Trials and tribulations of college admissions

Emma Mansour, Perspectives Editor

September 27, 2019

My parents tell me a lot of stuff. Most parents do. One thing they’ve told me over the years is that grades come first, meaning that grades, and having good ones specifically, comes before going to clubs or extracurriculars or hanging ou...

College has always been corrupt or The real college scandal

March 22, 2019

Imposters hired to take standardized tests; a tennis coach bribed to produce a fake recommendation; hapless children’s faces photoshopped onto the bodies of real athletes. The details of the college bribery scam are as much...

How many times did you cheat? (A lot)

Ezra Wallach, Opinion editor

March 22, 2019

In the wake of the college admissions scandal that literally everyone was talking about last week, there was some very much expected discourse on the “New Trier Parents” Facebook page. From what I heard, some of that discourse...

College admissions is rigged against all of us

Staff Editorial

April 20, 2018

In 2014, Students for Fair Admissions, a group of over a dozen Asian American students, sued Harvard University for allegedly using a race-based quota system in admissions. In a case that may be headed for the Supreme Court,...

What do students prioritize in college selection?

May Paddor

April 20, 2018

As May 1 approaches, many seniors are finalizing their decisions for where they plan to attend shool next year. Choosing where to invest for their futures is no easy task. Post-high School Counseling Department Chair James...

Is early decision really the right decision?

Layla Saqibuddin

March 16, 2018

Every year, thousands of high school seniors go through the hectic process of college admissions. The first semester of senior year is full of stress over the  college application process. The second semester is full of stress ...