New Trier News

Juniors take state science test

Mary Elizabeth Parks, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

Mar. 2 through Mar. 5, all New Trier juniors spent  their science classes clicking buttons in response to generated questions regarding science while many sophomores and seniors received extra free periods during their usual...

Effects of no homework breaks

Caroline Bewley, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

While students and staff agree that New Trier’s administration should work to decrease student stress levels, there has been discussion about whether no homework breaks are an effective way to accomplish that goal...

Teachers break convention with innovative new finals

Simren Dadwani, Features Editor

February 7, 2020

Over, time the concept of finals has developed from traditional tests into more creative ways to test students on the concepts they have learned all semester. However, many teachers still do the typical multiple choice...

ACT to allow retakes for individual sections

Alex Rubinstein, News Editor

November 1, 2019

Next September, students who want to improve their ACT scores will be able to retake a single section without having to repeat the whole test.  This will allow students to focus on one section without having to worry about ...

NT Sophomore Geography students opt to take AP test

Alex Rubinstein, News Editor

April 22, 2019

Some sophomores have started to study for the approaching AP tests, despite the fact that New Trier does not offer AP classes until junior year. The AP geography test is particularly popular with sophomores since the geography...

It’s time to stop letting colleges dictate our lives

Editorial Board

December 7, 2018

How do we decide our extracurriculars? What makes the final cut? The reality is that in our competitive environment, many students at NT, as at every high school, pick and choose activities based on what they perceive colleges...