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Ben Levy

Ben Levy, Staff Writer

My name is Ben Levy (he/they), I am a senior and a staff writer who writes for the Arts & Entertainment and Opinion sections. On occasion I also do photography for the paper, any article that I can pick up, or seems interesting. I really just write for the paper because I love to write. Outside of  the Evanstonian, I am a member of SOAR, as well as an athlete. I am on the swim team, and captain of the water polo team. I’m a lifeguard and a camp counselor during the summer, and I love to swim. In my free time I listen to music incessantly, watch movies, and do photography.

By Ben Levy
Opinion | Music that shaped me

Opinion | Music that shaped me

Ben Levy, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Freshman Year: 2019-20 First Semester: In My Room-Frank Ocean Short, sweet, and fast paced. The hazy, muffled rapping reminds me of the whirlwind first semester as a freshman.  Dec: Potato Salad-Tyler,...

Shayna Da Silva

Ben Levy, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

The midfield position in soccer is vital to the team’s success. Yet Shayna Da Silva makes it look easy. In the Kits’ home thriller against New Trier, she traps a bouncing pass mid-stride, maneuvering...

It was Everything Everywhere All at Once

It was ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

Ben Levy, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

On Sunday, Mar. 12, the Oscars Awards were given out. In anticipation of the biggest night of the year for movies, I decided to predict a couple winners based on reviews and past wins. I calculated two...

The 65th Grammys: Stats and Surprises

Ben Levy, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

The Grammys happened again on Sunday, Feb. 5. The annual headache for anyone who listens to more music than the Hot 100 returned with some great and some questionable winners. Some smaller artists like...

Winner: Joy Yee

Winner: Joy Yee

Ben Levy, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Whenever I want something affordable, delicious, and filling, I turn to Joy Yee Noodle. The small building on the corner of Chicago and Davis is a warm welcome with its bright green walls and tall windows. For...

How hip-hop discusses safety and the criminalization of Blackness

Ben Levy, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

Hip-hop has always had two very distinct ways of approaching social issues, lyrically speaking. The first is through sharp, observant and precisely crafted lines and songs. Take for example Chicago artist...

The biggest band in Britain is back

Ben Levy and Lily Roback November 14, 2022

Since the Arctic Monkeys stepped onto the scene in England in 2005, they have demanded attention. From achieving numerous awards and acknowledgments, the rock band has always carried a personalized voice...

Opinion | In response to ‘I’ve had enough of the panhandlers downtown’

Opinion | In response to ‘I’ve had enough of the panhandlers downtown’

Meg Houseworth, Simone Jacot-Bell and Ben Levy October 14, 2022

On Sept. 1st, Evanston Now published a provocative guest essay that criticized the panhandlers in downtown Evanston, most notably on Davis and Maple near Gigios and Bennisons. The essay was brief, and...

Soothing songs to help you study

Soothing songs to help you study

Ben Levy and Amy Grill September 23, 2022

Illinois- Sufjan Stevens Sufjan Stevens’ 5th album Illinois takes listeners on a journey through the midwest. From beginning to end, Stevens fills 73 minutes of sound with familiar references to the...

A summer-y of music

Ben Levy, Staff Writer August 15, 2022

This summer was filled with a new variety of music. Of the vast selection of music that I had the pleasure of hearing this summer, at beaches and pools, parks and parties and just around the web, these...

ETHS Jazz Showcase highlights commitment, final pieces

Ben Levy, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

ETH After two years of limited, twenty-five student concerts, the Jazz Showcase is returning as a full band show on Tuesday, April 26, in the auditorium. The concert will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with...

Season four of Attack on Titan experiences spike in viewership, improved plot

Season four of ‘Attack on Titan’ experiences spike in viewership, improved plot

Ben Levy, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

AOT is rated for mature audiences and discusses mature content. This review contains spoilers .   The rave anime Attack On Titan (AOT) is finally back, and viewers have a lot to say. After close...

Season two of HBO’s Euphoria highlights relationships, prioritizes cinematography

Season two of HBO’s “Euphoria” highlights relationships, prioritizes cinematography

Sophie Yang and Ben Levy February 28, 2022

Euphoria is rated for mature audiences and discusses mature content. This review contains spoilers for season two. Season two of HBO’s acclaimed Euphoria premiered on Jan. 9th, with weekly episodes...

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