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Students must value global issues

Students must value global issues

Gabby Smith, Opinion Editor October 3, 2014

Drop your cell phone and pick up a newspaper. Students at ETHS are horribly unaware of the huge global conflicts occurring right now. The problem isn’t that the student body isn’t aware, it’s...

Sheeran changes the meaning of live music in Chicago

Sheeran changes the meaning of live music in Chicago

Linnea Lipson, Opinion Editor October 1, 2014

While most artists come to a live performance equipped with backup singers and a full band, Ed Sheeran graced the stage at Allstate Arena on Sept. 16 with a loop pedal, a guitar and a microphone. I’ve...

Listen to students to improve lunch menu

Matt Schroder, Opinion Writer September 29, 2014

The lunch at ETHS is lackluster. With no student input, the cafeteria food has plenty of room for improvement. The United States Department of Agriculture has recently put into effect new nutrition...

There are easy ways to get through school

There are easy ways to get through school

Daniel Schoenfeld, Opinion Columnist May 23, 2014

School is a game. Similar to chess, school involves making a series of correct moves to succeed. I succeeded in high school because I learned to play the game. I knew when to play the sympathy card;...

Senior Studies is a class like no other

Senior Studies is a class like no other

Milo Krimstein, Opinion Editor May 23, 2014

There isn’t a class at ETHS where students learn or grow more than in Senior Studies. I was lucky enough to take Senior Studies this year, and the class has opened my mind in ways no other course...

Don’t take ETHS for granted

Don’t take ETHS for granted

Alex Haab, Opinion Editor May 23, 2014

We shouldn’t take ETHS’ unique nature for granted. Thanks to movies like Mean Girls and American Pie, media representations of American high schools leave eighth graders wary of the future. However,...

Halt AP Tests

Halt AP Tests

Daniel Schoenfeld, Opinion Columnist May 1, 2014

The College Board is a fraudulent, thieving organization. The College Board charges $89 for students to take a test in order to receive college and AP credit. The problem is that in its mission statement,...

Gap years stimulate inspiration

Gap years stimulate inspiration

Peggy Giordano, Opinion Editor May 1, 2014

Gap years can provide students with a temporary sanctuary from formal education and should be a more popular alternative to jumping into undergraduate education. Students are increasingly choosing to...

Letters Lack Legitimacy

Letters Lack Legitimacy

Annie Keenan, Opinion Editor May 1, 2014

If you’ve ever copied homework just to “get the points,” you’ve put your grade before your education. This is the way many students work, and it needs to change. Everyday, students search for...

Don’t take our creative community for granted

Milo Krimstein, Opinion Writer May 1, 2014

Creativity surrounds us in Evanston, and most of us don’t even realize it. Evanston is a community full of creative minds, and while the town has done a great job appreciating its artists, high...

College and Career coordinator Beth Arey helps Marcus Starks, junior, with post-secondary plans.

Affordable local schools are not inferior to big name universities

Alex Haab, Opinion Writer May 1, 2014

Education is more than a school’s name. Many believe that these days, the only schools that churn out successful graduates are those with big, recognizable names. However, the recognizability of a big...

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