Goodbye 2010s, we’ll miss you

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor

December 20, 2019

I’ve always been a relatively sentimental and nostalgic person, especially when it comes to the year ending. I think we all have a sense of not having done enough, or having wasted a whole year. And with the ending o...

100 minutes is not enough time to tackle complex issues

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor

December 13, 2019

There are racial issues at New Trier. That isn’t a secret. I think generally, we have a very shallow understanding of the nuances of race and how race exists outside of the walls of our school. The logical thing to ...

Early Decision: The ultimate game of manipulation

Emma Mansour, Perspectives Editor

November 1, 2019

Happy November first, everyone! For most people, today is just another day. The beginning of November. Not at all significant. For seniors, however, this is the day we’ve all been dreading for the past few months. November ...

Seniors and (some) juniors will be able to vote in the next election. So vote.

Emma Mansour, Perspectives editor

October 17, 2019

A lot of people are turning 18 this year. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a Senior. Anyway, when you turn 18 you get to do a lot of things. Go to jail, get a tattoo, change your name, and perhaps the most exciting...

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...

Please just let teenage girls live

Emma Mansour, Perspectives Editor

September 20, 2019

I go on Twitter. A lot. And so I see a lot of trends in terms of what people like to tweet about. There’s a lot of stuff about politics, some sports, and funny stuff.  The funny stuff is divided into a few different cate...

Tik-tok (not the song by Ke$ha)

Emma Mansour, Perspectives Editor

September 13, 2019

I did a lot over the summer. Specifically, I watched a lot of Tik-toks. What started as an occasional gander at a Tik-tok that I came across on twitter turned into a full-on addiction. I could spend hours scrolling through the...