Dear freshman self, no matter what happens, you will survive

Michelle Yurovsky

May 24, 2018

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Freshman year feels like it was a lifetime ago.  I can honestly say you have grown in many ways; you’ve become a better version of yourself. I have some advice I would like to give you, and I wish someone had told you this...

Westernized education could be blinding

Claudia Levens

April 20, 2018

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I think constantly about the extent to which our existence as a Western nation influences what we learn about history and how we learn it. For instance, why is it that at some point, as The College Board was creating the list...

Am I a big Fortnite girl? Time to find out

Mia Sherin

April 20, 2018

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“See that person over there? You need to kill him. Switch to your shotgun, and then hit the right trigger.” “Okay, is this the right trig-” “No, Mia, stop turning around.” “Right, sorry, let me just hit the...

Going to college 4,000 miles away

Michelle Yurovsky

April 20, 2018

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I am planning to leave the country for college. I am deciding between the University of Tel Aviv and the University of Amsterdam. As of now, only a handful of people in my grade are leaving the country for college. It is...

College admissions is rigged against all of us

Staff Editorial

April 20, 2018

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In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, a group of over a dozen Asian American students, sued Harvard University for allegedly using a race-based quota system in admissions. In a case that may be headed for the Supreme Court,...

Getting big money out of politics starts in the voting booths

Ezra Wallach

April 20, 2018

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A democracy that’s supposed to be controlled by the people is now heavily influenced by super-PACS and billionaires

Living in fear does not make us safer

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2018

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On Wednesday, Mar. 14, New Trier held its breath as news slowly trickled in about the gunman situation at Northwestern. Everybody knows somebody there. 9th period that day felt like the longest 40 minutes ever.   Around 2:15 P.M.,...

We need change now

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2018

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On Tuesday Mar. 20, yet another school shooting took place, this time in Maryland at Great Mills High School. A seventeen year old male shot and wounded two students with a handgun, before being shot by resource officer Blaine...

We should be scared of our own potential

Mia Sherin

March 23, 2018

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The thought of a school shooting has always been scary. As a young kid in a lockdown drill, no one ever announced, “Yes, I welcome a shooter! Let me fend them off. I got this.” No, we all cowered in a corner, imagining the what...

Don’t hate if I don’t participate

Michelle Yurovsky

March 23, 2018

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I used to be pretty shy in the majority of my classes. In most other situations, I am extremely social. I love meeting new people and making new friends.  For some reason when it came down to participating in classes, I found i...

Stop coddling students

Arjun Thakkar

March 23, 2018

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“Commit minds to inquiry.” The first part of New Trier’s mission statement. It suggests that we as students should dedicate ourselves to the never ending quest for understanding, the search for knowledge, and the pursuit o...

Activism begins in the voting booths

Staff Editorial

March 16, 2018

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In the past several years, young people have driven major movements for social and political change: we declared that Time’s Up, we showed up for the Women’s March in masses, and we led the protests in Ferguson and Baltimore...