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Emotions run high during, after two-hour lockdown

Emotions run high during, after two-hour lockdown

Jilian Denlow and Jessica Sehgal December 23, 2021
At 10:16 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, the ETHS building went into hard lockdown, signifying a present threat in the building, resulting in staff and students hiding and locking the doors to all classrooms. At 12:39 p.m., the lockdown was lifted and students were dismissed for the rest of the school day. “For me, it was just fear the entire time,” junior Alice Lavan shares.
Students, staff reimagine end of semester without final exams

Students, staff reimagine end of semester without final exams

Macyn Hoeveler and Elizabeth Wenning December 23, 2021

As of spring 2021, ETHS announced it would be eliminating end-of-semester final exams from the school curriculum. Previously, ETHS students had a week of final exams from every class at the end of every...

Students recount non-Eurocentric holiday celebrations

Students recount non-Eurocentric holiday celebrations

Foster Ellen, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Walk nearly any street in December, and you’ll see street lights wrapped in twinkling lights, wreaths displayed on doors, Christmas trees peeking through windows with a big white angel or star on top....

Students detail holiday plans as COVID cases rise

Students detail holiday plans as COVID cases rise

Lily Kellams, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

With the anticipation of winter break on the rise within the ETHS community, many students are starting to make plans for how their two weeks of rest will be spent. While the idea of relaxing and turning...

P.E. Department introduces mental health practices to students

Charlotte Geyskens and Sam Molitor December 23, 2021

Recently, ETHS has taken strides towards bettering the mental health of the student body. Since October, students in all physical education classes have been taking time out of class to practice a type...

Teachers, staff respond to administrative changes

Eden Drajpuch and Jojo Wertheimer December 23, 2021

As of November, the administrative changes announced in mid-October took effect, changing the operations of the Deans, Student Services and Human Resources offices. After these changes were made public,...

Students reflect on conclusion of first semester with adaptive pause

Lauren Dain and Eden Drajpuch December 23, 2021

After ETHS saw the highest surge in COVID-19 cases the institution has seen this year, jumping from 21 the week of Dec. 3 to 129 the week of Dec. 10, the school moved to an adaptive learning plan for the...

Seniors document college application process

Seniors document college application process

Jilian Denlow and Ingrid Halverson December 23, 2021

The college admissions process draws a fine line between student success and defeat. For years, seniors have struggled to navigate submitting their applications and, now, after countless months of structure...

After semester of tumult, ETHS students call for change

Eden Drajpuch and Jojo Wertheimer December 23, 2021

As the 2021-22 school year resumed with complete in-person learning, many students found themselves questioning how to move forward after such a traumatic pandemic experience, especially as COVID-19 cases...

Students contrast year of e-learning with first semester of in-person learning

Ahania Soni and Rosie Witt December 23, 2021

After a semester of being fully back to in person learning, looking back on the year we spent in zoom classes almost feels like a fever dream. But for many students, the effects that year had on our outlook...

Students reflect on first semester, transition back to in-person learning

Clara Gustafson and Nora Ruderman December 23, 2021

After being in isolation for over a year, students got used to joining a Zoom, not saying anything, and then leaving. Because of this, coming into the 2021-2022 school year has been challenging for many,...