This month’s issue of the Evanstonian, the Evanston Township High School student newspaper was written, edited and designed solely by students of color. By featuring only student voices of color, the Evanstonian reflects on its past and present and examines how it “can be more reflective of its purpose and better and more equitably serve our peers.”
Here is a sample of the stories in the latest edition, published on Feb. 21:
From Nora Miller’s editorial statement for the February issue: “We’re conceptualizing how whiteness does not have to dictate journalism or the stories we tell within Evanston.”
In A Brief History of the Evanstonian, Junior staff writer Eva Morales-Grahl conducted a look back at the last 40 years in Evanstonian history in terms of its coverage of race, which led to a search for a particular issue from 1981.
Assistant opinion editor Linnea Mayo shares her experience with Impostor Syndrome She writes, “The constant crush of white folks contributes to my feelings that I don’t belong for countless reasons.”