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Administration outlines semester two changes

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor January 14, 2022

In an email sent earlier this week to students and families, the ETHS administration outlined changes that started at the beginning of semester two.. These changes came after a tumultuous end to first...

ETHS outlines return to school following winter break

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor January 9, 2022

Despite staggeringly high COVID-19 cases across Illinois and Cook County throughout the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, on Jan. 7, ETHS announced that students and staff would return to a full in-person...

Emotions run high during, after two-hour lockdown

Emotions run high during, after two-hour lockdown

Jilian Denlow and Jessica Sehgal December 23, 2021
At 10:16 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, the ETHS building went into hard lockdown, signifying a present threat in the building, resulting in staff and students hiding and locking the doors to all classrooms. At 12:39 p.m., the lockdown was lifted and students were dismissed for the rest of the school day. “For me, it was just fear the entire time,” junior Alice Lavan shares.
Students, staff reimagine end of semester without final exams

Students, staff reimagine end of semester without final exams

Macyn Hoeveler and Elizabeth Wenning December 23, 2021

As of spring 2021, ETHS announced it would be eliminating end-of-semester final exams from the school curriculum. Previously, ETHS students had a week of final exams from every class at the end of every...

ETHS implements in-school COVID testing for students

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor December 23, 2021

On Dec. 21, ETHS sent an email informing students and staff that COVID-19 testing of students would be implemented on Jan. 11 and 12 following winter break, an action meant to halt any virus spread as...

Industry professionals, ETHS staff members stress COVID boosters

Industry professionals, ETHS staff members stress COVID boosters

Aryeh Lesch and Oskar Doepke December 23, 2021

Following Superintendent Eric Witherspoon’s November intercom announcement imploring proper face mask usage, COVID-19 pandemic and prevention strategies have come into focus again at ETHS. With data...

Students recount non-Eurocentric holiday celebrations

Students recount non-Eurocentric holiday celebrations

Foster Ellen, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Walk nearly any street in December, and you’ll see street lights wrapped in twinkling lights, wreaths displayed on doors, Christmas trees peeking through windows with a big white angel or star on top....

Reports of 2020 spring cyber attack resurface

Lauren Dain, Executive Editor December 23, 2021

In May 2020, ETHS was the victim of a cybersecurity attack that caused a fraudulent wire transfer of $48,570 and the breach of over 1,000 Evanston residents’ personal information. Evanston Patch obtained...

Kimetsu No Yaiba (Demon Slayer) Mugen Train arc: more Rengoku

Kimetsu No Yaiba (‘Demon Slayer’) Mugen Train arc: more Rengoku

Anika Radhakrishnan, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor December 23, 2021

Disclaimer: This article contains major spoilers for both the "Demon Slayer" Mugen Train Movie and Arc. Set your heart ablaze. Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train was a widely...

Students detail holiday plans as COVID cases rise

Students detail holiday plans as COVID cases rise

Lily Kellams, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

With the anticipation of winter break on the rise within the ETHS community, many students are starting to make plans for how their two weeks of rest will be spent. While the idea of relaxing and turning...

P.E. Department introduces mental health practices to students

Charlotte Geyskens and Sam Molitor December 23, 2021

Recently, ETHS has taken strides towards bettering the mental health of the student body. Since October, students in all physical education classes have been taking time out of class to practice a type...