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“No one was listening”: District 65 community fights for transgender, non-binary inclusive policies in response to harassment, inaction

Callie Grober, Eden Drajpuch, and Jude Hollenbeck January 31, 2020

Special education teacher Ren Heckathorne started working at the District 65 (D65) Park School in 2014. Having grown up in Evanston and participated in the PALS program as a middle schooler (a non-profit...

We Got It! Part II: The Treachery of Images

Quinn Hughes, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

A note from the author This article contains vivid imagery regarding depictions of Blackness and anti-black violence. I choose images in this article as a method of thinking with, and thinking through...

National School Psychology Awareness Week aims to aid national shortage

Meredith Herrick, Feature Facilitator December 13, 2019

Nov. 11-18 was National School Psychology Awareness Week. At ETHS, school psychologists spread awareness through presentations and posters around the building. “So here at ETHS our roles differ from...

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More than meets the eye: examining nutrition at ETHS

Nora Miller, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 13, 2019

Introduction  Periods 4, 5, and 6 at ETHS serve as a time to relax and refuel for several students. However, beyond the rows of tables and chairs lining North, East, West and South cafeterias is a...

Illustration by Grayson Charlton

Influencer culture, exclusivity creates toxic messages in media

Ingrid Halverson, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Before influencer culture became a main platform for online fame, fashion and beauty brands commonly endorsed celebrities to be the face of their products, along with non-profit organizations who teamed...

More than just a shirt: an examination of the harmful connotations of our fashion industry

More than just a shirt: an examination of the harmful connotations of our fashion industry

Ingrid Halverson, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

A few weeks ago on the 2019 New York Fashion Week runway, American fashion brand Bstroy displayed a sequence of hoodies representing Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Stoneman Douglas—four of...

College admissions scandal highlights role of wealth in education

Jojo Wertheimer, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Last March, 33 parents were indicted for paying a total of $25 million to get their kids into college. The scandal, known as Operation Varsity Blues, has sparked an intense debate throughout the nation...

Swimmers reflect on new NFHS regulations

Mimi Herrick, Feature Facilitator September 27, 2019

Swimmers can be disqualified for their events for numerous reasons: doing an extra kick, staying underwater for more than 15 meters, and now “improper” suit coverage.  On Friday Sept. 6, a swimmer...

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Euphoria exaggerates the misuse of drugs among American teenagers

Ingrid Halverson, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Following the life of 17-year-old drug addict Rue, recently released HBO drama series Euphoria graphically captures what teen drug use can look like in the United States. Some viewers argue that these...

Chicago’s history of redlining and what it means for POC neighborhoods today

Eden Drajpuch, Feature Facilitator August 21, 2019

As Chicago grapples with its environmental future, Evanston’s geographic proximity to the city forces Evanstonians to reckon with how a history of racist housing practices has led to environmental discrimination...

illustration by Ellie Lind

More than “stressed”: anxiety, school and social media

Mira Littmann, Staff Writer August 21, 2019

As summer ends, many students may find themselves dreading the anxiety that school causes. It’s normal for high schoolers to be affected by stress, but for students with anxiety, the feelings are more...

Progress of women’s sports leads to brighter future for female athletes

Progress of women’s sports leads to brighter future for female athletes

Jojo Wertheimer and Ingrid Halverson August 21, 2019

Over 15 million viewers in the U.S. held their breath as Meghan Rapinoe took a penalty shot on the Dutch goalie, scoring the first goal in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. With another goal from Rose Lavelle,...

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