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

The Evanstonian

Margo Levitan

Margo Levitan, Online Executive Editor

My name is Margo Levitan and I’m a senior at ETHS. I have been writing for the paper for three years, and want to get involved with journalism in my future college. My favorite food is sushi, and my favorite band is Migos. Apart from the Evanstonian, I am involved with DECA and the Ambassador program. The newspaper has allowed me to get involved within the school in a new way, and I hope to continue covering interesting topics during the remainder of my high school career and beyond.

By Margo Levitan
Witt, Barbato, Lowe, Colton and Donati (from left) in 2017.

Lowe’s Last Class

In the fall of 2017, Lowe and The Evanstonian staff published six issues together prior to Lowe’s early retirement in December of that year. Though Lowe was often absent due to recurring health issues, the staff was able to produce more issues than in a typical year as Lowe continued to push his students to create the best product possible, just like he had for the 30 years prior.
Kevin McCaffrey is one of several ETHS teachers retiring this year.

To the next journey…

Ben Baker-Katz and Margo Levitan May 24, 2018

Kevin McCaffrey If you’ve walked down the west hallway of the second floor any time over the last two decades, you’ve seen him: a balding, hawaiian-shirt-wearing man standing out- side his classroom....

Seniors Nialie Pomplius and Genevieve Lindley reflect on the latest SOAR conference.

SOAR workshops dismantle ignorance at its source

Katy Donati and Margo Levitan March 23, 2018

70 total participants. Two days.     This is the breakdown of the winter SOAR conference on Feb.15 and Feb.16 at Northwestern University. SOAR, otherwise known as Students Organized Against Racism,...

Sophomores to take PSAT 10 next week

Matt Barbato and Margo Levitan February 22, 2018

Starting last school year, the Illinois State Board of Education required that all students take the SAT plus the writing component in 11th grade. This requirement marked a shift from the ACT to the SAT...

Becca Miller gaining inspiration for her next graphic design.

An inside look at Becca Miller

Margo Levitan, Online Executive Editor January 12, 2018

Setting aside her lacrosse stick after a long day of practice, Becca Miller, junior, opens up her computer. Her graphic design work that was featured at the Evanston Art Center was crafted here, and she...

Mayor Hagerty speaks at the Meet the Mayor event.

Mayor Hagerty opens floor for student concerns

Margo Levitan, Online Executive Editor November 21, 2017

Although Evanston is considered an active political community, many students seek a greater voice and place in the city’s politics; Mayor Steve Hagerty’s visit and discussions on Nov. 9 attempted...

Picture courtesy of LT Photo

Marching Band thriving with program expansion

Margo Levitan, Executive Editor September 22, 2017

This is how many people are a part of Marching Band this year, and the number is just expected to grow from here. With collaborations with Northwestern, pre-game shows and fresh talent, this year is one...

Class of 2017 will make their mark on the art world

Noah Rogers Noah Rogers is continuing his arts career at Minneapolis College, where he'll be studying storyboarding and sequential storytelling. Watching classic cinema and reading graphic novels...

Students resurrect Jesus Christ Superstar

Students resurrect Jesus Christ Superstar

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor April 21, 2017

Although most people associate Jesus with church, students will see another side of the religious figure in the upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Taking place on April 21, the broadway rock...

Band students prepare for solo and ensemble festival

Band students prepare for solo and ensemble festival

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor March 17, 2017

When people think of band, they usually imagine a large group of students, but the Solo and Ensemble festival breaks this mold. “This is an opportunity to develop the individual musician and provide...

An ETHS dancer prepares for the upcoming production

ETHS Dance Company assembles new showcase

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor February 24, 2017

Buy your tickets now. With the performance of the ETHS Dance Company taking place on March 2, there is a lot to look forward to. From unique costumes, such as PE uniforms, to intricate choreography...

Breakdown of the Grammy Nominations

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor February 7, 2017

Cast your votes. With the Grammys taking place on Feb. 12, the competition for the album of the year is about to reach peak. Artists cover a variety of music, bringing their unique style with them....

Jazz Combo assembles major performance

Jazz Combo assembles major performance

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor December 16, 2016

Music to my ears. With all of the hard work put in to the Jazz Combo Fest on Dec. 19, the event is bound to be a night of entertainment for everyone. “The idea of a combo is that it's a combination...

Slam Team prepares for major competition

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor November 22, 2016

Boom. The Slam Team is preparing for Louder than a Bomb, one of their largest competitions of the year. “We are preparing very thoroughly this year, mostly by going to performance workshops, writing...

Frosh-soph actors prepare for the production

Actors prepare for frosh-soph production

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor October 28, 2016

Suits me. Starting on Nov. 3, this year's Frosh-Soph production of The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit will take place, focusing on celebrating Mexican culture in a more contemporary production. “We’ve...

The cast of YAMO rehearse for their upcoming production

Goodnight moon, goodnight YAMO

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor October 5, 2016

Although some people find plays to be boring, this is simply not the case for this years YAMO fall production of Goodnight YAMO. “The show this year follows a young girl named Jackie who always dreamed...

Club fair helps students navigate activities

Club fair helps students navigate activities

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor September 16, 2016

Although most new students are overwhelmed by the large club selection at ETHS, the Club Fair has now narrowed down the choices. “The club fair was a time where if someone has an interest, they can...

Pros and cons of music festivals

Pros and cons of music festivals

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor August 22, 2016

Music festivals. Although this term is widely known, the definition changes according to those you ask. For some, it is a magical experience, providing access to a wide range of musicians all in one...

Freshman Jacob Wilson and Gia Clarke rehearse in the Little Theater.

Cat’s out of the bag

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor April 25, 2016

Big boots to fill. With princesses, queens and ogres, this Frosh-Soph production creates a cast of characters that few other plays can beat. “For the spring Frosh- Soph play we have been doing...

Actors to prepare for The Wiz

Actors to prepare for The Wiz

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor March 18, 2016

We’re not in Kansas anymore. Student actors have begun to prepare for the production of The Wiz: a classic with a twist. Although this spring musical takes place on April 14, there is already a...

Brillianteen to end after 65 years

Brillianteen to end after 65 years

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor February 26, 2016

After being open for decades, Brillianteen, a program that allowed students to act without any prior experience, is drawing the curtains forthe last time on March 6. For this final production, students...

Betsy Barthelemy, Olivia Nicholson, Triana Callam, Sam Blustein and Caro Granner rehearse.

Arabian Nights showcases multiple storylines

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor February 5, 2016

25 stories, one play. Beginning Feb. 11, students actors will perform in Arabian Nights, a play that weaves multiple plots into a unique blend of hilarity, hardships and more. “It’s not just...

Social media gives musicians new outlet

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor October 30, 2015

Turn up your speakers. With programs like Soundcloud and Youtube, students with a passion for music can have the same quality as the biggest stars with a click of a button. Being a high school musician...

Jazz Band to open at Chicago Showcase

Jazz Band to open at Chicago Showcase

Margo Levitan, Entertainment Editor October 5, 2015

Pushing the envelope. Not only are Jazz Band students looking forward to their fall concert on Oct. 20, but they will also be anticipating performing at the Chicago Jazz Showcase on Oct. 14. The...

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