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Cultivating self worth within a toxic society

Ingrid Halverson, Assistant Feature Editor January 25, 2021

 As a seventeen-year-old girl, I feel the toll of grasping for utter perfection from myself daily.  It's impossible to perfect a balance within the fine line we have drawn as a society between self-obsession...

The Actors Gymnasium was founded in 1995, and it has since become a nationally recognized performing arts center and a staple of the Evanston community.

From one circus family to another

Foster Ellen , Staff Writer January 25, 2021

I watch as Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi stands at the front of her practice gym, staring with eager eyes up at the silks hanging from the ceiling, where her students are rehearsing. The room is big, with a...

Student volunteers prepare for a fall food drive.

Students continue service, activism during COVID-19

Bridget Baker, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Junior Joanna Tafolla has a full plate of community and social service responsibilities. She is a committee member of the ETHS Community Service Club, a board member of the school’s chapter of the Society...

Girls face misogyny in class and out of the classroom

Girls face misogyny in class and out of the classroom

Jojo Wertheimer, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 25, 2021

A couple weeks ago, a group of female students did a presentation on the book “Schoolgirls” by Peggy Orenstein in my English class. The book focuses on the effects of the confidence gap and self esteem...

Women’s history right in Evanston’s backyard

Women’s history right in Evanston’s backyard

Lauren Dain, In-Depth Editor January 25, 2021

In the late 1800s, Evanston resident Catharine Waugh McCulloch opened a law office in Chicago. She filled a need for legal representation for women facing abuse, custody battles, divorce and wage discrimination,...

“My crown, my sword:” Life as a hijabi at ETHS

“My crown, my sword:” Life as a hijabi at ETHS

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

Humans are nothing if not storytellers. The stories that we tell, the things that we place faith in and will into existence, guide us through the world that surrounds us; they give us hope in dark places,...

Families face financial instability during COVID-19

Families face financial instability during COVID-19

Angie Gomez, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

*Leah is a fictional name created for anonymity. On March 17, 2020, every student in ETHS stopped attending in-person classes and went through a dramatic shift to online learning, or e-learning. That...

Students across country yearn for normalcy in school routines

Jilian Denlow, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Across the country, five students with separate experiences share a common denominator—a strong desire to return to normalcy. These students have expressed the ways this school year differs from previous...

Three visions of criminal justice reform in Evanston

Maddie Coyle, Opinion Editor January 25, 2021

70 percent of officer-initiated use of force is against Black people stopped by police in Evanston, yet only 16 percent of the population in Evanston is Black. Black people were nine times more likely...

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Genuine deliverance

Nora Miller, Executive Editor December 14, 2020

Growing up, until I was about five I am told, I would eat ice cream every night. Hands down, it was my favorite dessert, and my parents were happy to give it to me. I felt so lucky to enjoy the coveted...

A day in the life of a student, teacher during e-learning

Sydney Hletko and Saliha Ansari December 14, 2020

This 2020 pandemic has changed daily routines in drastic ways; rather than walking the halls and crowding the cafeteria, students and teachers struggle to get out of pajamas to face the new, remote life....

Illustration by Kupunoli Sumi

The changing landscape of holiday celebration

Ingrid Halverson, Assistant Feature Editor December 14, 2020

While Thanksgiving passes and we look towards more holidays, the CDC has implemented precautionary measures by which people should abide to keep families safe. According to the CDC, more than one million...

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