Westernized education could be blinding

Claudia Levens

April 20, 2018

I think constantly about the extent to which our existence as a Western nation influences what we learn about history and how we learn it. For instance, why is it that at some point, as The College Board was creating the list...

Switching classes difficult for students, advisers

Eleanor Kaplan

December 7, 2016

Unlike previous school years, students are having an increasingly difficult time changing levels or sections due to overfilled classes and a reduction in staff. Every student chooses their desired classes in January and the mast...

Spring construction to cause “minimal chaos”

Camille Baer

February 23, 2015

Incoming sophomores and upperclassmen feel apprehensive about the construction beginning in early April this year. According to several art teachers and administrators, the referendum will not change much to the building outside...

How the level system affects students’ psyches

Lynley Evans

October 3, 2014

It’s commonly joked that New Trier kids fear any grade lower than an A, but it is more of a reality than we realize. As New Trier students, we put such an emphasis on getting perfect grades and a high GPA to compliment our college...

New Trier state of mind

Lydia Wuorinen

September 29, 2014

Our high school has its own atmosphere. And while easily apparent to newcomers, the effects of New Trier are often lost on its own students. It took a trip to Northwestern University (NU) for me to realize this. Over the...

Do non-iPad classes even exist?

Kesley Curran, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2013

With the fairly new iPad program under way, it seems that every one has an iPad on his or her desk at the beginning of each class. Well, everyone except for me. Now, for most of us who don’t have one, it’s general...

Finals schedule unlikely to change soon

Hannah Jablow

February 21, 2013

Winter break is a time for relaxing with family, vacations, and taking time to not worry about school. For students who attend New Trier or any other school in the Central Suburban League Conference, winter break isn’t always...

New classes take flight, old get the axe

Max Friedman

February 7, 2013

Biomechanics and sports medicine. Gourmet and PCB Biology. These are all brand new classes or current ones facing major course revision. Every year, classes like these keep the New Trier Program of Studies fresh and new. New...

The many levels of cheating

Moira Jorgensen

December 3, 2012

The one thing I’ve learned about the Petraeus affair (the scandal which initially involved the head of the CIA having an affair with his biographer, but then spiraled into some sort of love hexagon where a lot of people sleeping...

Rethinking the elective system

Staff Editorial

December 3, 2012

Each year, students flock to the culinary arts, so much so that many students don't get in to these classes. This has prompted the administration to add another culinary arts class. Our gripe isn't with people's interest in cooking;...