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

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

The Evanstonian

Meredith Herrick

Meredith Herrick, Feature Facilitator

I’m a senior at ETHS. I am one of the features facilitators this year, and I’m super excited to be in this leadership role for this year. Outside of The Evanstonian I swim, play water polo, sail, and windsurf. Can you tell I like water sports? I’m super excited for my senior year and all the work I hope to do in The Evanstonian.

By Meredith Herrick
Students adjust to social isolation, e-learning

Students adjust to social isolation, e-learning

Contributor: Tamara Guy  Reactions to social distancing In the wake of COVID-19 and ETHS’ recent announcement about extending the district-wide closure to April 30, many ETHS students have turned...

Exploring the complexities of friend groups at ETHS

Exploring the complexities of friend groups at ETHS

Meredith Herrick and Maia Roothaan February 28, 2020

Walking through the halls, you see many different groups of friends, some speaking another language and others talking about practice or upcoming club meetings. The social culture of ETHS is nuanced and...

National School Psychology Awareness Week aims to aid national shortage

Meredith Herrick, Feature Facilitator December 13, 2019

Nov. 11-18 was National School Psychology Awareness Week. At ETHS, school psychologists spread awareness through presentations and posters around the building. “So here at ETHS our roles differ from...

Students protest for change over summer break

Meredith Herrick, Assistant Features Editor August 31, 2018

June 2 Moms Demand Action Evanston Moms Demand Action Evanston organized a wear orange rally to memorialize those who have died because of gun violence. Wear orange is a national event held on June...

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...

Rhyme and reason

Rhyme and reason

Hailey Fine and Meredith Herrick April 9, 2018

On Apr. 2-6, the 17th annual poetry week will be featuring workshops and performances by poets from the Chicagoland area. “I love the way Poetry Week culminates and gives students such a great space...

Finalists from 36 hour math challenge compete to be US representatives

Meredith Herrick, News Writer March 23, 2018

Five teams from ETHS have been invited by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications to compete nationally following their success in the 36 hour math challenge this fall. If the teams place...

Speaker Devea Williams, and dancers Jacline Baptiste and Dominick McIntosh at 2018 Black Summit.

Get Woke, Stay Woke

Meredith Herrick, News Editor February 22, 2018

A powerful speaker has just walked offstage, and the student audience is cheering. At that moment, many ETHS students feel like someone understands them. From February to April, ETHS hosts a Social  Consciousness...

Riley Hays smiles for the camera

Star athlete Riley Hays gets real about bowling

Meredith Herrick, News Editor January 12, 2018

Star athlete sophomore Riley Hays joined bowling to be with friends but quickly thrived on the bowling team.   “I first joined bowling as a joke, because my friend convinced me we could do it together,...

Team ASAP supports student success in Advanced Placement

Meredith Herrick, News Editor December 15, 2017

APsolutely fantastic opportunities. By giving students a chance to look at AP courses on Jan. 11., team ASAP wants to provide all students with an equal shot at success. “It’s about AP opportunities...

Students in the Culinary 3 class prepare soup for the event.

Community Service Club to host Empty Bowl for 17th year

Meredith Herrick, News Editor November 21, 2017

$5000. Community Service Club aims to raise to fight hunger in Evanston by collaborating with culinary and ceramics for the seventeenth annual Empty Bowl on Dec. 6. “A girl from Senior Studies said...

Latino QUEST hosts their Annual Latino Heritage Festival tonight

Latino QUEST hosts their Annual Latino Heritage Festival tonight

Meredith Herrick, News Editor November 3, 2017

Tonight, the Latinx QUEST Club is hosting the Latino Heritage Festival to celebrate its culture within the community. “It’s really important to have as many identities represented, especially since...

Dr. Vondracek teaches his Chem/Phys class.

Students devote 36 hours to solving an extremely complex math problem

Meredith Herrick, News Editor October 16, 2017

36 hours. It’s a race against the clock as you and a team of three others compete in the 36 hour math challenge that demands skill, precision, and creativity. The challenge is sponsored by...

First Chem/Phys Renunion aims to raise $400K for renovations

First Chem/Phys Renunion aims to raise $400K for renovations

Meredith Herrick, News Editor September 22, 2017

On Sep. 23, an anonymous donor will be matching funds raised at this years Chem/Phys Reunion, which will serve as a fundraiser to revamp the Theory Center. “What a lot of people nowadays don’t realize...

Parents and faculty have fun at Boosterpalooza. Photo courtesy of Boosters.

Boosterpalooza to kick off Sept. 9

Meredith Herrick, News Editor August 28, 2017

The Fifth Annual Boosterpalooza celebration will be held on Sept. 9, 2017.      “Boosterpalooza is an annual event to celebrate ETHS and the community,” Athletic Director Chris Livatino said. “It...

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