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“No one was listening”: District 65 community fights for transgender, non-binary inclusive policies in response to harassment, inaction

Callie Grober, Eden Drajpuch, and Jude Hollenbeck January 31, 2020

Special education teacher Ren Heckathorne started working at the District 65 (D65) Park School in 2014. Having grown up in Evanston and participated in the PALS program as a middle schooler (a non-profit...

Illustration by Kaila Holland

Social media decade: shaping the 2010s in our memories

Eli Marshall, Feature Facilitator January 31, 2020

After 3,652 days, 120 months, and 10 years, the 2010s decade is in the books. So much time, and so many memories that all of us who lived through the decade have experienced. Even if at the surface it’s...

Illustration by Valerie Larsen

How English Language Learners experience school

Linnea Mayo, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Evanston is known to be a very diverse place, with our student population varying in cultures and nationalities. According to the Illinois Report Card, ETHS has 5.2% of English language learners, which...

Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Bonner

Mathilda Hallstrom, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

After nearly four years of walking the halls of Evanston Township High School, I have come to recognize the quality of education students are presented with here. From my experience, as an academic institution,...

Illustration by Kayla Black

Like a Waning Stone: Is Our Generation Killing Music Genres?

Eli Marshall, Feature Facilitator December 13, 2019

Pop. Hip hop. Country. Rock. All those words symbolize something much more than just a word to all of us familiar with them -- they’re genres of music, each with their own distinct sound, feeling and...

Illustration by Micaela Ehrlich

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...

Illustration by Grayson Charlton

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...

Illustration by Kaila Holland

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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