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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

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Opinion | IHSA has an obligation to mandate vaccinations for student athletes

Sophia Sherman and Marin Ubersox September 17, 2021

From day one of the pandemic, the IHSA has attempted to put the health and safety of students before athletic performance. Between mask mandates and canceling seasons all together, its efforts have likely...

Volleyball digs out wins, commits to change off-court

Olivia Ohlson, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The girls volleyball team has had a few disappointing seasons in a row, finishing last year with a record below .500. This year, they hope to make a comeback by focusing on passing and setting as well...

Opinion | ETHS should adopt a more holistic grading system

Lauren Dain, Executive Editor September 17, 2021

With the school year in full swing and students adjusting to in-person learning, teachers are also passing out syllabuses and course expectations. The multi-page documents cover class etiquette, phone...

Girls XC has short season, making every season crucial

Lena Papa, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

Girls cross country is off and running after its first meet of the season on Sep. 4. With a diverse team ranging through many grades, the team looks for success in its short one-and-a-half month-long season....

Football struggles to find its footing, loses two straight

Alec Lloyd, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

After a long wait from 2019, ETHS football is finally back to playing in the fall. In the season opener on Aug. 27, the Wildkits defeated the Indian Trail Hawks, 26-6, in Kenosha, Wis.. The team demonstrated...

Boys golf aims to score lower as it takes on tough division

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor September 17, 2021

“So much of golf is not necessarily having really great holes, but minimizing really bad holes,” says Boys Varsity Golf Coach Jed Curtis. “There’s only so many strokes you can go lower: there’s...

Girls tennis traditions return as team comes together

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor September 17, 2021

After a season of losses and missed opportunities last year, girls varsity tennis is working hard to ensure it serves up one of its best seasons yet. Although its first contest of the year resulted...

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Boys soccer shoots for State, starts season undefeated

Jojo Wertheimer, Digital Content Editor September 17, 2021

As soon as fall sports begin, it’s easy to spot a rookie boys varsity soccer player. Every year, new players take an electric razor to the head, but as they lose their hair, they gain a team of driven...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes.

Under pressure: ETHS students adjust to in-person school

On Aug. 16, the doors of ETHS opened to a crowd of students awaiting busy hallways, friendly teachers and rows of desks. Two years ago, this picture could have evoked a multitude of emotions, but above all: normalcy. Now, these various components that complete a “normal” school day seem foreign.

Boys XC captains stir team’s commitment to excellence

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor September 17, 2021

With a stellar set of team captains and a more normal looking season this year, boys cross country is ready to do everything they can to make their runs count.  At the first meet of the year against...

Illustration by Claire Ripp.

Opinion | Rehumanizing ETHS comes with significant adjustments

Linnea Mayo and Maddie Coyle September 17, 2021

Linnea's thoughts Going into this school year, there were various expected changes awaiting students and staff, including the block scheduling, 85-minute class periods and no tardies that we had been...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes.

Opinion | Evanston needs to reflect on liberal media biases

Keiran Dubey, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

“I think a lot of the news is designed to get your attention in the worst way possible,” says senior Oliver Pratt. These words resonate with a lot of the American population in a way that presents...