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The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

Being educated is not black and white

Being educated is not black and white

Najiah Osborne-Francellno, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

While being educated can look different for everyone, Merriam Webster defines the word educated as simply “receiving a formal education”; however, when you're a person of color, many may perceive it...

Intentionality of language is everything: an examination of the N-word

Intentionality of language is everything: an examination of the N-word

Sarah Parisien, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

On October 15, actress Gina Rodriguez found herself at the epicenter of public backlash for a video posted, and then quickly deleted, from her Instagram. While jamming out to the Fugees, Rodriguez rapped...

Remembering ETHS grad, beloved staff member Laurette Levy

Remembering ETHS grad, beloved staff member Laurette Levy

November 8, 2019

June 10, 1959 - Oct. 29, 2019 Laurette Levy, beloved staff member and ETHS graduate, died on Oct. 29. Levy is survived by her husband and two daughters.  In the words of Levy’s family: “Laurette...

Unpacking the complexities of racial identity

Unpacking the complexities of racial identity

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

It is important for me to share my experiences with you because I am not the only student who feels this way. Whether it is gender identity, sexuality or race identification, many students are struggling...

Mental health support is more than a hashtag

Mental health support is more than a hashtag

Mathilda Hallstrom, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Every year, when Mental Health Day rolls around on Oct. 10, my Instagram feed is replete with passionate posts on the subject: my peers share paragraphs about their own experiences, detailing life with...

A Trip to Remember: China Trip 2019

Sofia Williams, Staff Writer October 7, 2019

On June 8, 2019, 10 students enrolled in Mandarin Chinese left for a trip that allowed them to completely immerse themselves in the everyday lives of teens living in China.  Accompanied by Chinese...

Be wise and use all that ETHS has to offer

Be wise and use all that ETHS has to offer

Everneesa Beech , Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Wen mi first move to Evanston mi did surprised cause a the diversity a people weh live yah, Mi did even more suprised by how dem nice and how welcoming dem was, Mi did a 15 when mi move come a Evanston....

Ability to pay > natural ability: athlete's access to camps can limit achievements

Ability to pay > natural ability: athlete’s access to camps can limit achievements

Linnea Mayo, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

High school sports. A prime interest for several ETHS students. From volleyball to soccer to swimming to badminton, ETHS has a wide variety of sports to offer. However, the ability to play one of these...

How lack of school spirit affects students

Lauren Dain, Jessica Seghal, and Sydney Ter Molen September 27, 2019

ETHS has a spirit problem; student attendance and involvement in school-sponsored events has been decreasing. This has caused the administration to reevaluate what spirit events are worth planning and...

Racial and socioeconomic implications in how ETHS lost its spirit

Racial and socioeconomic implications in how ETHS lost its spirit

Caroline Jacobs and Aldric Martinez-Olsen September 27, 2019

While not the only cause, the demographic diversity at ETHS may play a role in student engagement at school-organized events like dances and sporting events.  The ETHS student body comes from a vast...

How ETHS is using student voice to change its curriculum

How ETHS is using student voice to change its curriculum

Louise Bond and Nora Miller September 27, 2019

“What was missing? It was student voice,” Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Peter Bavis said. Beginning in the spring of 2018, a new curriculum review project was launched...