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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‘An ethnic white community’: Foster School opens its doors

January 28, 2022

Foster School, located at 2010 Dewey Avenue, was the pulse of Evanston’s Fifth Ward for much of the 20th century, only for it to be closed as a neighborhood attendance school in 1967 and closed entirely...

Evanston: A city shaped by political engagement

Jojo Wertheimer, Digital Content Editor January 28, 2022

In 2012, Evanstonians had the opportunity to vote on a referendum to build a school in the city’s Fifth Ward, an area which has been without a neighborhood elementary school since 1967. By affirming...

Racist encounters inspire mobilization

January 28, 2022

As the only public high school in Evanston, ETHS welcomed all students in the community from its founding in 1883. Unfortunately, there are limited accounts of racialized experiences and statistics in...

Unimaginable loss: The fire that devastated Foster School

January 28, 2022

 In late October of 1958, Foster School suffered an unimaginable loss: a fire demolished the original part of the school building, causing the entire roof to collapse and damaging the newer wings that...

‘Citizens were stirred to action’: Segregation’s impact on the Black community

January 28, 2022

Throughout Foster School’s first years, Evanston schools as a whole began to face issues of overcrowding as the city’s population grew. To combat this emerging issue, which was only stratified by growing...

‘First Class’: a community dedicated to academic excellence

January 28, 2022

 Evanston Township High School and the City of Evanston are places where students and families expect a specific definition of excellence; a definition that demands academic success and is rooted in white...

Detracking begins to take effect

January 28, 2022

The detracking initiative was promising: early statistics were favorable and have only improved since. In 2017, Bavis reported that the class of 2015, the first freshman class to take Pathway to Honors...

Evanston’s historical perpetuation of housing discrimination

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

Since its founding in 1863, Evanston has been perceived as an emblem of opportunity. From the town’s locational assets—Northwestern, Chicago and Lake Michigan—to its ambitious and business-oriented...

Pathway to paradox: how high achievements led to segregated courses

January 28, 2022

Like many schools across the country, ETHS offers a wide variety of classes with a wide range of levels. With over 3,000 students in attendance each year and a student body that comes from a diverse variety...

Emotions run high during, after two-hour lockdown

Emotions run high during, after two-hour lockdown

Jilian Denlow and Jessica Sehgal December 23, 2021
At 10:16 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, the ETHS building went into hard lockdown, signifying a present threat in the building, resulting in staff and students hiding and locking the doors to all classrooms. At 12:39 p.m., the lockdown was lifted and students were dismissed for the rest of the school day. “For me, it was just fear the entire time,” junior Alice Lavan shares.
Students, staff reimagine end of semester without final exams

Students, staff reimagine end of semester without final exams

Macyn Hoeveler and Elizabeth Wenning December 23, 2021

As of spring 2021, ETHS announced it would be eliminating end-of-semester final exams from the school curriculum. Previously, ETHS students had a week of final exams from every class at the end of every...