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Girls basketball struggles offensively against top ranked Simeon, values experience from their 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 1 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...

Professional baseball player, ETHS alum on athletics amid the pandemic

Professional baseball player, ETHS alum on athletics 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...

Art by Ellie Lind

Opinion | There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor December 14, 2020

2020 has been a hard year for all of us. From the plague sweeping over our homes and disrupting our communities, to the turbulent events following the murder of George Floyd, to an election that dragged...

Art by Saskia Teterycz

Opinion | Students must take COVID-19 restrictions more seriously

Christopher Vye, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

With confirmed U.S. coronavirus infections topping an average of 200,000 per day, the rollout of new Tier 3 restrictions in Illinois and the ever-looming threat of another stay-at-home order, it is safe...

Opinion | 2020 has been one of the most influential years in our lifetime

Linnea Mayo, Assistant Opinion Editor December 14, 2020

As we stepped into 2020, no one could have expected the quick turn this year had, and the tremendous impact it will forever carry. Simply put, 2020 has been one of the most influential years in terms of...

How breakout rooms are the blind dates of e-learning

Anika Radhakrishnan, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

The moment the teacher says, “I’m going to put you all in breakout rooms now,” is the moment when all the color drains from your face. Your eyes widen, and your heart beats out of nervousness. Teachers...

Photo by Madison McGuire

Northwestern football fills void of ETHS sports

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

One of the greatest Friday traditions in America, high school football, was absent in Illinois this fall due to the coronavirus restrictions set in place by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA)...

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