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

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Opinion | Changes to SATs will help reduce test-taking stress

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

For generations of high schoolers, the SAT has been something to dread. For many, spending hours answering questions and then painstakingly filling out over 100 tiny bubbles with a pencil was the only...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes

Opinion | Improved snow day planning is needed in the future

Kaia Cmarko, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

We all remember receiving the call where we would find out school got canceled due to the snow. After a year of virtual learning we all got used to doing school work online. Now it’s clear that ETHS...

Five divers, two state qualifiers, one team

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor February 28, 2022

Routinely stuck at the latter end of “swim & dive,” diving, despite its rich history at Evanston, is a sport that tends to be overlooked here. In fact, with a grand total of five team members,...

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Letter from the In-Depth editors | Fostering productive communication between Evanstonian, administration

Lauren Dain, Jessica Sehgal, and Meg Houseworth February 28, 2022

For the past three months, The Evanstonian’s In-Depth section has attempted to investigate the procedures and protocols in place for incident reporting at ETHS. We chose this topic due to another Evanstonian...

Opinion | New COVID-19 restrictions don’t solve the problem

Charlotte Geyskens, Elizabeth Wenning, Staff Writers February 28, 2022

Since students came back to school on Jan. 10, many changes have been made at ETHS in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Students have been expected to participate in COVID-19 spit tests weekly,...

State meet moves to new facility causing the end of beloved ETHS tradition

Owen Chiss, Lauren Dain, Staff Writer, Executive Editor February 28, 2022

2022 marks the end of an era. Since 1958, ETHS and New Trier have alternated hosting the IHSA State Final Swim Meets. However, that tradition will no longer continue. After the construction of the FMC...

Boys basketball takes regional crown

Owen Chiss, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

No one could stop senior Rashawn Bost from getting to the basket in Evanston’s regional semi-finals against Schaumburg.  Whether it was making highlight reel layups or kicking the ball out to an...

Boys basketball knocks off highly-ranked New Trier, prepares for IHSA playoffs

Owen Chiss, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

The clock ran out and so did the ETHS student section. Celebrating a historic win over a top-five opponent, ETHS students stormed the court. The night of Feb. 4, the Kits shocked the state by upsetting...

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Meet the inaugural class of ETHS girls wrestling

Olivia Ohlson, Lena Papa, Christopher Vye, Staff Writers, Sports Editor February 28, 2022

“We've had a history of girls on our wrestling team since the 90s,” says Athletic Director Chris Livatino. But up until this year, girls wrestling was never offered by the IHSA as an official sport....

Opinion | Open campus lunch for all grades improved social safety

Hazel Hayes, Rosie Witt, Staff Writers February 28, 2022

Throughout the transition back to in-person school, one thing that has been a constant challenge for students is feeling safe and comfortable during lunch, when you physically cannot wear a mask at all...

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Opinion | Athletics need to balance academic, athletic obligations

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor February 28, 2022

Across Illinois, the ETHS athletic department is accredited with being one of the most supportive, enriching resources out there for student-athletes. In fact, its own mission statement reads, “All student-athletes...

Girls gymnastics perseveres through injuries as a tight knit team

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor February 28, 2022

Though a second season during a pandemic did not come without its challenges, they proved to be no match for ETHS girls gymnastics. The team might not have been able to partake in many of its usual traditions...