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Evanstonians return to Lighthouse Beach after its reopening.

Evanston reopens amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Sari Oppenheimer and Sofia Williams August 17, 2020

After months that have felt like years, Evanston is beginning the slow journey back to normalcy. On Friday, June 26, Illinois moved into phase four—Revitalization—of the five-phase Illinois reopening...

ETHS welcomes freshmen during a materials pickup on Aug. 10.

ETHS reopens in a vastly different world

Louise Bond and Avi Shapira August 17, 2020

The 2020-2021 school year is beginning as scheduled on August 17; however, ETHS will be using a brand-new model of remote learning developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic known as enhanced e-learning.  “Enhanced...

LaShandra Smith-Rayfield discusses the lack of support from fellow beachgoers

LaShandra Smith-Rayfield discusses the lack of support from fellow beachgoers

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor August 5, 2020

Evanston often advertises itself as a diverse, socially conscious town. However, the contrast between what’s broadcasted and how the Evanston community acted last Wednesday, July 29 is monumental. Last...

E-Town Hall discusses reopening plan

E-Town Hall discusses reopening plan

Louise Bond, Staff Writer July 24, 2020

On Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m., ETHS hosted an E-Town Hall event to discuss the fall reopening plan released on July 17.  Panelists Superintendent Eric Witherspoon, Assistant Superintendent and Principal...

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Black Lives Matter

June 26, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery’s murder illustrated how the everyday, ritualistic activity of running 2.23 miles has the power to endanger a Black life. Breonna Taylor’s murder highlighted how, despite overwhelming...

Evanstonians march on May 31. Photo by Kaila Holland.

Evanstonians unite to demand action

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor June 7, 2020

In the days following the traumatic death of George Floyd, people the nation over have erupted in protest against violent acts of brutality—such as those against Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor—and...

Senior Ariel Logan.

Sky’s the limit

Eli Cohen, Sports Editor May 14, 2020

Many say it’s just a game— but sports have a strange way of bringing people together. Sports can get communities united, people overjoyed and a whole country on the edges of their seats. The absence...

It's up to us to take action

It’s up to us to take action

Sarah Parisien, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

I opened up Instagram. The first thing to appear on my feed was a video posted by social media activist, Shaun King, deemed sensitive content. I felt a pit begin to build in my stomach. In the span of...

@ethswomensports supports female athletes

@ethswomensports supports female athletes

Phoebe Porter, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

Mr. Livatino, your search is over.  I am @ethswomensports on Twitter. I created the account about a year ago in a temporary moment of annoyance. At the very end of the basketball season, I had noticed...

Photo courtesy of Mary Theresa Reed.

Remembering ETHS: Mary Theresa Reed

Sari Oppenheimer, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

After 36 years of teaching in both District 65 and at ETHS, director of choirs, Mary Theresa Reed is retiring from her long career as a teacher.  “It's been kind of cool to be able to say that I...

Remembering ETHS: Marybeth O’Mara

Remembering ETHS: Marybeth O’Mara

Avi Shapira, Staff Writer May 14, 2020

For 12 years, Marybeth O’Mara has served as a history teacher for freshmen and juniors. Being at ETHS since 2008, she has loved the collaborative and diverse environment that ETHS offers every day and...

Illustration by Madison McGuire

COVID-19 affects students’ home lives, access to resources

Eden Drajpuch, Feature Editor May 5, 2020

Contributors: staff writers Cheyenne Edwards & Tamara Guy, feature facilitator Eli Marshall For some students at ETHS, the outbreak of COVID-19 has shifted both family dynamics and stability at...

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