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The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian


Three students reflect on intersection of fashion and self-expression

Ahania Soni, Feature Editor October 15, 2021

Jexa Edinburg  Being a freshman certainly isn’t easy, especially after COVID. The uncertainty around being in a new school doesn’t seem compatible with the level of confidence it takes to wear...

After developing hobbies while in lockdown for COVID-19, students attempt to maintain their newfound interests as school returns to its normal pace.

Students attempt to stick with their pandemic hobbies

Ingrid Halverson and Madison Mann October 15, 2021

  During quarantine, everyone found ways to fill the endless hours. From art to sports, ETHS students searched high and low for fulfilling hobbies. However, as life is returning to normalcy, students...

“A New Era” – Liana Wallace competes on SURVIVOR, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 41st season, with a special 2-hour premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.  Photo: Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment  2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

‘This is my dream’: ETHS alum, Evanston native on “Survivor”

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor October 15, 2021

Twenty-year-old Liana Wallace, an Evanston native, ETHS alum and current student at Georgetown University, is on the 41st season of CBS’s “Survivor” as a cast member. The show, which is filmed...

Masks alter how language classes can learn and operate

Elizabeth Wenning and Clara Gustafson October 15, 2021

  On Aug. 26, a statewide mask mandate was reinstated in Illinois due to the rise of the COVID-19 Delta variant. While masks historically have been worn to stop the spread of diseases, never before...

Students, Evanston residents reflect on local Halloween celebrations

Macyn Hoeveler and Kari Robinson October 15, 2021

Halloween has been a childhood staple for a lot of history. Dressing up in costumes, meeting up with friends and getting candy from neighbors are all common traditions. Its roots lie in a Pagan Celtic...

ETHS, New Trier alums, students reflect on school rivalry

ETHS, New Trier alums, students reflect on school rivalry

Jilian Denlow and Molly Riley October 15, 2021

From aggressive slogans and chants to hallway trash talk, almost every ETHS student has heard or voiced some bad things about New Trier. This isn’t a new fixture; even after nearly half a century,...

Black female athletes reshape mental health conversation

Taryn Robinson, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

Reflecting on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, it is important to evaluate the mental health stigma that exists for Black female-identifying athletes. With the Tokyo Olympics and other past summer sports tournaments,...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Underclassmen reflect on first month of in-person learning

Jilian Denlow , Clara Gustafson, and Sydney Hletko September 17, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the stereotypical fears of high school freshmen often included the intimidating upperclassmen, getting lost on the first day, being assigned overwhelming amounts of homework,...

Students, staff examine e-learning

Jilian Denlow and Ingrid Halverson September 17, 2021

On Aug. 16, nearly 4,500 students and staff members entered the building for the first day of the 2021-2022 school year, a large percentage of which hadn’t physically set foot in school since March of...

ETHS works to maximize COVID-19 protocol compliance

Macyn Hoeveler, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

In every capacity, ETHS has been closely following the COVID-19 guidelines for both the CDC and the IDPH. All HVAC filters have been replaced with MERV 13 filters, meaning that the air quality and circulation...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes

New bell aims to rehumanize transitions throughout school day

Ahania Soni, Feature Editor September 17, 2021

School bells are closely tied with a lot of emotions. The feeling of elation as class ends or after a long week. The stress of the period ending before you finished the last question on a test or when...

Teachers, staff respond to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor September 17, 2021

While many aspects of this school year thus far have been characterized by student experiences, important changes that also impact ETHS staff have occurred throughout the last few months.  Despite...