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This is a simple request to the individual(s) graffitiing the entirety of Evanston with “Ender.” Please stop; your childish antics and toddler-like drawings are polluting our built environment, and costing the people of Evanston time and money. In a city with a thinly stretched staff, your antics are diverting time and resources away from other issues. I hope that when you are inevitably caught that you have to pay restitution for wasting everyone’s time.
Editor’s note: The RoundTable has written about the local graffiti artist, who while choosing to remain anonymous, calls himself “The Guy Who Cares.” His work first appeared in Evanston in 2010 and then for a few years after. But then, he largely disappeared, popping up again in 2020. But we have not written about the person or people who are tagging the word “Ender” in various places around town. The word Ender is a Turkish name, which means very rare. It is also a word that shows up global on street art, is a key tool in the online game Mindcraft and was the name of the main character in a science fiction military novel series that started in 1985 with the book, “Ender’s Game.” We’d welcome an explanation from those tagging today on where they fit in, send a note to our editor, Susy Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org