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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At 2715 Hurd Ave., in the heart of Evanston’s Sixth Ward, exists what was once a large and lively church dedicated to worship alone. Now, after learning of Evanston’s removal of Black families from his neighborhood in Northwest Evanston, Steven Rogers took steps to turn the church which sat on the lot where those families lived into a place for music and collaboration within the Black community.

The sound of service

Jilian Denlow, Executive Editor February 22, 2024

At 2715 Hurd Ave., in the heart of Evanston’s Sixth Ward, exists what was once a large and lively church dedicated to worship alone. The Second Church of Christ, Scientist, nestled among dozens of single-family...

Comedy night at Tag’s provides a positive experience for comics and community members

Tag’s Cafe: serving up fresh…comedy?!

Sam Froum, A&E Editor January 26, 2024

That’s right. On Oct. 21, Tag’s Cafe, a locally-owned cafe on Central St. in northwest Evanston, held its first stand-up comedy show, featuring a lineup of five comics. The show completely sold out...

Founded in 2007 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, Soundcloud has seen the rise of artists such as XXXTentacion, Juice Wrld and Playboi Carti, distinguishing itself as a platform for rappers to jump-start their career.

Head in the clouds

Sophia Sherman, Jilian Denlow and Clara Gustafson December 21, 2023

Situated in the depths of the arts wing on the first floor of ETHS lies a collection of recording spaces with a shared purpose: to offer the student body an opportunity to produce their own music. In the...

The music venue SPACE, although tied to different venues in Chicagoland, is a special place for Evanston residents.

Sounds from SPACE

Hazel Hayes, Assistant A&E Editor November 17, 2023

First-timers at Union Pizzeria, the lively bar and restaurant on Chicago Avenue, might be curious as they watch people walk straight past the bar and down a dimly lit hallway. For long-time attendees of...

This months In-Depth explores the nuances surrounding safety in ETHS and the broader Evanston community.

Eyes on safety

Sophia Sherman and Isaac Suarez Flint October 20, 2023
Since 2020, there has been a significant push to reevaluate the role of policing and the methods of which people are kept safe both at the national and local level. Making their way through day-to-day life, ETHS students are forced to constantly be aware of the intersection between their identity and safety—at the school, in the community and during any interaction with authority figures.
The ETHS girls varsity flag football team kicked off their season on Sept. 14 against Lane Tech

A ‘league of their own’

Jilian Denlow and Owen Chiss September 22, 2023

On Sept. 14, just minutes before kick-off, the ETHS’ first-ever girls varsity flag football team formed a huddle. As the girls redirected their gaze to the sea of orange and blue, and pre-performance...

GANAS Algebra 2 is just one of the six racial affinity classes that ETHS offers for Black and Latinx students.

Seeking Affinity

2,580 miles away from her home in Medellin, Colombia, Maria Gomez stepped into ETHS for the first time in 2021, a junior in high school. As Gomez made her way through the unfamiliar, winding hallways of...

Dear Evanstonian, thank you.

Dear Evanstonian, thank you.

Jessica Sehgal, Meg Houseworth and Ahania Soni May 11, 2023

Dear Evanstonian, Thank you. Thank you for being our platform. As journalists, we are in the unique position to tell stories that can drive real change by encouraging courageous discourse....

On March 12, 2020, ETHS closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: a shutdown that was originally supposed to be two weeks. Two weeks became two months, which became almost two years of quarantine.

Four years in replay: the moments that shaped the Class of 2023

As graduation caps fly into the air on May 21, four years accumulate into a single moment. 902 students gather on stage, diplomas in hand, ready to take the next step. Throughout its time at ETHS, the...

Class of 2023 map

Class of 2023 map

May 11, 2023

Bradley University Kimarha Chanlatte Harvey Newcomb Columbia College-Chicago Mariah Gordon Samuel Kuhrman Alden Rathburn Ayanna Rayfield DePaul University Adil Alibhai Luca Berley Athena...

Photos courtesy of Omar Brown

‘More than just a basketball league’

Jilian Denlow, Feature Editor April 20, 2023

Saturday mornings at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center are nothing short of electric. This facility serves as the Fifth Ward’s local recreation center and holds the title as the oldest standing community...

Camp Kuumba: the launching point to success

Camp Kuumba: the launching point to success

Isaac Suarez Flint, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, Ryan Allen Bost walked across the stage at the Welsh-Ryan Arena to receive his diploma from Evanston Township High School. A star of the ETHS basketball team, Bost tallied over...

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