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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

Opinion | After eliminating semester exams, ETHS should move back fall start date

Christopher Vye, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

When ETHS announced that semester exams would no longer be held upon an in-person return to the school, myself and many of my fellow students breathed a collective sigh of relief. Though I didn’t exactly...

Opinion | The consequences of removing finals at ETHS

Linnea Mayo, Assistant Opinion Editor April 26, 2021

On Wednesday, March 24, ETHS officially announced their changes for the 2021-2022 school year, and amongst this was the decision to eliminate final exams. In my experience, the entire finals week and time...

Opinion | Why I didn’t opt into hybrid learning

Maddie Coyle, Opinion Editor April 26, 2021

On March 1, ETHS announced their plan to initiate a hybrid learning program, after students spent the last year learning virtually. The plan called for students to opt into the hybrid learning plan with...

Mad style: Hot Girl [Skinny] Summer

Mad style: Hot Girl [Skinny] Summer

Madison McGuire, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 26, 2021

Body positivity, inclusivity, photoshop, Instagram feeds, backhanded compliments, and TikToks: the never-ending cycle of what it feels like a thin person’s world. Social media is driving the body positivity...

From L-R: Isaiah Holden, Blake Peters, Elijah Bull

Timeline: Year-long rollercoaster puts Kits in ‘win-and-in’ situation

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor March 10, 2021

Evanston basketball, like everything else in the world, was drastically altered by the coronavirus pandemic, which overtook our lives a year ago. Now, back on the court, the Kits will enter Beardsley Gym...

Girls basketball struggles offensively against top ranked Simeon in loss

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor February 23, 2021

After succumbing to a 13-2 deficit early in the first quarter, Evanston could never close the gap en route to a 17-point loss to the reigning 3A state champions, Simeon. Despite showing a glimmer of...

Blake Peters goes up for a layup in the 4A State Championship game against Belleville West

Decade report: Assessing Sun Times’ Evanston boys basketball evaluation

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

Throughout the past month-and-a-half, Chicago Sun-Times high school sports contributor Joe Henricksen has been counting down the 50 most winningest Chicagoland boys basketball teams of the decade (the...

Ransom runs a route before catching a pass

My journey as a Division I football prospect during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kamau Ransom, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

This past year for me, as an athlete, has been somewhat of a blessing. Since four years of age, football has always been my sport. Every single year, I've played and enjoyed it more. It has been my...

Tier One: a breakdown of what a return to athletics entails for ETHS

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

On Friday, Jan. 21, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Governor JB Pritzker announced that all high school sports will be played this year in regions that are in ‘Phase 4’. Just one week...

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

Why I worry about the IHSA’s plan for sports to return

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

Before I dive deeper into this issue, I would like to say that I am missing high school sports—I greatly miss the community, competition and comradery that come with it. Additionally, I know that I am...

Minor leaguer, ETHS alum, on baseball amid the pandemic

Minor leaguer, ETHS alum, on baseball amid the pandemic

Peter Barbato, Sports Editor December 14, 2020

When Jack Anderson graduated from Evanston in 2012, he never would have guessed that he’d be back on the ETHS baseball field to man the mound. Fast forward to eight years and one pandemic later, and...

Opinion | Leadership curriculum should remove antisemitic book

Opinion | Leadership curriculum should remove antisemitic book

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

When choosing classes for my junior year, I was excited to take Junior Leadership for PE. I wanted to be a part of a community that focused on helping others around the school and building a positive learning...