When you play the game of thrones

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

April 22, 2019

Just last week, as the first episode of “Game of Thrones’s” final season aired, I saw a quote from the show as I was scrolling down my Twitter feed: “When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or die.” Someone told...

I got the horses in the back

Alyssa Pak, Feature Editor

April 22, 2019

We all have places we go to relieve some of the stress of our academic and social lives, and for me, going to the barn and seeing my horse taking an afternoon nap after school does just that. But the general perception of horseback...

Man, I just wanna go flex

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

April 8, 2019

Getting into an elite college can be really hard, but thankfully the process can be made easier by advice from college counselors along with hundreds of websites that give tips on how to do better on the ACT or how to write a...

Terrorism doesn’t wear a veil or have a religion

Ghousia Anwar, Staff reporter

April 8, 2019

On Aug. 1 2018, Denmark joined France, Belgium, Austria, and more than 10 other nations that banned face veils in attempt to create a safer, more integrated society. Niqab and burqa refer to clothing that veil the face. The “Burqa...

It’s who you are, not where you go

Co-Editors in Chief

April 5, 2019

As seniors receive admissions decisions from colleges, juniors complete extensive research papers, and sophomores just begin the college search process, our worlds can seem pretty hectic. Despite gallant efforts by advisers and...

Letter to the editors

April 5, 2019

On behalf of Erika’s Lighthouse Club, we’d like to thank Danielle Kurensky for her courage and perspective about talking about mental health. Our club works to de-stigmatize talking about depression and other mental health...

A juice cleanse for the soul

Stephanie Kim, Online Editor

April 5, 2019

I’ve started to notice a trend taking hold. In addition to the revival of Air Force One sneakers and flare jeans, my opinion pieces might be a little more like rants about the misfortunes of my time at New Trier rather than...

College has always been corrupt or The real college scandal

March 22, 2019

Imposters hired to take standardized tests; a tennis coach bribed to produce a fake recommendation; hapless children’s faces photoshopped onto the bodies of real athletes. The details of the college bribery scam are as much...

The art of war: bad habits edition

Stephanie Kim, Chief Online Editor

March 22, 2019

So a handful of months ago, I wrote an opinion on the dangers of minimal sleep. Particularly my own lack of shuteye. But now I’m starting to wonder if the universe’s aversion to allowing me the sweet bliss of REM cycles is...

How many times did you cheat? (A lot)

Ezra Wallach, Opinion editor

March 22, 2019

In the wake of the college admissions scandal that literally everyone was talking about last week, there was some very much expected discourse on the “New Trier Parents” Facebook page. From what I heard, some of that discourse...

A guide to discussing while uninformed

Eleanor Kaplan, chief editor

March 22, 2019

I sat down to write this article about the Paul Manafort trial and my opinions on how his sentence was only (after being doubled a few days after the initial decision) seven and a half years long. This is obviously something I...

Who woulda thought it’d turn me to a savage?

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

March 15, 2019

“Ya know it really pains me to say this because I’ve seen you work your tail off the past few days but—” Let’s rewind a little bit. Actually, I changed my mind—let’s stay here first. Those words above came from...