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Opinion | ETHS tardy, social probation policies are unjust

Opinion | ETHS tardy, social probation policies are unjust

Jonah Chiss, Max Low and Jeremy Schoen November 10, 2022

Two months ago, we, the three authors of this article, set out on a unique mission. Our goal was to analyze the current tardy and social probation policies at ETHS in their entirety and document the purpose...

Opinion | Having friends in ETHS is hard

Maria Gomez, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

Making friends is hard in any situation. It is especially difficult, however, to  ask another student if you can sit and have lunch with them. I know this, because I was a new student last year. I remember...

Opinion | Elevator policies make being an injured student difficult

Opinion | Elevator policies make being an injured student difficult

Mary Lister, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

ETHS prides itself on being inclusive, words of acceptance plastered on the walls as you walk in. The school, despite its faults, often holds this statement true, but sometimes, the school can slip up...

Opinion | We need a bike path on Church St.

Opinion | We need a bike path on Church St.

Fiona Vosper, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

There are many different types of transportation that students use to arrive and leave school—driving, taking the bus, walking and even biking. One of the busiest places in Evanston where these modes...

Opinion | The complicated balance between childhood desire and practicality

Opinion | The complicated balance between childhood desire and practicality

Gemma Callam, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

As kids, we frequently asked each other what we wanted to be when we grew up. Most replies were, to say the least, unlikely—princesses, superheroes, or even supernatural creatures.  We dreamed big,...

Opinion | The barrier between administration and students: balancing grace with accountability

Penelope LaFleur, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

This year at ETHS, there are many differences in rules that the student body isn’t quite used to. For example, assigned cafeterias, the phone policy, new hirings, etc. During the 2021-2022 school year,...

Opinion | What issues should ETHS students care about most?

Aaliya Weheliye, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

I learned something so crazy when I started taking classes I was truly interested in: I don’t hate school.  Me and many of my peers put immense pressure on ourselves because it feels like college...

Opinion | In response to ‘I’ve had enough of the panhandlers downtown’

Opinion | In response to ‘I’ve had enough of the panhandlers downtown’

Meg Houseworth, Simone Jacot-Bell and Ben Levy October 14, 2022

On Sept. 1st, Evanston Now published a provocative guest essay that criticized the panhandlers in downtown Evanston, most notably on Davis and Maple near Gigios and Bennisons. The essay was brief, and...

Opinion | Unfair norms and Homecoming Court

Opinion | Unfair norms and Homecoming Court

Miranda Escalera, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

When Homecoming nominations were open, I asked people to nominate me as a joke. But in reality, I wanted to get selected. Because of how society talks about events like Homecoming, I was embarrassed to...

Opinion | The legacy of COVID-19: what we’ve learned and what’s left to do

Bennett Jefferson, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic, although not completely over, has currently subsided to a point where most of our typical pre-pandemic routines have returned. ETHS and Evanston are much safer than we have been...

Opinion | How school doesnt teach you stuff for the real world

Opinion | How school doesn’t teach you stuff for the real world

Rocco DiPadova, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

  Up until high school, I always overheard upperclassmen and my siblings say, “I wish school taught us important stuff.” I always wondered what they meant by that, but the older I got, the...

Opinion | The roosters are distracting at ETHS

Opinion | The roosters are distracting at ETHS

Kaia Cmarko, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

If you have a class around the Planetarium Courtyard this semester, you are probably aware. Starting for the 2022-23 school year, ETHS decided to get roosters for Urban Agriculture.  There’s been...

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