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The Evanstonian

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

The Evanstonian

Rena Newman, Art Editor

By Rena Newman
Student voices deserve priority at school board meetings

Student voices deserve priority at school board meetings

Rena Newman, Guest Opinion Writer November 20, 2015

Our school board doesn’t want to hear student voice — not even when students are speaking out about racial injustice in Evanston. The board’s begrudging attitude towards hearing public comments is...

Sophomore history switch short-changes students

Sophomore history switch short-changes students

Rena Newman, Opinion Editor May 1, 2015

Three years ago, ETHS gave its sophomores the outstanding chance to choose from Global History electives - but two years ago, those choices were yanked from the curriculum. Left in their place is a watery...

The School is Yours - Go Forth and Art Bomb

The School is Yours – Go Forth and Art Bomb

Rena Newman, Guest Opinion Writer February 27, 2015

Being an artist means pushing the boundaries. But during “Art Week”, the Art Department missed an important opportunity to support student expression. The week of February 9th - 13th was to be a...

Rethink the Race Exhibit

Rethink the Race Exhibit

Rena Newman, Guest Opinion Writer November 25, 2014

It was an ambitious feat to take three quarters of the student body to an exhibit on a topic that affects us all: race. The intention of the field trip is honorable, but the follow through is missing. Shelley...

History lessons whitewash history

History lessons whitewash history

Rena Newman, Guest Opinion Writer October 5, 2014

Why is it so easy to name a few of the ‘Founding Fathers’, but nearly impossible to name a leader from the women’s suffrage movement? Because our colorful past is dripping with whiteout. It’s...

Gym classes neglect gender equality

Rena Newman, Guest Writer October 3, 2014

Freshman gym is fenced off between the sexes - girls in one class, guys in the other. But the curricula are not the same. The gym units split with a glaring and troubling irony that has gone completely...

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