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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...

Opinion | Inclusivity is key when it comes to addressing current events in classrooms

Opinion | Inclusivity is key when it comes to addressing current events in classrooms

Stella Israelite and Simone Jacot-Bell October 14, 2022

When Russia began its invasion of the independent nation of Ukraine under the guise of rightful reunification, the Western world held its breath and waited for what was advertised as an inevitability....

Opinion  | What issue should ETHS students care about most?

Opinion | What issue should ETHS students care about most?

Mallory Johnston, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

  AC in the gym wing  When you work out, you want to feel cool. Physical exertion through exercise is enough exhaustion for a student to handle, but without AC? Students have two 85-minute blocks...

Opinion | What’s the point of college, anyway?

Sophia LaFleur, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

College is a looming prospect that many seniors (myself included) must come to terms with sooner rather than later. But in addition to the anticipation of going to college, I have recently found myself...

Opinion | Recognizing individuality is a two-way street

Shay Hecker, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

For as long as anyone can remember, there has been a divide between teachers and students in schools. For whatever reason, whether that be a difference in age, maturity, responsibility or power, there...

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