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In-Depth

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes.

Under pressure: ETHS students adjust to in-person school

On Aug. 16, the doors of ETHS opened to a crowd of students awaiting busy hallways, friendly teachers and rows of desks. Two years ago, this picture could have evoked a multitude of emotions, but above all: normalcy. Now, these various components that complete a “normal” school day seem foreign.
Illustration by Mira Littmann.

Two vital components of the Evanston community begin to rebuild

Evanston's business and social service communities begin to recover following the dramatic changes caused by COVID-19.
ETHS aims to break college-or-bust culture, expand slate of post-secondary opportunities

ETHS aims to break college-or-bust culture, expand slate of post-secondary opportunities

Lauren Dain, Jessica Sehgal, and Meg Houseworth May 21, 2021
After spending four years memorizing the distinct bells and navigating the different cuts and corners that compose ETHS, everyone is asked the same question: what’s next? 
A call for conscience: the layers of sexism at ETHS

A call for conscience: the layers of sexism at ETHS

Whether it is whispers in the halls, outright sexist comments in the classroom or an objectionable view of women and their role in the world—sexism is very much alive and well in schools, including ETHS.
Tradeoffs and Triages: Students navigate mental health in e-learning

Tradeoffs and Triages: Students navigate mental health in e-learning

Trigger Warning: The following story contains information regarding mental health issues that may trigger some readers. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The Mental Health...

Making it through 2020

Making it through 2020

On March 12, 2020, the ETHS community received an email informing them that “based on the rapidly evolving health concerns with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance of the North Cook Intermediate...

The Issue of E-learning

The Issue of E-learning

Letter from the Editors  What is the issue of e-learning? Of all the questions to answer about ETHS this year, this has to be one of the most challenging, because it gets to the heart of what it...

The Issue of E-learning: Looking forwards and sideways

Meg Houseworth and Stella Israelite September 24, 2020

Discussions of reopening have occurred in recent months between faculty and families. Among the more pressing subjects of concern is the grading process, which has further ignited the desire to send...

A summer of activism: making a movement

A summer of activism: making a movement

February 23. Ahmaud Arbery was murdered in Brunswick, Georgia. March 13. Breonna Taylor was murdered in Louisville, Kentucky. May 25. George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These...

Social Consciousness

HISTORY In 2014, ETHS introduced its first Black Student Summit. This event, which at the time was broken down into a Black Male and Female Summit, marked the beginning of the Social Consciousness...

Peeling away the layers behind Pathways to Honors

Peeling away the layers behind Pathways to Honors

In 2010, ETHS gave its freshman curriculum a massive facelift. This complete detracking of the Freshman Humanities and eventually later courses sought to remove historic impediments to provide greater...

The changing face of Evanston

A study published this past March claims Evanston hasn’t experienced gentrification, though some residents think otherwise. Four former and current Evanston residents and active community members...