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Opinion | Transparent policing provides first step towards equity

Maddie Coyle, Opinion Editor November 16, 2020

“There is a misunderstanding between society and the criminal justice system in America. I feel that there have been some steps in the right directions, particularly in certain communities, to create...

Opinion | E-learning expectations must factor in student mental health

Linnea Mayo, Assistant Opinion Editor November 16, 2020

With the first quarter already complete, students and teachers alike experienced one of the strangest starts to their school year. With various e-learning moderations implemented since March of last year,...

Art by Valerie Larsen

Opinion | Working together against Zoom fatigue

Antonia Languilla, Opinion Writer November 16, 2020

With screens freezing, awkward breakout rooms, and the echoes of silence, Zoom can get tiring after the first two classes of the day. Staring at a screen for half the day takes a toll on not only a student's...

Illustrated by Saskia Teterycz

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...

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