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Opinion | ETHS needs to reevaluate policies regarding pronouns

Nova Horrell , Staff Writer October 15, 2021

At the beginning of the year, I was excited to get back to school. Online learning was a nice break, but quickly got annoying. I wanted to see my friends, and I wanted to talk to people I didn’t know....

Viewers guide to fall movies and TV shows

Viewer’s guide to fall movies and TV shows

Sophie Yang and Mae Luning October 15, 2021

It’s that time of the year again: 60-degree weather, color-changing leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. The transition from summer into winter is our favorite, most beautiful season, fall. What better way...

ETHS begins weekly COVID-19 testing for some students

ETHS begins weekly COVID-19 testing for some students

Sari Oppenheimer, News Editor October 15, 2021

On Sep. 14, ETHS released an announcement outlining new COVID-19 testing requirements and procedures for students. Although the targeted group of students being tested weekly is those who are either unvaccinated...

Chess plans strategic moves for upcoming season

Chess plans strategic moves for upcoming season

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor October 15, 2021

Wait, what? A Sports article about....chess? Well, the International Olympic Committee has recognized chess as a sport since 1999, and because equitable coverage is one of the goals of Sports this year,...

Photo Courtesy of Lily Consiglio

Dedicated and driven: Lily Consiglio in, out of the pool

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor October 15, 2021

Many words come to mind when describing ETHS varsity swimmer and recently committed Emory University athlete Lily Consiglio. There’s talented, hard-working, ambitious, smart. Yet, above all, there’s...

ETHS, New Trier alums, students reflect on school rivalry

ETHS, New Trier alums, students reflect on school rivalry

Jilian Denlow and Molly Riley October 15, 2021

From aggressive slogans and chants to hallway trash talk, almost every ETHS student has heard or voiced some bad things about New Trier. This isn’t a new fixture; even after nearly half a century,...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Underclassmen reflect on first month of in-person learning

Jilian Denlow , Clara Gustafson, and Sydney Hletko September 17, 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the stereotypical fears of high school freshmen often included the intimidating upperclassmen, getting lost on the first day, being assigned overwhelming amounts of homework,...

COVID-19 FAQ with Superintendent Eric Witherspoon

Sari Oppenheimer, News Editor September 17, 2021

Prior to students reentering the building for the school year, ETHS staff created new protocols in an effort to ensure student safety and mitigate COVID-19 cases.  The new COVID-19 protocols focus...

Illustration by Claire Ripp.

Opinion | Rehumanizing ETHS comes with significant adjustments

Linnea Mayo and Maddie Coyle September 17, 2021

Linnea's thoughts Going into this school year, there were various expected changes awaiting students and staff, including the block scheduling, 85-minute class periods and no tardies that we had been...

Teachers, staff respond to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor September 17, 2021

While many aspects of this school year thus far have been characterized by student experiences, important changes that also impact ETHS staff have occurred throughout the last few months.  Despite...

Students return to ETHS after an entire year and a semester of virtual or hybrid school.

Steps toward normalcy at ETHS

Jilian Denlow, Assistant Feature Editor August 16, 2021

For members of the ETHS community, the upcoming school year will feel like a breath of fresh air. While it is likely that no one is eager for summer to come to an end, today probably feels like a reasonable...

Photo courtesy of Chloe Haack.

Softball won’t let playoff loss undermine successes

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor August 16, 2021

As ETHS’ baseball team went head-to-head with Whitney Young to kickoff their playoff run at home, 15 miles south, on the very same night and against the very same school, the Kits’ softball squad kicked...