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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

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Former alderwoman Robin Rue Simmons remembers influential time as student

Aryeh Lesch, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Every year, ETHS honors alums who have made an impact on their communities, both while at ETHS and later in their lives. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to members of different graduating classes,...

ETHS set to become mask optional as of Feb. 28

ETHS set to become mask optional as of Feb. 28

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor February 22, 2022
As of Feb. 22, ETHS is set to transition to a mask-optional model on Monday, Feb. 28. Students and families were made aware of this change in an email addressed from Superintendent Eric Witherspoon. In ETHS’ mask-optional model, masks will no longer be required but will continue to be encouraged among staff and students to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

Administration outlines semester two changes

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor January 14, 2022

In an email sent earlier this week to students and families, the ETHS administration outlined changes that started at the beginning of semester two.. These changes came after a tumultuous end to first...

ETHS outlines return to school following winter break

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor January 9, 2022

Despite staggeringly high COVID-19 cases across Illinois and Cook County throughout the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, on Jan. 7, ETHS announced that students and staff would return to a full in-person...

ETHS implements in-school COVID testing for students

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor December 23, 2021

On Dec. 21, ETHS sent an email informing students and staff that COVID-19 testing of students would be implemented on Jan. 11 and 12 following winter break, an action meant to halt any virus spread as...

Industry professionals, ETHS staff members stress COVID boosters

Industry professionals, ETHS staff members stress COVID boosters

Aryeh Lesch and Oskar Doepke December 23, 2021

Following Superintendent Eric Witherspoon’s November intercom announcement imploring proper face mask usage, COVID-19 pandemic and prevention strategies have come into focus again at ETHS. With data...

Reports of 2020 spring cyber attack resurface

Lauren Dain, Executive Editor December 23, 2021

In May 2020, ETHS was the victim of a cybersecurity attack that caused a fraudulent wire transfer of $48,570 and the breach of over 1,000 Evanston residents’ personal information. Evanston Patch obtained...

Superintendent, School Board acknowledge wrongdoing

Lauren Dain, Executive Editor December 23, 2021

At the District 202 School Board meeting on Dec. 13, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon responded to comments made by Student Representative Barbara Tomaradze, who criticized the administration’s handling...

Illinois releases 2021 report cards

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor December 23, 2021

On Dec. 2, Illinois state education officials released the first school report cards since prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report cards, which include information about academic performance and school...

With Omicron looming, ETHS emphasizes COVID-19 protocols

Ethan Ravi, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

It is an uncommon sight to see someone without a mask in the hallways at ETHS, and with the student vaccination rate at 92 percent, it seems that COVID-19 should be under control within the confines of...

ETHS administration talks substitute teacher shortage

Sari Oppenheimer, News Editor December 23, 2021

For the current 2021-2022 school year, ETHS employs 38 substitute teachers, all of whom fill both long and short-term positions. However, due to the high demand for substitute teachers, ETHS is continually...

Evanston holiday drive aims to give back to community

Evanston holiday drive aims to give back to community

Annabelle Harris and Elise Goulding December 23, 2021

  Every year around the winter holidays, Evanston holds its annual Mayor’s Holiday Food, Book, and Toy Drive. The city collects new toys and non-perishable foods for holiday meals such as stuffing,...