Rivers till I reach you

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

May 23, 2019

Last Sunday, I went to Andy’s to get me some custard, and approximately ten seconds into me eating my BootDaddy Concrete, my stomach started to growl. I went from happy to sad as I started to reconsider whether going to Andy’s...

Hol’ up, Hol’ up, We Dem Boyz

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2019

For the entirety of our childhood, we boys have subconsciously been taught that masculinity consisted of strength, toughness, apathy, and confidence among other things. In the past few years though, the concept of toxic masculinity...

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...

How to be a second semester senior 101

Ezra Wallach, Perspectives Editor

February 15, 2019

“Wait, we have a quiz????” I exclaimed as I threw up a peace sign and walked out of my seventh period math class and straight to the nurse’s office. Here I was, someone who vowed at the beginning of high school to always...

Life lessons from Flat Stan Lee

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

December 21, 2018

A couple weeks ago, Marvel comic book writer Stan Lee died. I didn’t know someone named Stan Lee existed, so when someone told me he died I was like Stanley??? Stanley died? Stanley who? Stanley from the office? Flat Stanley? Then,...

Why you gotta be so mean?

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2018

The annual quad-header between New Trier and Loyola took place last Sunday, and, needless to say, things got contentious. The quad is like New Trier’s version of Wilmette’s Friday Night Skate or the right side of Perry’s...

Don’t forget to remember

Ezra Wallach, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2018

A couple weeks ago I couldn’t fall asleep, and instead of watching “Black Mirror” or throwback SNL skits on YouTube to pass the time per usual, I chose an alternate, non-technology related route. As I searched my bookshelves...

Let’s talk about sex(ual education)

Ezra Wallach, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2018

Ever since the Kavanaugh hearing, I’ve heard some people saying that maybe he shouldn’t be held completely accountable because he was “just a confused teen who didn’t know any better”. The problem is that he definitely...

To all the girls I’ve loved before

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2018

First things first, guys can like “chick flicks.” If you don’t know why that’s the first thing that I am saying, then it’s probably because you haven’t seen or heard of the new Netflix movie, “To All The Boys I’ve...

Testing accommodations four times national average

Ezra Wallach

May 11, 2018

According to documents posted on New Trier’s website, 226 of 935, or 24 percent, of Juniors taking April’s school wide ACT received some sort of accommodation for the test, a number confirmed by administrative staff. If...

Freshman makes varsity baseball

Ezra Wallach

March 23, 2018

New conference trends have led to numerous changes within the New Trier Baseball program, including the rostering of a freshman on varsity for the first time in two decades. New Trier implemented a new Junior Varsity team and F...

Do I need my phone?

Ezra Wallach

March 16, 2018

A survey conducted by the Kaiser Foundation showed that kids use technology for 7.5 hours a day, not including school. Even more surprising, this was back in 2009. While this is just one statistic, it has greater consequences;...