Editorial Cartoon Dec. 21

December 21, 2018

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The true meaning of Christmas (music)

Editorial Board

December 21, 2018

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A debate has emerged about the political correctness of listening to Christmas music in public places. The whole separation of church and state in the Constitution is being called into question because of “Jingle Bells.” But...

Life lessons from Flat Stan Lee

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

December 21, 2018

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A couple weeks ago, Marvel comic book writer Stan Lee died. I didn’t know someone named Stan Lee existed, so when someone told me he died I was like Stanley??? Stanley died? Stanley who? Stanley from the office? Flat Stanley? Then,...

Cartoon Week of Dec. 14

Alessia Liebovich, Graphics Editor

December 14, 2018

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We should all listen to Noname

Claudia Levens, Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2018

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The first time I heard Noname was on Chance the Rapper’s song “Lost” off his mixtape, Acip Rap. Ever since, I’ve been enthralled by the way her soothing voice spins together intimate stories of growing up on the west s...

Tales of a sleep-deprived Trevian

Stephanie Kim, Online Editor

December 14, 2018

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Sleep? Who is she? I think I vaguely remember her from freshman year. Okay, but seriously, my Circadian rhythm must’ve decided to part ways with me somewhere in the knot of high school, because I’m 99.9% certain I’m no...

Tests won’t determine your future

Editorial Board

December 14, 2018

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At the beginning of this month, 8th graders flocked to NT for a placement test that will help determine their classes for High school. The anticipation and excitement of finally being at high school, however, was outweighed by the ...

Why you gotta be so mean?

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2018

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The annual quad-header between New Trier and Loyola took place last Sunday, and, needless to say, things got contentious. The quad is like New Trier’s version of Wilmette’s Friday Night Skate or the right side of Perry’s...

It’s time to stop letting colleges dictate our lives

Editorial Board

December 7, 2018

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How do we decide our extracurriculars? What makes the final cut? The reality is that in our competitive environment, many students at NT, as at every high school, pick and choose activities based on what they perceive colleges...

Alluding to conversation isn’t starting it

Editorial Board

November 30, 2018

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Buried among other straightforward have-faith-in-yourself, we-can-all-be-friends type of messages embedded in ‘Bring it On,’ is a story about the way opportunity is correlated with race and economic stability. On its surface,...

You have my attention

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2018

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The Cambridge dictionary has two separate definitions for attention. The first one is “the act of directing the mind to listen, see or understand.” The second one it is the “time or effort that you are willing to give to...

Stop undermining Oakton

Claudia Levens, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2018

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The other day in one of my classes, we were discussing college applications and someone expressed their exasperation with the process by saying, “I’m giving up and going to Oakton.” In the heat of a stressful moment,...