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Encouragement for and from people like me

Carmiya Bady, Guest Writer, Student Representative February 22, 2021
“I just think encouragement is one of the biggest things. Encouragement from other people that look like you, that identify with you, goes a long way."

El Evanstonian necesita mas estudiantes de color

Angie Gomez, Staff Writer February 22, 2021
El periódico, el Evanstonian, fue fundado en 1916, hace 105 años. Pero, aunque el periódico ha permanecido por tanto tiempo, todavía tiene problemas de diversidad e inclusión.
Impostor syndrome

Impostor syndrome

Linnea Mayo and Taryn Robinson February 22, 2021

Whether this means feeling like you aren’t equipped to be working with your white peers, or just overall a sense of not belonging, the issue of impostor syndrome is present in many clubs and activities...

White writers, Black issues

White writers, Black issues

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

The Evanstonian is, and always has been, made up of a predominantly white staff. The majority of the Black stories that are told are missing the first-hand experiences and genuine connection to the coverage....

Opinion | Drawing the home that could be

Opinion | Drawing the home that could be

Nora Miller, Executive Editor February 22, 2021
The Evanstonian has been the place I have felt most at home; it is also one of the spaces where I have felt most alone.
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Opinion | Why I hate news and love journalism

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

This is my fourth year writing for The Evanstonian, and, while it has been an incredibly unpredictable, horrifying, tear-inducing, screaming-into-the-darkness kind of year, it has also been my most prolific...

Opinion | The complexities of intergenerational trauma

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Intergenerational trauma has disproportionately impacted Black people, Indigenous people and people of color (BIPOC), because the history of America is on the basis of Black and Indigenous trauma. This...

Illustration by Valerie Larsen

Opinion | Standardized testing needs to be abolished

Saskia Teterycz, Opinion Editor January 25, 2021

Every year, juniors and seniors in high schools across the country take a test that will determine a path for the rest of their lives. As a result, the big, ugly and oppressive number they receive determines...

Opinion | Leadership curriculum should remove antisemitic book

Opinion | Leadership curriculum should remove antisemitic book

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

When choosing classes for my junior year, I was excited to take Junior Leadership for PE. I wanted to be a part of a community that focused on helping others around the school and building a positive learning...

Art by Ellie Lind

Opinion | There will be feasting and dancing in Jerusalem next year

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor December 14, 2020

2020 has been a hard year for all of us. From the plague sweeping over our homes and disrupting our communities, to the turbulent events following the murder of George Floyd, to an election that dragged...

Art by Saskia Teterycz

Opinion | Students must take COVID-19 restrictions more seriously

Christopher Vye, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

With confirmed U.S. coronavirus infections topping an average of 200,000 per day, the rollout of new Tier 3 restrictions in Illinois and the ever-looming threat of another stay-at-home order, it is safe...

Opinion | 2020 has been one of the most influential years in our lifetime

Linnea Mayo, Assistant Opinion Editor December 14, 2020

As we stepped into 2020, no one could have expected the quick turn this year had, and the tremendous impact it will forever carry. Simply put, 2020 has been one of the most influential years in terms of...

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