The Evanstonian

Social Consciousness

Caroline Jacobs, Sophia Weglarz, Lauren Dain, Jessica Sehgal, and Meg Houseworth

March 2, 2020

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 Series. The ETHS website...

The changing face of Evanston

Lauren Dain, Caroline Jacobs, Jessica Seghal, Sydney Ter Molen, and Sophia Weglarz

November 8, 2019

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 weigh in on the changes th...

How lack of school spirit affects students

Lauren Dain, Jessica Seghal, and Sydney Ter Molen

September 27, 2019

ETHS has a spirit problem; student attendance and involvement in school-sponsored events has been decreasing. This has caused the administration to reevaluate what spirit events are worth planning and offering for students to at...

Accessibility of activism efforts

Caroline Jacobs and Sydney Ter Molen

August 26, 2019

As students undertake various forms of activism, there are barriers that exclude certain groups of people from joining these movements. Trends concerning race, socioeconomic status, and physical capability are evident when loo...

ETHS students join national youth activism movement

Lauren Dain, Assistant In-Depth Editor

August 26, 2019

High schoolers across the nation have begun a modern student activism movement. Through activist events, students are creating change on local and national levels for topics such as gun violence, women’s rights and school pol...

How youth activism is breaking the mold

Sophia Weglarz and Aldric Martinez-Olson

August 26, 2019

Between organizing school-wide walkouts and facilitating change-driven conversations, Evanston’s youth activists have found time to break the mold of activism as we know it.  Youth involvement in activism is not new, es...

Cradle to Career works against inequitable policies

Lauren Dain and Sydney Ter Molen

April 26, 2019

In hopes of creating future success for all Evanston youth, the Evanston Cradle to Career Initiative is attempting to dismantle certain educational policies that put students of color and students from low-income families at a disadvantage. ...

Different demographics breed different forms of activism

Lauren Dain and Ella Kanter

March 23, 2019

ETHS English teacher Anita Bucio, who identifies as Indian American, graduated from New Trier High School in 1998 where she experienced racial prejudices. Bucio has not been back to New Trier since her graduation, even though...

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