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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

Milo Slevin

Milo Slevin, Feature Editor

By Milo Slevin

5: ‘One of the models’

Milo Slevin, Marin Ubersox and Sophia Siddiqui May 21, 2024

On a Zoom call for the Reparation Information Thought Series in the winter of 2023, Robin Rue Simmons captivated her audience through the screen, engaging a national audience of activists and community...

Milo Slevin | Finding my own path

Milo Slevin | Finding my own path

Milo Slevin, Opinion Editor May 8, 2024

My high school experience was not what I expected it to be. Well, how could I have expected to spend my freshman year holed up at home, sleepwalking through long months of isolation from my peers. But...

Evanstons Jocelyn Leigh takes on a Maine South defender. Leigh scored three goals in the Kits 6-0 victory.

Lightning-quick girls’ soccer puts on offensive display in shutout victory over Maine South

Milo Slevin, Opinion Editor April 18, 2024

Blink and you’ll miss it. Evanston’s attack, led by seniors Jocelyn Leigh, Sydney Ross and Lucy Fredrickson, was a force to be reckoned with on a blustery Tuesday night at Lazier Field, dismantling...

Opinion | The Green New Deal is here to stay

Opinion | The Green New Deal is here to stay

Milo Slevin, Opinion Editor March 15, 2024

Devastation. Despair. Doom. A worsening crisis. An immediate threat. An uphill climb.  Then, the Green New Deal. A beam of light introduced to Congress in 2019 by a rising star: New York congresswoman...

Opinion | Climate conversations with Milo

Opinion | Climate conversations with Milo

Milo Slevin, Opinion Editor February 22, 2024

In January of 2023, a group of dedicated students, administrators, teachers and community members launched the ETHS Sustainability Policy Committee. The committee was created with the intention of developing...

Opinion | Climate conversations with Milo

Opinion | Climate conversations with Milo

Milo Slevin, Opinion Editor December 21, 2023

  It feels like climate change is in the news every day. Maybe another natural disaster hit an island nation. Maybe another oil drilling project was approved by the Biden administration. Or maybe...

The Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette

A world united

Milo Slevin, Feature Editor October 20, 2023

As Taylor Thurston drives from her home in Glenview to volunteer on the border of Wilmette and Evanston, she passes through quintessential Chicago suburbia. Magnificent properties line the streets while...

Students often struggle to decide on a post-high school path.

Beyond the bell

Milo Slevin, Feature Editor August 15, 2023

When an ETHS student visits the SchooLinks website, they see a white and green logo. Two u-shapes are linked together, forming an “S.” These links seem to represent a student’s connection with...

Changes to the student pilot for the school year

August 15, 2023

Removal of extreme tardies In a school-wide email sent on July 13, ETHS announced that extreme tardies will be removed from the student pilot for the 2023-2024 school year. These types of tardies were...

Anna bo banna banana fanna fo fanna: The Annas of ETHS

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

As the Class of 2023 says its goodbyes to ETHS, several Annas prepare to enter a new phase of their lives. While these people all share the same name, they each have unique interests and pursuits that...

Art by Parker Krzystofiak

‘Get the Lead Out’

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

When Janet Alexander Davis walks in the front door of her Fifth Ward home, she is grateful for the decades she has spent in Evanston. It’s the place where she grew up and where her kids and grandkids...

Boys lacrosse knocks off Lane Tech in overtime thriller

Boys lacrosse knocks off Lane Tech in overtime thriller

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

As the Evanston boys lacrosse team entered the final seconds of a back-and-forth battle with a gritty Lane Tech squad that had gone into overtime on Tuesday night, the Kits needed a spark. Senior Sean...

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...

Opinion | Combating climate change starts with education

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

I took an interest in climate change for the first time in third grade. My parents and older brother were talking about it at dinner one day and being a young and impressionable youth, that conversation...

Art by Isaac Suarez Flint

Shaped by the past, crafting a more just future in Evanston and beyond for Native Americans

Isaac Suarez Flint and Milo Slevin February 27, 2023
Like any American college town, Evanston is a reflection of the university it houses, with Northwestern significantly impacting economic, social and residential development within the community. While Northwestern and Evanston share similar values and priorities, they also share a history of Indigenous erasure, in part, because of both establishments’ direct connections to John Evans. 
Food deserts: A reflection of a failed system

Food deserts: A reflection of a failed system

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

A refrigerator lies just off the sidewalk on Dodge Avenue, two blocks south of ETHS. It carries everything from carrots to donuts; mac n’ cheese to lemonade. It’s one of four fridges in Evanston, run...

Photos by Aaliya Weheliye, collage by Clara Gustafson, Ahania Soni, Aaliya Weheliye

Community is top priority for ETHS’ school resource officers

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

During sixth period on one Wednesday afternoon, I walk into the School Resource Officers’ (SRO) office on the first floor of the North wing. I am greeted by two people, broad smiles on their faces, welcoming...

Evanston Police Department, 1454 Elmwood St

New police chief aims to build partnership with residents

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

On Sept. 23, East Dundee Deputy Police Chief Schenita Stewart was announced as the new Evanston Police Chief. Stewart, an Evanston native and ETHS graduate, is the first fulltime police chief since Demitrous...

Evanston concludes year-long search for city manager

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

When Evanston City Manager Luke Stowe enters his office every day, he blocks out the chaos surrounding his new job and gets to work on making Evanston a better place. In the past year, he has seen a city...

The location for the Evanston mental health living room is just a block away from St. Francis Hospital.

Bringing Evanston’s mental health living room to life

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

Just south of St Francis Hospital stands a small brick house with a cement pathway leading to a brown wood front door. If you peek through the front window, you can see a completely bare room with...

Opinion | ETHS should add more mandatory projects to Civics curriculum

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer April 18, 2022

Civics is defined as "the study of the rights and duties of citizenship." In 2015, the State of Illinois decided that high school students need to explore that idea. Former Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner...

Opinion | CARP would protect Evanston from climate change

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

“What inspires people to be involved in climate action?”  Senior and climate activist Nathaniel Orlov-Mayer said that his motivation is “fear. I just feel like I have to do something.”  Climate...

ETHS commemorates, celebrates Womens History Month

ETHS commemorates, celebrates Women’s History Month

Milo Slevin and Sofia Williams March 18, 2022

This is the theme for Women’s History Month, March 2022 as designated by the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA), and the words spoken by District 202 school board member Stephanie Teterycz as...

Opinion | ETHS’ sophomore advisory program misses the mark

Milo Slevin, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

This year, ETHS is trying out a new Sophomore advisory program. The objective is to provide opportunities for sophomores to organize their goals and start to plan for their future. However, this program...

Illustrations by Sabrina Barnes

Clubs offer students civic engagements opportunities

Annabelle Harris and Milo Slevin November 19, 2021

Civic engagement describes actions taken to help make a change in one's community. It is based on participation in the community. Civic engagement is important for young people to learn about and participate...

What’s next for Evanston movie theater

Milo Slevin and Sophia Siddiqui October 15, 2021

For over two decades, the Century 12 movie theater has been a gathering place for Evanston residents. Kids and adults alike could come together to enjoy a break from the stresses of their everyday life....

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