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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

Jonah Charlton

Jonah Charlton, Executive Editor

My name is Jonah Charlton. I'm a senior and Executive Editor for The Evanstonian. I oversee the Arts & Entertainment, Sports and Photo and Art sections. Prior to this year, I was a photographer (2015-17), Photo and Art Editor (2017-2018), Layout Editor (2017-2018) and Staff Writer (2017-2018). As a writer and photographer, I've covered community events such as the fate of the Harley Clarke mansion to major school events such as the boys' basketball state semifinal game and the student led walkout against gun violence. Outside The Evanstonian, I play tennis, teach one through six year old children at Chiaravalle Montessori School and am on the Chicago International Student Film Council. While I am unsure of what my future holds, The Evanstonian has provided a space where my communication, problem-solving and critical thinking skills have flourished.

By Jonah Charlton
Mr. Lowe sitting behind his desk.

Rodney K. Lowe: The man who brought The Evanstonian to life

Jonah Charlton and Eli Cohen September 10, 2020
Mr. Lowe’s energy was one of the things that his colleagues and students remembered most about him. Mentee and colleague Patti Minegishi Delacruz called it “magnetic,” 2017-18 Executive Editor Harrison Witt said his energy made him “an absolute joy to be around” and countless others said it was the thing they remembered most about him.
Axelrood lines up before the snap.

[Photo] Axelrood heads to Princeton

May 23, 2019

Axelrood lines up before the snap.

Tarpey preparing for a play.

[Photo] Tarpey chooses Miami of Ohio

May 23, 2019

Tarpey preparing for a play.

Lisa Roncone speaks to students about this weeks Sexual Assault Awareness workshops.

[Photo] ETHS engages in Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities

April 26, 2019

Lisa Roncone speaks to students about this week's Sexual Assault Awareness workshops.

Students present at the Grandchildren of Survivors panel.

[Photo] Holocaust Remembrance Week focuses on anti-semitism

April 18, 2019

Students present at the Grandchildren of Survivors panel.

Junior Max Peterson sprints around the curve during his 1600 meter race win.

[Photo] Ebeling, Peterson lead boys track into season

February 15, 2019

Junior Max Peterson sprints around the curve during his 1600 meter race win.

Senior Abby Osterlund runs distance at practice.

[Photo] New year, new race

February 18, 2019

Senior Abby Osterlund runs distance at practice.

Sophomore Louis Lesmond drives to the hoop.

[Photo] 32 minutes away: with a win tonight, Evanston becomes sole CSL South champion

February 15, 2019

Sophomore Louis Lesmond drives to the hoop.

Senior Lance Jones dribbles down the home court of Beardsley Gym.

[Photo] Jones leads Kits to 61-49 win against New Trier

February 17, 2019

Senior Lance Jones dribbles down the home court of Beardsley Gym.

Calvin speaks at Healing Historical Museum at ETHS on Feb. 12.

Calvin Terrell hosts Healing Historical Trauma museum

Jonah Charlton and Mac Stone February 15, 2019

In an effort to educate students, staff and others at ETHS on the true power they hold, community builder Calvin Terrell hosted a Healing Historical Trauma museum earlier this week. “I want students...

The Oscars, a preview

The Oscars, a preview

Jonah Charlton, Sophia Weglarz, and Evan Finder February 15, 2019

Best Picture By Jonah Charlton What should win: A Star is Born Yes, it’s a remake. Sure, it’s predictable. It’s definitely quintessential Hollywood. But Bradley Cooper’s rendition of this...

Senior Mina June ices down an athletes legs after a practice.

[Photo] Iced Out: The unsung heroes of ETHS athletics

February 15, 2019

Senior Mina June ices down an athlete's legs after a practice.

Senior Lance Jones blows by the Maine South defender on his way to the hoop.

[Photo] Kits hold off Maine South in overtime win

December 10, 2018

Senior Lance Jones blows by the Maine South defender on his way to the hoop.

Swim and dive places 10th in state behind Hogan, relays

Jonah Charlton and Hailey Fine November 20, 2018

Over the weekend, girls swim and dive wrapped up the postseason placing 10th overall at the state meet, marking ETHS’ highest finish since 2010. On the boards, Evanston ran away from the pack. Senior...

YAMO preforms closing act.

[Photo] Cam-mentary on YAMO

November 19, 2018

YAMO preforms closing act.

Senior captain Halley Seed swims the freestyle.

[Photo] New wave of swimmers look to find success at sectionals

November 9, 2018

Senior captain Halley Seed swims the freestyle.

Girls hockey: success imminent

Jonah Charlton, Executive Editor November 9, 2018

After a slippery start, opening the season with a 1-6 record, girls hockey believes their improvement will soon start to show in the win column. “Even though the score hasn’t been there, we’re...

Seniors Margot Conner and Annie Hedges congratulate one another after a winning point during a regular season match versus New Trier.

[Photo] ETHS tennis doubles team headed to state competition

October 15, 2018

Seniors Margot Conner and Annie Hedges congratulate one another after a winning point during a regular season match versus New Trier.

Senior running back Cion Miller-Smith sprints through the Glenbrook South defense.

[Photo] Kits claim playoff berth with 28-7 road victory

October 13, 2018

Senior running back Cion Miller-Smith sprints through the Glenbrook South defense.

Darius Johnson working with varsity team in his new role as ambassador after major injury to his femur.

No Pain, No Gain

Jonah Charlton and Chris Werner October 2, 2018

One year ago today, ETHS faced New Trier in a rare Thursday night game at Lazier Field. In a close contest that would come down to the final minutes, linebacker Kameron Kull was chasing down the New Trier...

Fallin’ into season: Field Hockey

Jonah Charlton and Chris Werner August 28, 2018

       With girls field hockey set to enter its third season as an ETHS sport, the team is striving to continue to improve and build the program.        “We get the best and...

Senior Maya Mahoney serves to opposition.

[Photo] Fallin’ into season: Girls Volleyball

August 28, 2018

Senior Maya Mahoney serves to opposition.

Blake Shelton performs at Country Lakeshake.

[Photo] Beat the heat

August 27, 2018

Blake Shelton performs at Country Lakeshake.

Meet next year’s Student Representative, Phoebe Liccardo

Jonah Charlton May 9, 2018

The Evanstonian's Jonah Charlton sits down with Student Representative Elect Phoebe Liccardo to discuss the election, her experiences in Student Senate and her goals for next year.

Sophomores Chris Dakich and Danielle Rivera examine the West capsule.

[Photo]

Sophomores Chris Dakich and Danielle Rivera examine the West capsule.

National Day of Silence raises awareness of muted LGBTQIA+ voices

National Day of Silence raises awareness of muted LGBTQIA+ voices

Jonah Charlton and Mac Stone April 30, 2018

More than 300 students are participating in today’s ETHS Day of Silence in an effort to spread awareness about the silencing effects of harassment towards members of the LGBTQIA+ community. “The...

Sophomores Chris Dakich and Danielle Rivera examine the West capsule.

Blast from the past: Time capsules protect ETHS history

Jonah Charlton and Meredith Herrick April 30, 2018

During the construction of the wings of the schools (1966-1968), four time capsules were placed underneath cornerstones in each wing; it has been 50 years since they were all uncovered together. “I...

Jan Schakowsky speaks in the Hub on Friday, April 6.

[Photo] Congresswoman Schakowsky visits ETHS to discuss gun reform

April 10, 2018

Jan Schakowsky speaks in the Hub on Friday, April 6.

Photo manipulated by Jesse Bond.

Too much JUUL-ery: the pods sweeping ETHS

Jonah Charlton and Trinity Collins March 23, 2018

While cigarettes’ harmful side effects have caused a decrease in popularity, there’s a new nicotine-based buzz hitting the school: JUUL.      “I would hit my JUUL anywhere from 20 - 100 times...

Nikki Kimmel guards Mary McClintock at a practice.

[Photo] Lacrosse hopes balance in ages brings success

March 23, 2018

Nikki Kimmel guards Mary McClintock at a practice.

Olivia Nicholson and Matt Hunt perform in Writers Showcase.

[Photo] Student writing comes alive at 2018 Writer’s Showcase

March 23, 2018

Olivia Nicholson and Matt Hunt perform in Writers' Showcase.

Freshman Blake Peters drives to the hoop.

[Photo] Just the beginning

March 23, 2018

Freshman Blake Peters drives to the hoop.

Senior Will Peterson successfully deadlifts 455 pounds during a baseball workout.

Worth the weight

Jonah Charlton, Sports Editor February 22, 2018

While the spring sport season has yet to begin, senior leaders in the boys baseball, girls soccer and boys lacrosse programs have taken initiative during the winter months to prepare their teams for in-season...

Junior Liana Wallace and senior Genevieve Lindley discuss The Alliance.

[Photo] SOAR program aims to protect students’ identities

December 15, 2017

Junior Liana Wallace and senior Genevieve Lindley discuss The Alliance.

Senior Sofia Garcia presents at awards.

[Photo] ETHS fails students by omitting POC from awards

December 15, 2017

Senior Sofia Garcia presents at awards.

Frosh/Soph actors prepare for their upcoming production.

[Photo] Freshman and sophomores perform dramatic comedy

November 3, 2017

Frosh/Soph actors prepare for their upcoming production.

Students line up outside the Hub during a free period.

[Photo] Study centers must revise policies

November 3, 2017

Students line up outside the Hub during a free period.

Students listen to a presentation in the Hub.

[Photo]

Students listen to a presentation in the Hub.

Maya Mahoney serves the ball over-hand to Niles North.

[Photo] Kits travel to Winnetka to even season series

October 17, 2017

Maya Mahoney serves the ball over-hand to Niles North.

Juniors Lia Kelly and Maddy Aaronson review brochures from Syracuse University.

[Photo] College fair offers new options for students

October 14, 2017

Juniors Lia Kelly and Maddy Aaronson review brochures from Syracuse University.

Seniors Nialie Pompilus, Sofia Garcia, and Hana Hofeld speak to freshmen about SOAR.

[Photo] SOAR students carry out new initiatives for equity

October 16, 2017

Seniors Nialie Pompilus, Sofia Garcia, and Hana Hofeld speak to freshmen about SOAR.

The YAMO cast prepares for their upcoming show

[Photo] A murder mystery in Evanston

September 22, 2017

The YAMO cast prepares for their upcoming show

Sophomore George Durant

[Photo] A new look

September 22, 2017

Sophomore George Durant

Senior Clio Hancock prepares for this season.

[Photo] Youth to fuel swim team’s success this season

August 28, 2017

Senior Clio Hancock prepares for this season.

Turner Dobbs signs his commitment papers

[Photo] Diver Turner Dobbs commits to University of Denver

November 14, 2016

Turner Dobbs signs his commitment papers

The Grim Reaper glares from the back of his horse. Don’t look him in the eye!

Spooky houses around Evanston

Jonah Charlton, Photographer October 30, 2015

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