, someone who vowed at the beginning of high school to always...

I am more than just a bro

Ezra Wallach

February 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

At the beginning of December, I came up with this idea to do a thing where instead of just saying what it’s like to be “something” at New Trier, we could run articles about how people are often more than what they choose...

It’s time to stop ignoring immigration

Staff Editors

February 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Immigration is not often talked about here at NT. IGSS had a unit on it, and some Sophomore English classes read “Enrique’s Journey” telling the story of an immigrant’s experience. But beyond sporadic instances, immigration...

Are school dances worth all the hype?

Stephanie Kim

February 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Ah, ’tis the season to be spending exorbitant amounts of money on a glorified, two-hour, school-sanctioned gathering. Other wise known as Trevapalooza. I’m just joking, kind of. I actually have nothing against Trevapalooza...

Take “The Hunting Ground” Seriously

Danielle Kurensky

February 8, 2019

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Last week during the long advisery, all seniors began viewing or discussing “The Hunting Ground.” “The Hunting Ground” is a documentary that disscusses and investigates sexual assault on highly regarded college campuses....

Guys need to say the F-word

Danielle Kurensky, Opinions Editor

December 21, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Beware, I’m going to use the F-word a lot in this piece. I’m just saying you’ve been warned. So here it goes, I am a feminist. That probably wasn’t the F-word you were expecting and while it might be disappointing to...