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Tied up in tech

Tied up in tech

Alex Haab, Opinion Editor March 31, 2014

We are shackled to technology. Whether it is to our phones, computers, Siri, Wikipedia, or even Google, we rely too heavily on modern technology these days. While our parents used to go to a library and...

Controversy over obesity has no merit

Controversy over obesity has no merit

Peggy Giordano, Opinion Editor March 31, 2014

Our school is ignorant. People are too misguided by whether or not obesity should be classified as a disease that they’re ignoring to problem of obesity entirely. The obesity issue has a single...

Ruining Education

Ruining Education

Daniel Schoenfeld, Opinion Columnist March 31, 2014

Our education is far more important than a teacher’s job security. Tenure favors teachers’ careers and job security over student education. It compromises the utmost important goal of the education...

Stop breaking the bank for formal

Stop breaking the bank for formal

Annie Keenan, Opinion Editor March 31, 2014

$300 is too much for a school dance. Every year, girls and boys spend an excessive amount of money on the Spring Frosh/Soph Formal. The cost of the ticket is small in comparison to how much money students...

Freshmen Neftali Quiroz, Meghan Ter Molen, Gariecia Rose, and Athos Zachery check Yik-Yak on their phones.

Anonymous bullying is an act of cowardice

Milo Krimstein, Opinion Writer March 31, 2014

It is not only easy to insult others who have no actual connection to you – it’s cowardly. A few weeks ago, an app called Yik Yak tore its way through schools across the country. The app enables...

Black History

Black History

Tyler Dixon, Entertainment Editor March 11, 2014

We should acknowledge the beginning. Black students need to be informed of their ancestors and the strides they made to better the lives of black people in the United States. In the public and private...

Religion, Bible are poor excuses for anti-gay sentiment

Religion, Bible are poor excuses for anti-gay sentiment

Daniel Schoenfeld, Opinion Columnist March 7, 2014

The Bible feeds bigotry. It is nearly unfathomable that the largest religion in the world still bases its beliefs and sermons off of an outdated book that preaches intolerance and backwards thinking...

Legalization won't weed out stoners

Legalization won’t weed out stoners

Peggy Giordano, Opinion Editor March 7, 2014

While the pot culture is becoming legalized in some states in America, Illinois should not be one of them. Medical marijuana was legalized in Illinois at the beginning of the year, which was a wise...

Website ban censors education

Website ban censors education

Annie Keenan, Opinion Editor March 7, 2014

404 page not found. It’s a message students are all too familiar with when they can’t access certain websites. The bans that ETHS has on certain websites limit our education and cause problems...

Evanston deserves a skyscraper

Evanston deserves a skyscraper

Milo Krimstein, Opinion Writer March 7, 2014

  While a 40 story skyscraper may not do much in Chicago, among the buildings in Evanston’s downtown neighborhood, 40 or even 30 stories would drastically reinvent Evanston’s skyline Evanston...

We need to respect St. Patrick's Day

We need to respect St. Patrick’s Day

Alex Haab, Opinion Editor March 7, 2014

To many, March 17 is a day that involves wearing green, seeing the Chicago River dyed, watching a parade, and drinking. However, to many, St. Patrick’s Day is both a traditional religious holiday and...

Sochi not a safe host for Winter Olympics

Sochi not a safe host for Winter Olympics

Peggy Giordano, Opinion Editor February 18, 2014

Athletes are in danger. When Russian President Vladimir Putin passed the “gay propaganda” bill on June 30, 2013, violating three articles in the European Convention of Human Rights, Russia should...

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