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Let's stop wasting our free periods

Let’s stop wasting our free periods

February 26, 2016

We need to stop wasting our free periods. We all know that finishing homework or getting ahead on assignments is the most effective use of free periods, but most of us spend our time socializing, watching...

Stop belittling teenage girls

Annabel Paulsen , Online Writer February 15, 2016

The archetype is clear. The teenage girl, who loves One Direction and going to the mall, who is sending an endless stream of texts and drinking a frappuccino. She is everywhere––your school, movies,...

Humanities degrees are important too

Humanities degrees are important too

Eli Baum, Opinion Editor February 5, 2016

To read more about the importance of the humanities vs. STEM click here!

Break the sexual assault stigma

Break the sexual assault stigma

Gabby Smith, Opinion Columnist February 5, 2016

Let’s talk about rape. Sexual abuse is defined as any sexual activity involving a person who does not or cannot consent. It is happening to people of all ages and identifications. It is occurring...

Students must take interest in 2016 election

Students must take interest in 2016 election

Jane Mather-Glass, Opinion Editor February 5, 2016

You might think that you don’t need to pay attention to the presidential election, but the issues being discussed are more relevant to students than you may realize. Politics often seem dry and irrelevant...

School must embrace social media

School must embrace social media

Annie Keenan, Opinion Editor February 5, 2016

“Snap failed to send.” While the recent re-blocking of Snapchat frustrates many students, this trend of social media censorship academically disadvantages all. Senior Studies students frequently...

Your voice is needed for a better ETHS

Camille Allen, School Board Representative February 5, 2016

Students should care about the goal revision process. The District 202 Board of Education that oversees our school has two primary jobs: to hire a superintendent and to revise the district goals in...

Humanities left behind by focus on sciences

Humanities left behind by focus on sciences

Eli Baum, Opinion Editor February 5, 2016

The rise of STEM has brought attention and participation to the sciences, but at the cost of the humanities, which are just as important. In recent years, there has been an increased push toward encourage...

Reverse Racism is a myth

Reverse Racism is a myth

Gabby Smith, Opinion Columnist December 18, 2015

As a person of color, when I witness sadly mistaken students who believe that it’s not fair for people of color to “be racist” against white people just because of skin color, I find it 100 percent...

Take your time to find your path

Lydia Melnikov, Opinion Editor December 18, 2015

What do you want to be when you grow up? Maybe you’re pursuing your passion - music, science, art, math - or maybe you just don’t know. If you’re in the latter situation, this may be tough to explain...

Living in liberal areas blinds us from problems outside our community

Jane Mather-Glass, Opinion Editor December 18, 2015

It’s not over. Any problems that seem like they’ve been fixed in Evanston aren’t necessarily fixed everywhere else, and it’s time for us to pay attention. Evanston has a supermajority of democrats,...

We must implement free college tuition

We must implement free college tuition

Annie Keenan, Opinion Editor December 18, 2015

It is imperative that we sup- port federal action for free public education. College is treated like a mandate but priced like a luxury. According to the College Board, the average price for a student...

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