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Tarek Anthony

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer

My name is Tarek Anthony, and I am a senior at ETHS. This is my third year as a staff writer for the News Section of The Evanstonian. I love writing for the Evanstonian because I am able to learn so much about the Evanston community  while hoping to pursue a career in the field of journalism. In my spare time, I enjoy working, spending time with my family, cooking, and playing with my dog. I love writing for the Evanstonian and am excited for what's to come this year.

By Tarek Anthony
Opinion | A K-12 education plagued by gun violence every step of the way

Opinion | A K-12 education plagued by gun violence every step of the way

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Innocence is the idealistic yet intangible concept every parent hopes to preserve in their child by shielding their children from the realities of our toxic world. If you asked any adult to identify the...

Incumbents retain Second, Ninth Ward seats, while voters elect mixture of existing, new members to D202, D65 school boards

Incumbents retain Second, Ninth Ward seats, while voters elect mixture of existing, new members to D202, D65 school boards

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer April 5, 2023

Last night brought a close to Evanston’s turbulent, contentious special elections for the Second and Ninth Wards in addition to District 202 and District 65’s school board elections.  Biss' appointees...

Second Ward candidate Krissie Harris addresses large donations to campaign

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer March 23, 2023

With Evanston’s municipal elections just under two weeks away and early voting beginning, concerns have been raised over two large campaign donations made to Second Ward incumbent council member Kristian...

Reparations Committee amends pre-existing reparations program, removing rules dictating how reparation money should be spent

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer March 21, 2023

On Thursday, March 16, in a historic vote, Evanston’s Reparations Committee unanimously approved an amendment to Evanston’s pre-existing reparation program, allowing for $25,000 cash reparation payments...

Mayor Daniel Biss endorses, asks residents to reelect his Second and Ninth Ward appointees

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer March 15, 2023

With Evanston’s April 4 election day looming near and the battle for office heating up; Evanston Mayor Daniel (Dan) Biss is taking extreme measures to ensure the two candidates he appointed to the council...

Second Ward

Mack Jones, Ethan Ravi and Tarek Anthony March 15, 2023

The Second Ward contains the border between Evanston and Skokie at McCormick Blvd. Also included in the Second Ward is Evanston Township High School. Part of the job as the Second Ward Alderperson is to...

Evanston City Council approves funding for new $6.85 million dollar animal shelter

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

In a late February city council meeting, council members passed a massive $6.85 million deal providing a brand new 8,000 square foot facility to the Evanston Animal Shelter Association (EASA), allowing...

ETHS band changes course for trip, opting to visit New York City

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer February 4, 2023

Contrary to many prior trips to New Orleans, this year the Evanston Township High School Band is taking its musicians to New York City to participate in numerous tourist activities in addition to various...

Plans to build a new Fifth Ward school progress, but not without controversy

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer January 28, 2023

The building of a new Fifth Ward school in Evanston prompted by District 65’s current budget crisis and record low levels of enrollment has now entered its third year of official planning. This is followed...

Pritzker institutes new laws concerning guns, abortion, cash bail

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer January 21, 2023

The 2023 new year has been nothing short of eventful thus far in the world of politics. To start off the year, there has already been an investigation into President Joe Biden surrounding the discovery...

Student Voice Forum brings out opportunity for students to share their concerns with school policy

Student Voice Forum brings out opportunity for students to share their concerns with school policy

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer December 12, 2022
The seventh-annual Student Voice Forum was aimed at allowing students to express their opinions and concerns to school administrators about a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to school cafeteria policies, school safety, tardiness policies, equity for LGBTQA+ students, race and equity, as well as talks on how to cultivate better student-teacher relationships. 
Results of the ballot measure to approve ranked choice voting in Evanston.

Evanston makes support of ranked-choice voting ‘unequivocally clear’ in midterm elections

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

The highly anticipated 2022 midterms elections proved as consequential. Unexpectedly, Democrats defied the GOP’s anticipated “red wave” pulling out mere senate wins in swing states such as Pennsylvania...

Voting-age seniors take to the polls

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

With the Democrats’ 50/50 control of congress on the line, this year's Nov. 8 midterm elections will be highly consequential. Currently, Congress is controlled by the Democrats, with Vice President Kamala...

Life-long Evanston resident named Second Ward Alder

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

In light of the resignation of former Second Ward Alderman Peter Brathiewhite, Mayor Daniel Biss has appointed fifth-generation Evanston resident Kristian “Krissy” Harris to serve as the interim Alderperson...

Tardies and ‘NC’s return in push to boost attendance

Tarek Anthony, Staff writer September 23, 2022

The post-pandemic relaxation of tardy policies aimed at allowing a smooth readjustment to in-person school last year. But instead, there was a stark increase in the number of tardies and absences which...

Sustainability coordinator hopes to lower ETHS’ carbon emissions

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer August 15, 2022

ETHS has hired its first full-time sustainability coordinator following months of outcry and protest from ETHS students imploring the ETHS administration to act upon the current climate crisis our planet...

District 65 approves plan for Fifth Ward School

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer March 18, 2022

Facing a current budget crisis and record levels of low enrollment, District 65 is returning to the historically contentious idea of redrawing school attendance lines within their elementary schools. The...

COVID-19 dashboard promotes transparency as ETHS resumes in-person learning

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The COVID-19 dashboard, which was created in April 2021 at the start of hybrid learning, is designed to offer transparency about staff and student COVID-19 exposures, quarantines, vaccinations and positive...

District 202 School Board welcomes new member

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer August 16, 2021

The District 202 Board of Education appointed Mirah Anti to fill the opening on the school board on June 21.  The vacancy on the school board opened up when former board member Jude Laude decided not...

Students participate in a titration lab.
Photo courtesy of Tina Lulla

In-person experiences offer social and academic benefits

Louise Bond and Tarek Anthony March 22, 2021

After 11 months of ETHS being largely unoccupied by students, the school administration announced that it will be offering opportunities for in-person experiences for athletics, clubs and activities, fine...

Second Ward

Tarek Anthony, Staff Writer February 17, 2021

Peter Braithwaite A lifelong resident and activist, Peter Braithwaite has deep roots within the Evanston community and is seeking his third term as the 2nd Ward Alderman. In addition to serving on...

Ed-tech tool raises student privacy questions

Ed-tech tool raises student privacy questions

Avi Shapira and Tarek Anthony December 14, 2020

Since COVID-19 forced thousands of schools to operate remotely, principals and administrators across the country have grappled with optimizing a positive learning environment while also protecting students...

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