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

The Evanstonian

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For safety officer, job is to help, not to intimidate or penalize

Izabella Paracuelles, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

At 8:00 am, bright and early, H-Hall is already flooded with students; groups with their heads together crowded in the lobby, down and up the stairs, lingering in front of lockers and classroom doorways....

Collage by Ahania Soni

‘We got to do something:’ Evanston’s history with gun violence spikes

Mack Jones, Staff Writer December 16, 2022

 Content warning: This article contains references to gun violence and its after effects. A 13-year-old Bulls fan is preparing for the next school day at Haven Middle School. It’s a Thursday, and...

Decoded: The student who pushed ETHS to remove its sexist dress code

Decoded: The student who pushed ETHS to remove its sexist dress code

Izzy Rudolph, Assistant Feature Editor December 16, 2022

As the crisp air swept past then-junior Marjie Erickson when she left her house to head to school in 2015, her mind wandered to all the excitement for the play she would take part in at school that day....

Illustration by Aiyana Jehan

Just a 30-minute cab ride away: An inside look at North Cook Young Adult Academy

Jian Kramer couldn’t remember how that pocket knife even got there in the first place, but now it sat in the palm of the safety officer's hand, staring Kramer back in the face: a mindless error that would change the course of his entire high school education.

Lines out the door for Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday concert

Sophia Siddiqui, Staff Writer December 15, 2022

On Sunday, Dec. 11, ETHS hosted the Evanston Symphony Orchestra’s (ESO) yearly holiday concert. The line for tickets was out the door and wrapping around Dodge Ave as Evanston residents waited for the...

Protecting gender affirming care on the North Shore

Protecting gender affirming care on the North Shore

Isaac Suarez Flint, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

Since its opening in February 2013, the Lurie Children’s Hospital Gender Development Program has provided a safe haven for transgender youth on the North Shore. In a country that has become increasingly...

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. 
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