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The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

From the Stands

Mascots should not be racially influenced

Michael Barthelemy, Sports Editor November 8, 2019

In 1995, the Cleveland Indians were on top of the sports world. They were headlined by future hall of famers and all-stars, but the most recognizable part of the franchise remained their “lovable”...

It’s time to realize professional athletes are people too

Eli Cohen, Asst. Sports Editor September 27, 2019

Professional athletes can be some of the most beloved people, but also some of the easiest to betray. When a player or team is booed by their own fans due to a horrid performance, I can live with it....

The IHSA hands out playoff spots

The IHSA hands out playoff spots

Ben Baker-Katz, Sports Columnist November 9, 2018

The goal of sports is to win, it is what makes athletics competitive. So, what if winning didn’t really matter at all, at least for the majority of your season? In every professional and collegiate sport,...

Paying NCAA athletes is more trouble than it’s worth

Paying NCAA athletes is more trouble than it’s worth

Ben Baker-Katz, In-Depth Editor & Sports Columnist October 7, 2018

Everybody should be paid for the work they do, right? But when it comes to Division I sports, the answer to that question becomes much more complicated than a simple yes or no. There are many arguments...

NFL kneeling rule, no big deal

Ben Baker-Katz, Sports Columnist August 28, 2018

In May of this year, the NFL owners unanimously approved a policy that requires players to stand on the field during the national anthem. However, it does give players the option to remain in the locker...

Normalize, support LGBTQIA+ athletes

Normalize, support LGBTQIA+ athletes

Eli Hartman-Seeskin, Sports Columnist April 27, 2018

Today is the National Day of Silence, and students at ETHS and across the nation are bringing awareness to the silencing effects of homophobic and transphobic behavior and language. One area currently...

DIII commits prove passion with willingness to pay-to-play

DIII commits prove passion with willingness to pay-to-play

Eli Hartman-Seeskin, Sports Columnist March 23, 2018

The class of 2018 has a remarkable number of varsity athletes committing to college athletics, and even more remarkable is the number of Division III commits. The choice of these athletes to pay to play...

Wealth advantages in sports parallel politics

Wealth advantages in sports parallel politics

Eli Hartman-Seeskin, Sports Columnist February 22, 2018

Coaches, athletes and analysts say natural talent and a strong work ethic are all it takes to have success in athletics, but this limited and idealized view is simply false. Just as is true in American...

Physical education is unnecessary for varsity athletes

Physical education is unnecessary for varsity athletes

Eli Hartman-Seeskin, Sports Columnist December 15, 2017

All students at ETHS are required to take Physical Education all four years of school, but varsity athletes should not have to participate in PE on top of daily two-hour practices. Athletes have not always...

Athletic Dept. needs to dispel nepotism

Athletic Dept. needs to dispel nepotism

Eli Hartman-Seeskin, Sports Columnist November 21, 2017

The Athletic Dept. and Boosters claim to provide teams with proportionally equitable funding, but the current system leaves athletes feeling disadvantaged and needs to be adjusted for greater transparency...

Fans need to learn to cheer the right way

Fans need to learn to cheer the right way

Eli Hartman-Seeskin, Sports Columnist November 3, 2017

Louder and smarter. Despite high attendance at home games, fans’ over-excitement and lack of discipline detracted from the effectiveness of the student section. Evanston football generates a crowd...

Put a sock in it: Superstitions do not exist

Put a sock in it: Superstitions do not exist

Joey Eovaldi, Sports Columnist October 17, 2017

Superstitions don’t exist in sports, and no, I didn’t just jinx you by saying that. Many athletes believe their performances depend on superstitions they have created, but in actuality, an athlete’s...