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The Evanstonian

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

The Evanstonian

Charlotte Geyskens

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer

Hey y’all! My name is Charlotte Geyskens (she/her) and I am a senior here at ETHS. I joined the paper at the beginning of my junior year and I’ve written mostly in Feature and Opinion. The best part of working on The Evanstonian is how supportive the team is of my writing and my interests. I’m passionate about honestly representing the students of ETHS— who we are and what we want, both as individuals and as a school. Outside of The Evanstonian, I’m on the leadership team for our volunteer Student Union, and I founded the ETHS German Club.

By Charlotte Geyskens
Opinion | Movin it onto whats next

Opinion | Movin’ it onto what’s next

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

For as long as I can remember, I have been weird about music. When I was a kid, my parents used to threaten to take away my music privileges instead of dessert; I have a very vivid memory of my mom sneaking...

LGBTQ+ Wildkits seek school support amidst national attacks

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

So far, 2023 has not been an easy year for the LGBTQ+ community. According to the ACLU, as of April 7, 452 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in a majority of states, most of which target transgender...

Art by Ahania Soni

Governmental action on Sand Creek in recent years

After 149 years of oppression and ignorance from the government, Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, the first Native American to ever serve in Congress, created a bill in hopes of preserving the site and Sand Creek.
Third Place: 10Q Chicken

Third Place: 10Q Chicken

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Located in the heart of Downtown Evanston, near Fountain Square, 10Q Chicken is beloved for its unique and delicious chicken-based menu options.  Right when I walk in, I’m impressed by the casual, welcoming...

Illustration by Aiyana Jehan

Just a 30-minute cab ride away: An inside look at North Cook Young Adult Academy

Jian Kramer couldn’t remember how that pocket knife even got there in the first place, but now it sat in the palm of the safety officer's hand, staring Kramer back in the face: a mindless error that would change the course of his entire high school education.

New principal ‘called upon’ to lead students, staff

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

As the teenage daughter of a minister coming of age in southwest Iowa, Taya Kinzie spent those years focused on community-centered work, spending her childhood volunteering. Although Dr. Kinzie didn’t...

Opinion | ETHS needs to acknowledge Jewish holidays

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

As ETHS’ Jewish students celebrated Rosh Hashanah and began the year 5783 on Monday, Sept. 26, a concerning issue became obvious. Although ETHS is generally friendly to Jewish students and staff, giving...

Reviving downtown Evanston

Reviving downtown Evanston

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

It’s three in the afternoon on a Monday, and downtown Evanston is alive. People walk around Fountain Square, to the library, to whatever small business they may be frequenting or to grab a bite to eat....

Students placed on ‘Do Not Disturb’ with new phone policy

Charlotte Geyskens and Ella Bowker September 23, 2022

At the beginning of this school year, the ETHS administration introduced a new cell phone policy for students.  The policy, which was introduced via email on the first day of school, specifies, “Cell...

David Feeley

David Feeley

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

ETHS teacher of 23 years David Feeley is retiring at the end of this school year. Since he was hired in 1999, Feeley has taught AP US Government, Business Law, Accounting and Personal Finance. Feeley also...

ETHS observes Holocaust Remembrance Week

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

During the last week of March, ETHS observed Holocaust Remembrance Week to commemorate the 11 million people who were murdered during the Holocaust. Although International Holocaust Remembrance Day was...

Illustration by Sophie Yang

Opinion | SEL surveys don’t capture depth of student experience

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Social Emotional Learning surveys, or SELs, have become a staple of PE classes at ETHS. On Mondays, during 33-minute classes, students take surveys about mental health and coping mechanisms.  The administration...

P.E. Department introduces mental health practices to students

Charlotte Geyskens and Sam Molitor December 23, 2021

Recently, ETHS has taken strides towards bettering the mental health of the student body. Since October, students in all physical education classes have been taking time out of class to practice a type...

Image courtesy of Katie Drew

Students demand increased CARP implementation through school walkout

Sofia Williams and Charlotte Geyskens November 19, 2021

On Friday, Oct. 22, while most of ETHS was heading to their Block 8 classes, over a hundred students walked out of school to participate in a climate strike organized by Etown Sunrise. While they risked...

Return of concert tours brings both excitement and nerves for students after COVID-19 hiatus

Return of concert tours brings both excitement and nerves for students after COVID-19 hiatus

Charlotte Geyskens, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

In 2020, musicians had to completely reinvent the ways that they shared their music with the public. Touring was completely non-existent until a few months ago due to the dangers presented by COVID-19....

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