Let the walkout be a walkout

Ezra Wallach

March 2, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Dear Student Alliance and the New Trier administration, on behalf of myself as well as many of my peers, I ask you to please do less. Student Alliance and others are planning the Mar. 14 walkout as a safe and seamless demonstr...

Don’t silence students; empower them

Emily Abt

March 2, 2018

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“Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We...

The hunting ground: where the real predator is silence

Staff Editorial

March 2, 2018

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On Thursday, Feb. 8, during an extended advisery period, while sophomores and juniors worked on course registration for the next school year, all seniors viewed “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about the culture surrounding s...

One man’s trash shouldn’t be another’s responsibility

Arjun Thakkar

March 2, 2018

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You notice a wide variety of quirks at our school while walking around the hallways. Maybe it’s peeling drywall in classrooms, creaky floors, or even a loose railing by the gyms. The new building isn’t without these oddities ...

A change in attitude can lead to more gratitude

Michelle Yurovsky

March 2, 2018

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In lieu of recent events, I’d like us all to take a moment to appreciate the positive aspects of our lives. Especially in the past few months, I’ve noticed an influx of negative media coverage.  No matter what media outlet I turn...

Experience is more important than diversity

Husnain Raza

December 22, 2017

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In the present-day United States, especially since the inauguration of President Trump, race has been a consistent topic of conversation.   With various racial minorities facing discrimination, it has become important...

Don’t wait until 2018 to change yourself

Arjun Thakkar

December 22, 2017

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It’s hard to believe that we’re once again at year’s end. Decades from now, you’ll be a wise elder among your family, revered and praised for the stories you tell about the “meaningful experiences, lasting friendships...

Why we won’t write the N-word

Staff Editorial

December 22, 2017

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In running today’s headline story on an incident of racist graffiti, we grappled with the ethical decision of whether or not to print the word n-----. To begin, we are opposed to its usage by white people as it is a racial...

Freshmen need their own campus

Staff Editorial

December 8, 2017

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All students can attest to the hallmark experience of attending New Trier West as freshmen, then transitioning to New Trier East for the remaining three years of high school. We can also agree that the separation of freshmen and...

Apparently enough is never enough

Michelle Yurovsky

December 8, 2017

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I haven’t had a phone since Sept 25. I wish I could say that I had an epiphany and simply got rid of it. Sorry to disappoint, but that’s not the case. Long story short, my phone broke, I got in trouble shortly after, and it...

I don’t have to respect your opinion

Mia Sherin

December 8, 2017

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“You don’t have to agree with me. You just have to respect my opinion,” someone said, cutting off our discussion. I force a smile, realizing that we are both too stubborn to have any sort of breakthrough with the other,...

We should be helping people to help people, not to feel good about ourselves

Rebecca Lee

December 1, 2017

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Every year for the past seventeen years, the senior class has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a deserving family. The year-long fundraising efforts, from Lunch on the Lawn to the Winter Carnival, succeed...