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Let’s talk, not text: technology should not be used to resolve conflict

Maddie Coyle, Assistant Opinion Editor August 21, 2019

Arguments. We all get in them. They can be extremely frustrating and problematic, especially when it is with someone we care about. Watching those three dots come up after you write a long paragraph telling...

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Spray tanning perpetuates racism, white hypocrisy

Saskia Teterycz, Assistant Opinion Editor August 21, 2019

In the summertime, as some white people achieve dark tans and others burn up from sun exposure, a spectacle is made out of comparing two white arms at opposite ends of the complexion spectrum. This...

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Reachable or impossible: Complexities of the achievement gap in AP classes

Nakaiya Bias, Staff Writer August 21, 2019

As a junior of the 2019-2020 school year, I’ve learned a few things about my high school. For example, I’ve come to realize that ETHS prides itself on being in the top two academic percentages nationwide. ...

Evanstonians don’t know what equity is

Mollie Hartenstein, Guest Writer May 28, 2019

A quick google search of “District 65 equity” turns up 10 links to equity related issues on the D65 site on the first page, including a “commitment to Equity”, an “Equity Calendar” (with one...

The Good, the Bad and What We Could Be

Dylan Kull, Guest Writer May 23, 2019

NTK! We hate those wealthy, white, ignorant jerks! They are the bad guys, and in this rivalry that we have, that makes us the good guys, right? For as long as our schools have existed, that has been...

Reevaluating Antisemitism

Abe Frolichstein-Appel, Guest Writer May 23, 2019

Reevaluating Antisemitism For thousands of years, Jews have experienced persecution and oppression in a wide variety of forms. These range from direct assaults by imperial armies to apartheidal policies...

Not Latino Enough

Karina Rodriguez, Guest Writer May 23, 2019

“To identify oneself with the issues that Latinos confront in U.S. society today is also a conscious choice to acknowledge one’s history and sociocultural background, as well as the need to struggle...

ETHS Exchange Experience

Hania Farooq, Guest Writer May 23, 2019

Hi. I am Hania Farooq, an exchange student from Pakistan. I came to America last August and I leave in June. Two years ago, I discovered this prestigious program called Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and...

El tiempo vuela

El tiempo vuela

Victoria Palacios , Escritora invitada May 23, 2019

A lo largo de mis 4 años en ETHS ha sido una montaña rusa. Ya sabes como te dicen que no hagas ciertas cosas en la escuela, bien hazlas. Al ingresar a mi primer año, era la niña nueva. Había vivido...

Four years in political review

Joe Whitcomb, Staff Writer May 23, 2019

We have grown up in the era of Trump. He declared his candidacy the summer before our freshman year, and four years later, he is the sitting president. As such, we enter adulthood in a forever altered...

How CBD changed my life

Sophie Noyes , Guest Writer May 23, 2019

Every morning before I put in my contacts I take five drops of CBD oil under my tongue. It’s become a part of remedying anxiety symptoms and as a bonus, it tastes like vanilla. But what is CBD? CBD stands...

A reclamation of my Jewish identity

Rachel Krumholz, Executive Editor May 23, 2019

When I was four years old, I asked my Dad to buy me a Kippah. He did. No one told me that Kippahs were not made for four-year-old girls, rather were traditionally worn by Jewish men. But even if I had...

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