Legacy gives you undeserved leg up

Georgia Caras, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

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No matter which college someone is applying to, they should not be able to get in off of their parent’s connections. It is no secret that New Trier is home to a bounty of affluent and successful families. It is also no s...

‘Hey Siri can you keep me safe?’

Elizabeth Byrne, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2016

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Since the creation of the first smartphone in 1992, they have become a staple in popular culture. The first iPhone was released in 2007 followed by the first Samsung Galaxy in 2009. Whether you are an avid Android user or pref...

When structure becomes destructive

Camille Baer, Opinions Editor

April 15, 2016

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When I think about the future, as a graduating senior, the possibilities are overwhelmingly limitless, and while this may be terrifying, free-falling is what the whole adventure is about—excuse the cheesiness, but embrace it p...

Coulda woulda shoulda done Project

Carly Travis, Opinions Editors

April 15, 2016

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I can think of several occasions in which I thought of a great idea after the fact. For example, almost every Halloween I conjure up a fantastic costume a few days, or sometimes months, after the event. Three years ago Halloween took pl...

Photo Opinion

Michael Blickstein, Features Editor

March 11, 2016

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This week we asked Trevs if they think it’s fair for students to pay for parking. Here’s what they said... Graham Rodes, Sophomore: “It makes sense because there’s a limited amount of parking spots and it would be...

Feminism means equality for both genders

March 11, 2016

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This Tuesday, March 8 was International Women’s Day. In class, my teacher asked who there was a feminist. As I looked around, some girls sheepishly raised their hands, myself included. The guys in the class only raised their...

Backstage with a legally blonde

Opinion Editor, Camille Baer

March 11, 2016

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As a sort of ode to the end of “Legally Blonde,” I thought the best farewell would be to reveal my “behind the scenes” experience of being in a musical for the first time. Where to even begin. The past two months have...

Chi-city gets chilly for the plunge

Carly Travis, Opinion Editor

March 11, 2016

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Sunday, March 6, I, along with 6,000 other crazy Chicagoans, took the plunge for Special Olympics. For the past 16 years, Chicago has been host to the annual Polar Plunge. According to the Chicago Tribune, the charity raised...

Tickets aren’t colorblind

Jasmine Gonzalez, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2016

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Time after time we are presented with the ways in which society privileges people based on factors such as socioeconomic status and race. Yes, race and social class are two different things but they are very much connected. So...

What the ideal advisery morning looks like to me

Madeline Hultquist, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2016

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You step into advisery. It’s Monday morning- a dreaded time for most high school students. You are tired and anticipating a week full of quizzes, tests, and homework. Maybe you have a Starbucks drink to keep you warm or a cup filled ...

Re-examine your recycling habits

Kate Holly, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2016

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We have recycling bins seemingly everywhere: at home, in restaurants, and in schools. What most people don’t realize is that much of what is in those bins can’t actually be recycled. An upsetting percentage of the contents i...

It’s time to tweak the white dress tradition

Emma Willcocks, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2016

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As third quarter is drawing to a close, the senior class is looking ahead to their upcoming final months at New Trier, culminating in the graduation ceremony. But among the girls, preparations have already begun. New Trier...