The press behind the president

Kristina Chura

September 27, 2012

With the presidential election coming up in November, it’s occurred to me that even if I was 18 by voting day, I’d still have no idea who to vote for because of my complete lack of knowledge about both Mitt Romney and Barack...

Don’t burst my college-free bubble

Moira Jorgensen

September 27, 2012

For the last three years, I’ve had to listen to the seniors whine about their college applications. I would pat them on the back and pretend to understand what they were talking about, but really I had no clue. Nor did I care....

Don’t count on the Constitution to protect your privacy

Staff Editorial

September 27, 2012

It’s become quite trendy in the days following the sexting scandal to rant about how the school policy that allows paraprofessionals to confiscate and search our cell phones infringes on our constitutional rights. While our...

iDon’t get this new fad

Kristina Chura

September 13, 2012

What better way to solidify New Trier’s reputation of being the “rich people” school than to buy 600 kids an iPad 2. While these were given out with good intentions, am I the only one who thinks that giving out iPads to stu...

Fluffing your resume through service

Moira Jorgensen

September 13, 2012

I hate the beginning of the school year for many reasons, one of them being that I now have to take naps on the floor of the library instead of my bed.  Mostly, I can’t stand the name games. I usually panic and convince myself...

Building a Wall between yourself and college

NT News Staff

September 13, 2012

When the idea of college begins to sink in for seniors around this time of year, there is a popular trend for them to change their Facebook name to something like “Alex Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Jones” or “Jane...

Hello and goodbye seniors

Moira Jorgensen, New Trier News

June 7, 2012

I am not one of those people who has been waiting to be a senior since the first day freshmen year. Subconsciously, I think I always believed I would drop out before I actually made it to senior year, so I never spent much time...

The Final Countdown

Kristina Chura, New Trier News

June 7, 2012

Do you remember the last ten days of elementary school? You know, how the seventh day was funky hair day, the third day was pajama day and so on. But now it seems like the last ten days of school are the worst ten days of your...

A not so funny prank

Staff, New Trier News

June 7, 2012

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

Destinations Issue: take the compliment

Moira Jorgensen, NT News

May 29, 2012

For the past three weeks people have been asking me when the Destinations Issue of the paper comes out. After telling them that I have absolutely no say in how or when the paper comes out, people say something like “you have...

The next civil right movement: LGBTQ

Kristina Chura, NT News

May 29, 2012

For the first time in our nation’s history, our sitting president has openly supported gay marriage.  Although many people are raging about how wrong Obama’s stance is, and that he is only supporting gays to gain votes, the...

Oh, the places you’ll go

Staff, NT News

May 29, 2012

“You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose,” wrote Dr. Seuss in the book that’s borderline cliché around graduation time:  “Oh, the Places You’ll...