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The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

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Dreams Delivered, ETHS’ prom dress service, offers inclusive options for seniors

Ingrid Halverson and Madison Mann April 18, 2022

Hours of shopping, with tailored measurements, bedazzled jewelry and a dress to wear for one night only. The hundreds, and sometimes even thousands, of dollars spent per year on prom “necessities”,...

How to make a career in the arts a reality: Students, staff provide advice for bringing your creative dreams to life

How to make a career in the arts a reality: Students, staff provide advice for bringing your creative dreams to life

Anika Radhakrishnan, Assistant Arts & Entertainment March 18, 2022

From a very young age, my passion has always been music. Thankfully, my parents gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in music by enrolling me in weekly piano lessons since I was five years old....

Local businesses ‘cautiously optimistic’ heading into spring

Local businesses ‘cautiously optimistic’ heading into spring

Mackenzie Greco and Madison Mann March 18, 2022

As Evanston nears the two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdown, it is undeniable just how much the pandemic has shaped how our modern world functions. To see this in real-time, look no further than...

From appearances to safety, decision to unmask isn’t easy for students

Clara Gustafson, Izzy Rudolph , and Rosie Witt March 18, 2022

With the recent change from masks being required to highly recommended at ETHS, many students have different opinions and thoughts as to whether or not they should wear a mask. While this decision is for...

Ghosting: the practice that haunts ETHS students

Ghosting: the practice that haunts ETHS students

Ingrid Halverson and Jojo Wertheimer March 18, 2022

ETHS has a problem: its students are haunted. There’s a sinister force at work in our lives, infiltrating the hallways of the high school and haunting romantic and platonic relationships alike. This...

As Witherspoon looks towards retirement, students express hope for replacement

Molly Riley and Elizabeth Wenning March 18, 2022

Superintendent Eric Witherspoon, who has been the ETHS superintendent for nearly 16 years, recently announced his retirement on Sept. 13, 2021, raising many questions surrounding who his successor will...

Students on the complexities of balancing work and academic commitments

Macyn Hoeveler and Lily Kellams March 18, 2022

All of us ETHS students will need to work at some point in our lives—whether it's to make a little bit of pocket change, to pay for food and rent or to support our families. As adults, we’ll be expected...

Students, staff react to updated COVID-19 guidelines

Students, staff react to updated COVID-19 guidelines

Eden Drajpuch and Jilian Denlow March 4, 2022

As of Feb. 28, ETHS has moved to a “mask-recommended” model, meaning that masks are encouraged, but not required within the ETHS building. This decision comes as a result of multiple lawsuits that...

To mitigate waste, ETHS students work to pilot environmentally conscious mask programs

Ahania Soni , Feature Editor February 28, 2022

One of the unforeseen harms of the pandemic has been pollution. Although people staying at home for a year were able to reduce their waste outputs, a new, very harmful pollutant sprung up in the form of...

Students reflect on course selection process

Students reflect on course selection process

Ahania Soni , Feature Editor February 28, 2022

Six months feels like a long time to do anything. And when it comes to course requests, it can feel especially strange to choose the courses for the following year when the second semester has barely begun....

2018 ETHS alum Sebastian Nalls on bid for alderman, running for mayor, and life as a long-time Evanstonian

Meg Houseworth , Assistant In-Depth Editor February 28, 2022

Recently, I sat down with my neighbor and prospective Ninth Ward alderman candidate Sebastian Nalls. At just 20 years old, Nalls already has a distinguished resume, including interning for Governor Pritzker...

Students recount mixed experiences with COVID-19 cases

Macyn Hoeveler and Molly Riley February 28, 2022

Personal experiences with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in no way follow a set outline. COVID-19 can manifest differently, and each person has their own experience with the sickness. Junior Ayla Conn...