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 | ETHS must convert to local, sustainable food

Max Low, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

With the rise of social media in recent years, the commodification and polarization of information has become a staple of American culture. Debates that were once held in private campuses are now being...

Opinion | Taking away tracking tests makes math classes in D65, at ETHS more equitable

Hazel Hayes, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Every sixth grader entering District 65 schools takes a “tracking” test, to decide whether their mathematical abilities show that they would be able to thrive in an advanced course. This type of test...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi

Opinion | Mindfulness needs to become a main part of ETHS culture

Maddie Molotia March 18, 2022

COVID-19- has brought its fair share of struggles to the table. Two major and conspicuous challenges many of us share, more or less thanks to COVID-19-19, are anxiety and depression.  Due to the isolation...

Opinion | Winter always proves to be the most difficult season for students

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

After a tumultuous winter break, ETHS students have attempted to return to normalcy during the third quarter. However, the transition back to school was not easy for many; between heavy workloads, awful...

Illustration by Sophie Yang

Opinion | SEL surveys don’t capture depth of student experience

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Social Emotional Learning surveys, or SELs, have become a staple of PE classes at ETHS. On Mondays, during 33-minute classes, students take surveys about mental health and coping mechanisms.  The administration...

Opinion | CARP would protect Evanston from climate change

Milo Slevin , Staff Writer March 18, 2022

“What inspires people to be involved in climate action?”  Senior and climate activist Nathaniel Orlov-Mayer said that his motivation is “fear. I just feel like I have to do something.”  Climate...

Opinion | WiSTEM pushes back against sexism in science

Opinion | WiSTEM pushes back against sexism in science

Ella Gutowski, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Throughout history, women have been underrepresented in STEM jobs and fields. Numbers of women in the STEM workforce have been on the rise, but progress has been slow, and according to the U.S Census,...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi

Opinion | Metal detectors would not serve their purpose at ETHS

Maddie Molotla, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Following December’s lockdown, a new topic has hastened its way through ETHS amongst students, teachers, administrators and, most notably, parents and guardians: metal detectors.  On Dec. 16, 2021,...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Opinion | Changes to SATs will help reduce test-taking stress

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

For generations of high schoolers, the SAT has been something to dread. For many, spending hours answering questions and then painstakingly filling out over 100 tiny bubbles with a pencil was the only...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes

Opinion | Improved snow day planning is needed in the future

Kaia Cmarko, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

We all remember receiving the call where we would find out school got canceled due to the snow. After a year of virtual learning we all got used to doing school work online. Now it’s clear that ETHS...

Opinion | New COVID-19 restrictions don’t solve the problem

Charlotte Geyskens, Elizabeth Wenning, Staff Writers February 28, 2022

Since students came back to school on Jan. 10, many changes have been made at ETHS in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. Students have been expected to participate in COVID-19 spit tests weekly,...

Opinion | Open campus lunch for all grades improved social safety

Hazel Hayes, Rosie Witt, Staff Writers February 28, 2022

Throughout the transition back to in-person school, one thing that has been a constant challenge for students is feeling safe and comfortable during lunch, when you physically cannot wear a mask at all...