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The Evanstonian

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My journey as a Division I football prospect during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kamau Ransom, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

This past year for me, as an athlete, has been somewhat of a blessing. Since four years of age, football has always been my sport. Every single year, I've played and enjoyed it more. It has been my...

“My crown, my sword:” Life as a hijabi at ETHS

“My crown, my sword:” Life as a hijabi at ETHS

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

Humans are nothing if not storytellers. The stories that we tell, the things that we place faith in and will into existence, guide us through the world that surrounds us; they give us hope in dark places,...

Tier One: a breakdown of what a return to athletics entails for ETHS

Eli Cohen, Executive Editor January 25, 2021

On Friday, Jan. 21, the Illinois Department of Public Health and Governor JB Pritzker announced that all high school sports will be played this year in regions that are in ‘Phase 4’. Just one week...

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...

Students across country yearn for normalcy in school routines

Jilian Denlow, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

Across the country, five students with separate experiences share a common denominator—a strong desire to return to normalcy. These students have expressed the ways this school year differs from previous...

Three visions of criminal justice reform in Evanston

Maddie Coyle, Opinion Editor January 25, 2021

70 percent of officer-initiated use of force is against Black people stopped by police in Evanston, yet only 16 percent of the population in Evanston is Black. Black people were nine times more likely...

Kit Chat Episode 6: Student Mental Health

Zachary Bahar and Nora Miller December 14, 2020

In this episode of Kit Chat, hosts Zachary Bahar and Nora Miller (Executive Editors of The Evanstonian) are joined by Evanstonian In-Depth editors Lauren Dain and Jessica Seghal to discuss “Tradeoffs...

Minor leaguer, ETHS alum, on baseball amid the pandemic

Minor leaguer, ETHS alum, on baseball amid the pandemic

Peter Barbato, Sports Editor December 14, 2020

When Jack Anderson graduated from Evanston in 2012, he never would have guessed that he’d be back on the ETHS baseball field to man the mound. Fast forward to eight years and one pandemic later, and...

Tradeoffs and Triages: Students navigate mental health in e-learning

Tradeoffs and Triages: Students navigate mental health in e-learning

Trigger Warning: The following story contains information regarding mental health issues that may trigger some readers. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The Mental Health...

Letter from the Editors | ETHS is neglecting student experiences

Letter from the Editors | ETHS is neglecting student experiences

Evanstonian Editorial Board December 14, 2020

The Evanstonian is a student-led publication devoted to telling stories about ETHS. In the past year, every member of our staff has had their own experiences with e-learning, and every member of our staff...

Art by Madison McGuire

Mad style: express yourself

Madison McGuire, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 14, 2020

Personal expression is the cornerstone of our individuality, uniqueness and complex society. There are numerous ways to learn how to express yourself. Some can learn a hobbies to project their beliefs,...