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Image courtesy of Mateo Solis

Inside the world of junior national karate team member Mateo Solis

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor December 23, 2021
Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of any ETHS athlete so far this school year came in early September when junior Mateo Solis won a silver medal at USA Karate Nationals. This finish not only guaranteed Solis a spot on the Junior National Karate Team, but also marked his first time on the team in three years.
Illustration by Kupu Sumi

Opinión | El colegio no es para dormir, la casa no es para estudiar

Maria Gomez, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

La vida de los jóvenes  se caracteriza por una sola rutina que se repite sin otro propósito que su año escolar. Los estudiantes se esfuerzan por sobresalir y llevar sus años de estudio de una manera...

Girls wrestling makes debut with team of 11

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor December 23, 2021

Making its debut as a separate, all-girls team this year, ETHS girls’ wrestling has been able to grow rapidly in size—inspiring young, capable female athletes to excel at the sport. “It shows...

Opinion | IHSA Should Create a Policy to Address Racism in Competition

Jacques Philippe, Assistant Sports Editor December 23, 2021

When I first started playing football at ETHS, it was an exciting experience. I had to wait an extra half-a-year to actually start playing games, and one of the moments that stood out to me was from the...

Growth mindset guides girls basketball forward

Olivia Ohlson, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Girls varsity basketball has been off to a strong start to open the 2021-22 season. Away at Maine South for its first conference game of the season, Evanston was tied with the Hawks at halftime but pulled...

Opinion | Block periods should have been implemented long ago

Maddie Molotla, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Almost two years ago, students all around the world were sent home for an “extended spring break” in hopes of eradicating a new virus, COVID-19. Panic spread like a virus itself, those early days were...

Opinion | ETHS’ sophomore advisory program misses the mark

Milo Slevin , Staff Writer December 23, 2021

This year, ETHS is trying out a new Sophomore advisory program. The objective is to provide opportunities for sophomores to organize their goals and start to plan for their future. However, this program...

Boys basketball wins third straight Thanksgiving Classic tournament

Owen Chiss, Henry O'Malley, Staff Writers December 23, 2021

Following nine seniors graduating after a historic season for ETHS boys basketball last year, head coach Mike Ellis is starting from the ground up with almost a completely new team. As a matter of fact,...

Boys swim & dive sweeps Loyola at season opener

Alexis Rogers, Assistant Sports Editor December 23, 2021

Reflecting upon their first victory against Loyola and looking ahead into the busy schedule boys swim & dive faces this winter, senior varsity swimmer and co-captain Aaron Martin believes that the...

A rebuilding season for girls bowling

Eli Bachochin, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Another interesting sport that does not receive the attention it deserves at ETHS: girls bowling. While to a lot of people it may not seem like the most noteworthy sport, girls bowling has actually been...

Letter from the editor | On the need for a more human-centered sports section

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor December 23, 2021

In sports journalism, it's easy for creators and consumers to objectify athletes. Frequently, competitors are regarded in stories solely for their material value: their point averages, their personal-bests,...

Boys bowling starts season 7-2

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor December 23, 2021

Last year, amid COVID-19 restrictions, ETHS boys’ bowling meets were strictly virtual— athletes literally competed in different rooms from their opponents. Although a less than ideal situation, many...