The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School's student newspaper

The Evanstonian


State meet moves to new facility causing the end of beloved ETHS tradition

Owen Chiss, Lauren Dain, Staff Writer, Executive Editor February 28, 2022

2022 marks the end of an era. Since 1958, ETHS and New Trier have alternated hosting the IHSA State Final Swim Meets. However, that tradition will no longer continue. After the construction of the FMC...

Boys basketball knocks off highly-ranked New Trier, prepares for IHSA playoffs

Owen Chiss, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

The clock ran out and so did the ETHS student section. Celebrating a historic win over a top-five opponent, ETHS students stormed the court. The night of Feb. 4, the Kits shocked the state by upsetting...

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Meet the inaugural class of ETHS girls wrestling

Olivia Ohlson, Lena Papa, Christopher Vye, Staff Writers, Sports Editor February 28, 2022

“We've had a history of girls on our wrestling team since the 90s,” says Athletic Director Chris Livatino. But up until this year, girls wrestling was never offered by the IHSA as an official sport....

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Opinion | Athletics need to balance academic, athletic obligations

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor February 28, 2022

Across Illinois, the ETHS athletic department is accredited with being one of the most supportive, enriching resources out there for student-athletes. In fact, its own mission statement reads, “All student-athletes...

Girls gymnastics perseveres through injuries as a tight knit team

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor February 28, 2022

Though a second season during a pandemic did not come without its challenges, they proved to be no match for ETHS girls gymnastics. The team might not have been able to partake in many of its usual traditions...

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“The only team that can hurt us is ourselves”: Girls basketball program celebrates 800 wins

Jojo Wertheimer, Digital Content Editor February 28, 2022

On the night of Friday, Feb. 4, as the buzzer radiated throughout Northwestern’s Welsh-Ryan Arena, the ETHS girls basketball team erupted in cheers and sprinted onto the court to celebrate their 51-32...

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Inside the world of junior national karate team member Mateo Solis

Christopher Vye, Sports Editor December 23, 2021
Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of any ETHS athlete so far this school year came in early September when junior Mateo Solis won a silver medal at USA Karate Nationals. This finish not only guaranteed Solis a spot on the Junior National Karate Team, but also marked his first time on the team in three years.

Girls wrestling makes debut with team of 11

Sophia Sherman, Assistant Sports Editor December 23, 2021

Making its debut as a separate, all-girls team this year, ETHS girls’ wrestling has been able to grow rapidly in size—inspiring young, capable female athletes to excel at the sport. “It shows...

Opinion | IHSA Should Create a Policy to Address Racism in Competition

Jacques Philippe, Assistant Sports Editor December 23, 2021

When I first started playing football at ETHS, it was an exciting experience. I had to wait an extra half-a-year to actually start playing games, and one of the moments that stood out to me was from the...

Growth mindset guides girls basketball forward

Olivia Ohlson, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

Girls varsity basketball has been off to a strong start to open the 2021-22 season. Away at Maine South for its first conference game of the season, Evanston was tied with the Hawks at halftime but pulled...

Boys basketball wins third straight Thanksgiving Classic tournament

Owen Chiss, Henry O'Malley, Staff Writers December 23, 2021

Following nine seniors graduating after a historic season for ETHS boys basketball last year, head coach Mike Ellis is starting from the ground up with almost a completely new team. As a matter of fact,...

Boys swim & dive sweeps Loyola at season opener

Alexis Rogers, Assistant Sports Editor December 23, 2021

Reflecting upon their first victory against Loyola and looking ahead into the busy schedule boys swim & dive faces this winter, senior varsity swimmer and co-captain Aaron Martin believes that the...