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The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

Illustration by Saskia Teterycz

Coronavirus quarantine sparks mental health crisis

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer April 7, 2020

In the last few weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has swept the nation. Restaurants and bars have closed, schools and colleges have shut down and moved to online learning, and the entire State of Illinois...

Students adjust to social isolation, e-learning

Students adjust to social isolation, e-learning

Callie Grober, Eden Drajpuch, and Meredith Herrick April 3, 2020

Contributor: Tamara Guy  Reactions to social distancing In the wake of COVID-19 and ETHS’ recent announcement about extending the district-wide closure to April 30, many ETHS students have turned...

We must support artists who resist toxic masculinity

We must support artists who resist toxic masculinity

Antonia Languilla, Staff Writer April 3, 2020

Gender is a social construct. The idea of gender has been created and accepted as a society.  However, when dealing with the conversation about gender being a construct, another conversation often opens...

Illustration by Saskia Teterycz

It’s time to end the stigma. Period.

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

The swimming unit in P.E. class can be painful for many people: getting in the cold water in the middle of the day, walking around school with wet hair and wet clothes, and smelling like chlorine for weeks...

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50 years later — Youth led anti-war activism persists

Saskia Teterycz, Assistant Opinion Editor January 31, 2020

When President Donald Trump dissolved the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran in May 2018, a sense of nervousness arose in particular progressive states around the country. Following the...

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Social media decade: shaping the 2010s in our memories

Eli Marshall, Feature Facilitator January 31, 2020

After 3,652 days, 120 months, and 10 years, the 2010s decade is in the books. So much time, and so many memories that all of us who lived through the decade have experienced. Even if at the surface it’s...

Illustration by Saskia Teterycz

“New Year, new me” creates unrealistic expectations

Maddie Coyle, Assistant Opinion Editor January 31, 2020

2020, a new year, a new decade. Long forgotten are the pitfalls of 2019 and here we are, ready to welcome the new beginnings that 2020 may bring. Resolutions are a key aspect of the New Year. We use...

The Daily Northwestern should not have to apologize for doing their job

The Daily Northwestern should not have to apologize for doing their job

December 14, 2019

Early last month, Northwestern’s student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, came under fire by students who protested former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to the Northwestern (NU) campus....

13 Reasons Why is harmful for mental health

Annie Johnson, Staff Writer December 14, 2019

Trigger Warning: The following piece discusses a show that contains topics such as drug abuse, sexual assault and self-harm. I have to admit, controversy intrigues me. Whenever I hear about a book,...

It’s time to recognize benefits of women’s colleges

Saskia Teterycz, Assistant Opinion Editor December 14, 2019

Women-only colleges have been around for well over 150 years in the U.S., with the “Seven Sisters”--Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley--being among the most well-known...

Culture of overwork contributes to student stress

Lia Sheahan, Staff Writer December 14, 2019

With the rising epidemic of student stress, overwork and mental health issues, students are signing up for more and more advanced classes and programs than ever before. The question is- is allowing student’s...

Normalizing gossip perpetuates ‘mean girl’ culture

Normalizing gossip perpetuates ‘mean girl’ culture

Maddie Coyle, Assistant Opinion Editor December 13, 2019

Gossip is best defined as “chatty talk, the spreading of sensational or intimate information,” according to Psychology Today. In mainstream media, gossip has become normalized through movies, TV and...