Stop shaming people for getting sleep

Staff Editorial

December 1, 2017

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“Sleep shaming” is an issue endemic to New Trier. It seems a peculiar ritual as students lament how little sleep they got as the teacher hands out the test, each aspiring to out-do their friends in a vicious cycle that harms...

Why I watch Fox News

Arjun Thakkar

December 1, 2017

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Drop your pitchforks, guys. I’m still a human being. I’ve been pretty apolitical this year, preferring to lighten tense situations by cracking a cringey joke or two, and I still strive for that goal. But with how chaotic...

Islam: the misunderstood religion

Husnain Raza

November 10, 2017

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With the increasing trend of Islamic terrorism through the world and closer to home in the United States, it has become essential to better understand a religion that over a billion people worldwide practice. However, with...

I’m an only child, not a lonely child

Michelle Yurovsky

November 10, 2017

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If there’s one thing I’ve noticed at New Trier, and the rest of my life, there don’t seem to be a whole lot of only children. Many times, the assumption is that there’s a hush hush reason for why parents chose to have...

Proposed development will benefit Northfield

Staff Editorial

November 10, 2017

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On Nov. 6, The Northfield Plan & Zoning Commission decided to not make any recommendation at this time in regards to the proposed multi-family residential planned unit development on Winnetka Road. When the committee reconvenes...

Female students at New Trier say #UsToo

Staff Editorial

November 3, 2017

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Several weeks ago, The New York Times and The New Yorker published allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct from multiple women against prominent producer Harvey Weinstein. What began as a revelation about one man’s gross...

We need less homework, not meditation

Mia Sherin

November 3, 2017

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Sometimes, school feels like death. Actually, a lot of the time. The hallways seem to be teeming with zombies weaving from class to class, everyone running on coffee and sleep deprivation. Or if you’re like me and are too weak-willed...

Running the risk of injury

Arjun Thakkar

November 3, 2017

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Sports are dangerous, and people get hurt. That’s just the unfortunate reality of competitive physical activity. When we picture injuries, we think of professional athletes and how their injuries impact a team’s success....

It’s a culture not a costume

Staff Editorial

October 27, 2017

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Cultural appropriation is complicated. We get it. Who’s to say that dressing up as a gangster is alright but Mulan crosses a line? Cultural appropriation is complicated. We get it. Who’s to say that dressing up as a gangster...

The controversy behind contraceptives

Michelle Yurovsky

October 27, 2017

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So talking about condoms is pretty awkward... especially at New Trier.  It’s a touchy subject for some, and hilarious to a sad amount of others.  Regardless, we should be able to talk about, and have access to, means of contraception...

The joy of learning a foreign language

Arjun Thakkar

October 27, 2017

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Despite our many different backgrounds, there exists a great uniter, one that helps us reconcile our differences, and that commonality is language. It’s through communication that we learn, we talk, we laugh, and, most importantly,...

I’m offended that you’re offended

Arjun Thakkar

October 13, 2017

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Whether it’s in an online forum or just in class among students, there’s been a lot of heated discussion taking place lately. Perhaps it’s a political argument, or maybe a fight about differing beliefs, but it seems as though...