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The Evanstonian

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

The Evanstonian

Sophie Milner-Gorvine, Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Sophie Milner-Gorvine, and I am a staff writer for the In-Depth section. I'm a senior and this is my third year on staff. I write for The Evanstonian not only because I love writing, but I gain so much from working with other talented journalists. Outside of The Evanstonian, I do track and cross country, I am a member of the ETHS Community Service Club, I teach kindergarteners at Beth Emet, and I am the co-chair of the Reach Out and Read Teen Board. During my free time, I love to read, play guitar, make fun coffee drinks and run.

By Sophie Milner-Gorvine
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...

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...

Illustration by Sabrina Barnes

Stress and substances: the supports in place for students in Evanston

Teenagers are living in an entirely different reality. Despite sarcastic connotations that may frequently accompany that phrase, research suggests that it may be true in some ways. Dopamine, sometimes...

Community Service Club, Students Organized Against Racism, Emerge and Paw Patrol are some of the most popular clubs at ETHS.

ETHS activities and spaces grapple with inequities

Historically clubs and activities at ETHS have been segregated, both in terms of race and gender. The Evanstonian is no exception to this pattern. For the October issue, the In-Depth staff chose to cover...

As students return fully in-person for the first time since March 2020, students work to adjust to their busy schedules.

Under pressure: ETHS students adjust to in-person school

On Aug. 16, the doors of ETHS opened to a crowd of students awaiting busy hallways, friendly teachers and rows of desks. Two years ago, this picture could have evoked a multitude of emotions, but above all: normalcy. Now, these various components that complete a “normal” school day seem foreign.
The COVID-19 pandemic radically shifted the way the commercial and the social services sectors in Evanston operate, as each innovated amid the turmoil.

Two vital components of the Evanston community begin to rebuild

Evanston's business and social service communities begin to recover following the dramatic changes caused by COVID-19.
A call for conscience: the layers of sexism at ETHS

A call for conscience: the layers of sexism at ETHS

Whether it is whispers in the halls, outright sexist comments in the classroom or an objectionable view of women and their role in the world—sexism is very much alive and well in schools, including ETHS.
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