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

Ethan Ravi

Ethan Ravi, News Editor

Hi! My name is Ethan Ravi (he/him). I’m a junior, and this year I’m the News Editor, as well as the Resident Food Critic. This is my third year on staff, previously I was the Assistant News Editor (sophomore year), and a staff writer (freshman year). I love writing for the Evanstonian because I get to work with our wonderful staff to tell important Evanston stories. Outside of the paper, I play tennis for the ETHS team, work at a local tennis shop, compete on the Math Team and participate in peer tutoring. In my free time, I enjoy reading, seeing friends and family, playing the piano and drinking coffee.

By Ethan Ravi
Courtesy of Robin Rue Simmons

Perspectives on reparations | Stepping toward repair

Ethan Ravi, News Editor May 21, 2024

“I want solutions-based ideas only,” reparations leader Robin Rue Simmons told the crowd. As Evanston residents gathered to express their opinions on the city’s reparations program, the serious,...

Courtesy of Dino Robinson, photo by Richard Cahan

Perspectives on reparations | A ‘giant’ in his field

Ethan Ravi, News Editor May 21, 2024

In 1994, as a young Dino Robinson entered the Evanston History Center and walked into the archival area, he had no doubt that there would be plenty of reference information for his article on Black history...

The new health sciences lab features a classroom and five hospital beds.

ETHS Foundation unveils new health sciences lab, in-school opportunity to earn CNA

On April 16, the ETHS Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising and distributing funds for the high school, held a formal ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate a new health sciences lab. The lab,...

Retiring teachers reflect on time at ETHS: Jed Curtis

Retiring teachers reflect on time at ETHS: Jed Curtis

Ethan Ravi, News Editor May 8, 2024

After 33 years of teaching at ETHS, Jed Curtis is retiring. A math teacher during the entirety of his ETHS career, Curtis was also a 1985 graduate of the high school.  During his tenure at the school,...

Brief | Annual Teacher Excellence Awards celebrate impactful educators

Ethan Ravi, News Editor May 1, 2024

On Monday, April 29, the annual Teacher Excellence Awards were given out. The award, which is designed to “recognize exceptional educators for their outstanding work, impact on students and invaluable...

Candidates used hallway bulletin boards to advertise their campaigns. Other advertising methods included social media posts, candy distribution and lunchroom speeches.

[Photo] Student Representative candidates share thoughts ahead of April 12 election

Natalie Weinert, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

Candidates used hallway bulletin boards to advertise their campaigns. Other advertising methods included social media posts, candy distribution and lunchroom speeches.

1020 Church Street, the proposed location for the shelter. To apply for the grant, the City needs to have a location for the migrant shelter in mind.

Amid migrant crisis, Evanston City Council looks toward shelter grant money

Ethan Ravi, News Editor April 10, 2024

Since late 2022, more than 36,000 migrants have come into Chicago, arriving in buses primarily from Texas. The rush to find adequate accommodation for the large influx of new asylum seekers has created...

A view of downtown Evanston from Church Street.

[Photo] Evanston’s Small Business Recovery Program offers lifeline to struggling local businesses

Elise Goulding, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

A view of downtown Evanston from Church Street.

Eatin’ with Ethan Episode 5 – Parson’s Chicken and Fish

Ethan Ravi, Will Klearman and Owen Chiss March 25, 2024

Laughter is brightest where food is best. (Irish proverb)

Eatin’ With Ethan Episode 4 – Kingston Grill

Ethan Ravi and Ryan Wambo February 29, 2024

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

The new Arts & Innovation Department aims to unite disciplines.

On the cutting edge

As long-term district initiative conversations began last school year, many ideas were on the table, from policy changes to implementations of new programs. The Board of Education had plenty of issues...

On the third floor of the North Wing, a multi-purpose life science room hosts ETHS tortoises.

[Photo] Zoology among new courses to be offered next academic year

Quynh Lenz, Staff Writer January 25, 2024

An advertisement for the new Zoology: Animals and Society class in the North Wing.

The ETHS kitchens make food for high school students as well as schools in the surrounding area.

Nutrition Services receives $35,000 Hobart food equipment grant

Ethan Ravi, News Editor January 25, 2024

In a December news release, Hobart Food Equipment Group, an Ohio-based food equipment manufacturer and service provider, announced that Evanston Township High School was the recipient of the company’s...

(Comp)eatin’ With Ethan Episode 1 – Milk Mile

Ethan Ravi, Sam Froum and Isaac Suarez Flint January 8, 2024

Make their pain worth it, watch the first episode of (Comp)eatin' with Ethan!

ETHS special education administrative team (from left to right - Tennile Tarrant, Jamie Reinhardt, Amy Verbrick, Millicent Griffin, Patrick Chambers).

Dec. 11 School Board Meeting focuses on special education, listening spaces

Ethan Ravi, News Editor December 13, 2023

The Dec. 11 District 202 School Board Meeting commenced with an announcement that, for the 14th year in a row, the high school was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence and Financial Reporting...

ETHS four and five year graduation rates, courtesy of the 2023 Illinois Report Card.

ETHS achieves ‘Commendable School’ designation on 2023 Illinois Report Card, aims to boost four-year graduation rate

Ethan Ravi, News Editor November 7, 2023

On Oct. 30, the Illinois State Board of Education released the 2023 Illinois Report Card, a comprehensive report on the performance of high schools across the state. Schools are given one of five designations;...

Eatin’ With Ethan Episode 3 – Soul & Smoke

Come along with our resident food critic Ethan Ravi to Soul & Smoke Evanston!

Eatin With Ethan Episode 2 - Tomate

Eatin’ With Ethan Episode 2 – Tomate

Ethan Ravi, Isaac Suarez Flint and Sam Froum September 22, 2023

Downtown Evanston is home to many popular restaurants, of a variety of different cuisines. But just a few blocks away from the city center is the 900 block of Noyes Street, home to Tomate Fresh Kitchen....

ETHS implements ‘restorative practices’ approach to discipline

Ethan Ravi, News Editor September 22, 2023

For many years, ETHS and other schools across the nation have been dealing with the issue of safety and discipline. The urgency of addressing that aspect of school life was stressed after the lockdown...

Participants gathered around multiple food trucks at the event.

Boosterpalooza 2023: music, fundraising, celebration

Ethan Ravi and Frank Herman September 22, 2023

On Saturday, Sept. 9, the ETHS Booster Club hosted the annual Boosterpalooza at The Autobarn Nissan of Evanston. The event, which aimed to fundraise for various clubs, sports and students activities at...

Eatin’ With Ethan Episode 1 – Habibi In

Come along with our resident food critic Ethan Ravi to Habibi In Mediterranean Grill!

A sign showing the way to new the Arts & Innovation Office.

New department unites teachers across disciplines

Ethan Ravi, News Editor August 15, 2023

As the start of the 2023-2024 school year approaches, one of the major changes to the ETHS curriculum is the arrival of a new department, titled Arts & Innovation. This department would combine the...

The basics of The Evanstonian

The basics of The Evanstonian

Ethan Ravi and Sophia Siddiqui August 15, 2023

About Us Since 1916, The Evanstonian has been the official student newspaper for Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Ill. The opinions of an opinion writer or columnist belong to the writer and...

Major news events since Class of ‘23 entered ETHS

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor May 11, 2023

Over the past four years, much has changed in our world, from influential social justice movements to major advancements in technology. Here are some of the biggest events that have transpired, with their...

April 24 City Council meeting focuses on gun safety, sustainability goals

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor April 26, 2023

On April 24, the Evanston City Council convened for their bimonthly meeting. This time, the conversations focused on the April 12 shooting at Clark Street Beach, as well as carbon reduction goals for Evanston’s...

Photo by Ahania Soni

Canal Shores tees off on renovations

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor April 20, 2023

The Canal Shores golf course, stretching from Sheridan Road in Wilmette to Noyes Street in Evanston, is looking to renovate the links from top to bottom. The renovations, totaling around $5 million, are...

Local rep. Gabel becomes Illinois House Majority Leader

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor March 15, 2023

Robyn Gabel has been in the politics business for a long time. For the past 12 years, she has served the 18th District, which includes Evanston, in the Illinois House of Representatives. On Jan. 13,...

Second Ward

Mack Jones, Ethan Ravi and Tarek Anthony March 15, 2023

The Second Ward contains the border between Evanston and Skokie at McCormick Blvd. Also included in the Second Ward is Evanston Township High School. Part of the job as the Second Ward Alderperson is to...

Art by Peter Krzystofiak

Always craving more: Evans’ early life

Sam Froum, Ethan Ravi and Mack Jones February 27, 2023
As John Evans lay dying in his Denver home on July 3, 1897, around 173 miles from the site of the Sand Creek Massacre, his life flashed before his weary eyes. Evans, the territorial governor of Colorado at the time of the massacre, had stated in prior interviews he bore no regrets for the tragedy that had resulted from his blinding enterprise. Born in Waynesville, Ohio, Evans had come a long way from home.

City Council meeting heralds conversations concerning Ryan Field, cashless ban

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2023

On Jan. 23, 2023, the City of Evanston held its second council meeting of the new year, and many of the topics that have been heavily debated in recent weeks in Evanston were once again discussed. First...

The wealthier, the healthier; how socioeconomic status affects eating habits

The wealthier, the healthier; how socioeconomic status affects eating habits

Ethan Ravi and Frank Herman January 21, 2023

In the modern world, there are many ways to access food. From high-end restaurants to Walmarts, the range of options can seem virtually limitless to some. But there are many limiting factors that influence...

New cafeteria polices announced for second semester

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor December 21, 2022

On Dec. 20, the ETHS administration sent out an email that detailed cafeteria policy changes for the coming year. These changes will take effect during the second semester and are the culmination of a...

District 202 school board meeting highlights student safety, marginalized student experience

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor December 13, 2022

On Dec. 12, 2022, District 202 held its monthly Board of Education meeting. The meeting commenced with recognition of the community service achievements of sophomore Olivia Ohlson, and board member Monique...

Mixed opinions on next steps for aging animal shelter

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2022

For years, the Evanston Animal Shelter has housed and cared for animals in Evanston that need aid. But in the last few years, plans have been made to demolish the current building and rebuild a new 8,810...

EMPATHY fundraiser aims to feed 10,000 Malawians

Ethan Ravi, Assistant News Editor October 14, 2022

While sitting in one of your classes this year, you might have seen an envelope going around, with students putting their spare change inside and then passing it on. But what is the story behind the envelope,...

New safety enhancements to kick off new school year

New safety enhancements to kick off new school year

Ethan Ravi and Mack Jones September 23, 2022

 On Dec. 16, 2021, when ETHS underwent a lockdown due to students illegally possessing guns on school property, many members of the Evanston community expressed concerns over the safety of students at...

Campbell talks new role, fresh vision

Campbell talks new role, fresh vision

Ethan Ravi and Ahania Soni August 15, 2022

As Marcus Campbell steps into the role of District 202 Superintendent, the Evanstonian spoke with him about his passion for education, his vision for ETHS, and his hopes for his time as superintendent. Q:...

Clare Kelly (Delgado)

Clare Kelly (Delgado)

Ethan Ravi, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

As the end of the school year approaches, it is time to highlight the careers and important achievements of the staff members who have announced their retirement. One of those teachers is Clare Delgado,...

The polls open: students campaign for representative to school board position

Annabelle Harris and Ethan Ravi April 18, 2022

One of the important events at ETHS in the upcoming weeks is the Student Representative campaign. Every year, a few students choose to run for the position of Student Representative to the School Board...

COVID-19 cases drop within ETHS and broader Evanston community

Ethan Ravi, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

As Evanston transitions into spring, one noticeable thing that has been leaving the community, besides the cold weather, is the COVID-19 virus. There has been a significant decrease in the amount of cases...

City of Evanston undergoes Ninth Ward alderperson search

Ethan Ravi, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Editors' Note: this story was written and published in our print issue prior to Mayor Biss' announcement. As of Feb. 22, Mayor Biss has named Juan Geracaris as the new Ninth Ward alderperson. Geracaris,...

With Omicron looming, ETHS emphasizes COVID-19 protocols

Ethan Ravi, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

It is an uncommon sight to see someone without a mask in the hallways at ETHS, and with the student vaccination rate at 92 percent, it seems that COVID-19 should be under control within the confines of...

DeSalvo’s Pizza to open in Central Street Retail District

Ethan Ravi, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

  There is an empty storefront where Symphony's Cafe used to be located, but it will soon be occupied by DeSalvo Pizza, a new pizza restaurant that will open this month. It will serve pizza by...

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