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ETHS to implement block schedule, eliminate finals beginning fall 2021

ETHS to implement block schedule, eliminate finals beginning fall 2021

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 24, 2021

Beginning in the fall of 2021, ETHS will implement several major changes that will radically restructure the school that so many have known, the largest of these being the adoption of a block schedule. “ETHS...

White students make up two-thirds of hybrid opt-ins

White students make up two-thirds of hybrid opt-ins

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 22, 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...

Art by Lila Portis

Hate crimes against Asians and Asian-Americans: The past, present and future

Sophie Yang, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
A recent wave of hate crimes has plagued the Asian and Asian-American community, spurred on by damaging rhetoric around COVID-19.
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...

Art by Kupu Sumi

One March later

Foster Ellen, Ahania Soni, Staff Writers March 22, 2021

Like so many, I remember the last time we were physically in school like it was yesterday, yet the time between then and now feels like years. The hallways bustled with anxious confusion, but not enough...

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...

Opinion | Words aren’t enough praise for essential workers

Antonia Languilla, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a grim reminder of how important essential workers are. Many have resorted to calling them heroes—someone who is highly admired or has outstanding bravery. These heroes...

What gender means to me

and Eden Drajpuch March 22, 2021
This story describes how the complexities and nuances of gender have shown up in some of the members of the Evanston and ETHS communities.
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...

Students participate in a titration lab.
Photo courtesy of Tina Lulla

In-person experiences offer social and academic benefits

Louise Bond and Tarek Anthony March 22, 2021

After 11 months of ETHS being largely unoccupied by students, the school administration announced that it will be offering opportunities for in-person experiences for athletics, clubs and activities, fine...

Evanston’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan, Explained

Gabi Karlan, Staff Writer March 22, 2021
CARP expounds specific goals, presents the appropriate methodology and describes the necessary guidelines for supporting Evanston’s transition into becoming a sustainable and climate-ready city. 
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