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Teachers protest working conditions outside District 65’s Board meeting on Sept. 27. (Photo by Bessie Mbadugha)

Good morning, Evanston.

Those attending the Sept. 27 Board meeting of Evanston Skokie School District 65 were greeted by a large group of District educators, dressed in black and holding signs. A common theme on the list of grievances was the exclusion of educators’ voices in matters that affect them, including COVID-19 protocols. “Asking questions is not a form of insubordination,” said Maria Barroso, President of District 65’s Educators’ Council, the teachers’ union. “It is critical thinking, which is what we teach our students to do.” 

And on Sept. 26, an estimated 2,000 people protested on Northwestern University’s campus after people allegedly were drugged at two fraternity houses on campus. Meanwhile, one alleged victim came forward in an op-ed column in the Daily Northwestern. In it, she criticizes the hospital care she received.

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​​Chris, 38, is one of the participants in Doug Haight’s portrait series. Credit: Doug Haight

See My Story: Portrait series of Evanston’s homeless citizens. Doug Haight, a local photographer, recently ended an exhibit where he put on display 21 intimate, life-size portrait photos of homeless citizens in Evanston. Each portrait is accompanied by a short caption and a few quotes from the participant about their unique story. “I didn’t really expect to have to go deeper in some ways,” Haight said. “And that’s one of the things about the project that became the most rewarding.”

Pomkits perform with Willie the Wildkit at the Sept. 24 Homecoming game. (Photo by Heidi Randhava)

ETHS Homecoming 2021: School spirit, unity and belonging. The mood was joyful as crowds of students, alumni and community members flowed into Memorial Stadium Sept. 24 to celebrate Evanston Township High School’s Homecoming 2021.

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