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Teachers, schools provide emotional support for students

Eden Drajpuch, Feature Editor December 13, 2019

Recently, the Chicago Teachers’ Strike put nearly 300,000 Chicago Public School (CPS) students out of school for 11 days. CPS teachers were striking for reduced class sizes, salary increases and an increase...

We Got It! Part II: The Treachery of Images

Quinn Hughes, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

A note from the author This article contains vivid imagery regarding depictions of Blackness and anti-black violence. I choose images in this article as a method of thinking with, and thinking through...

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More than meets the eye: examining nutrition at ETHS

Nora Miller, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 13, 2019

Introduction  Periods 4, 5, and 6 at ETHS serve as a time to relax and refuel for several students. However, beyond the rows of tables and chairs lining North, East, West and South cafeterias is a...

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Influencer culture, exclusivity creates toxic messages in media

Ingrid Halverson, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Before influencer culture became a main platform for online fame, fashion and beauty brands commonly endorsed celebrities to be the face of their products, along with non-profit organizations who teamed...

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Greta Thunberg’s activism sparks wave of change

Noah Kayaian , Staff Writer November 8, 2019

On Sept. 20, more than 4 million students across the world, including students at ETHS, joined 16 year old climate change activist Greta Thunberg and walked out of school, protesting climate change. Thunberg,...

More than just a shirt: an examination of the harmful connotations of our fashion industry

More than just a shirt: an examination of the harmful connotations of our fashion industry

Ingrid Halverson, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

A few weeks ago on the 2019 New York Fashion Week runway, American fashion brand Bstroy displayed a sequence of hoodies representing Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Stoneman Douglas—four of...

College admissions scandal highlights role of wealth in education

Jojo Wertheimer, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Last March, 33 parents were indicted for paying a total of $25 million to get their kids into college. The scandal, known as Operation Varsity Blues, has sparked an intense debate throughout the nation...

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Lack of POC dancers prompts call for change

Taryn Robinson, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

On Aug. 23, 2019, Good Morning America host Lara Spencer made comments mocking 6-year-old Prince George for studying ballet. According to The New York Times, Spencer responded while laughing and saying,...

An examination of Halloween culture across Evanston

An examination of Halloween culture across Evanston

Cheyenne Edwards and Lia Sheahan October 31, 2019

Unlike most other holidays, which revolve around indoor services or family gatherings, Halloween is inherently social. Every year, children from all over the country dress up, walk through their neighborhoods...

Below minimum wage: why Evanston pays teens less than adults

Below minimum wage: why Evanston pays teens less than adults

Tamara Guy , Staff Writer September 27, 2019

As the school year has begun, many of us have wrapped up our summer jobs and received our last paychecks.  Each summer, many youth in Evanston find their jobs through the Annual Mayor's Youth Summer...

Swimmers reflect on new NFHS regulations

Mimi Herrick, Feature Facilitator September 27, 2019

Swimmers can be disqualified for their events for numerous reasons: doing an extra kick, staying underwater for more than 15 meters, and now “improper” suit coverage.  On Friday Sept. 6, a swimmer...

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Euphoria exaggerates the misuse of drugs among American teenagers

Ingrid Halverson, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Following the life of 17-year-old drug addict Rue, recently released HBO drama series Euphoria graphically captures what teen drug use can look like in the United States. Some viewers argue that these...

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