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The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

Illustration by Kupu Sumi

Hilariously human: high school movie classics

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

High school movies are not just a prime form of entertainment. They give us characters that we feel like we can relate to on a personal scale. Watching them can be funny, emotional, entertaining and, usually,...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Underclassmen reflect on first month of in-person learning

Jilian Denlow , Clara Gustafson, and Sydney Hletko September 17, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the stereotypical fears of high school freshmen often included the intimidating upperclassmen, getting lost on the first day, being assigned overwhelming amounts of homework,...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi

A guide to ETHS Fine Arts classes

Anika Radhakrishnan and Charlotte Murray September 17, 2021

The arts give people a place to express themselves, use their creativity and form connections. With about fifty fine arts classes, ETHS offers an array of options for students to get involved, ranging...

Photo courtesy of Sadie Dowhan

CCMA’s timeless exhibit celebrates artist Frida Kahlo

Lila Portis, Ali Cutter, Sadie Dowhan, and Mae Luning September 17, 2021

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art’s Frida Kahlo Timeless Exhibit opens with a towering portrait of the artist herself, hair and skirt adorned with pink and white flowers, rested in front of a vibrant green...

ETHS staff reacts to in-person learning, logistics

Sofia Williams , Staff Writer September 17, 2021

ETHS is finally back, and it’s better than ever...according to some. After a year like no other, change at the school is undeniable; as the school year begins and the first weeks are completed, students...

Students, staff examine e-learning

Jilian Denlow and Ingrid Halverson September 17, 2021

On Aug. 16, nearly 4,500 students and staff members entered the building for the first day of the 2021-2022 school year, a large percentage of which hadn’t physically set foot in school since March of...

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ETHS science teacher Eric Brown recognized by White House, President Biden

Eden Drajpuch September 17, 2021

On Aug. 27, biology teacher Eric Brown was recognized by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden for his commitment to both his students and equity initiatives in the school.  Brown is a member...

ETHS works to maximize COVID-19 protocol compliance

Macyn Hoeveler, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

In every capacity, ETHS has been closely following the COVID-19 guidelines for both the CDC and the IDPH. All HVAC filters have been replaced with MERV 13 filters, meaning that the air quality and circulation...

COVID-19 FAQ with Superintendent Eric Witherspoon

Sari Oppenheimer, News Editor September 17, 2021

Prior to students reentering the building for the school year, ETHS staff created new protocols in an effort to ensure student safety and mitigate COVID-19 cases.  The new COVID-19 protocols focus...

Illustration by Sophie Yang

Shang-Chi: A legendary entrance to the MCU

Sophie Yang, Arts and Entertainment Editor September 17, 2021

SPOILERS FROM SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS AHEAD Fans eagerly awaited as the glaring red Marvel Studios logo appeared on the theater screen. As the lights dimmed, a new hero was introduced...

Ethical consumption in a materialistic world

Kayla Drajpuch, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor September 17, 2021

This summer, I had the opportunity to go to sleepaway camp for seven—yes, seven!— weeks. I packed my life into two black duffel bags and set out for Oconomowoc, Wis.. While I was packing, I had to...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes

Amidst resignations, Evanston government faces scrutiny

Aryeh Lesch and Reggie Teinowitz September 17, 2021

The City of Evanston government looks a lot different now than it did three, or even one, month ago. From a change in Evanston Police Department leadership to the City Manager’s resignation, Evanston...