The lockdown needs to be a wake up call

November 15, 2019

The false alarm lockdown last Friday was unnerving, or even traumatic, for almost everyone at the Winnetka campus. For nearly fifteen minutes it seemed as though everyone’s worst fear had been realized--an active shooter had...

Student safety should not solely be the responsibility of schools

Staff Editorial

September 19, 2019

It’s the first newspaper of the year, and we are again discussing school security. It may seem redundant, but in light of the ongoing construction to build the Northfield campus’ wall/vestibules, the installation of side entrance...

Nationwide youth rises up

May Paddor

March 23, 2018

On Mar 14th, schools across the nation participated in a walkout in support of the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and to advocate for school safety against gun violence. Several high schools in neighboring dis...

Living in fear does not make us safer

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2018

On Wednesday, Mar. 14, New Trier held its breath as news slowly trickled in about the gunman situation at Northwestern. Everybody knows somebody there. 9th period that day felt like the longest 40 minutes ever.   Around 2:15 P.M.,...

We need change now

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2018

On Tuesday Mar. 20, yet another school shooting took place, this time in Maryland at Great Mills High School. A seventeen year old male shot and wounded two students with a handgun, before being shot by resource officer Blaine...

Gubernatorial candidates’ positions on gun control

New Trier News Staff

March 9, 2018

Jeanne Ives “We need to think holistically about law enforcement. Give police, prosecutors, public defenders and judges the resources they need and hold them accountable for performance. Sanctuary city and state designations,...

An interview with Daniel Biss on gun control

Eleanor Kaplan

March 9, 2018

New Trier News: What role do students play in the fight for gun control? Daniel Biss: “The lesson from Parkland is that students are leading the fight for gun safety. After generations of stagnation on this issue, lines hav...

Let the walkout be a walkout

Ezra Wallach

March 2, 2018

Dear Student Alliance and the New Trier administration, on behalf of myself as well as many of my peers, I ask you to please do less. Student Alliance and others are planning the Mar. 14 walkout as a safe and seamless demonstr...

Don’t silence students; empower them

Emily Abt

March 2, 2018

“Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We...