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...

How gossip shapes my life

Carly Travis, Opinions Editor

March 4, 2016

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The other day I found myself feeling so uncomfortable because of the conversation that was happening around me, that I had to remove myself from the room. Being around such toxic energy made my stomach churn. I think what upset...

FBiOS: coming soon to an iPhone near you

Elizabeth Byrne, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2016

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When you walk through the halls, it’s rare to not see someone with an iPhone in their hands or peeking out of their backpacks. Through the iPad program, every New Trier student has access to an iPad for their classes. Clearly, ...

Subs can make a lasting impact

Carly Travis, Opinions Editor

February 26, 2016

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I’ve been in school for over ten years and within those ten years I’ve met many teachers. However, all teachers need a break once in a while or get sick every now and again and must call for a substitute. Since I’ve had...

It’s roommating season for seniors

Camille Baer, Opinions Editor

February 26, 2016

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Stressing about who your future roomie may be as we approach the impending date of May 1st? Finding a college roommate may not be nearly as hard as you think. The most important thing you should do before anything else is actually...

Picture perfect perception

Michael Blickstein, Features Editor

February 26, 2016

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Two weeks ago, I worked press for a big convention of over 2400 teens. All but a few photos I took are of people, and most of those people are standing close together with big smiling faces. I took close to 4,000 pictures which...