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

ETHS weight room donor Michael Arrington reflects on career

Aryeh Lesch, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Every year, ETHS honors alums who have made an impact on their communities, both while at ETHS and later in their lives. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to members of different graduating classes,...

Wordle sensation takes ETHS community by storm

Wordle sensation takes ETHS community by storm

Sophia Siddiqui and Oskar Doepke February 28, 2022

It’s been hard to avoid the online word game that’s taking the internet by storm. Created by software engineer Josh Wardle for his puzzle-loving partner, Wordle, a web-based word game, has ballooned...

Anticipated movies set to arrive in 2022

Sam Froum , Staff Writer February 28, 2022

People are finally starting to return to the theaters, and, with so many great movies coming up in 2022, audience members won’t be disappointed. Whether you like comedy, action, adventure or mystery,...

To go with Jojo: Chocolate croissant crusade

To go with Jojo: Chocolate croissant crusade

Jojo Wertheimer, Digital Content Editor February 28, 2022

For those who have never experienced it, a Chicago winter is indescribably cold. The face-stinging winds, sub-zero temperatures and months spent in a sunless, gray haze doesn’t even begin to cover it....

ETHS administration, school board conduct formal superintendent search

ETHS administration, school board conduct formal superintendent search

Elise Goulding, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

In September of 2021, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon announced his retirement, effectively opening the role of District 202 Superintendent for the 2022-2023 school year. Shortly after Witherspoon’s...

School Board meeting presentation outlines decline in Advanced Placement, reading proficiency scores, impact of COVID-19

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor February 28, 2022

At the most recent Feb. 7 school board meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Pete Bavis offered an update on student test scores, participation in Advanced Placement level classes...

‘Awkward and uncomfortable:’ Students document experiences with school-wide COVID-19 testing

‘Awkward and uncomfortable:’ Students document experiences with school-wide COVID-19 testing

Clara Gustafson , Mackenzie Greco , and Izzy Rudolph February 28, 2022

Following the surge of COVID-19 cases at ETHS in the weeks leading up to winter break, ETHS implemented an adaptive pause and went remote for the last week of the first semester. Upon returning to school...

Season two of HBO’s Euphoria highlights relationships, prioritizes cinematography

Season two of HBO’s “Euphoria” highlights relationships, prioritizes cinematography

Sophie Yang and Ben Levy February 28, 2022

Euphoria is rated for mature audiences and discusses mature content. This review contains spoilers for season two. Season two of HBO’s acclaimed Euphoria premiered on Jan. 9th, with weekly episodes...

Former alderwoman Robin Rue Simmons remembers influential time as student

Aryeh Lesch, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Every year, ETHS honors alums who have made an impact on their communities, both while at ETHS and later in their lives. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to members of different graduating classes,...

Students recount experiences with winter burnout, lack of motivation

Lily Kellams and Madison Mann February 28, 2022

As the short days drag on and the freezing weather continues, there is no question that many students have started to reach the point of burnout—schoolwork piles up, motivation decreases and the months...

Gratitude for life at the core of Freshman/Sophomore production of ‘The Wong Kids In the Secret of the Space Chubacabra GO!’

Amy Grill and Mae Luning February 28, 2022

The Freshmen/Sophomore winter play opened on Feb. 3 in the Little Theater, the eve of ETHS’ second snow day in a row. An unfortunate occurrence, but… the show must go on!. The Wong Kids in the Secret...

ETHS set to become mask optional as of Feb. 28

ETHS set to become mask optional as of Feb. 28

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor February 22, 2022
As of Feb. 22, ETHS is set to transition to a mask-optional model on Monday, Feb. 28. Students and families were made aware of this change in an email addressed from Superintendent Eric Witherspoon. In ETHS’ mask-optional model, masks will no longer be required but will continue to be encouraged among staff and students to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.