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The Evanstonian

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

The Evanstonian

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

The Evanstonian

ETHS announces new principal, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Ahania Soni, Feature Editor May 12, 2022

On May 10, the ETHS school board named Taya Kinzie as Assistant Superintendent and Principal and Scott Bramley as Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, filling the positions left open after Marcus...

Evanston falls to Glenbrook South in the sectional semi-finals, ending their season

Owen Chiss, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Despite winning four games in a row coming into Tuesday night’s battle with Glenbrook South, the Kits ultimately fell 69-53, against a team in the Titans that is seemingly a real competitor for the Class...

ETHS set to become mask optional as of Feb. 28

ETHS set to become mask optional as of Feb. 28

Eden Drajpuch, Executive Editor February 22, 2022
As of Feb. 22, ETHS is set to transition to a mask-optional model on Monday, Feb. 28. Students and families were made aware of this change in an email addressed from Superintendent Eric Witherspoon. In ETHS’ mask-optional model, masks will no longer be required but will continue to be encouraged among staff and students to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

Color Guard captains recount culture of abuse, intensity under head coach

Eden Drajpuch and Sari Oppenheimer November 19, 2021

*We have changed the names of some students to protect their privacy.  Lorenzo Medrano, a Color Guard coach at ETHS, was placed on leave on Sept. 16 following his arrest on child seduction charges...

Illustration by Kupu Sumi

Letter from the editors | Recent changes at ETHS highlight lack of transparency, neglect student wellbeing

November 19, 2021
In the wake of the recent developments regarding the Color Guard coach Lorenzo Medrano as well as alterations made to ETHS staff and administration, The Evanstonian Editorial Board calls for increased transparency from the ETHS administration. 
Illustration by Kupu Sumi

The inner-workings of political conversations in, outside of ETHS

Lauren Dain, Jessica Sehgal, Meg Houseworth, Bridget Baker, Zoe Kaufman, Stella Israelite, Sophie Milner-Gorvine, Executive Editor, In-Depth Editor, Assistant In-Depth Editor, Staff Writers November 19, 2021
Whether it be a debate in English class or a heated discussion around the dinner table, ETHS students are exposed to a multitude of voices in their daily lives, which shape their perspectives on social issues and politics.  When seeing how discourse occurs amongst ETHS students within the walls of 1600 Dodge Avenue, it is vital to address the influence that the greater Evanston community, and specifically parents and guardians, have over the beliefs held by students. 

Six-run sixth inning outburst boosts baseball over New Trier

Christopher Vye, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

A six-run 6th inning for the Kits on Tuesday night propelled them to victory against longtime rival New Trier during their first encounter in almost two years.  When the final out was recorded, Evanston...

The 93rd Oscars: a win for Nomadland and AAPI representation

The 93rd Oscars: a win for ‘Nomadland’ and AAPI representation

Sophie Yang , Staff Writer April 26, 2021

In light of the recent hate perpetuated against the AAPI community, it is extremely important to recognize the achievements and history being made to uplift the joy within the AAPI community. On March...

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.
Mock Trial team wins state for first time, headed to nationals

Mock Trial team wins state for first time, headed to nationals

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor April 26, 2021

This season brought ETHS’s Mock Trial team to new heights, as the team will attend nationals for the first time after winning the Illinois State Bar Association State Competition. “Overall, this...

HOSA places in state during first year

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor April 26, 2021

While the ETHS branch of HOSA hasn’t been around for long, they’ve created a space for students to discuss and learn about medicine and health care. “We started [thinking about] the club [in 2018-19]…....

Math Team maintains rigor in virtual year

Aryeh Lesch, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

While classrooms and chalkboards were swapped with Zoom breakout rooms and screen sharing this year, the ETHS Math Team kept their collaborative and driven spirit alive during the 2020-21 season. Like...