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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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Gunman kills 12 in California bar

Rachel Krumholz, Sophia Weglarz and Mac Stone November 9, 2018

On Wednesday night, at around 11:20 p.m. PT, 28-year-old gunman Ian David Long walked into Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, CA, killing 12 people and injuring over a dozen before killing himself. Most...

ShowcaseETHS! raises funds to grow Fitness Center

ShowcaseETHS! raises funds to grow Fitness Center

Zachary Bahar, Asst. News Editor and Asst. Copy Editor October 26, 2018

The second annual ShowcaseETHS! will take place on Nov. 4, with all proceeds from the event going into the renovations to the ETHS Wellness and Performance Center. “[Showcase] gives students an opportunity...

Current Gov. Bruce Rauner, left, and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker.

Students hold varied opinions on midterm election candidates

Maia Roothaan and Sadie Sims October 26, 2018

On Nov. 6, U.S. citizens will hit the polls and vote to determine new state senators and governors, as well as U.S. representatives. Although most ETHS students are not of age to vote, many understand...

Senior Brea Matthews posted an Instagram reaction to the Van Dyke verdict on Friday.

Evanstonians surprised by Van Dyke verdict, contemplate future actions

Rachel Krumholz, Executive Editor October 9, 2018

On the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 3, students and faculty anxiously gathered around their devices and listened to the long-awaited verdict on the charges against Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago Police Officer...

A message from your student representative

A message from your student representative

Phoebe Liccardo, Student Representative, Guest Contributor October 7, 2018

As you may or may not know the Student Representative holds a non-voting seat on the D202 School Board which meets every month. During the September board meeting our principal, Dr. Campbell, gave an analogy...

Sept. News Briefs

Louise Bond, Rebecca Lustig and Mac Stone October 7, 2018

Back-to-School Updates: Testing Center & Free Access to The New York Times By Rebecca Lustig ETHS opened the Testing Center this year to allow students to complete missed quizzes and tests,...

From the left, DeAnna Duffy, Monica Lani, and Jody Elliot-Schrimmer.

New English, reading, social sciences teachers at ETHS

Mac Stone, News Editor October 7, 2018

These new teachers encompass the English & Reading and History & Social Sciences departments. Throughout the year, The Evanstonian will cover new teachers in other departments. DeAnna Duffy Long...

Senior Maia Bhattacharyya takes advantage of  the new meditation center.

Meditation room open to students

Zachary Bahar, Assistant News Editor October 7, 2018

Amidst the noise and activity that permeates the midst the noise and activity that permeates the the halls of Evanston, a new space promises to deliver silence to students through deep breathing and meditation. “I...

ETHS, Evanston prep for Latino Heritage Month

Mac Stone, News Editor September 28, 2018

From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Latino Heritage Month is recognized to celebrate Latino history and culture. “It’s about embracing students from all different backgrounds,” Heritage Spanish teacher...

Superintendent Witherspoon at the Sept. 21 pep rally.

Witherspoon renews contract, will serve as superintendent through 2022

Sarah Frieman, Executive Editor September 28, 2018

Last June, the school board approved superintendent Eric Witherspoon’s contract renewal, extending its expiration year from 2020 to 2022. “There’s a lot to be done, I love what I do, and I just...

Morton at Evanston City Council meeting in 2009.

Evanston commemorates the loss of visionary mayor Lorraine Morton

Sarah Frieman, Executive Editor September 28, 2018

Last Saturday, services were held for Evanston’s first black and first democratic mayor Lorraine Morton who died Sept. 8, exactly three months before her 100th birthday. Pioneer Press reported that nearly...

Students continue the fight against gun violence

Students continue the fight against gun violence

Zachary Bahar, Assistant News Editor August 28, 2018

“None of us knew what was happening.” These are the words of Alyssa Fletcher, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and a survivor of the shooting that occurred there on Feb. 14, 2018....

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