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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...

Complexities of Jewish identity spur political feelings, responses

Complexities of Jewish identity spur political feelings, responses

Eden Drajpuch, Feature Facilitator September 27, 2019

Judaism has played an integral role in my life and my family’s lives for nearly as long as I can remember. It started for me when I was just six years old, attending a public elementary school. Still...

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The Lil Nas X That Could – Old Town Road and Popular Music In The Internet Era

Eli Marshall, Feature Facilitator September 27, 2019

I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road, I’m gonna… I’m sure if you’ve been on the Internet, listened to the radio, or even just been in a public place this summer, you could finish the...

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We Got It! Part I: Real n— don’t die

Quinn Hughes, Staff Writer August 21, 2019

Real n— don't die But they still want to try To kill a n----   like me but motherf-' real n----   don't die! - Eazy E What is dying? What is n----   dying? What is the sight of, sound...

Chicago’s history of redlining and what it means for POC neighborhoods today

Eden Drajpuch, Feature Facilitator August 21, 2019

As Chicago grapples with its environmental future, Evanston’s geographic proximity to the city forces Evanstonians to reckon with how a history of racist housing practices has led to environmental discrimination...

illustration by Ellie Lind

More than “stressed”: anxiety, school and social media

Mira Littmann, Staff Writer August 21, 2019

As summer ends, many students may find themselves dreading the anxiety that school causes. It’s normal for high schoolers to be affected by stress, but for students with anxiety, the feelings are more...

Progress of women’s sports leads to brighter future for female athletes

Progress of women’s sports leads to brighter future for female athletes

Jojo Wertheimer and Ingrid Halverson August 21, 2019

Over 15 million viewers in the U.S. held their breath as Meghan Rapinoe took a penalty shot on the Dutch goalie, scoring the first goal in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. With another goal from Rose Lavelle,...

Students weigh in on staff representation at ETHS

Students weigh in on staff representation at ETHS

Sarah Parisien, Staff Writer August 21, 2019

There is only one thing that ETHS prides itself on more than orange and blue: their racial demographics. From pamphlets to websites and public forums, the ETHS administration rarely fails to mention how...

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