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Intentionality of language is everything: an examination of the N-word

Intentionality of language is everything: an examination of the N-word

Sarah Parisien, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

On October 15, actress Gina Rodriguez found herself at the epicenter of public backlash for a video posted, and then quickly deleted, from her Instagram. While jamming out to the Fugees, Rodriguez rapped...

Unpacking the complexities of racial identity

Unpacking the complexities of racial identity

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

It is important for me to share my experiences with you because I am not the only student who feels this way. Whether it is gender identity, sexuality or race identification, many students are struggling...

Mental health support is more than a hashtag

Mental health support is more than a hashtag

Mathilda Hallstrom, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

Every year, when Mental Health Day rolls around on Oct. 10, my Instagram feed is replete with passionate posts on the subject: my peers share paragraphs about their own experiences, detailing life with...

Be wise and use all that ETHS has to offer

Be wise and use all that ETHS has to offer

Everneesa Beech , Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Wen mi first move to Evanston mi did surprised cause a the diversity a people weh live yah, Mi did even more suprised by how dem nice and how welcoming dem was, Mi did a 15 when mi move come a Evanston....

The price of crying: toxic masculinity reinforces harmful stereotypes

The price of crying: toxic masculinity reinforces harmful stereotypes

Saskia Teterycz, Assistant Opinion Editor September 27, 2019

I saw my dad cry for the first time two years ago. I was shocked that the letter I wrote to him on Father’s Day was enough to conjure physical tears from this big man with tattoos on both his arms. At...

Swimming inequity in Evanston perpetuates segregation

Martha Castellini, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

From a young age, my parents were eager to ensure I was not just comfortable in the water but also had proficient swimming skills. Swim lessons at the McGaw YMCA were my Saturday morning rituals, and later...

Good, but not enough: gender neutral bathrooms at ETHS

Good, but not enough: gender neutral bathrooms at ETHS

Jude Hollenbeck, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

For the vast majority of ETHS students and staff, the restroom is not a major focus of their day. There are male and female bathrooms in every wing, on every floor- in sight, out of mind. However, the...

Ability to pay > natural ability: athlete's access to camps can limit achievements

Ability to pay > natural ability: athlete’s access to camps can limit achievements

Linnea Mayo, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

High school sports. A prime interest for several ETHS students. From volleyball to soccer to swimming to badminton, ETHS has a wide variety of sports to offer. However, the ability to play one of these...

Students need to fast-food culture

Students need to fast-food culture

Maddie Coyle , Assistant Opinion Editor September 27, 2019

We live in a world dominated by fast culture. Almost anything we want we can get with the click of a button, and while this fast-paced world we live in can sometimes be extremely useful, other times it...

My weight loss experience: skinny doesn’t always mean healthy

My weight loss experience: skinny doesn’t always mean healthy

Mathilda Hallstrom, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

A customer stands on the other side of the counter at my work, eyeing the menu. She’s older, and she stands like she’s holding herself in. “The food here is so caloric,” she laments, then takes...

Dual loyalty accusations perpetuate anti-semitism

Gwen Tucker, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Words matter, and words of people in power matter even more. In August 2019, President Trump said, “Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or...

Illustration by Ellie Lind

In defense of defense: ETHS policy, state law impedes woman’s right to safety

Lara-Nour Walton, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

Editor's note: The Evanstonian reached out to the Dean's Office for a comment on the incident described in this opinion article. They replied “In this day & age all schools must take precautions...

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