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New Trier News

The student news site of New Trier High School

New Trier News

The student news site of New Trier High School

New Trier News

The use of new technology has made cheating easier, and teachers have been observing a lot of cheating in class
Teachers concerned about various types of cheating
Kate Dieffenbacher, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 3, 2023

Smart watches, Chat GPT, and Google are all tools that have made cheating easier. Teachers across departments have noticed cheating during tests, assignments, and exams.  English...

Julia Choi and Edyssa Elia both take on New Triers school board, Caucus.
Student duo takes on local election
William Karr , Staff Writer
February 3, 2023

In the few hours before her application was due, junior Julia Choi was on the fence about whether she should seek a seat on the New Trier School Board Caucus, a non-partisan...

Next year’s schedule will also include finals before winter break and a shorter first semester
Changes to finals and semester timing require teachers to adapt
Sarah Lin, Editor in Chief
February 3, 2023

New Trier has traditionally held first semester finals after winter break, however, the schedule was changed to do finals testing before the break for the 2022-23 school year....

Oakton College changes name and logo moving into 2023
Oakton Community College drops ‘community’ from its name
Lucy Kelly, News Editor
February 3, 2023

On January 17, Oakton Community College changed its name to Oakton College, joining many other schools that have taken a similar action over the past decades.   Located...

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are all welcome to take part in the new theatre departments Introduction to Acting Course.
Theatre seeks to reel in upperclassmen with new course
William Karr, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2023

The Music & Theatre Department is hoping to show students that it is never too late to become a theatre student with a new course Introduction to Acting.  Beginning...

Senior Zijun Deng finishes homework on his laptop. Students require WiFi to use different devices, including iPads, laptops, and phones.
Major WiFi upgrades due amid unrest over WiFi inadequacy
Brendan Fijol, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2023

Improvements to New Trier’s student WiFi system over winter break are expected to bring increases of up to nine times in speed.  This comes as many students are frustrated...

As New Trier celebrated LGBTQ history month last October, some students say the school should do more to acknowledge the community. 
As New Trier honors LGBTQ History Month, some urge the school to do more
Wylan Sokolova, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2023

As New Trier celebrated LGBTQ history month last October, highlighting pioneers of the movement, some students say the school should do more to acknowledge the community.  As...

 SAT scores have declined for a second consecutive year at New Trier, as math retention is declining nationwide.
Amidst national crisis, New Trier sees drop in math scores
Neil Sanderson, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2023

New Trier’s SAT scores have declined for a second consecutive year, as a nationwide decline in retention of math skills is becoming increasingly apparent.  This year...

Sophomore Mila Armstrong, who identifies as male, would like to see mixed-gender adviseries become the only option for all students
Some feel mixed-gender advisery option is not enough
Wylan Sokolov, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022

The newly created mixed gender advisery has been well-received by many students and teachers alike. However, some transgender students don’t feel the optional mixed gender...

The Wysocki advisery is one of 13 new mixed gender adviseries at the Northfield Campus this year
New mixed gender adviseries offer students new opportunities
Gracie Weber, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022

This fall, after 93 years, the school implemented its first ever mixed gender advisery for incoming freshmen. Now there are 7 mixed gender adviseries, 7 single male adviseries...

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