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Rosie Witt

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor

Hey! My name is Rosie Witt (she/her) and I am a junior, and this is my third year on staff for The Evanstonian. I am an Assistant Editor for News and have written for News and Feature as well! I love being on The Evanstonian because it is such a great community and has truly helped me become a stronger writer. It has also been a fantastic experience for improving my journalistic skills. Outside of The Evanstonian, I am on the ETHS varsity softball team and I dance at Dance Center Evanston. Hope you all enjoy all of the incredible aspects The Evanstonian has to offer!! Peace out. 

By Rosie Witt
Participants gathered in the Main Auditorium. The conference featured multiple guest speakers and breakout sessions that fostered in-depth conversation. (Courtesy of ETHS)

ETHS hosts first ever Abilities Conference

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor May 8, 2024

On April 9, for the first time in ETHS history, a conference centered around experiences related to having a disability, dubbed the Abilities Conference, was held. The conference took place during Abilities...

Councilmembers suggested an early end to the public comment section. (Courtesy of City of Evanston)

Targeted hate speech disrupts Feb. 22 Special City Council meeting

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor March 15, 2024

During the public comment section of the Feb. 22 special city council meeting, antisemitic comments, derogatory words and racial slurs were stated repeatedly by multiple civilians. As the public comment...

Mayor Daniel Biss opposed those who wanted to reconsider an already-signed lease of office space for the Council.

City Council advances solar power initiatives, approves economic recovery plan in Feb. 12 meeting

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor February 21, 2024

During the Feb. 12 City Council meeting, many topics were on the table for discussion, including plans for economic recovery and transitions to solar power. The meeting started off with public comment,...

Students gathered to listen to members of the SOAR board. (courtesy of Reine Hanna)

SOARing to new heights: Northwestern University hosts student-led conference discussing racism

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor February 13, 2024

On Feb. 1 and 2 at Northwestern University, Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR), a student-run club focused on building equity, met and had conversations about the reality of racism in their yearly...

The test measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. (courtesy of The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

Free ASVAB testing allows students to explore military career options

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor January 29, 2024

For many students, joining the military is the ideal path after high school. To serve those interests, ETHS offers students the option to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery exam (ASVAB)....

Mayor Daniel Biss called on the help of security personnel to break up a protest that was disrupting the meeting.

Dec. 11 City Council meeting features budget discussions, public opinion on Israel-Palestine conflict

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor December 20, 2023

The Dec. 11 City Council meeting focused mainly on the City’s budget and motor fuel tax, however much of the public discussions surrounded the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. During the public...

The race started and ended just south of Northwesterns main campus.

Evanston’s Flying Turkey 5K sets new event record with 3,200 registered participants

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor November 28, 2023

The annual Flying Turkey 5K on Thanksgiving morning is an ongoing tradition that many Evanston residents take part in each year. The event, which started in 2011, has always attracted a large portion of...

Weekly college representative sessions in the Hub provide valuable insights for students

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor November 13, 2023

Every Monday from early September until late November, the Hub hosts college representative presentations. These representatives come from colleges and universities all across the nation, to give talks...

Evanston gun buyback event brings out many looking to dispose of unwanted firearms

Evanston gun buyback event brings out many looking to dispose of unwanted firearms

Rosie Witt, Assistant News Editor August 31, 2023

On Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Mount Zion Baptist Church, the City of Evanston and the Evanston Police Department held a gun buyback event. This event allowed people to hand over their personal...

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...

Photo courtesy of Tina Tiziano Dreher

Retiring teachers reflect on decades of time at ETHS: Tina Tiziano Dreher

Rosie Witt, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Tina Tiziano Dreher, a longtime ETHS counselor, is retiring this year after 14 years at the high school. While she is sad to conclude her work at the school, she is looking forward to having time to relax.  “I'm...

Dempster St. Starbucks reopens after school following meeting of community, business leaders

Dempster St. Starbucks reopens after school following meeting of community, business leaders

Rosie Witt, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

In early February, the Starbucks on Dempster and Dodge announce that it would be closing except for mobile orders and drive thru orders from 2-5 p.m. on Monday and 3-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday "due...

Art by Ahania Soni

In years after Sand Creek Massacre, media, political operatives salvage Evans’ reputation

Ahania Soni, Bridget Baker, Aaliya Weheliye and Rosie Witt February 27, 2023
Although we now know it as the Sand Creek Massacre, for over a century the events of Nov. 28 were called a “battle.” The men who are now condemned as murderers were—in many cases —celebrated and revered. Despite the graphically disturbing testimonies of soldiers, and the eventual congressional investigation which led to the resignation from the governorship of John Evans’, the territorial governor at the time, the prevailing narrative in Colorado was one of brave American troops warding off dangerous Natives.  
Photo courtesy of Isa De Los Reyes

Runner-Up: Taco Diablo

Rosie Witt, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

A mouth-watering taco shell with a crunchy texture, crispy chicken, fresh cabbage and carrots, and the tangy flavor of a special aioli sauce. All these flavors come together to make a vibrant, flavorful...

Students take to Chicago streets to push for climate change action

Annabelle Harris and Rosie Witt October 14, 2022

According to NCEI’s Global Annual Temperature Rankings Outlook, it is almost certain that the year 2022 will be among the 10 warmest years on record, which will be detrimental to our planet and its ecosystems....

From appearances to safety, decision to unmask isn’t easy for students

Clara Gustafson, Izzy Rudolph and Rosie Witt March 18, 2022

With the recent change from masks being required to highly recommended at ETHS, many students have different opinions and thoughts as to whether or not they should wear a mask. While this decision is for...

Students contrast year of e-learning with first semester of in-person learning

Ahania Soni and Rosie Witt December 23, 2021

After a semester of being fully back to in person learning, looking back on the year we spent in zoom classes almost feels like a fever dream. But for many students, the effects that year had on our outlook...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi

Parent Facebook groups spark political discourse, disagreements

Ingrid Halverson and Rosie Witt November 19, 2021

One key element to understand civic engagement in Evanston is to consider the nature of communication between Evanston families. There is a vital connection between Evanston parents and guardians and the...

“Better than ever”: ETHS preserves Homecoming during COVID-10

Rosie Witt and Sam Molitor October 15, 2021

With an in-person school year underway, one of the many events that has recently returned is the Homecoming dance. The pep rally and football game took place on Friday, Sept. 24, and the dance took place...

District 65 reopening prompts student, staff response

Elise Goulding and Rosie Witt September 17, 2021

For the 2021-2022 school year, District 65 decided to reopen with all in-person learning. Middle and elementary schoolers will be back in the building at full capacity for the first time since the initial...

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