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

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

The Evanstonian

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Local figure skaters reflect on culture, experiences

Local figure skaters reflect on culture, experiences

Ahania Soni, Feature Editor April 18, 2022

In the wake of Kamilia Valieva’s controversial appearance during the Olympics, in which the 15-year-old ice skater was publicly exposed for doping before the competition and then, controversially, allowed...

Music dependency exacerbated by March Spotify shutdown

Music dependency exacerbated by March Spotify shutdown

Izzy Rudolph and Mackenzie Greco April 18, 2022

Throughout these past few years, the reliance on music has become more and more noticeable. Especially here at ETHS. Walking through the halls you’ll find most students with headphones in their ears,...

Amid discussions on reading proficiency, Literacy Lab offers support

Amid discussions on reading proficiency, Literacy Lab offers support

Eden Drajpuch and Jilian Denlow April 18, 2022

ETHS’ Literacy Lab, located on the second floor of the Arts Wing, was initially opened in the 2019-2020 school year with the goal of providing an inviting space for students who needed additional reading...

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”,...

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...

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....

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...