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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‘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...

Students recount non-Eurocentric holiday celebrations

Students recount non-Eurocentric holiday celebrations

Foster Ellen, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Walk nearly any street in December, and you’ll see street lights wrapped in twinkling lights, wreaths displayed on doors, Christmas trees peeking through windows with a big white angel or star on top....

Students detail holiday plans as COVID cases rise

Students detail holiday plans as COVID cases rise

Lily Kellams, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

With the anticipation of winter break on the rise within the ETHS community, many students are starting to make plans for how their two weeks of rest will be spent. While the idea of relaxing and turning...

P.E. Department introduces mental health practices to students

Charlotte Geyskens and Sam Molitor December 23, 2021

Recently, ETHS has taken strides towards bettering the mental health of the student body. Since October, students in all physical education classes have been taking time out of class to practice a type...

Teachers, staff respond to administrative changes

Eden Drajpuch and Jojo Wertheimer December 23, 2021

As of November, the administrative changes announced in mid-October took effect, changing the operations of the Deans, Student Services and Human Resources offices. After these changes were made public,...