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

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...

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...

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....

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...

Teachers, staff respond to administrative changes

Eden Drajpuch and Jojo Wertheimer December 23, 2021

As of November, the administrative changes announced in mid-October took effect, changing the operations of the Deans, Student Services and Human Resources offices. After these changes were made public,...

Superintendent, School Board acknowledge wrongdoing

Lauren Dain, Executive Editor December 23, 2021

At the District 202 School Board meeting on Dec. 13, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon responded to comments made by Student Representative Barbara Tomaradze, who criticized the administration’s handling...