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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

Jared Tucker

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer

By Jared Tucker
Opinion | NU, Forever: How my love for Northwestern will always persist

Opinion | NU, Forever: How my love for Northwestern will always persist

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

If you’ve ever seen me walking in the hallways, you’ve probably noticed something consistent about me: I’m always wearing gear from one team, the Northwestern Wildcats. Northwestern athletics have...

Art by Sadie Dowhan and Sam Froum

Don’t be the last person to watch “The Last of Us”

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

What’s the goal of an apocalypse story? Is it to depict a chaotic event where people run around and scream before they are inevitably ripped open by the sharp teeth of an undead monster? Or is the goal...

Art by Ahania Soni, Clara Gustafson

Gaming the system: Evans’ power grab

Jilian Denlow, Christopher Vye and Jared Tucker February 27, 2023
Abraham Lincoln appointed John Evans as the territorial governor of Colorado in 1862. At the time, the Confederate South was overwhelmingly Democratic; the Union North, Republican. In the event that Colorado gained enough population to become a state, Evans knew that the industrialization, urbanization and modernization would essentially guarantee the state to become a Republican stronghold—with him at the top of the list of potential senators for the territory-turned-state.

The less flavor the better

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

As the calendar begins to turn to a new year and I approach my 18th birthday, my taste buds have still never experienced the taste of sushi, the fizz of a Dr. Pepper or the tanginess of dijon mustard....

‘House of the Dragon’ is the next generational show

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

In May of 2019, the long-awaited finale of Game of Thrones aired after eight long seasons, ultimately leaving fans angered and disappointed. When the prequel show House of the Dragon was announced, most...

‘What We Do in the Shadows” season 4 loses some of the show’s signature bite

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

Spoilers for season 3 and 4 The first three seasons of Jemaine Clement and Taika Waitit’s smash-hit comedy What We Do In The Shadows is truly one of the most hilarious shows of all time. The raunchy...

Better Call Saul delivers satisfying final season

‘Better Call Saul’ delivers satisfying final season

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Spoiler warning for Better Call Saul  Vince Gilligan’s highly anticipated prequel to Breaking Bad has come to an end after six seasons. What started as a lawyer drama about Heisnerberg’s shady...

Screen or skip: the best and worst movies of the summer

Mae Luning, Charlotte Murray and Jared Tucker August 15, 2022

Top Gun  Top Gun: Maverick did not disappoint. The long overdue sequel to the classic 1986 Navy pilot movie hit theaters at the beginning of this summer and went viral. Tom Cruise and Miles Teller...

Opinion | Simple solutions to North Cafeteria’s long lunch line issue

Jared Tucker May 9, 2022

The wait to enter North Cafeteria has been a disaster since day one of the school year. With the loss of a lunch period due to the switch to block scheduling, the lunch room filled up fast, and with no...

Illustration by Lila Portis

The foundation of Northwestern and Evanston’s bond: a history of partnerships and conflict

Lauren Dain, Sophia Sherman and Jared Tucker January 28, 2022
Since the founding of Northwestern, the North Shore has established itself as a community built on moral values associated with the religious and intellectual influences of the university. 

Only Murders in the Building: A perfect mesh of mystery and comedy

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez is not the casting anyone expected, but it is what everyone needed. In Hulu’s new mystery comedy Only Murders in the Building, three true crime fanatics begin...

‘Friday Night Lights’ follows sports movie formula to its detriment

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

In the distant land of Texas, fall means football, where fans pack one hundred thousand seat stadiums on a weekly basis to proudly proclaim that their team is back as they gear up for another season of...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi

Hilariously human: high school movie classics

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

High school movies are not just a prime form of entertainment. They give us characters that we feel like we can relate to on a personal scale. Watching them can be funny, emotional, entertaining and, usually,...

Justice League faces their biggest challenge yet, itself

Justice League faces their biggest challenge yet, itself

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

While it may have improved from the original, “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is still a major misfire, filled with bad storytelling, lackluster CGI and terrible villains.  The first hour of this...

In virtual meets, boys swimming and diving speeds past competition

Jared Tucker, Staff writer March 22, 2021

As the coronavirus continues to ravage through the area, the boys swimming and dive team is trying to have fun and race while still managing to be safe and win competitions. As the season has gone on,...

Photo by Madison McGuire

Northwestern football fills void of ETHS sports

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

One of the greatest Friday traditions in America, high school football, was absent in Illinois this fall due to the coronavirus restrictions set in place by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA)...

Train to Busan transcends the zombie movie narrative

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

Let’s face it, zombies are absurd, right? Bloodhungry, revived corpses that run around with their arms hanging in front of them, waiting to feast on their next victim and spreading their virus around...

Inconsistency summarizes the season for boys swimming

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer February 28, 2020

The Evanston boys swim team closed out a rollercoaster season, but they are hoping to gain results at state. “It’s been up and down,” coach Kevin Auger said “We’ve had a lot of promising swims...

Girls bowling expectations remain high after sectional appearance last season

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer December 13, 2019

The Wildkits’ girls bowling team looks to build off their success from last year with a majority returning team and a 1-1 start to the season. “Our goals are to win the conference title, go back...

Boys cross country sprints into strong playoff finish

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

The Evanston boys cross country capped off the regular season on Sep. 19. Even though they did not go down state, the Kits had a tremendous season, and a lot of promise for the future.  “We’ve...

Girls golf hopes to end exciting season on a high-note

Jared Tucker, Staff Writer September 27, 2019

The Evanston girls golf team season is up, up, and away. The season started on Aug. 16 in a quad match at Maine West.  “The team is a little bit more driven and dedicated to getting better,'' senior...

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