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The Evanstonian

The news site of Evanston Township High School

The Evanstonian

Junior Foster Ellen sits in a hybrid classroom.

Teachers reflect on hybrid challenges, accommodations

Eden Drajpuch, Sari Oppenheimer, and Avi Shapira April 26, 2021
While returning for hybrid instruction was optional for students, most staff members, unless afforded accommodations, returned to in-person instruction.

COVID-19 Dashboard aims to offer community transparency

Eden Drajpuch, Feature Editor April 26, 2021

The recent start of hybrid learning at ETHS brought the District 202 COVID Dashboard, a page dedicated to tracking the number of students and staff members who have either tested positive for COVID-19...

Plans for graduation continue amid COVID-19

Elise Goulding, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

ETHS Class of 2021’s graduation will be a combination of in-person and online ceremonies, and although there have been many delays in ETHS’s official plans for senior celebrations, administrators hope...

A brief timeline of ETHS’s reopening journey

A brief timeline of ETHS’s reopening journey

Avi Shapira and Sofia Williams March 22, 2021

Since the March 12, 2020 announcement that students wouldn’t return to ETHS classrooms for three weeks—a time span which quickly lengthened—an air of uncertainty has surrounded the school’s education...

Teachers react to in-person announcement

Teachers react to in-person announcement

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 22, 2021

On March 1, ETHS announced its plan to begin hybrid learning on April 14. Coming almost 13 months to the day after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a nationwide shutdown that, among everything else, impacted...

Opinion | Thoughts from Black Student Union on school reopening

Black Student Union March 22, 2021

The following was submitted by the Black Student Union. On March 1, ETHS released its re-opening plan to staff, students and their families. This plan expressed a new hybrid model of learning, a result...

Restrictions under a hybrid model create a far cry from a standard school experience.

Predominantly white advocacy group for reopening sees success

Sari Oppenheimer, Assistant News Editor March 22, 2021

As the summer of 2020 began to wind down, both District 65 and District 202 had yet to announce their plans for the coming school year. The uncertainty over remote versus in-person learning left some parents...

ETHS works to vaccinate teachers before hybrid learning begins

ETHS works to vaccinate teachers before hybrid learning begins

Aryeh Lesch and Elise Goulding March 22, 2021

As ETHS approaches the beginning of hybrid learning, the administration has made clear its commitment to helping its teachers and staff get vaccinated for COVID-19. “Getting the vaccine for our employees...

ETHS announces hybrid plan to begin in April

ETHS announces hybrid plan to begin in April

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 2, 2021

On March 1, ETHS announced that it will transition to a hybrid learning model on April 15—almost 13 months to the day after the school shut down. The announcement, made in an email sent to students...

Student volunteers prepare for a fall food drive.

Students continue service, activism during COVID-19

Bridget Baker, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Junior Joanna Tafolla has a full plate of community and social service responsibilities. She is a committee member of the ETHS Community Service Club, a board member of the school’s chapter of the Society...

Families face financial instability during COVID-19

Families face financial instability during COVID-19

Angie Gomez, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

*Leah is a fictional name created for anonymity. On March 17, 2020, every student in ETHS stopped attending in-person classes and went through a dramatic shift to online learning, or e-learning. That...

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker

Why I worry about the IHSA’s plan for sports to return

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

Before I dive deeper into this issue, I would like to say that I am missing high school sports—I greatly miss the community, competition and comradery that come with it. Additionally, I know that I am...