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

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

Opinion

Jilian Denlow | Embracing the spotlight

Jilian Denlow | Embracing the spotlight

Jilian Denlow, Executive Editor May 8, 2024

As a child, I would’ve given anything to avoid being the center of attention. I felt far more comfortable remaining in the background than stepping into the spotlight. Family members and friends alike...

Milo Slevin | Finding my own path

Milo Slevin | Finding my own path

Milo Slevin, Opinion Editor May 8, 2024

My high school experience was not what I expected it to be. Well, how could I have expected to spend my freshman year holed up at home, sleepwalking through long months of isolation from my peers. But...

Eva Sondgeroth | Being an Eva (a-va) in an Evas (eh-vas) world

Eva Sondgeroth | Being an Eva (a-va) in an Eva’s (eh-va’s) world

Eva Sondgeroth, Assistant Sports Editor May 8, 2024

It’s the first day of school, a blistering 85 degrees in the middle of August. Usually, people have some sort of excitement for the first day, excited to see old friends and meet new people. Yet, for...

Charlotte Murray | I owe a great deal to romance novels

Charlotte Murray | I owe a great deal to romance novels

Charlotte Murray, Opinion Columnist May 8, 2024

My love affair with books started during the pandemic. For some reason, I struggled to connect to reading when I was younger. I never did finish the Harry Potter series (I’m sorry!), and my reading was...

Mary Lister | It gets better

Mary Lister | ‘It gets better’

Mary Lister, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

When I started my senior year, I wanted everything to be perfect. I tried my best to get the perfect attendance, I made sure to get straight A’s and I participated in every extracurricular possible....

Jeremy Schoen | Lessons learned from working in food service

Jeremy Schoen | Lessons learned from working in food service

Jeremy Schoen, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

I firmly believe that it should be required for every person to work at least six months in food service or retail at some point in their life. Working at a restaurant for the past two years has transformed...

Clara Gustafson | My chosen family

Clara Gustafson | My chosen family

Clara Gustafson, Executive Editor May 8, 2024

Being an only child has been interesting for me. I often surprise people when I drop the bomb on them that it is indeed just me who lives with my parents. I always wonder if people are surprised in a good...

Isaac Suarez Flint | The grain never stops

Isaac Suarez Flint | The grain never stops

Isaac Suarez Flint, In Depth & Digital Content Editor May 8, 2024

In an attempt to reject the egregiousness of equating chronic pain to a number on a scale from 1 to 10, I have learned to describe my migraine pain in various ways. My head as an old house, the pain a...

Hazel Hayes | The pros and cons of a high school coffee addiction

Hazel Hayes | The pros and cons of a high school coffee addiction

Hazel Hayes, Assistant A&E Editor May 8, 2024

Throughout my middle school years, any time there was the sound of the coffee machine whirring in the kitchen or the smell of espresso wafting through the air when my dad walked through the door, I always...

Chris Cannon Jr. | Four lessons from grandma

Chris Cannon Jr. | Four lessons from grandma

Chris Cannon Jr., Guest Writer May 8, 2024

My Grandma Rose is a baller, and I love how disciplined she is. She always motivates me to do better. Here are four pieces of advice she has given me to help me succeed in high school. Build up great...

Alexis Rogers | Four books that changed the way I think

Alexis Rogers | Four books that changed the way I think

Alexis Rogers, Sports Editor May 8, 2024

Great authors say that the best way to improve your writing is to read. As an elementary and middle schooler, I had no trouble following this advice; I read everywhere, all the time. My class reading logs,...

Malory Frouin | Some things Ive learned

Malory Frouin | Some things I’ve learned

Malory Frouin, Opinion Columnist May 8, 2024

Throughout my 4 years in high school, I want to share a few things that I’ve learned. Some of these are important, and some of these even matter, but not many. I had to rush to make this because I was...

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