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Posted inArt & Life

A Prescribed Dose of Nature

After a 50-minute walk in the park, a person’s mood improves and their cognitive function increases, according to a 2019 study in a body of work called the Walking Green Project. And people who spend more time outside tend to have better mental health, recent research shows.   However, these studies do not prove that regular exposure to […]

Posted inCity News

Firmer Discussions About an Oakton Community College Satellite in Evanston

The City of Evanston and Oakton Community College are discussing the possibility of building an Oakton satellite campus in Evanston. In order to ensure the satellite would meet all the needs of Evanston residents, representatives from Oakton have spoken with members of the community as well as to administrators at Evanston Township High School (ETHS), […]

Posted inCity News

City to Move Forward With a Study That Will Evaluate the Potential Relocation of the Civic Center

City Council members approved a resolution at their April 26 meeting that will begin the process of evaluating the costs and feasibility of relocating the Civic Center and consolidating several City functions. This resolution is not a decision to relocate, but rather a way for the City to gather information to help City officials make […]

Posted inArt & Life

Artist Cécile Trentini Creates ‘Sand Tattoo’ for Evanston Made’s Art for the Earth

An outdoor art installation titled “Red-Zone Earth” by Evanston artist Cécile Trentini decorated Lee Street beach on April 22 in honor of Earth Day. The piece, 24 feet in diameter, resembled a globe with deep grooves cutting through it. Non-toxic red sand ran through the grooves, bringing vibrancy to the work but also serving as […]

Posted inSchools

ETHS to Begin Hybrid Instruction on April 14

 At the April 12 District 202 Board meeting, Peter Bavis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, described the Evanston Township High School hybrid learning plan that will go in effect on April 14. In this new instructional mode, teachers will simultaneously instruct virtually and in-person. Students who opted for in-person learning are split into four […]