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Why ETHS needs to implement mental health days

Maddie Coyle, Opinion Editor October 20, 2020

As high school students, we all experience varying degrees of stress. Regardless of the specifics, though, it’s clear that the amount of activities, work and outside responsibilities placed on our shoulders...

Art by Annie Lee

This (white appropriation) Is America

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

Our society has continuously stolen culture from marginalized groups and appropriated them. As a whole, members of society have been publicized and profited from the appropriation of oppressed cultures...

Art by Ellie Lind

Gentrification is not so Peachy

Antonia Languilla, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

Paleteros push their ice cream cart full of popsicles and ice cream all summer in the blazing heat. Paleteros – Spanish for “ice cream men” – became a staple in Latino culture around the 1940s....

One thing remote learning is missing: daily announcements

Christopher Vye, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

If the uncertainty of life during COVID-19 has stressed anything, it’s the importance of frequent, rapid and transparent communication. When it comes to education in particular, the experimental nature...

Art by Ellie Lind

How to be optimistic in 2020

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor October 20, 2020

I consider myself to be an optimist. I don’t believe that the world is perfect, but I do believe that through dedication, unity and effort, humanity improves. We push ourselves farther, see a ridge...

Why Trump's Proud Boys comments threaten us all

Why Trump’s Proud Boys comments threaten us all

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

I, for one, was not surprised when Donald Trump avoided condemning white supremacy at the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29. I’ve listened to his rhetoric and seen his white supremacist...

You can’t stay neutral in times of injustice

Linnea Mayo, Assistant Opinion Editor October 20, 2020

In times of injustice, I’m always perplexed by the lack of acknowledgment and care from others. When we finally talk about the racial injustices devouring our country, many of my peers and much of society...

Why Illinois’ Fair Tax Plan needs to be passed

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer September 24, 2020

It feels like we’ve been preparing for this year’s presidential election forever. From debates starting in July of last year with numerous candidates throwing their hats in the ring to only a couple...

Why normalcy is unattainable in a “post-COVID” world

Why normalcy is unattainable in a “post-COVID” world

Maddie Coyle, Assistant Opinion Editor September 24, 2020

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began to plague our world, everyone has wanted things to return to normal. Many thought the pandemic was something that would occur for a few weeks, and then would be over...

Radical graditude in times of turmoil

Najiah Osborne-Francellno, Staff Writer September 24, 2020

In these unprecedented times, many people have become numb and seem to lack empathy. It is crucial that, as humans, we learn to highlight all of the aspects of our lives that we value. Gratitude is important,...

We need to stop  normalizing the idea that everyone struggles with mental illnesses

We need to stop normalizing the idea that everyone struggles with mental illnesses

Valerie Larsen, Staff Writer September 24, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic full of uncertainty, feelings of anxiety and worry are common. For some, these feelings are just temporary. For others, these emotions play a permanent role in their everyday...

Art by Ellie Lind

How Black People are being policed in their workplaces and institutions

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer August 23, 2020

Black people are a target of hate in their workplaces and institutions, as they can have their hair policed by their employers and administrators and have no legal protection when it happens. Once the...

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