Peeing with impunity

Sam Blanc

February 10, 2017

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In our country’s recent political turmoil, a lot of important issues have come to light. Finally someone is talking about the important things like inauguration crowd sizes, twitter typos, and maybe most importantly, bathrooms. And...

Christmas not just for Christians

Helen Fagan

January 19, 2017

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Bing Crosby really wasn’t kidding when he said that this is the “most wonderful time of the year.” Living in Chicago, it’s hard to not get in the holiday spirit watching the snow fall and listening to Mariah Carey’s “...

Don’t smile because it’s over, cry because it happened: a formal review of 2016

Beth Wall

January 19, 2017

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I’d like to speak directly to the people that fabricated this vicious expedition known as “2016”, because boy did they fumble this one. Maybe it was all in tribute to the eternal Bard, and the 400 years since his death. ...

Outdoor Education, more than just Kinetic Wellness

Bella Geroulis

December 14, 2016

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When my parents saw third period Outdoor Ed on my schedule, needless to say they were surprised. I’ve never been a particularly athletic person. Sports just aren’t my thing. To say I’m outdoorsy is a stretch. Gym class in ...

The danger of safe spaces

Logan Etherage

December 14, 2016

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Fundamentally, liberals seek full acceptance and understanding when they raise their picket signs and share Facebook petition links to aid the end of social inequality. This is a noble and consuming cause that has laced itself int...

A Chicago winter wish list

Max Minogue

December 14, 2016

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It’s that time of year again. Christmas music is being played over every retail speaker. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” is stuck in everybody’s head. So of course, everybody is wondering what I want for Ch...

Supporting New Trier teams–all of them

December 14, 2016

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The spirit at New Trier is undeniably colossal. With over 4,000 students and an entire grade devoted to be the schools spirit team through the Green Team. None can argue we have a huge team support system. Walking through the ...

My Christmas Tree Tour: 2016

Sam Blanc

December 14, 2016

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Each person in our family gets to pick one new ornament each year. That’s how it’s worked ever since I was little. Looking back at the ornaments I picked can be very cringy, but also pretty nostalgic. When I was little it...

XOXO

Max Minogue

December 7, 2016

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Everybody watched New York’s famous, Upper East Siders on “Gossip Girl” back in eighth grade. Apparently I missed this trend. I’m still working on finishing the show, currently in Season 5. I’ve been told that a lot is...

The science of gift giving

Sam Blanc

December 7, 2016

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Though we are through the real-life-Hunger-Games that is Black Friday, the mayhem that is Christmas shopping has begun. Now, a lot of people (myself included most of the time) will wait for the exhilarating panic of spending $...

How to cope with the closing of your family’s go-to restaurant

Marie O’Connor

December 7, 2016

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For as long as I can remember, the only place my family ever went out to eat was Dave’s Italian Kitchen in Evanston, near the corner of Church and Davis. This was the one place where my picky and divisive family of 8 could al...

A superintendent wishlist

December 7, 2016

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With the announcement of the new superintendent, Dr. Paul Sally, it is important to outline what the student body wants to see in the new superintendent. The position of superintendent can be difficult to define for students. With Ne...