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Cheaters never prosper

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2020

In my time in high school, I’ve been told about academic integrity probably around 20 times. Each year, in each class, I have sat through the lecture and signed a paper saying that I promise not to cheat. It has been made...

Workin’ on a way to make it outta Texas

Cleo Pool, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

I’m a junior so all I do is live and breathe college. I have my spreadsheet with tons of schools and every single stat I can find on each one. I’ve been told it’s over the top, but Google Sheets is my best friend. I’m just really excite...

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...

What success should really look like

Alex Rubinstein, News Editor

December 13, 2019

At New Trier, we are constantly inundated with messaging that equates success with elite colleges or athletic achievements. Even the surrounding community contributes to this culture. Just drive through Wilmette—streets...

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...

Hate speech can’t be answered with silence

Katy Pickens, Co-Editor in Chief

October 18, 2019

In 1997, four New Trier students were charged with hate crimes after spray-painting swastikas on a Northfield synagogue. A 21-year-old man had attempted to create a neo-Nazi group on the North Shore, recruiting many students, man...

Seniors and (some) juniors will be able to vote in the next election. So vote.

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor

October 17, 2019

A lot of people are turning 18 this year. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a Senior. Anyway, when you turn 18 you get to do a lot of things. Go to jail, get a tattoo, change your name, and perhaps the most exciting...

Trials and tribulations of college admissions

Emma Mansour, Opinions Editor

September 27, 2019

My parents tell me a lot of stuff. Most parents do. One thing they’ve told me over the years is that grades come first, meaning that grades, and having good ones specifically, comes before going to clubs or extracurriculars or hanging ou...

School Doesn’t Matter…That Much

Eva Roytburg, Opinions Editor

September 13, 2019

Several times this past summer, I have had the same conversation. Someone would ask me;   “What grade are you going to be in?”  Merrily, I would reply; “I’m going into my junior year.”  At this, their eyes would ...

It’s who you are, not where you go

Co-Editors in Chief

April 5, 2019

As seniors receive admissions decisions from colleges, juniors complete extensive research papers, and sophomores just begin the college search process, our worlds can seem pretty hectic. Despite gallant efforts by advisers and...

College has always been corrupt or The real college scandal

March 22, 2019

Imposters hired to take standardized tests; a tennis coach bribed to produce a fake recommendation; hapless children’s faces photoshopped onto the bodies of real athletes. The details of the college bribery scam are as much...

How many times did you cheat? (A lot)

Ezra Wallach, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2019

In the wake of the college admissions scandal that literally everyone was talking about last week, there was some very much expected discourse on the “New Trier Parents” Facebook page. From what I heard, some of that discourse...