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The pedestal problem: Be careful when choosing role models

The pedestal problem: Be careful when choosing role models

Eli Baum, Opinion Editor October 5, 2015

Celebrities may be talented at their profession, but that doesn’t make them good role models. Several recent news stories have involved actions taken by both athletes and entertainment figures that...

Participation gives you power

Camille Allen, School Board Representative October 5, 2015

Wildkits need to be more involved in student government. As a senior, I’ve heard plenty of students moan about things they don’t like at our school. But here’s a heads up: if you don’t like...

Evanston displays true patriotism

Evanston displays true patriotism

Lydia Melnikov, Opinion Editor October 5, 2015

What is patriotism? At first, patriotism may seem like simply plastering the American flag on the porch of your classic suburban white picket fence two-story and going to the ballot box once every few...

Guns aren’t fully to blame for violence

Guns aren’t fully to blame for violence

Eli Baum, Opinion Editor September 16, 2015

Gun violence isn’t just guns. Acting as if guns are the only major cause of gun violence in the United States ignores the reality of American society. More of the mass shootings that are depressingly...

Where's the T in LGBT

Where’s the T in LGBT

Gabby Smith, Opinion Columnist August 24, 2015

The ‘gay rights movement’ is a sham. There are countless issues with the gay rights movement, one of the largest being that trans individuals are being left without a voice. At ETHS there is a growing...

Start of the school day needs to be earlier

Start of the school day needs to be earlier

Adele Gruner, Executive Editor August 24, 2015

Start earlier. End earlier. It’s time to readjust our daily time schedule. Most schools in our area start before 8 a.m. and get out before 3 p.m. Imagine the amount of things we could do with an...

Plastic bag ban fails to address environmental problems

Plastic bag ban fails to address environmental problems

Eli Baum, Opinion Editor August 24, 2015

Banning plastic bags may be a ‘feel-good’ solution, but it’s not going to help the environment in any meaningful way. On Aug. 1, a ban on stores providing plastic bags to customers in both Evanston...

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