The Evanstonian

Behind the scenes of ETHS’ Black History Month celebration

Sophia Weglarz, Executive Editor

February 28, 2020

Beyond the vibrantly-colored doors with photos and illustrations of Black history heroes and the countless students and staff donning bright and brilliant hues to rep their culture, the 29-day celebration that is Black History...

Students create Excite club to continue legacy of former program

Zachary Bahar and Louise Bond

February 28, 2020

In 2015, Northwestern cut the funding for Project Excite which, according to a Longitudinal Study of Project Excite conducted at Northwestern and published in 2017, provided extracurricular education programming to talented “underrepresented...

ETHS sophomore receives honorable mention in The New York Times essay contest

Zachary Bahar, News Editor

February 3, 2020

Every year, The New York Times runs a personal narrative essay contest for high school students; this year, an Evanston sophomore—Madeline Gingold—received an honorable mention with her essay “The Stupid Seven.” “[‘The Stupid Seven’] was a st...

A new look at education: how a pilot program between ETHS and Northwestern is redefining educational justice

Avi Shapira and Sofia Williams

January 31, 2020

For the last couple of Mondays, when the final bell rings early at 2:09 p.m., while the rest of ETHS is dismissed from school, 26 ETHS students wait for their 3:30 pm bus. The bus that they board will be headed east towards Northwestern...

National School Psychology Awareness Week aims to aid national shortage

Meredith Herrick, Feature Facilitator

December 13, 2019

Nov. 11-18 was National School Psychology Awareness Week. At ETHS, school psychologists spread awareness through presentations and posters around the building. “So here at ETHS our roles differ from other schools, district...

Different times, same topics. Why are student newspapers still writing about the same issues in 2019?

Sari Oppenheimer, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Since its creation in 1916, The Evanstonian has been ETHS’s student led newspaper, highlighting issues that matter to students and the community at large. In addition to The Evanstonian, there was also once an underground ne...

Minding the gap: how ETHS is addressing racial achievement gap

Rebecca Lustig and Sofia Williams

December 13, 2019

The racial and socioeconomic achievement gap is an issue that has long plagued high schools around the country, and the latest ETHS Annual Achievement Report shows that ETHS is no different. Data from the 2018-19 report, which...

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