It’s time for standardized tests to go

Staff Editorial, Editorial Board

November 1, 2019

The new ACT individual section retake policy will only exacerbate the score gap between students who come from wealthy families and those who are less well off.   That’s because a fee must be paid for each section retake, so stu...

Body shaming has no place in sports

October 17, 2019

Disqualifying swimmers due to a minor wardrobe malfunction is unfair and ridiculous. When initially hearing about this ruling, it was clear that this penalty was punishment for things simply beyond a swimmer’s control: the ...

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...

The news is yours

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...