The Evanstonian


Jake Vasilias works the polls on Election Day 2020.

Students take to the polls in more ways than one

November 16, 2020

Elections don’t simply happen. Behind the scenes, there are people working to make sure everything runs smoothly. As we’ve seen this year, making sure that every vote is counted can take time....

Illustration by Valerie Larsen

As COVID-19 rages on, students fear winter months

Saliha Ansari and Sydney Hletko November 16, 2020

The COVID-19 case count across the world has surged, reaching 54.3 million cases as of Nov. 15, and Evanston is no exception. As winter approaches, students are concerned about what the third wave of the...

Kit Chat Episode 4: Live Election Night Special!

Zachary Bahar and Nora Miller November 4, 2020

On the first live episode of Kit Chat, hosts Zachary Bahar and Nora Miller (Executive Editors of The Evanstonian) are joined on Election Night by five ETHS seniors—Carmiya Bady, Izzy Basso, Patrick Hughes,...

Photo by Michael Barthelemy

Football star’s breakout season in question amid Division I recruitment

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor October 24, 2020

Typically, when a team finishes 3-6, ‘excitement’ wouldn’t be the proper word to describe fans’ feelings about an upcoming season. However, for the 2020-2021 Evanston football season, there...

The fight for the seat: RBG’s passing and legacy

The fight for the seat: RBG’s passing and legacy

Gabi Karlan, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

Major turmoil and debate erupted in Washington after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) on Sept. 18, 2020. Her death raised a barrage of questions: Which president will make...

Art by Ellie Lind

How to be optimistic in 2020

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor October 20, 2020

I consider myself to be an optimist. I don’t believe that the world is perfect, but I do believe that through dedication, unity and effort, humanity improves. We push ourselves farther, see a ridge...

The Issue of E-learning

The Issue of E-learning

Letter from the Editors  What is the issue of e-learning? Of all the questions to answer about ETHS this year, this has to be one of the most challenging, because it gets to the heart of what it...

Art by Nora Miller

Jacob Blake: Evanstonian

Zachary Bahar, Eli Cohen, and Nora Miller September 24, 2020
Before he became a symbol for numerous Evanstonians and Americans on Aug. 23, Jacob Blake was your average Joe.
Illustration by Nora Miller

All the faces that I know: The Office, The Evanstonian

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor September 24, 2020

What makes an office an office? Is it the products? The work? NBCs The Office gives a very simple answer to this question: the people. It is the people who make an office—or, perhaps, a school—a...

Illustrated by Ellie Lind

Women Are Powerful

Jojo Wertheimer, Nora Miller, and Annie Johnson September 24, 2020

I said certified freak, seven days a week  The first lyrics of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new single, “WAP”, left us, like countless others, agape. During the week of Aug. 7, 2020, debuted...

Mr. Lowe sitting behind his desk.

Rodney K. Lowe: The man who brought The Evanstonian to life

Jonah Charlton and Eli Cohen September 10, 2020
Mr. Lowe’s energy was one of the things that his colleagues and students remembered most about him. Mentee and colleague Patti Minegishi Delacruz called it “magnetic,” 2017-18 Executive Editor Harrison Witt said his energy made him “an absolute joy to be around” and countless others said it was the thing they remembered most about him.
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