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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.
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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...

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...

Opinion | Social pressure to take AP classes harms prospective students

Linnea Mayo, Assistant Opinion Editor March 22, 2021

During my final course selection process at ETHS, I found myself very conflicted over AP (Advanced Placement) classes for the upcoming 2022 school year and the implications of taking or not taking a certain...

What gender means to me

Nora Miller 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.
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Opinion | Local politics has greater impact on our lives than national politics

Maddie Coyle, Opinion Editor March 22, 2021

Politics have become a must-see event and the epicenter of many people’s thoughts and conversations. The showman qualities of our former president and elected officials, along with the increase of party...

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. 

Amid COVID-19, badminton builds community, skills

Eden Drajpuch, Features Editor March 22, 2021

Without a definite state competition in sight due to COVID-19, ETHS’ badminton team has had to ground themselves in the matches they are able to have and set their sights further into the future. Most...

Gymnastics sticks landing during unique COVID-19 season

Lena Papa, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

COVID-19 brought a complete stop to sports for many months. For some sports, like baseball or basketball, you could just go to a local park to stay fresh. However, other sports, like gymnastics, had more...

Opinion | ETHS should unblock vital homework help sites

Christopher Vye, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Slader, SparkNotes, Brainly. Try to access them on ETHS-issued Chromebooks, and you’ll get the same result: Restricted. Too often, these websites and others like them are talked about as if they...

ETHS announces hybrid plan to begin in April

ETHS announces hybrid plan to begin in April

Zachary Bahar, Executive Editor March 2, 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...

Encouragement for and from people like me

Carmiya Bady, Guest Writer, Student Representative February 22, 2021
“I just think encouragement is one of the biggest things. Encouragement from other people that look like you, that identify with you, goes a long way."
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