Staff Editorial: Making the most out of your average school week

Staff, Co-Editor

September 27, 2013

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Monday to Friday. Nine periods a day. Seven hours per day. Thirty-five hours per week. Weekend for  two days. Then repeat. This formula is bound to get stale over time. That’s why the school has to include days off in between...

School punishing students with early rise

Kesley Curran, Opinion Editor

September 27, 2013

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Don’t actually raise your hand (unless you feel like it), but who gets the recommended nine hours of sleep during the school week? That’s what I thought. Most of us are walking the hallways of New Trier as zombies. And,...

Editorial Cartoon

Kyle Berglund, Cartoonist

September 20, 2013

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Dancematch is no dream for awkward kids

Max Friedman, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2013

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Recently, a group of students were handing out business cards in front of New Trier. If you were there that day, you were probably given one.  And, judging by the front hallway, you probably dropped it, perhaps before even reading...

Here’s an enigma: why does pot have a stigma?

Staff, Co-Editor

September 20, 2013

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Ganja, Mary Jane, reefer, weed, grass, kush and pot. All are synonyms for the drug marijuana. The drug that the “Under your own influence” campaign is trying to prevent students from using. The posters this campaign puts up...

Faux Facebook names are a foolish fad

Kesley Curran, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2013

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Seriously guys? Who thought of the “genius” idea to change your name on Facebook so, supposedly, colleges can’t find you? For those who didn’t change their name and do not know what on earth I’m talking about, let...

Editorial Cartoon

Tanya Kurepina, News Editor/Cartoonist

September 13, 2013

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Start working, stop stressing out

Max Friedman, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2013

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It’s time to let summer go. Sorry everyone, but the party’s over, and now it’s time for school. Which means we have to get into that dreaded school mentality. We have to start doing our homework at home. We have to be prepared...

Sophomores tackle first day of school with upperclassmen

Kesley Curran, Opinion Editor

September 13, 2013

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Now, when I say we are going to discuss the sophomores and the first day of school, I know what you’re thinking, “Why are we talking about them? They aren’t juniors starting the worst year of their lives, and they aren’t...

Staff editorial: Question how you’re taught

Staff

September 13, 2013

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New Trier’s Mobile Learning Initiative has brought iPads to about 2,300 students this year, a number that will expand to the entire student body for the 2014-2015 school year. According to the New Trier website, this initiative...

Welcome New Trier senior class of 2014

Kelsey Curran

June 2, 2013

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Take a deep breath guys. We made it. Finally. We survived the obnoxious ACTs, SATs, the Prairie State Exams (okay, so maybe that didn’t take as much effort, but still), all of the extra work our teachers gave, and of course,...

2012 and why the world still isn’t going to end

Max Friedman

June 2, 2013

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I know it’s a little late, and I know it’s a little cliche, but I still think someone should say it. We made it. We beat 2012. The apocalypse came and went, and we’re still here. We should all pat ourselves on the back. All...