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New Trier Political Journal

New Trier Political Journal

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#MeToo: The Revolution That Wasn’t

#MeToo: The Revolution That Wasn’t

Sam Gordon, Editor in Chief
February 7, 2023

In early January, the Golden Globes made its triumphant return to late-night broadcast, attempting to overcome its legacy of corruption, racism, and misogyny with a 3-hour ceremony featuring hundreds of...

Golf Courses are an Environmental Catastrophe

Golf Courses are an Environmental Catastrophe

Teddy Jack, Staff Writer
November 1, 2022

In my Consumer Education course, we were required to interview for a job. The job I interviewed for was the management and upkeep of a golf course. The sole question I had as I walked out of the interview?...

Missteps in Queer Rep: Where is Lesbian Nora Ephron?

Missteps in Queer Rep: Where is Lesbian Nora Ephron?

Sam Gordon, Editor in Chief
October 25, 2022

Over the course of the past decade, the queer community has seen a wonderful increase in media representation. Quality queer characters have thankfully become increasingly less akin to water in the desert...

Vertical Apple Eating: Saving Yourself, and the World

Vertical Apple Eating: Saving Yourself, and the World

Nathan Heftman, Editor in Chief
October 18, 2022

Most people eat apples without thought or consideration, but we may not be using the apple to its full potential. Instead of eating our apples horizontally, circling around the core, we should eat our...

An Interview with Liv Harmening

An Interview with Liv Harmening

Sam Gordon, Editor in Chief
May 31, 2022

On May 13th, I interviewed Liv Harmening, an educator working for the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault in Arlington Heights (NW CASA). As the Supreme Court is expected to overturn Roe v Wade and...

Western Feminism, the Hijab, and Covert Bigotry

Western Feminism, the Hijab, and Covert Bigotry

Helen Lerner, Staff Writer
April 5, 2022

The rules of covering are not explicit in the religious canon of Islam, considering how important of a cultural element it is to the modern Muslim faith. The first ideas of Muslim women veiling come from...

Mutations Create People: The Debate Over Selective Abortion

Mutations Create People: The Debate Over Selective Abortion

Maryanne Xu, Staff Writer
November 16, 2021

The belief that every human life holds infinite value pervades time and religions—existing as a fundamental truth to human nature. Yet, with accessibility and technological advancements rapidly increasing,...

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Nature, Nurture, and Shame

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Nature, Nurture, and Shame

Helen Lerner, Staff Writer
November 16, 2021

Being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) my sophomore year of high school was not necessarily unexpected, but nonetheless difficult. I was ashamed of my disability and wondered what could have...

Non-Binary In Social Binary: The Relationship Between Autism and Transness

Non-Binary In Social Binary: The Relationship Between Autism and Transness

Helen Lerner, Staff Writer
June 1, 2021

I articulated in my junior theme — an essay on self-reflection as a community — that being Jewish allowed me to be immersed in a cohesive group for the first time. This experience was vital to my...

The Nike GO FlyEase

All Sole, No Soul: An Examination of Disability and Fashion

MJ Jones, Editor in Chief
May 25, 2021

Earlier this year, Nike announced the GO FlyEase. Instead of laces or velcro, the shoe opens and closes on a hinge - you simply step in, push down, and you’re ready to go. The GO FlyEase comes in a single...

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