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Shifted finals schedule prompts student and staff response

Shifted finals schedule prompts student and staff response

Louise Bond and Sari Oppenheimer January 31, 2020

A monumental change. For the first time in recent history, ETHS held its first semester finals before winter break, a move intended to improve student well-being The school board voted to approve this...

Illustration By Sabrina Barnes

“No one was listening”: District 65 community fights for transgender, non-binary inclusive policies in response to harassment, inaction

Callie Grober, Eden Drajpuch, and Jude Hollenbeck January 31, 2020

Special education teacher Ren Heckathorne started working at the District 65 (D65) Park School in 2014. Having grown up in Evanston and participated in the PALS program as a middle schooler (a non-profit...

How student political involvement will flip the script in 2020

How student political involvement will flip the script in 2020

Zachary Bahar and Rebecca Lustig January 31, 2020

On Jan. 17, 45 ETHS students traveled to Iowa to experience first-hand political activity. With the Iowa caucuses approaching on Feb. 3, many Democratic presidential candidates focus their attention on...

The Daily Northwestern should not have to apologize for doing their job

The Daily Northwestern should not have to apologize for doing their job

December 14, 2019

Early last month, Northwestern’s student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, came under fire by students who protested former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to the Northwestern (NU) campus....

Peeling away the layers behind Pathways to Honors

Peeling away the layers behind Pathways to Honors

In 2010, ETHS gave its freshman curriculum a massive facelift. This complete detracking of the Freshman Humanities and eventually later courses sought to remove historic impediments to provide greater...

Social media feminism must be inclusive

Social media feminism must be inclusive

Tamara Guy, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

The social media activism phase has sprung upon us within the last few years. Social media allows us to share the current news of what is happening in people’s lives, raise awareness on issues and influence...

Illustration by Valerie Larsen

How English Language Learners experience school

Linnea Mayo, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

Evanston is known to be a very diverse place, with our student population varying in cultures and nationalities. According to the Illinois Report Card, ETHS has 5.2% of English language learners, which...

Illustration by Micaela Ehrlich

Teachers, schools provide emotional support for students

Eden Drajpuch, Feature Editor December 13, 2019

Recently, the Chicago Teachers’ Strike put nearly 300,000 Chicago Public School (CPS) students out of school for 11 days. CPS teachers were striking for reduced class sizes, salary increases and an increase...

Taking the first step: Evanston establishes reparations fund

Taking the first step: Evanston establishes reparations fund

Sarah Parisien and Phoebe Porter December 13, 2019

On Nov. 25, the Evanston City Council voted 8-1 to approve a 3% tax on the sale of recreational marijuana towards a reparations fund starting Jan. 1. The idea is to create a fund for all black residents...

ETHS preserves its legacy of community

ETHS preserves its legacy of community

Zachary Bahar, News Editor November 8, 2019

Over the course of its 136-year history, ETHS has undergone massive changes. From demographics to classes, there is little that has remained constant. Fortunately, there is a group that links ETHS to...

Being educated is not black and white

Being educated is not black and white

Najiah Osborne-Francellno, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

While being educated can look different for everyone, Merriam Webster defines the word educated as simply “receiving a formal education”; however, when you're a person of color, many may perceive it...

Illinois mandates teaching LGBTQ+ history

Illinois mandates teaching LGBTQ+ history

Rebecca Lustig, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

On Aug. 9, Governor Pritzker approved the Inclusive Curriculum Bill, an Illinois state bill mandating the teaching “of the roles and contributions [to history] of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

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