New Trier News

Go to the Lunch and Learns, cowards

Katy Pickens, Co-Editor in Chief

March 6, 2020

We at the New Trier News have written about mental health extensively, and rightfully so. It has been an important topic of conversation and cause for concern in this community, as well as throughout the rest of the c...

Everyone needs a lunch period

Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor

March 6, 2020

12:23. 12:24. 12:24. Though I was in Spanish class, my mind was spinning with mental math, spurred by the urgency of the ticking clock. Still 12:24. If I made it to the cafeteria in 2 minutes, I would have about a minu...

Suicide and mental illness are real. Let’s talk about it like it is.

Mattea Carberry, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

Something needs to be said, but I don’t hear anyone saying it. It’s no mystery that suicide and mental illness fall into the category of conversations people are uncomfortable having and tend to shelve for “l...

Psychologist, students discuss impact of social media on mental health

Amelia Jacobson, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Among the growing concern of social media’s negative influence on the mental wellness of teens in the media, some professionals and teenagers are emphasizing the positive impact on teens lives. A recent Pew Research Center...

Graphic depictions of suicide in media can lead to copycats, studies show

Cleo Pool, Sports Editor

September 27, 2019

With suicide becoming the 3rd leading cause of death for teens aged 12-19 in the United States, according to the CDC, it is hard to know where to draw the line when depicting it in the media.  A popular example of suicide portrayed on te...

Students support assemblies and seminars to discuss mental health

Nadia Jaikaran, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

New Trier seems to offer almost everything a student needs to flourish—from cooking clubs to coding classes, students are presented with an array of activities to choose from. Despite these offerings, some students believe New...

Burn out: New Trier’s epidemic

Sofia Papakos, Opinions Editor

September 26, 2019

I honestly didn’t know how to start out this article. For the past 2 years, I’ve had a hard time even describing ‘burning out.’ Regardless, of copious amounts of research I’ve done, there’s no real explanation for...

Schools struggle with handling the loss of a student

Hannah Sussman, News Editor

April 22, 2019

Similar to most hard questions, the question of how a school should handle the death of a student is one that is as important as it is complicated. To Evelina Pereira-Webber, a child and adolescent psychotherapist, the response...

Defining the boundaries of mental health terms

Molly George, News Editor

April 22, 2019

Apr. 13 was a sunny spring Saturday. On Apr. 14, the weather took a January-style turn with a freak blizzard. The weather was back and forth, unpredictable, surprising, confusing… but it was not bipolar. The headline “bipolar...

We need to change how we talk about mental health

Mattea Carberry, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

Phrases like, “She’s like psycho or something” are commonplace among the student body. While these statements aren’t usually said with malicious intent, they are insensitive to those who struggle with mental health. A...