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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...

Illustrations by Nora Miller

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...

North Shore educators adjust to e-learning

Jilian Denlow, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

On March 13th, a day that will never be forgotten, local schools announced their official closing due to the sudden increase of COVID-19 cases across the country, leaving families and teachers with minimal...

Illustration by Lila Portis

On and off: perspectives about cameras on Zoom

Ahania Soni, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

Your environment always impacts how you learn. Who knew we would become nostalgic for the columns of laminated posters peeling off walls, and the rows of beige or steely grey desks, with their wads of...

Illustration by Madison McGuire

A monumental moment: what students hope from Biden administration

Ingrid Halverson and Cheyenne Edwards November 16, 2020

Throughout the week of Nov. 3, the entire country waited anxiously for a decisive outcome of the 2020 presidential election. On Saturday, Nov. 7, Joe Biden was projected as the 46th President of the United...

Culture of disinformation confuses teen voters

Culture of disinformation confuses teen voters

Eden Drajpuch, Feature Editor November 16, 2020

In the lead up to the 2020 election and in the days since, perhaps more than ever before, a culture of false information has been present online. Despite both misinformation and disinformation leading...

Jake Vasilias works the polls on Election Day 2020.

Students take to the polls in more ways than one

November 16, 2020

Elections don’t simply happen. Behind the scenes, there are people working to make sure everything runs smoothly. As we’ve seen this year, making sure that every vote is counted can take time....

Illustration by Valerie Larsen

As COVID-19 rages on, students fear winter months

Saliha Ansari and Sydney Hletko November 16, 2020

The COVID-19 case count across the world has surged, reaching 54.3 million cases as of Nov. 15, and Evanston is no exception. As winter approaches, students are concerned about what the third wave of the...

Illustration by Ellie Lind

Seasons change, the skating community remains

Dylan Guevara, Staff Writer November 16, 2020

“Any day is a good day to skate,” Jamie McNear explains.  McNear is a skater who is saying this at what is referred to as “L wood” skate park on a warm afternoon. He is an Evanston native and...

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