The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

Linwan Lewis enjoys the summer.

Linwan Lewis travels to Slovakia to be au pair

Emma Dzwierzynski, Feature Writer May 27, 2015

While most students continue on to college or a job in the US, senior Linwan Lewis will be working, but not in just any ordinary place. “Next year I’m going to Slovakia as an au pair and I’m going...

Cut your times, not your hair

Cut your times, not your hair

Matt Shroeder, Opinion Writer February 27, 2015

Boys swimmers traditionally shave their heads at end of season. However, a simple swimcap is the best solution for increased speed in the water. One of the main arguments against swimmers cutting their...

Athletes have the obligation to give back to community

Athletes have the obligation to give back to community

Linnea Lipson, Opinion Editor February 27, 2015

While serving the community is important for all students, athletes should be required to participate in community service activities as a part of their team. It is important that sports teams learn...

PARCC testing limits students’ learning

Peggy Giordano, Opinion Editor February 27, 2015

The PARCC test is supposed to determine students’ readiness for post-secondary education, but it is taking away from valuable class time  to do so. PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of...

ETHS pushes students farther with technology

ETHS pushes students farther with technology

February 27, 2015

Log on. Teenagers spend almost 8 hours in front of screens per day, but that isn’t always a bad thing here at ETHS. Whether through smartboards, laptop carts, software updates, and of course, freshmen...

You can avoid failing

Claire Greising, Opinion Columnist February 11, 2015

Since this is the second semester, there’s a lot to think about. Underclassmen are plagued with the responsibility of selecting courses for the next calendar year and seniors must start sort-of deciding...

Junior Ceci Hansen holds her tardy pass.

Tardy policies are not severe enough

Gabby Smith, Opinion Writer February 11, 2015

Anarchy! The tardy policy is a joke, and too many students are showing up late. They should be dealt with just as severely as students who miss class entirely. Students need to realize that being...

Students waste service opportunities

Students waste service opportunities

Matt Schroeder, Opinion Writer February 11, 2015

Family First! Many ETHS students are involved in community service projects. These efforts should focus on the Evanston area first and foremost. The Evanston community should be your first priority...

Rena and Nkem

Our sit-in for Ferguson wasn’t a stand-up act

Rena Newman and Nkem Ekwenife, Guest Opinion Writers February 11, 2015

The recent sit-in for Ferguson didn’t really stand up to racial injustice. A greater conversation about the role of a white ally is long overdue. Racial tension crackles in the air with Selma’s...

Seniors should not drop second semester classes

Seniors should not drop second semester classes

Linnea Lipson, Opinion Editor February 11, 2015

It’s not break time. Now that it’s second semester, many seniors are ready to drop their more difficult classes in exchange for free periods, which is not a good idea in terms of the college acceptance...

Our View

Evanston needs to focus more on current events

February 11, 2015

Being educated about current events isn’t social media’s responsibility, it’s the school’s. But at ETHS, this focus is barely addressed. In the last month, news feeds, Twitter streams and TV...

Youth homelessness on the rise

Youth homelessness on the rise

Ivy Hettinger, News Editor February 11, 2015

Evanston winters are particularly cold, but for those without a home, it can feel even worse. “If you’re a homeless youth without a family, the only thing you really have to your name is your freedom,”...