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SOAR ignites change at ETHS

SOAR ignites change at ETHS

Saliha Ansari and Sophie Yang February 22, 2021

“When we're starting to talk about race, it can turn into chaos, but just recognizing that folks come in from different lens perspectives gives us a way to authentically have a conversation in a very...

A brief history of the Evanstonian

A brief history of the Evanstonian

Eva Morales-Grahl, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

To reflect on the current ways in which the Evanstonian subconsciously perpetuates white supremacy and what a future of actively fighting against this looks like, it is crucial to first examine the publication’s...

'WILD FOR ETHS' fundraiser goes virtual for the first time

‘WILD FOR ETHS’ fundraiser goes virtual for the first time

Anika Radhakrishnan, Staff Writer February 19, 2021

Every year, ETHS comes together to raise money in a fundraiser for new spaces and resources as well as for funding to certain programs to better the lives of the students. Normally, WILD FOR ETHS would...

Kit Chat Episode 8: Evanston’s next four years (and beyond) with Daniel Biss

Zachary Bahar and Nora Miller February 17, 2021

In this episode of Kit Chat, hosts Zachary Bahar and Nora Miller (Executive Editors of The Evanstonian) are joined by Evanston mayoral candidate Sen. Daniel Biss to discuss his mayoral campaign, issues...

ETHS announces in-person experiences

ETHS announces in-person experiences

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor February 2, 2021

Updated Feb. 10: After almost 11 months away from ETHS, students will be allowed to reenter the building in the coming weeks with the rollout of in-person experiences and activities.  Announced...

Edible Acres at ETHS serves as an example of what can be done within communities to fight back against environmental racism.

Combating environmental racism in Evanston

Gabi Karlan, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Every student has walked past Edible Acres at least once during their tenure at ETHS. Whether crossing the road from the bus stop at Dodge and Church or walking up to Lazier to watch a football game, they...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Cultivating self worth within a toxic society

Ingrid Halverson, Assistant Feature Editor January 25, 2021

 As a seventeen-year-old girl, I feel the toll of grasping for utter perfection from myself daily.  It's impossible to perfect a balance within the fine line we have drawn as a society between self-obsession...

The Actors Gymnasium was founded in 1995, and it has since become a nationally recognized performing arts center and a staple of the Evanston community.

From one circus family to another

Foster Ellen , Staff Writer January 25, 2021

I watch as Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi stands at the front of her practice gym, staring with eager eyes up at the silks hanging from the ceiling, where her students are rehearsing. The room is big, with a...

Student volunteers prepare for a fall food drive.

Students continue service, activism during COVID-19

Bridget Baker, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Junior Joanna Tafolla has a full plate of community and social service responsibilities. She is a committee member of the ETHS Community Service Club, a board member of the school’s chapter of the Society...

Girls face misogyny in class and out of the classroom

Girls face misogyny in class and out of the classroom

Jojo Wertheimer, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 25, 2021

A couple weeks ago, a group of female students did a presentation on the book “Schoolgirls” by Peggy Orenstein in my English class. The book focuses on the effects of the confidence gap and self esteem...

Women’s history right in Evanston’s backyard

Women’s history right in Evanston’s backyard

Lauren Dain, In-Depth Editor January 25, 2021

In the late 1800s, Evanston resident Catharine Waugh McCulloch opened a law office in Chicago. She filled a need for legal representation for women facing abuse, custody battles, divorce and wage discrimination,...

The Evanstonian | Vol. 104, Issue 5

The Evanstonian | Vol. 104, Issue 5

January 25, 2021

Page 2: Letter from the Editor | Why I hate news and love journalism by Zachary Bahar Page 3: Students continue community service, activism during COVID-19 by Bridget Baker Page 4: As pandemic...

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