Inconsistencies in Trump’s responses to tragedies shed light on double standard

Katie Kim

December 15, 2017

The recent stream of mass shootings and terrorist attacks, and the ways that President Donald Trump has responded to them, have created controversy. One of the duties of the President of the United States is to comfort the...

U.S. has highest rates of gun violence among developed countries

Jasmine Gonzalez

December 15, 2017

It is no secret that the United States has one of the highest rates of gun violence in the world. While it is definitely true that the difference is especially staggering in comparison with other highly developed and wealthy...

Laurie Dann’s 1988 school shooting hit close to home

Lexi Shoup

December 15, 2017

On May 20, 1988, Laurie Dann from Glencoe, Illinois executed a premeditated plan involving poison, an array of guns, and the New Trier community. Although these events occurred on May 20, they really began far earlier, deep...

Generation Z’s guide to talking about gun control

Rebecca Lee

December 15, 2017

Gun control is one of the most, if not the most, dividing issue in the contemporary United States. There are those who believe that the ownership and use of all guns is a constitutional right, while there are others who believe...

Conservation controversies in hunting for sport

Lexi Shoup

December 15, 2017

Soon after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) moved to lift former president Obama’s ban on the imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia, President Donald Trump tweeted his intentions to reverse the lifting...

The conservative side of gun ownership

Jesse McCauley

December 15, 2017

Gun control is yet another controversial topic that divides our country into two halves. Some argue for stricter gun laws, and some will argue for more lee way with guns. Typically, democrats are the ones lofting for harsher...

Trying to find new perspective

Helen Fagan

September 24, 2016

This community is a great place to live, no doubt about it. There’s a reason why affluent citizens choose to spend their time here, a notion affirmed by the fact that the median household income of the north shore is around $1...

How to live with privilege

Beth Wall

September 24, 2016

I wasn’t sure how to go about writing this editorial. As a matter of fact, I wasn’t entirely confident how we might assemble this “Examiner” issue. My concern was that we might seem like we’re attempting to impose a ...

Low income students among the 1%

Georgia Caras

September 23, 2016

Given the socio-economic connotation of our school, it is often easy to reduce New Trier to being a school where money, or lack thereof, is never among any of our top concerns. With that in mind, what is swept under the rug is...

Some grads stay in comfort zone, others branch out

Sam Blanc

September 23, 2016

It’s easy for students to say they’re ready to leave the North Shore, but how do we really cope outside our comfort zone? Is college even a step outside, or are students just jumping into a new bubble. Students at New Trier...

Mean Girls stigma rebuked?

Max Minogue and Beth Wall

September 23, 2016

For eighth graders from within the district, coming into New Trier can already be an intense transition (especially with defining events like the freshman mixer). This transition is even more daunting when it’s a move from...