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Edible Acres at ETHS serves as an example of what can be done within communities to fight back against environmental racism.

Combating environmental racism in Evanston

Gabi Karlan, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Every student has walked past Edible Acres at least once during their tenure at ETHS. Whether crossing the road from the bus stop at Dodge and Church or walking up to Lazier to watch a football game, they...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Cultivating self worth within a toxic society

Ingrid Halverson, Assistant Feature Editor January 25, 2021

 As a seventeen-year-old girl, I feel the toll of grasping for utter perfection from myself daily.  It's impossible to perfect a balance within the fine line we have drawn as a society between self-obsession...

The Actors Gymnasium was founded in 1995, and it has since become a nationally recognized performing arts center and a staple of the Evanston community.

From one circus family to another

Foster Ellen , Staff Writer January 25, 2021

I watch as Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi stands at the front of her practice gym, staring with eager eyes up at the silks hanging from the ceiling, where her students are rehearsing. The room is big, with a...

Girls face misogyny in class and out of the classroom

Girls face misogyny in class and out of the classroom

Jojo Wertheimer, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 25, 2021

A couple weeks ago, a group of female students did a presentation on the book “Schoolgirls” by Peggy Orenstein in my English class. The book focuses on the effects of the confidence gap and self esteem...

Opinion | The complexities of intergenerational trauma

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Intergenerational trauma has disproportionately impacted Black people, Indigenous people and people of color (BIPOC), because the history of America is on the basis of Black and Indigenous trauma. This...

Illustration by Valerie Larsen

Opinion | Standardized testing needs to be abolished

Saskia Teterycz, Opinion Editor January 25, 2021

Every year, juniors and seniors in high schools across the country take a test that will determine a path for the rest of their lives. As a result, the big, ugly and oppressive number they receive determines...

Students across country yearn for normalcy in school routines

Jilian Denlow, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Across the country, five students with separate experiences share a common denominator—a strong desire to return to normalcy. These students have expressed the ways this school year differs from previous...

Art by Madison McGuire

Mad style: express yourself

Madison McGuire, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 14, 2020

Personal expression is the cornerstone of our individuality, uniqueness and complex society. There are numerous ways to learn how to express yourself. Some can learn a hobbies to project their beliefs,...

Illustrations by Nora Miller

Genuine deliverance

Nora Miller, Executive Editor December 14, 2020

Melting down the gender binary at ETHS Growing up, until I was about five I am told, I would eat ice cream every night. Hands down, it was my favorite dessert, and my parents were happy to give it to...

A day in the life of a student, teacher during e-learning

Sydney Hletko and Saliha Ansari December 14, 2020

This 2020 pandemic has changed daily routines in drastic ways; rather than walking the halls and crowding the cafeteria, students and teachers struggle to get out of pajamas to face the new, remote life....

Illustration by Ellie Lind

Winter Break Activity Ideas 2020

Sophie Yang and Lila Portis December 14, 2020

As the weather gets colder and COVID-19 restrictions continue to be maintained, ETHS students are still encouraged to have fun in a safe and secure manner. Here are some ideas for activities to do over...

Illustration by Lila Portis and Ali Cutter

Music that encapsulates 2020

Lila Portis and Ali Cutter December 14, 2020

2020 has been a whirlwind of drama and emotions, but what’s a year without music?  Music has always gotten us through difficult times; 2020 is no different.  This year, as teens logged off of their...

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