Hate crimes are inherently political, but so are we

Editorial Board

November 2, 2018

Thursday: a white man walks into a Kroger grocery store and shoots two black Kentucky citizens. After footage circulates of the man trying to break into a nearby black church moments before, authorities dispel any doubt that the...

When voting becomes a privilege, not a right

Danielle Kurensky, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018

Democracy is the fundamental cornerstone of the United States. It is what this nation was built on: the notion that the general population has a say in the government. Throughout history, amendments have been passed to ensure...

Social media activism is #notenough

Darcie Kim, Feature Editor

October 26, 2018

Being politically woke has become a trend. There’s nothing wrong with staying informed about political issues and spreading awareness to promote a movement’s popularity. If anything, this should be encouraged. However sharing...

Younger generation disenchanted by political climate

Layla Saqibuddin, News Editor

October 26, 2018

It’s no secret that younger generations generally have significantly lower election turnout rates. The U.S. Census Bureau cites that only 17.1 percent of 18- to-24-year-olds voted in 2014. According to The Washington Post,...

Vote if you care, and you do

Ezra Wallach, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018

Regardless of whether you’re voting in a few weeks, you still probably have some idea what your political beliefs are. Unlike in the past, candidates almost always vote along party lines no matter the scenario. During the...

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...

Learning to speak your mind is more valuable than you think

by Camille Baer, Opinions Editor

May 16, 2016

With seniors leaving, and the school year coming to an end, it’s time to start thinking about the people we want to be next year. And for graduating seniors, this seems to be even more pertinent. Once we step onto our future...

Though abrasive, Donald Trump speaks voters’ minds

Carly Travis, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2015

Is Donald Trump’s ideology off center? I say maybe not. The rather narcissistic GOP candidate tends to spit misogynistic comments left and right and I’m not necessarily prepared to agree with those ones specifically. Nonetheless,...