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

Marin Ubersox

Marin Ubersox, In-Depth Co-Editor

Hi! My name is Marin Ubersox, and I use she/her pronouns. I’m a junior, and this year I'm one of the In-Depth co-editors. I love writing about issues that affect our community, and I hope to continue raising awareness about them in In-Depth this year. I lead the ETHS Politics Club, am an active member of the Community Service Club, and also play tennis. In my free time, I love reading books and hanging out with my friends.

By Marin Ubersox
Sullivan Sisters bring bluegrass to Evanston

Sullivan Sisters bring bluegrass to Evanston

Marin Ubersox, In-Depth Editor February 22, 2024

On a blustery morning at the Evanston Farmers’ Market, patrons with arms full of produce stopped to listen to a beautiful sound drifting through the air on the wind. It floated past canvas tents displaying...

Empowering minds, nurturing inclusivity

Empowering minds, nurturing inclusivity

Marin Ubersox and Paula Hlava November 17, 2023

As Superintendent Dr. Marcus Campbell named his strategic priorities for District 202 for the 2021-22 school year, social-emotional learning was at the top of the list. Students would be returning to school...

GANAS Algebra 2 is just one of the six racial affinity classes that ETHS offers for Black and Latinx students.

Seeking Affinity

2,580 miles away from her home in Medellin, Colombia, Maria Gomez stepped into ETHS for the first time in 2021, a junior in high school. As Gomez made her way through the unfamiliar, winding hallways of...

On March 12, 2020, ETHS closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic: a shutdown that was originally supposed to be two weeks. Two weeks became two months, which became almost two years of quarantine.

Four years in replay: the moments that shaped the Class of 2023

As graduation caps fly into the air on May 21, four years accumulate into a single moment. 902 students gather on stage, diplomas in hand, ready to take the next step. Throughout its time at ETHS, the...

A historical tug of war

A historical tug of war

In 1969, then-senior Hecky Powell marched 250 students through ETHS’ Heritage Hall that runs right through the center of the building. Students from all walks of life parked outside of the Superintendent's...

Art by Siobhan Monahan

Mass killings in America reveal pattern

Sadie Dowhan, Marin Ubersox, Hazel Hayes and Lily Roback February 27, 2023
Violence on the basis of race has repeatedly happened throughout American history because racism is embedded into the fabric of the United States. From the first injustice against Native Americans to modern day, these factors of a massacre have sparked suffering throughout history that continue to affect Indigenous groups. Massacres are not defined by the murderous rampages of a single instance, but the massacre of culture and freedom that Native Americans had cultivated for centuries prior.
Illustration by Aiyana Jehan

Just a 30-minute cab ride away: An inside look at North Cook Young Adult Academy

Jian Kramer couldn’t remember how that pocket knife even got there in the first place, but now it sat in the palm of the safety officer's hand, staring Kramer back in the face: a mindless error that would change the course of his entire high school education.
Photo courtesy of Kupunoli Sumi

Technological troubles in teaching: how mobile devices affect education, ETHS

The years following the pandemic saw a large uptick in students' addiction to technology, specifically cell phones. Technology had been one of the only things that allowed people to connect with each other even when everyone was stuck at home, and many teachers have noticed the increase in technological use that students endured remotely has translated into the classroom setting. The new phone policy attempts to curb that addiction.
Photo courtesy of Ahania Soni

Continuing after crisis: District 65 regroups and rebounds for next school year

The 2021-2022 school year bore hardships for students across the country. Returning to a full-fledged school schedule after a year of isolation proved to be challenging for various reasons, and student...

Opinion | LGBTQ+ summit could’ve focused more on intersectionality

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

The 2022 ETHS LGBTQ+ summit was relatively well-received. Most students enjoyed the seminars and the drag show, along with the rich sense of community felt throughout the day. However, some students felt...

Opinion | Winter always proves to be the most difficult season for students

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

After a tumultuous winter break, ETHS students have attempted to return to normalcy during the third quarter. However, the transition back to school was not easy for many; between heavy workloads, awful...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Opinion | Changes to SATs will help reduce test-taking stress

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

For generations of high schoolers, the SAT has been something to dread. For many, spending hours answering questions and then painstakingly filling out over 100 tiny bubbles with a pencil was the only...

Opinion | Following COVID protocols is essential after winter break

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

The week of Dec. 12 was incredibly strenuous for every person at ETHS. After a massive COVID-19 spike, the cancellation of all extracurriculars and a terrifying lockdown that lasted for two-plus hours,...

Illustration by Aiyana Jehan

Opinion | Eligible students need to utilize their right to vote

Maddie Molotia and Marin Ubersox November 19, 2021

In late 2020, a historic presidential election took place. Many people who’ve never voted in their lives cast a ballot with the hope their candidate of choice would prevail. In fact, half of Americans...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Opinion | It’s dangerous to let tortoises roam courtyards during lunch

Marin Ubersox, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

This year, many students have opted to eat lunch in ETHS’ beautiful Planetarium Courtyard. The courtyard is home not only to hungry students, but to some of ETHS’ most well known inhabitants—Tudi...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi.

Opinion | IHSA has an obligation to mandate vaccinations for student athletes

Sophia Sherman and Marin Ubersox September 17, 2021

From day one of the pandemic, the IHSA has attempted to put the health and safety of students before athletic performance. Between mask mandates and canceling seasons all together, its efforts have likely...

Donate to The Evanstonian
Our Goal