A night at prom with Moira

Moira Jorgensen

May 3, 2013

There are many high school memories that will stay with you forever: the first day of school freshman year, seeing Lagniappe, that time you got an F on your physics final. However, I can promise you that these memories will fade...

Pranks aren’t all that bad

Harry Kroll

May 3, 2013

Every year, anticipation builds at the end of the year as seniors reach the final weeks of their time at New Trier. Dr. Dohrer makes announcements over the PA system in the morning, teachers sternly address their students, and...

The Federal Government should narrow its focus

Staff Editorial

May 3, 2013

America has always been a socially driven country, but lately it seems that the political focus has zoomed in on subjects like gender equality and gay marriage. However, we have to acknowledge that America already is the land...

Moira’s March Madness

Moira Jorgensen

March 20, 2013

Every year, while March is going out like a lamb, March Madness comes in like a rabid llama of basketball stats and excitement. March Madness, for those of you who might think it’s some kind of psychological disorder that happens...

Standard essays turn students away from writing

Staff Editorial

March 20, 2013

As we start the fourth quarter, teachers struggle to keep seniors fully engaged in their class. But this problem is not only caused by “senioritis” and really applies to many students of all ages here and throughout the nation. Every...

The “race-to-nowhere” phenomenon

Kristina Chura

March 7, 2013

It’s a phenomenon that has been overtaking the nation, and one that has certainly resonated within our very own halls. The “race-to-nowhere” phenomenon is wearing students thin, and it seems that schools have turned into...

Don’t believe all the noise

Harry Kroll

March 7, 2013

On Monday night, Facebook exploded with activity as students frantically dug through it for any information they could find on a possible snow day. In the end, the snow day ended up having as much of a chance of happening as the...

Early drug exposure creates problems for future youth

Staff Editorial

March 7, 2013

In this week’s news section, we reported on the rising use of heroin in the community and quoted the Wilmette Police Department as stating, “We have seen an increase in calls involving drug overdoses related to heroin, criminal...

The cost of eating healthy in America

Kristina Chura

February 21, 2013

It seems that a wave has hit America, promoting healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. This is great, and I support it wholeheartedly, but it seems that we’ve overlooked the single downside to eating healthy in America. The...

Talking smack about your ex

Moira Jorgensen

February 21, 2013

Like the good American and strong supporter of the music industry I am, I watched the Grammys last Sunday night. And because my role model and moral compass, Taylor Swift, was performing first, I decided to put my homework on...

Abolishing class rank doesn’t eliminate competition

Staff Editorial

February 21, 2013

In this week’s article on New Trier’s five-year-strong decision to abolish class rank for its students, senior Colleen O’Connor was quoted as saying, “I think class rank is unnecessary. I think there’s enough competition.”...

Super Patriotism XVLII

Kristina Chura

February 7, 2013

What’s more patriotic than the 4th of July? The Super Bowl. Each year, Americans across the nation gather to eat chicken wings and celebrate the single sporting event that’s more important than the Olympics. This year the...