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The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

Opinion

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Opinion | It’s dangerous to let tortoises roam courtyards during lunch

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

This year, many students have opted to eat lunch in ETHS’ beautiful Planetarium Courtyard. The courtyard is home not only to hungry students, but to some of ETHS’ most well known inhabitants—Tudi...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes

Opinion | ETHS needs to reevaluate policies regarding pronouns

Nova Horrell , Staff Writer October 15, 2021

At the beginning of the year, I was excited to get back to school. Online learning was a nice break, but quickly got annoying. I wanted to see my friends, and I wanted to talk to people I didn’t know....

Opinion | As COVID-19 persists, school protocols must be maintained

Antonia Languilla, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

On Aug. 27, 2021 a number of students were greeted by an email titled “COVID Notification.” This email stated that “A person in your child’s classroom at Evanston Township High School has tested...

Opinion | Don’t allow unvaccinated students to opt out of COVID testing

Maddie Coyle, Community Impact Editor October 15, 2021

Monday, Sept. 14, ETHS sent out an email alerting students that they are able to opt out of routine COVID-19 testing done with the new University of Illinois SHIELD program. This would result in students...

Opinion | ETHS should adopt a more holistic grading system

Lauren Dain, Executive Editor September 17, 2021

With the school year in full swing and students adjusting to in-person learning, teachers are also passing out syllabuses and course expectations. The multi-page documents cover class etiquette, phone...

Illustration by Claire Ripp.

Opinion | Rehumanizing ETHS comes with significant adjustments

Linnea Mayo and Maddie Coyle September 17, 2021

Linnea's thoughts Going into this school year, there were various expected changes awaiting students and staff, including the block scheduling, 85-minute class periods and no tardies that we had been...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes.

Opinion | Evanston needs to reflect on liberal media biases

Keiran Dubey, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

“I think a lot of the news is designed to get your attention in the worst way possible,” says senior Oliver Pratt. These words resonate with a lot of the American population in a way that presents...

Opinion | Free beach days a half measure

Linnea Mayo, Opinion Editor August 16, 2021

In the beginning of summer 2021, the beloved Evanston beach admissions became free to Evanston residents on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays after Alderman Devon Reid (8th Ward) suggested making them free...

Letter | Welcome from your student representative!

Barbara Tomaradze, Student Representative August 16, 2021

Dear ETHS family,  I hope you all are enjoying your last bit of beach days, barbecues and brunches as the summer of 2021 comes to an end. I am Barbara Tomaradze, the 2021-2022 ETHS Student Representative,...

Opinion | Wear your mask, keep your community safe

Opinion | Wear your mask, keep your community safe

Antonia Languilla, Staff Writer August 16, 2021

On July 15, the CDC released a statement regarding vaccinated people. It stated, “Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing themselves, except where...

Letter | Black Student Union outlines 2021-22 plans

Serena Brown, President, Black Student Union August 16, 2021

After 18 months that nobody could have predicted, we finally get to return to school as the world adapts to life with the decline of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, this is a joyous step forward. Sadly,...

Letter | We still have our humanity

Eric Witherspoon, Superintendent August 16, 2021

It is exciting to have all of you back at ETHS. As you know, ETHS has not been fully opened since March 13, 2020. Welcome freshmen and sophomores. You will have your first full experience of walking these...