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Staff Editorial

May 23, 2019

Today, the New Trier News’s 99th year comes to an end-- a year’s worth of news that’s comprised of your Science Olympiad triumphs and field hockey defeats, your letters to the editors and perspectives on potential technology...

Cady Heron would not approve

April 22, 2019

We all watched Lindsay Lohan as the character Cady Heron struggle to balance her old friendships with the pressure of maintaining her glossy new life amongst the plastics. We all witnessed the breakfast club rectify their differences...

Climate Strike is more important than a few hours of school

Staff Editorial

March 15, 2019

Last year, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg made global headlines for her weekly protests in which she skipped school every Friday to sit on the steps of the Swedish Parliament brandishing a sign that read “School Strike for...

We should re-examine dating booklets

Staff Editorial

February 15, 2019

No matter how you slice it, the issue regarding dating booklets is complex. On one hand, the assignment presents a productive opportunity for students to explore the subject of relationships: how do we build them? What am I looking...

Tests won’t determine your future

Editorial Board

December 14, 2018

At the beginning of this month, 8th graders flocked to NT for a placement test that will help determine their classes for High school. The anticipation and excitement of finally being at high school, however, was outweighed by the ...

It’s time to stop letting colleges dictate our lives

Editorial Board

December 7, 2018

How do we decide our extracurriculars? What makes the final cut? The reality is that in our competitive environment, many students at NT, as at every high school, pick and choose activities based on what they perceive colleges...

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...

Activism begins in the voting booths

Staff Editorial

March 16, 2018

In the past several years, young people have driven major movements for social and political change: we declared that Time’s Up, we showed up for the Women’s March in masses, and we led the protests in Ferguson and Baltimore...

The hunting ground: where the real predator is silence

Staff Editorial

March 2, 2018

On Thursday, Feb. 8, during an extended advisery period, while sophomores and juniors worked on course registration for the next school year, all seniors viewed “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about the culture surrounding s...

Freshmen need their own campus

Staff Editorial

December 8, 2017

All students can attest to the hallmark experience of attending New Trier West as freshmen, then transitioning to New Trier East for the remaining three years of high school. We can also agree that the separation of freshmen and...

Stop shaming people for getting sleep

Staff Editorial

December 1, 2017

“Sleep shaming” is an issue endemic to New Trier. It seems a peculiar ritual as students lament how little sleep they got as the teacher hands out the test, each aspiring to out-do their friends in a vicious cycle that harms...