There’s good reason to boycott

Camille Baer, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2016

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disappointed the masses with this year’s exceptionally white nominations, igniting frustration from members of Hollywood, and civilians alike. My attention was first drawn...

Compassion can combat school shootings

Logan Etheredge, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016

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Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, there have been over 150 school shootings across America. In case you’re doing the math, this breaks down to about one school shooting a week, every week,...

Why your vote for the 2016 election matters

Elizabeth Byrne, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2016

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Turning 18 and becoming a legal adult opens new doors of opportunities. You have no legal curfew (driving or otherwise), you can buy as many lottery tickets as your allowance permits and you can permanently ink your skin. Those...

An alternative way to spend your free period has its benefits

Carly Travis, Opinions Editor

February 5, 2016

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The other day I was in the bathroom eavesdropping: “Did you know the library has coloring sheets?” one girl exclaimed to another. Although the conversation wasn’t directed towards me, I responded in my head thinking,...

C’est important de prendre un langue

Will D'Angelo, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

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Dropping a class opens up valuable time during the school day to do homework, eat lunch, or even screw around in the library. Dropping a class, especially for juniors and seniors, is often much better than the alternative:...

Time flies when you’re staring at your screen

Camille Baer, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2016

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Phones, iPads and laptops, oh my! I can say with complete confidence that every student at New Trier has at least two of the three listed devices. Because of our tech-obssesed era, our generation has largely increased their usage...

Local murder hits close to home

Emma Willcocks, Editor-in-Chief

January 29, 2016

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On MLK Day, Benjamin “Bo” Mandujano-Bradford, a twenty year old student from Evanston, came to New Trier to listen to Isabel Wilkerson speak. Less than two days later, on Tuesday evening, Mandujano-Bradford was shot dead outside...

Staying on target with health and fitness is now much easier

Carly Travis, Opinion Editor

January 29, 2016

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When I think of Target, a few things come to mind: discounted, crunchy soy-nut butter; a plethora of smelly laundry detergents; electronics that all (pretty much) do the same thing as my iPhone; the pajama section. What doesn’t...

Learning something new with Laura Miller

Carly Travis, Opinions Editor

January 22, 2016

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Certain things just feel good. Connecting two pieces of a puzzle, whether it be simple or complex; climbing into a freshly made bed; drinking a cold glass of water on a hot day; hearing a Black Eyed Peas song that you haven’t...

Trump means trouble

Will D'Angelo, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2016

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Real estate magnate. Emmy-nominated TV star. Author. Grandfather of seven. And now, potential leader of the free world. Since arriving on the political scene in late 2015, Donald Trump has captivated voters, young and old alike,...

A student’s response to the Breitbart articles

Elizabeth Byrne, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2016

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When I walked into my advisery on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I was disappointed to see empty chairs. To be fair, the total count of my advisery was higher than other senior adviseries, at a whopping 16 out of 24 students, but I...