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Matthew Barbato

Matthew Barbato, Opinion Editor

By Matthew Barbato
Ben Easington jukes a defender. He will attend USC next fall.

Defying the odds: ETHS boasts ten Division I commits

Only about two percent of high school athletes nation wide reach division one college athletics, but this year ETHS is proud to sport ten division one commits in eight different sports. Since 2008,...

Speak up

Matthew Barbato, Opinion Editor March 17, 2017

While teachers often feel pressure to be objective, sharing their personal opinions with students during class discussion provokes students in a way that promotes positive discourse. The rules surrounding...

The cheating epidemic: It’s time for a mindset shift

The cheating epidemic: It’s time for a mindset shift

Matthew Barbato, Opinion Editor February 24, 2017

While people preach academic integrity at high schools everywhere, the reality is that most students feel pressure to cheat, and our current policy focuses too much on punishing dishonesty rather than...

Finsta creates an outlet for cyberbullying

Matthew Barbato, Opinion Editor December 16, 2016

While Finsta may seem entertaining and positive, too often it has strayed from its original intention and become a form of cyberbullying, and cannot be used as a way to deal with conflict. A Finsta,...

Not worth it

Not worth it

Matthew Barbato, Opinion Editor October 28, 2016

Eyes on the road. Driving while high, using Snapchat and or having four friends in the back seat has become the norm among teen drivers, and it needs to stop. Texting and driving is not always what...

Cheat the ImPACT test, cheat yourself

Matthew Barbato, Opinion Editor October 5, 2016

Let’s face it. Most high school athletes live in fear of what would really happen if they got a concussion. The thought of missing out on the season -- or even a week or two -- is not in your plans....

Boys lacrosse not worried about Trevian strength

Matthew Barbato, Sports Editor May 2, 2016

Although New Trier is coming off of back-to-back state championships, boys lacrosse will stick to their game plan and remain confident about the upcoming Trevian matchup on April 28. “We’ll doctor...

Tiny but mighty: David Rivera-Kohr’s hunger, drive have shot him to the top

Tiny but mighty: David Rivera-Kohr’s hunger, drive have shot him to the top

Matthew Barbato, Sports Editor March 7, 2016

What’s next? Senior David Rivera-Kohr is a four-year All-Conference wrestler, has the most wins in ETHS history and recently earned the title of All-American, but still refuses to be satisfied. David’s...

Sophomore Joe Epler skates past a New Trier defenseman.

Boys hockey hangs its hat on a successful season

Matthew Barbato, Sports Editor February 5, 2016

A season to remember. The talent filled boys hockey team held their own this year against the league’s powerhouses, and still have the postseason to look forward to. “With this team, it’s hard...

Girls basketball will face best teams in state this season

Girls basketball will face best teams in state this season

Matthew Barbato, Sports Editor November 20, 2015

Beating the best. Starting with their first tournament from Nov. 17-27, girls basketball will have to overcome some of the top teams in the state in order to be successful. “It’s a very good...

Swimming looks to build on last years success

Swimming looks to build on last year’s success

Matthew Barbato, Sports Editor August 24, 2015

With a strong senior lineup and two talented transfer students, the girls swimming team plans to build on last season’s momentum. “Last season was very good, with most swimmers meeting or surpassing...

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