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The Evanstonians Guide to Evanstons 2021 Municipal Elections

The Evanstonian’s Guide to Evanston’s 2021 Municipal Elections

February 17, 2021
With Evanston set to vote on Feb. 23, the Evanstonian presents its guide to the 2021 Evanston municipal elections.
ETHS announces in-person experiences

ETHS announces in-person experiences

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor February 2, 2021

Updated Feb. 10: After almost 11 months away from ETHS, students will be allowed to reenter the building in the coming weeks with the rollout of in-person experiences and activities.  Announced...

Kit Chat Episode 7: The Power of Storytelling with The Evanstonian’s Jojo Wertheimer and Foster Ellen

Nora Miller and Zachary Bahar January 25, 2021

In this episode of Kit Chat, hosts Zachary Bahar and Nora Miller (Executive Editors of The Evanstonian) are joined by Evanstonian Arts and Entertainment Editor Jojo Wertheimer and staff writer Foster Ellen...

Edible Acres at ETHS serves as an example of what can be done within communities to fight back against environmental racism.

Combating environmental racism in Evanston

Gabi Karlan, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Every student has walked past Edible Acres at least once during their tenure at ETHS. Whether crossing the road from the bus stop at Dodge and Church or walking up to Lazier to watch a football game, they...

Illustration by Lila Portis

Cultivating self worth within a toxic society

Ingrid Halverson, Assistant Feature Editor January 25, 2021

 As a seventeen-year-old girl, I feel the toll of grasping for utter perfection from myself daily.  It's impossible to perfect a balance within the fine line we have drawn as a society between self-obsession...

The Actors Gymnasium was founded in 1995, and it has since become a nationally recognized performing arts center and a staple of the Evanston community.

From one circus family to another

Foster Ellen , Staff Writer January 25, 2021

I watch as Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi stands at the front of her practice gym, staring with eager eyes up at the silks hanging from the ceiling, where her students are rehearsing. The room is big, with a...

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...

Girls face misogyny in class and out of the classroom

Girls face misogyny in class and out of the classroom

Jojo Wertheimer, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 25, 2021

A couple weeks ago, a group of female students did a presentation on the book “Schoolgirls” by Peggy Orenstein in my English class. The book focuses on the effects of the confidence gap and self esteem...

Women’s history right in Evanston’s backyard

Women’s history right in Evanston’s backyard

Lauren Dain, In-Depth Editor January 25, 2021

In the late 1800s, Evanston resident Catharine Waugh McCulloch opened a law office in Chicago. She filled a need for legal representation for women facing abuse, custody battles, divorce and wage discrimination,...

Zachs most apathetic layout comments.

Opinion | Why I hate news and love journalism

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

This is my fourth year writing for The Evanstonian, and, while it has been an incredibly unpredictable, horrifying, tear-inducing, screaming-into-the-darkness kind of year, it has also been my most prolific...

Blake Peters goes up for a layup in the 4A State Championship game against Belleville West

Decade report: Assessing Sun Times’ Evanston boys basketball evaluation

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

Throughout the past month-and-a-half, Chicago Sun-Times high school sports contributor Joe Henricksen has been counting down the 50 most winningest Chicagoland boys basketball teams of the decade (the...

Illustration by Valerie Larsen

Opinion | Standardized testing needs to be abolished

Saskia Teterycz, Opinion Editor January 25, 2021

Every year, juniors and seniors in high schools across the country take a test that will determine a path for the rest of their lives. As a result, the big, ugly and oppressive number they receive determines...