A letter from the Executive Editors: a reflection on our growth and continued commitment to equity

As we close the book on the 2021-2022 school year, the Evanstonian editors have reflected on how unique our coverage was this past year. The class of 2022’s high school experience as a whole has been defined by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, every student should and was not defined by this event that put a pause on high school and made us reflect on what normalcy means. As Evanstonian writers and ETHS students, we entered this school year wanting to cover meaningful stories and highlight student experiences and voices. 

We attempted this by showcasing student-athletes who despite their seasons being canceled, found ways to excel. Through opinions that broadcast the issues students wanted to address as we returned to in-person school. And in January our staff tackled the complex topic of Education in Evanston, examining the many ways the social, economic, and political influences of our city affect education. 

However, we understand that our publication still has areas to grow. We remain dedicated to our commitment of equity, which addresses the history of exclusion and racism in The Evanstonian community. We want the ETHS and Evanston community to hold us accountable in our reporting and how we represent ourselves as an organization. 

We are immensely proud of what our writers were able to accomplish this year, and honored to report about the accomplishments, successes, and stories of ETHS students. ETHS students, and specifically this year’s graduating class, have persevered through times of inconsistency, tragedy, and chaos to come out the other end stronger and prepared for the future. 


Thank you, 

Lauren Dain and Eden Drajpuch

Executive Editor 2021-22