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Bringing in refugees is worth the risk

Bringing in refugees is worth the risk

Eli Baum, Opinion Editor December 18, 2015

Despite fears that Syrian refugees may pose a threat to Americans through Islamic State (ISIS) infiltration, the risk is small and overshadowed by the benefits of helping refugees. The civil war in Syria...

We Walk the Line: Our adolescence and the technological revolution

Annabel Paulsen, Online Writer December 6, 2015

Humans and technology coexist. We’ve watched the metamorphosis of Macintosh laptops from blue and white, pseudo-modern bricks into sleek slivers of machinery. Cell phones are now hardly recognizable...

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Honest reviews deserve recognition

November 20, 2015

Dear Editor, I am writing in order to pass on congratulations from myself, an ETHS alum, and another ETHS and YAMO alum to Viveka Herzum for her well-written, honest, and brave review of this year’s...

Student voices deserve priority at school board meetings

Student voices deserve priority at school board meetings

Rena Newman, Guest Opinion Writer November 20, 2015

Our school board doesn’t want to hear student voice — not even when students are speaking out about racial injustice in Evanston. The board’s begrudging attitude towards hearing public comments is...

The Pledge of Allegiance serves no real purpose

The Pledge of Allegiance serves no real purpose

Jane Mather-Glass, Opinion Editor November 20, 2015

Stay seated. The Pledge of Allegiance doesn’t mean anything to most students and shouldn’t be mandated in Illinois schools. At the age of five, we learned the 31 words of the pledge...

Female-fronted groups’ success proving gender equality in music

Female-fronted groups’ success proving gender equality in music

Annie Keenan, Opinion Editor November 20, 2015

Who run the world? Girls. For the first time since the mid-’90s, all-female bands have risen to the top of the charts. As boy bands have mainly dominated the music industry, it’s refreshing and empowering...

Paleo diet is half-baked and unrealistic

Paleo diet is half-baked and unrealistic

Gabby Smith, Opinion Columnist November 20, 2015

Me Gabby. Me love junk food. Me hate vegetables. Followers of this “caveman” paleo diet should be extinct because its approach to eating is unrealistic. The paleo diet only includes foods that would...

Technology and Teens: A guilt-free coexistence

Technology and Teens: A guilt-free coexistence

Annabel Paulsen, Online Writer November 12, 2015

Humans and technology coexist. We’ve watched the metamorphosis of Macintosh laptops from blue and white, pseudo-modern bricks into sleek slivers of machinery. Cell phones are now hardly recognizable...

Culture vs Costume

Annabel Paulsen, Online Writer October 31, 2015

I love Halloween. I love Halloween, I love walking into a store and directly into a skeleton decoration, I love finding obscure cemeteries that are projecting horror movies on weeknights, and I love...

Put an end to inconsiderate costumes

Put an end to inconsiderate costumes

October 30, 2015

Don’t be surprised if someone comes to your door dressed as a school-shooting victim. Pop culture and politically inspired offensive Halloween costumes shed a bad light on the seemingly harmless holiday....

Too politically correct?

Lydia Melnikov, Opinion Editor October 30, 2015

Evanston is liberal, and aspires to be forward-thinking and politically correct. By being politically correct, we discourage the creation of stereotypes, exclusion, and marginalization of socially oppressed...

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Freshman PE classes don’t need gender separation

Jane Mather-Glass, Opinion Editor October 30, 2015

Mix it up. Freshman PE classes should be co-ed just like they are for every other grade. The gender separation of freshmen physical education classes doesn’t really have much of a reason, and...

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