The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

Opinion

Opinion | Tardies minimize student freedom

Fiona Vosper, Staff writer September 23, 2022

Tardy policies at ETHS have created an uproar of fear and stress among students. Over the past couple of years, students have dealt with many struggles regarding the transition from online learning to...

Opinion | Assigned cafeterias prevent students from seeing friends

Stella Davis, Staff writer September 23, 2022

As students were told to go to their assigned cafeterias on the first day of school, some were then turned away, causing many to wander the halls and an influx of stress for safety and students alike....

Opinion | It’s not easy being green: How perception shapes our reality

Sophia LaFleur , Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Green Fruit Loops taste different from the red ones even though they have all the same flavoring. The colors really don’t serve any purpose beyond making a decorative, more exciting bowl of cereal than...

Opinion | Are you really going to college to succeed?

Maria Gomez , Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Our society seems to present college as a route that will determine our future, income, and the rest of our life. The pressure is just terrifying. There are so many steps and so much to think about, with...

Opinion | ETHS needs to increase access to period products

Opinion | ETHS needs to increase access to period products

Hope Vezner , Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Anyone with a uterus has most likely experienced the struggle of not having access to period products in school. Products like pads and tampons are a necessity for half the population. Without having these...

Opinion | September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month

Ella Gutowski, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death in children and adolescents, but only four percent of all National Institute of Health (NIH) research funding...

Opinion | College Board is rooted in racism and discrimination

Opinion | College Board is rooted in racism and discrimination

Leah Johnson and Aaliya Weheliye September 23, 2022

While some students go into high school wondering if their experience will look like “Mean Girls” or “10 Things I Hate About You,” covered in glitter and a pop-punk soundtrack, other students are...

Opinion | Phone-use bans have little benefit, invite new challenges

Opinion | Phone-use bans have little benefit, invite new challenges

Sophia Sherman, Opinion Editor September 23, 2022

Whether it’s spent watching Netflix from the comfort of a bedroom or working on calculus problems, 85 minutes is a long time to focus on anything. For ETHS students, this inability to focus is exacerbated,...

Opinion | Students have no reason to feel safe from gun violence while in school

Maddie Molotla , Opinion Assistant-Editor August 15, 2022

On May 24, America was faced with yet another story regarding gun violence. This time, children were the victims. Forty one days later, our neighbors in Highland Park were also victims of a mass shooting.  In...

Opinion | Land of the Free: US ironic relationship with guns

Opinion | “Land of the Free”: US’ ironic relationship with guns

Romel Rojas Leon, Staff Writer August 15, 2022

While we were all enjoying our summer and preparing to celebrate one of the most monumental holidays in the country’s history, July 4th, the last thing we expected was terror to strike on a day that...

Opinion | Stop exploiting peoples oppression for college applications

Opinion | Stop exploiting people’s oppression for college applications

Meg Houseworth and Simone Jacot-Bell August 15, 2022

With college application season fast approaching, many high school seniors are beginning to wipe the summer dust off their Chromebooks and start the Common App: a process which requires students to summarize...

Opinion | Student resource officers jeopardize students’ safety

Sophia Sherman, Opinion Editor August 15, 2022

Sixteen years ago, ETHS took a step backwards. What was once an environment to learn became an environment ruled by stringent punishment and prison-like circumstances. That year, Evanston introduced the...