It’s 2018. Let me wear a tank top

Mia Sherin

March 16, 2018

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Sometimes, I sweat at badminton practice. Crazy, I know. It turns out it is actually an intense sport with conditioning. Not to say that I don’t sweat after immediately starting to run, but still. We work out. Sometimes, now this ...

In defense of the humanities

Arjun Thakkar

March 16, 2018

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Ask any high school student what their favorite subject is, and unfortunately, they probably won’t say language. Probably not history. And most definitely not English. To be fair, everyone knows that lunch is objectively the b...

Do I need my phone?

Ezra Wallach

March 16, 2018

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A survey conducted by the Kaiser Foundation showed that kids use technology for 7.5 hours a day, not including school. Even more surprising, this was back in 2009. While this is just one statistic, it has greater consequences;...

The struggles of being Jew-ish

Michelle Yurovsky

March 16, 2018

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I consider myself to be Jewish. My dad is a Russian Jewish immigrant who moved to the United States when he was thirteen years old. With them, he and his family brought their faith along. My mom, on the other hand, was born in...

Don’t let the walkout lose its meaning

Emily Abt

March 9, 2018

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On Wednesday, Mar. 14, the 17 minute ENOUGH National School Walkout, organized by Women’s March Youth EMPOWER will be taking place at many schools throughout the nation. ENOUGH has expressed that this walkout may take many...

Fifty Shades of not too shabby

Mia Sherin

March 9, 2018

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This past weekend, my friends and I decided that there was only one respectable way to spend our post-Winter Carnival Friday night: watching “Fifty Shades of Grey.” None of us had ever seen it, which seemed like a crime i...

Senioritis is not what you think

Michelle Yurovsky

March 9, 2018

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I remember taking my very last final and being so excited to finally be able to, for once, take a breather during the school year. I’ve been looking forward to being a second semester senior since sophomore year. I always ...

Let the walkout be a walkout

Ezra Wallach

March 2, 2018

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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...