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The Evanstonian

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

The Evanstonian

By Hannah Cervantes
Rows of students compete in the state tournament. (courtesy of Keith Holzmueller)

Chess team places fifth at IHSA State Tournament with 6-1 record

Hannah Cervantes, Staff Writer February 18, 2024

The ETHS chess team is no stranger to success. From placing sixth in the 2023 National High School Championship in Washington D.C. to taking fifth place at state this year, the team has seen many victories...

More than 60 residents voiced their opinion during the public comment section of the Nov. 20 meeting.

Evanston City Council approves Ryan Field renovation despite controversial rezoning debate

Hannah Cervantes, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

On Nov. 20, the Evanston City Council gathered to make a final decision on Northwestern University’s proposed stadium renovation. It's been over a year since the Evanston-based school released their...

Parents and children gathered at Independence Park along Central Street to take a break from trick-or-treating.

Central Street Evanston’s annual Halloween event draws large crowds

Hannah Cervantes, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

On Oct. 21, Central Street Evanston, a nonprofit organization that manages the shops that make up the Central Street Retail District, held its annual Halloween event, Central Street Trick or Treat. Children...

Mayor Daniel Biss spoke at the event, hosted by PEER Services.

Community unites for successful Step Up for Recovery fundraiser, exceeds donation goal

Hannah Cervantes, Staff Writer October 10, 2023

On Sept. 30, people gathered along the lakeshore for the Step Up for Recovery event, an annual fundraiser for PEER (Prevention, Education, Evaluation, Recovery) Services. This nonprofit is based on the...

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Baker

Retiring teachers reflect on decades of time at ETHS: Jennifer Baker

Hannah Cervantes, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Jennifer Baker, a teacher who has worked at ETHS for 27 years, is retiring at the end of this school year. During her time at the high school, she spent 20 years teaching Special Education classes, then...

Chess team finishes second at state, advancing to nationals

Hannah Cervantes, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

ETHS is known for many things, from our merciless sports teams to our high academic achievers. Imagine these two powerhouses put into one team. ETHS’s chess team is the highest-winning team in any high...

Honors recital celebrates choir, band and orchestra performers

Hannah Cervantes, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

On January 24 ETHS hosted its annual Honors Recital, an event hosted by the ETHS music staff. Participants in the school band, orchestra and choir are able to audition for the chance to perform solo or...

Prep for Flying Turkey 5k in motion

Hannah Cervantes, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

The Flying Turkey 5k has been on Thanksgiving morning in Evanston for the past 10 years, and it  has become a popular place for families from all over to come together and have a good time. The community...

Evanstonians talk prevention, support during breast cancer awareness month

Clara Gustafson and Hannah Cervantes October 14, 2022

When October begins, so does breast cancer awareness month. In Evanston this means events to raise awareness and support for those with breast cancer, those who have beaten it, those working to help those...

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