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seen ghosts?
FEATURE, page 6
Are you too old to trick-or-treat?
OPINION, page 2
Looking for a “treat” this Halloween?
the ENTERTAINMENT, page 13


“Do you have a pass?” Theatre company

raises freshman
Reinforced hall pass policy sparks controversy awareness of AIDS
Prohibited for Use By Roberta Brucato [for use].” Baumgartner, who called the By Miguel Sanchez
News Editor blue pass “invasive,” explained that frequent News Reporter
The ETHS hall-pass policy has been interruptions by students, especially when
she conferences with individuals, is not To inform freshmen students about the
reemphasized with a set of restrictions on
beneficial to the learning environment. HIV/AIDS epidemic, Healthworks Theatre
the types of passes identified as permissible
“None of my teachers really let us go to will perform today in an assembly in the
within the school, sparking some controversy
the bathroom anymore,” said senior Aaron auditorium.
among faculty and students.
As of Oct. 2, only blue, red, and yellow Katz. “I think it’s important to empower
ETHS paper passes have been approved for Some faculty members have responded students in issues surrounding their health.
use when students are in the halls during class to the reinforcement of the pass policy with They should be well-informed about HIV/
time. A Saturday detention may be issued to some skepticism. AIDS and put to rest any rumors that they
students in violation of the rules. Eric Brown, Discipline Subcommittee have heard,” said Health Dept. Chair Shirley
“This is really enforcing rules we chair, stated, “There are some teachers in Nannini.
already have,” stated Associate Principal support of [the policy] and some against it. The focus of this program is to bring
Bruce Romain. “We’re just getting rid of the It’s not a question that there’s a change – it’s into context the information freshmen
[plastic] paddle.” just that there could be a better way.” students are receiving and the talks they
Notified Sept. 29, teachers are now According to Romain, the number of are having in their health classes. “I think
required to see a student’s ID before writing students in the halls during class was the it’s good because they [Healthworks]
an individual pass that includes his or her main problem that led to this administrative talks about AIDS. They need to stress the
name, the date, time, and destination, as well action. “Students were being disruptive as facts about AIDS,” said freshman Jasmine
as a legible teacher signature. well as not being in their own classes,” he Milton.
“Mostly students get mad because said.
“Half of the people living with AIDS
everything has to be a signed pass. It slows Though some believe the new
are under the age of 25. It is very relevant
down classes,” said sophomore Sean Kelly. administration played a role in the reinforced
to spread the word so that people will be
“For many years [teachers] have had policy, Romain explained that limiting
well-informed,” said Artistic Director of
some sort of generic pass – kids could just measures had been in place since last year
with students being subjected to random hall Healthworks Theatre, Denard Lenord.
take it,” said Pam Baumgartner, art teacher. According to Lenord, freshmen students
“The majority of teachers would set the tone sweeps at various points in the year.
will be divided into two groups, one meeting
Okay for Use during periods one and two and the other
during periods eight and nine. Students will
From left to right: Paddle see a performance in which actors as high-
pass no longer in use, blue school students confront different scenarios
hallway pass which every high school students might experience and
student must have in the
attend a session where they will be able to
hallways, yellow study hall
ask the actors questions.
pass for freshmen and
The program is also geared to show
students how to handle certain situations
such as encountering someone with HIV/
ETHS contributes to its habitat AIDS or finding out that someone has HIV/
By Nora Graham for Humanity. Healthworks Theatre is a non-profit,
News Editor “When we got to the Chicago-based theatre company founded
worksite, we met other adults in 1988 by actors, writers and musicians.
Tomorrow, students at
and students who wanted to help Michael Garcia’s, founder of Healthworks,
ETHS helping with Habitat for
the community, just like us,” said
Humanity will set off for their intention was to spread as much information
senior Tessy Orbea, a Habitat for
first workday of the year. Humanity committee member. as he could about HIV/AIDS. It is directed
“Anybody that wants to go An important aspect of at young high-school students, and covers a
and build houses has to be over students’ work with Habitat is range of serious issues from school violence
16, and everyone has to help raising money. “We always need photo by Ian Finder to HIV/AIDS prevention.
with fundraising” said Barbara help fundraising, and there are Habitat for Humanity committee members Joanna Schiffman, Tessy Orbea, “It’s a good idea that people are
Zimmer, Community Service going to be multiple workdays and Emily Schnur help conduct a bake sale outside of the Main Office. learning at a young age about HIV/AIDS,”
Coordinator. that students can sign up for,” donations at conferences,” said a window frame,” said Orbea. said senior Jasmine Coe.
Habitat for Humanity said senior Joanna Schiffman, a Schiffman. A few upcoming workdays According to the Center of Disease
is an international non-profit Habitat for Humanity committee The other thing Habitat this year include Nov. 4 and Control, statistics show that young adults
organization that operates on a member. for Humanity always needs is Dec. 16, either of which can be (ages 13-24) with minority backgrounds
community level. Habitat’s goal “It’s a good feeling to teachers willing to come on the attended by 12 students each. have a higher chance of getting the HIV
is “to eliminate poverty housing know you are helping to remedy workdays. “A certain number Zimmer said anyone who wants virus. In addition, there are many factors
and homelessness from the [poverty],” stated senior Mikael of adults need to go each time, to help with Habitat for Humanity
world.” 5.1 million American Cejtin. that make minorities more susceptible, such
and at least one must be a school fundraising and building, or get
families are “forced to pay more “We have been selling as poverty and lack of education. In the
than half their income for housing, employee,” stated Schiffman. involved with other projects can
orange and blue bracelets around year 2004, 42,514 people were diagnosed
leaving little money for basic “I came away knowing lots go to the Community Service
the school, having bake sales, of practical things that I’d never with AIDS, and still many more remain
necessities like food, clothing or and we sold paper houses to get Office in N128. undiagnosed.
health care,” according to Habitat known before, like how to nail in
 Opinion Oct. 27, 2006

Staff Editorial A world of culture in your own backyard

By Hannah Shefsky backgrounds. According to the Metro Chicago
Opinion Editor Immigration Fact Book, immigrants made up 18
percent of the Chicago’s 2003 population, giving it
Imagine being able to experience the cultures of
the fifth largest immigrant population in the country.
the world without dishing out a single plane fare. In
Chicago even has a larger Polish population than the
Evanston, all it takes is a quick trip on the “L,” a simple
city of Warsaw, the capital of Poland.
two dollars, and a day can be spent exploring cultures
On a world scale, it is necessary for people to
by eating ethnic foods, watching international films,
attempt to understand each other as humans in order
browsing immigrant-owned stores and
for peaceful coexistence to be a
listening to world music.
reality. It is easy to make an enemy
In truth, many Evanstonians don’t
of someone, even another student in
We already have diversity, realize just how many amazing and
truly unique cultural opportunities
the hallway, who to you is nothing
more than a faceless “other,” but
now we need integration there are in the city next-door. It’s
time we look around at all that is
once people know each other on a
more personal level, it becomes hard
available in Chicago and learn about
ETHS prides itself on being an accepting, to maintain hostility.
each other for our own sake and for
liberal, and diverse community. And it’s true, Some may feel that this type of
the sake of world peace. As students
cultural interaction and exploration
in many regards; we have an extremely diverse living in Evanston, we would be crazy
is useless; the problems our world
population. However, a closer look may show that not to explore what’s out there.
faces are much more political and
although we are diverse, we are not integrated. The various festivals and
complex than can be solved by
There is still room for improvement. communities in Chicago that are
playing a get-to-know-you game.
centered on specific cultures, such
In 1954 the Supreme Court ruled that the This may be true, but through such
as the African Caribbean Fest or the
practice of “separate but equal” violated the Pilsen neighborhood on the southwest
understanding, we can build a strong
Fourteenth Amendment in Brown v. the Board of foundation for peace.
side, are often good ways strengthen
Education. Many people fought long and hard for There is much to be learned by experiencing other
our individual cultural identity. Through them, our
cultures on so many levels. At the risk of sounding
this, but it seems that certain trends of segregation own culture can be reflected back at us in ways we
cheesy, imagine for a moment that you are Princess
are reappearing. Looking in our cafeterias, people have never before experienced.
Jasmine and that the city of Chicago is Aladdin; let
seem to be racially divided by table. Even sports Moreover, Chicago is the perfect place to
Chicago “show you the world… take you wonder by
tend to lean more towards one ethnic group than experience actual interactions with people of all
another. Most importantly, however, many classes
appear to be segregated.
While it is preposterous to talk to someone of Letter TO THE EDITOR OUR RESPONSE
another race just for the sake of it, especially if he or I think you are too liberal We welcome your opinion
she has nothing in common with you, we must also
avoid assuming that we have nothing in common Dear Evanstonian, Dear Mr. Hill,
with another solely due to race. Individually, we
need to be more willing to experiment and be open Charlotte Cottier never ceases to amaze me with Your letter to The Evanstonian bewildered our
to new experiences. her rambling, left-wing diatribe. In fact, Ms. Cottier staff. Although you might not agree with my column,
The division between groups, though, is not is often so formulaic that, after reading her column I have to say that I think it is unfair of you to let those
all our fault. Classes are so racially unbalanced “Vote God for President” last Friday, I feel, she should feelings control your entire outlook of our school paper.
that it allows for minimal interracial interaction. be using her column as commentary on the day-to- Our main goal at The Evanstonian is to give students
We at The Evanstonian believe that classes should
day politics of the United States, and not to complain an unbiased view of news, features, entertainment, and
be more integrated. The gap between honors and
regular classes is so wide that it discourages many about Republicans. sports.
from taking the other. By decreasing this gap I do not need her to inform me of Republican You say that my column is by-the-book, bleeding-
classes could become more integrated because misuses of religion which everyone already knows heart liberal, and it appears that you are a politically-
more people would feel comfortable taking classes. has been going on for decades. conscious student. I feel compelled to point out that I
Mixed-level courses have touched upon this, but Given Evanston’s voting trends for the past years, did not complain about Republicans in my “Vote God
the gap is still too wide. Homebase, initially begun I know it’s obvious that our school paper would have for President” column, but instead posed a universal
to try and integrate classes, has also touched
outrageous liberal bias, and, to be honest, I have no cry to keep politics safe from all religions.
upon this. However, this initiative seems to have
been lost. Focus on integrated classes should be problem with that. However, if The Evanstonian staff If you feel that strongly about an issue, The Evan-
reaffirmed. In these ways, ETHS can become a members are properly self-respecting liberals, why is stonian welcomes all views. Writing a guest article
truly diverse community. such tired, left-wing opinion repeated over and over would also be a great way for you to share your per-
Being accustomed to diversity helps us to be again? spective on any issue. We look forward to you submit-
more understanding of life and the world around ting your writing.
us. But we need to take the next step. ETHS has the Colin Hill,
makeup to be a much more integrated community; sophomore
so let’s make it happen. Diversity and integration, Charlotte Cottier,
it seems, are not the same thing. opinion columnist

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OCT. 27, 2006 OPINION 
“Don’t wake us, we
plan on sleeping in”

Clothing wrinkled from getting

dressed in the dark after a 6:30 a.m.

Evanston is not Chicago, it’s a suburb

wake-up call, bleary eyed, dark circled,
graying and faded… a first-period ETHS
student? With our stunning population of
3,164 students, certifiable labyrinth of a
By Ian Janicki school, diverse cultural scene and top-rate
The City of Evanston’s response is something Evanston cannot handle. But
Opinion Editor academics, there seems to be one thing that
to this is that it wants to create a “vibrant maybe we shouldn’t try to squash all the
Remember the old, quiet, shady, tree- downtown, with a 24-hour population,” extra people into a two block radius. Yes, ETHS just hasn’t given us: sleep.
lined streets of Evanston and its reasonably explained Dennis Marino, a member of Evanston wants an attractive downtown, No matter what the circumstances, the
small downtown? This unfortunately is a Evanston’s Planning and Development who wouldn’t? But the Planning and fact will remain that teens need about eight
thing of the past with the latest expansions Committee. However, this commotion Development Committee sure did miss the and a half hours of sleep a night, according
of the cancerous urban sprawl we call isn’t what Evanston is about. New York is boat on helping the developers achieve this, to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). A
downtown Evanston. the city that never sleeps, not us. With the because, in truth, the buildings are ugly! recent study by the NSF stated that about
The entire North Shore used to be newest addition to downtown, Sherman There is a serious lack of taste on their part, 85 percent of all teens just are not getting
the same: small and picturesque. Granted, Plaza, thousands more will crowd the streets for the glass curtain monstrosities that are those minimum hours of sleep and are
Evanston was always a little bigger than of Evanston and jam up the narrow streets. put up now are out of place in this low-rise, chronically sleep-deprived.
the rest because it is a college town, but The problem with Evanston is that the forested town. One huge roadblock between ETHS
the overall idea of suburbs as quaint city government has a rather twisted view Sorry to break it to Evanston’s students and our sleep is the universal joy
counterparts to the bustling, overcrowded that Evanston is an “urban center,” which it government, but we are still a North Shore of nightly homework. The administration
city nearby was preserved. Development certainly is not. If you want an urban center, community, not some sort of urban, chic requires teachers to give at least half an
was monitored; few tall buildings were take the purple line south; don’t expect it center for the blossoming hip Chicagoans hour of homework a day, meaning that,
built, and the borders of the city were fixed from a North Shore community. Evanston to infiltrate. Big-city building is not for us;
with the maximum of seven academic
and stable. feels the need to compete with the area’s it’s for Chicago. Evanstonians needs to
classes, students theoretically receive a
In the last decade, however, Evanston other commercial centers like Old Orchard, seriously rethink their warped idea of what
has followed a program to bring in developers minimum of three and a half hours of
yet we shouldn’t even compare the two our town should be.
and create a revitalized downtown. Whether Students have to realize as well that homework each night. Of course, this
since they are completely different.
this is for the advancement of the community It is true that all these new residents even though the downtown is expanding, minimum depends on each teacher’s
or the expansion of Evanston’s pocketbook, downtown are paying heavy taxes which this does not mean it’s getting better for us; definition of “half an hour,” so sometimes
our town is beginning to resemble our benefit the Evanston community and all the good stuff is still down in Chicago, students can get stuck with four to six
southern neighbor too much. We have ETHS. Marino also makes the point that and that’s never going to change. hours a night. These rules need to be
totally neglected the premise of what a Evanston now has about 73,000 people Evanston should cease the development changed, either being entirely abolished
North Shore town is and what makes it compared to the 80,00 of the sixties, so of its downtown; it is detrimental to the and or tailored to each department, not just a
unique. it’s not like the addition of new residents picturesque community that surrounds it. blanket “give busywork” rule.

Aren’t you a little old to be trick-or-treating? Another incentive for teachers to not
give out excessive homework: those hours
of sleep students miss over late-night
By Ava Gehringer their pre-teen kids to trick-or-treat are simply
jealous that they can’t fit a load of candy into work will play a role in class. Want to
Opinion Editor
their own humorless pillowcases. No one minimize the heads on desks? Cut back on
As the years go by, it seems as though the workload! According to Dr. Judith A.
has the right to tell a 12-year-old girl that
the average age of trick-or-treaters on the Owens, associate professor of pediatrics at
she can’t dress up as a cheerleader this year
streets on Halloween has risen.  Caused in Brown Medical School, teens’ insufficient
because she’s too old.
part because of overprotective parents who sleep can affect learning through a
However, there is a point where the
don’t let their ten- year olds out of their sight reduction in attention span, motivation,
holiday loses its credit, and people take
on the last day in October, people as old as efficiency in performing tasks, and ability
advantage of the free giveaways.  There are
18 are now joining in on the door-to-door
those few chaperoning parents who stand to think creatively. What is better: students
there idle, waiting for their share of mini actually learning in class or pouring all
While the cut-off age for parents
Snickers with their newborn in hand.  Those their time over pointless work at midnight?
undoubtedly varies, according to the Federal
parents who carry their 18-month-old child ETHS needs to remember that with
Center for Holidays, Halloween is a day for
around on a cold fall night, claiming their our greatly advertised diversity of students
children between the ages of four and 14. 
little girl is dressed up as an angel, are the also comes the great diversity of student
This statement is not backed up by reason,
ones that give the holiday a bad name.  interests and obligations. Whether that
though, which causes one to question why
Technically there are rules, but in reality, means working, helping out at home,
14 is necessarily the cut off. 
cooperating houses are not going to ask for taking test prep classes, or beefing up our
It seems as though parents are even
proper identification if someone looks over extracurricular activities for college, we
stricter, cutting their kids off at 12, convincing
the age.  The fact that there is no good way all have lives outside of school. We need
their young ones that, “Halloween is a
to set a cut-off age is a sign that no one is
holiday for babies” and “you’ll have more the time to balance duties, fun, and work
who were allowed to go out past four.  And if too old to go out and enjoy the holiday.  If
fun handing out the candy.”  Yeah right.  without being penalized by loosing sleep
there are, you could surely count them on one someone’s dressed up, give them candy. 
There are no 12-years olds who would rather and letting our tired bodies limit us during
hand. Reward those who still celebrate Halloween
spend their Halloween sitting on a cold porch our marathon of a school day.
Understood, there must be limits, but the old- fashioned way with a couple pint-size
with their parents by their side handing out We would all love to blame school
come on.  The adults who refuse to allow treats.  After all, it could be worse. At least the
candy to the lucky few kids on the block for all our problems, but of course we
kids aren’t egging your car.
as students also have a little fault in our
What is your favorite Halloween costume? sleepless nights. Studies by the NSF show
Speak Out

that very few high-school students put

effort into going to bed before 11 p.m. and,
in doing so, let their bodies get used to

this schedule so that it becomes physically

impossible to fall asleep before 11 or 12.
Students, help yourselves and skip those
late-night reruns in favor of your nice
warm pillow. All and all, there is no way
“A princess or “A pimp.” “A band-aid because I could “Towlie from South around it: we need our sleep.
Frankenstein.” make people feel better.” Park.” No negotiation, no half-hearted
gestures will help. We need change on all
Paul Lee and Sylvia Jackson Emmanuel Egwu Cat Novak Jessie Gwilliam sides, from ETHS and our homework, from
freshmen sophomore junior senior outside pressures, and from our greatest
opponents, ourselves.
 News Oct. 27, 2006

Students participate in CROP Hunger Walk

News Briefs By Genevieve Kapche
News Editor
Anna Waymack is one of 606 high-school seniors in the
Students from ETHS participated in the North
country to have been chosen as an outstanding writer in the Shore CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome
Poverty) Hunger Walk, which took place Oct. 22 in
2006 National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Wilmette at St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Awards. Each walker strived to raise $100 to be used to
fight hunger and poverty.
Students Monica McCarthy, Emilie Schwerin,
Thirty-five ETHS seniors have been named commended and Marie Semla volunteered as Evanston recruiters
for the event through the Community Service Office.
students by the Evanston-based National Merit Corporation. “It’s a great thing because it’s international and
also helps communities in America,” explained
Senior Chasity Cooper, also Student School Board Of the proceeds from the North Shore CROP Walk,
25 percent is given to local soup kitchens in Evanston
Representative, was elected President of the Illinois DECA and Rogers Park, while the other 75 percent goes
association. towards fighting hunger nationally and worldwide. The
five local agencies that benefit are Interfaith Action, photo by Emma Zbiral-Teller
Hilda’s Place, Soup at Six at Hemenway in Evanston, Wonjae Sung, participates in the CROP Walk, Oct. 22.
The ARK and Good News Community Kitchen in
For the thirteenth consecutive year, ETHS has received where agriculture was devastated.
Roger’s Park. The proceeds will be used by the Church
What originated as a post-war hunger relief
the Bright Red Apple Award for educational excellence from World Service and other international agencies to
program has grown into a national effort to combat
help provide food, water, safe shelter, education and
SchoolSearch, an educational research and consulting firm. hunger worldwide. The Church World Service sponsors
medical care to poverty-stricken communities.
2000 different CROP walks in different communities
According to the Food and Agriculture
across America.
Organization of the United Nations, 6,000,000 children
The ETHS Saturday Science Seminar program featuring “It’s an important cause and a fun way to help the
under the age of five die each year as a result of hunger.
community,” stated Jackie Jahn, junior.
discussions about earthquakes, which will be led by Dr. Seth In addition, 33 million Americans are faced with food
Stein, will be held on Oct. 28 in room A241. “When we, who are so well-to-do, know that
some people are trying to live on two ounces of rice, “Some people are trying to
the only fair thing to do is to do something about it,”
The Fall Parent Open House will be held on Nov. 15. commented Helen Yarbrough, a member of the North live on two ounces of rice; the
Shore CROP Walk’s planning team.
According to Yarbrough, the CROP walks
only fair thing to do is to do
The Financial Aid Workshop for Parents and Seniors will originated after WWII when American farmers would something about it.”
load crops onto trains to be taken to seaports. The crops
be held on Nov. 16. were then shipped to war-torn European countries -Helen Yarbrough

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OCT. 27, 2006 News 

Young Ambassadors educate students on Israel

By David Hertz “Exposure is very important,
News Editor because ETHS is such a
To educate Americans about diverse and global place,”
their lives and culture, 23 Israeli explained Siegel.
students recently visited the Her Hebrew class jumped
Chicago area as a part of the Young at the opportunity, and 11
Ambassador Program. students were selected to host
The students traveled around the Israelis. Sophomore Anna
Chicago and its suburbs presenting Bleier, who hosted three
their interpretation of Israel from Israeli students, described
Oct. 9 to Oct. 18. The presentation it as a learning experience.
included a number of songs and “It taught us about Israel
dances, along with information and who Israelis are,” said
ranging from the history of Israel, Bleier. Many other students
to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict shared these sentiments. “For
and peace process, to the lives of all those with an interest in
teenagers in Israel. Middle-East politics, the
“[We came] to show Young Ambassador Program
Americans what Israel is all about,” came as a welcome relief,”
explained Ann Ben Shalom, one said Aaron Rosenson, co-
of two Israeli teachers traveling president of the Israeli Culture
with the students. According to Club.
Ben Shalom, the students hoped to One of the visiting Israeli
dispel the perceptions of Israel in students, Guy Reginiano,
the media by teaching Americans said that he frequently found
about other facets of Israeli life. himself explaining Israeli life
“All you hear about is war,” said to disbelieving students. The
Ben Shalom. most popular question about
The young ambassadors Israeli life was mandatory
performed at four schools: ETHS, military service. “They
Morgan Park, Kenwood Park, and always ask about how we and
Highland Park, as well as many our families feel about giving
other community centers in the two years of our lives,” said
Chicago area. Reginiano. When asked courtesy of Semadar Siegel
ETHS students in Hebrew about how he responded, he Israeli Young Ambassadors perform a song and dance in the Auditorium.
teacher Semadar Siegel’s class explained, “We tell them we from the city of Netanya. She was She ran the program with students Siegel hoped to host additional
volunteered to host the visitors. are proud to serve.” involved in a related program and from Netanya until 2000. This visit groups in the future, and possibly
When Siegel heard in 2005 that The Young Ambassador and believed that more work was marked the first time the program return the favor by sending
the program was restarting, she program began in 1995 with needed, resulting in the creation of has run since Sept. 11. American students to Israel.
scrambled to find host families. Ricki Neria, an Israeli teacher the Young Ambassadors Program. According to Rosenson,

give me the tools to succeed Safety website in the making

By Jamie Sloan

I’ll launch my career

safety staff an opportunity to hear criticism
News Reporter and praise.
A new safety website to keep students With an updated camera system,
up-to-date with recent safety rules and tightened security, and an upcoming new
modifications at ETHS is being developed, website, the safety division at ETHS is
with intentions of being finished by Jan.1. undergoing a lot of changes. A new logo is
“The goal of the website is to provide all being created for the department to wrap up
information that will be helpful to students all of the changes that have been made.

just watch me
and their parents,” said Frank Kaminski, Although some students say that they
Safety Department director. support this new feature offered by the
This includes staff-contact information, Safety Department, it cannot be assumed
crisis plans for codes red, white, yellow and that it will be widely used. “I think that the
green, and a page of answers to frequently- new safety website will be a good resource
asked questions from students. Another for students, though I don’t think very
section will contain basic facts pertaining to many would use it,” said Aaron Nachsin,
topics such as curfews, IDs, internet safety sophomore.
and parking tickets. Kaminski hopes the safety website to
The website will also have areas be accessible both inside and outside of the
for reporting thefts, checking on camera school and to have it linked to the ETHS
updates in the school, and giving feedback homepage by the beginning on Jan. 1, 2007.
to the Safety Department. According to Kaminski said, “No date is certain. It’s a
Kaminski, these comments will promote work in progress.”
suggestions for improvement and give the

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Are you afraid of the

ETHS students share their supernatural experiences
By Rachel Metter “[My mom] took everything out of in the house were hearing eerie noises paranormal is often a term that people
Feature Editor one particular drawer piece by piece, and odd occurrences (such as doors use for things that they just haven’t
bit by bit, looking for that key.” slamming shut by themselves), a figured out yet.”
Do you believe Extremely frustrated, Emily’s mother ghost buster was employed to evaluate Dale Kaczmarek, president of
sighed, “Hey Dad, we can’t move senior Jake Zunamon’s home for the Chicago-based Ghost Research
in ghosts, ghouls, or forward without this key, I need you spirits. The ghost buster declared that Society and nationally-renowned
demons? To some to help me out.” The next morning
Emily’s mother opened that same
instead of a ghost, a demon inhabited
his residence and attempted to get rid
expert believes that figures and
apparitions are completely legitimate.
people, Halloween drawer and the key was sitting right
on top.
of it.  For a few years, it was dormant. “My interpretation of a ghost is a
However, this past summer, Jake’s spirit that hasn’t crossed over, usually
evokes images of Emily is a firm believer in sister spotted a “red thing floating because of an untimely death like
spiritual phantoms but, “I don’t think outside the window.” murder or suicide, and they are simply
costumes, candy, of them as scary shadowy figures, but “I’m pretty creeped out when I’m around because they don’t realize that
more as friends or family that come
and fun. However, back to visit for a little while.”
home alone. But as long as the ghosts
aren’t doing any harm, I’m cool with
they have died.”
Kaczmarek conducts research
others may not Like Emily, Amelia Monar,
senior, believes that she may have
them,” admitted Jake.
One night Bessie Rose, junior,
with his team by using high tech
equipment such as electromagnetic
have such pleasant crossed paths with a deceased family saw an identifiable lady figure pacing phenomena and night-vision
member. Her house was built by her the four corners of her ceiling. technology to investigate homes,
experiences. It may great-grandmother’s family. “There’s Bessie is positive that she wasn’t businesses, and public places
a lot of history that comes along with dreaming. “I pinched myself, I rolled for housing. Together, they have
not be frequently- my house.” over, I pulled my covers over my investigated 175 Chicago venues,
discussed in the One night Amelia was startled
awake by something grabbing at
head, and then I ended up leaving my
room.” She added, “I have never been
including the Calvary Cemetery along
Sheridan Road in Evanston.  He has
H-Hall, but some her legs. “At first I thought it was so scared in my life.” received many reports that there is
my friend, but then I realized she Mikey Levine, freshman, doesn’t a figure of a ghost that often comes
ETHS students have had slept over the night before,” she see the logic in ghost sightings at all, out of the lake, crosses the highway,
explains. “I opened my eyes and though. disappears near the gate by the
crossed paths with saw what looked like an old woman “When people die they get put in graveyard.
the world beyond. standing over my bed. It’s just weird
because the room I was in used to be
boxes and put underground... so how
could they somehow get to us again?”
Kaczmarek declared, “This
has been going on for more than 50
Emily Berkson, junior, has had
my great-grandmother’s room.” he said. years.”
a few brushes with the paranormal.
 However, unlike the peaceful David Singham, senior agrees, “I Whether you believe it or not,
One such incident occurred directly
and friendly aura that some ghosts don’t believe in ghosts; I’m a scientist maybe the paranormal isn’t so out of
after her grandfather passed away.
emit, a couple of ETHS students have and I believe that everything has to the ordinary anymore. At least, this
His will and the property rights to
encountered some of Casper’s arch- have a logical explanation.” time of year spirits will be running
his trailer were sealed in a lock box
enemies.  However, Kathy Mervis, English high.
with a missing key.
In 1998, because most people teacher, stated, “Well,

Top 10 Tips for Halloween

1. Buy stock in reflector tape--this could be helpful in trick- 6. Justin Case says 10% of students drink pop on Halloween.
or treating. 7. It’s their fault if they aren’t home; take all of the treats!
2. Don’t worry, yolk is actually good for your hair. 8. Don’t compliment people on their scary masks unless
3. Girls-if you are going to dress like animals, remember you’re sure they’re wearing them.
they have more than just ears.
9. Throw the apples back at the people who give them to
4. Be conscious of the weather; your Captain Underpants
costume may have to wait until Purim.
5. Go to Wilmette; residents tend to give out full-size candy 10. Remember: you’re never too old to trick-or-treat; don’t let
bars. anyone tell you otherwise.
OCT. 27, 2006 Feature 

4. How did you feel when you were called to duty?

Questions It was kind of an expected thing. I had mentally prepared myself as well as my
family. So when the news did come, it didn’t affect me or anything. I was also kind of

eager to go. It’s like practicing for a football game and having to sit on the sidelines;
you want to get your turn to participate.

Guerrero 5. What did you do in Iraq to pass the time?

I started running, exercising more, reading. I definitely did more reading than I
normally do. I did a lot of writing letters home and sending cards to people who had
written and sent gifts to the troops.

6. How were the living conditions in Iraq?

By Laura Levine The living conditions were not the best. At first we were in tents; when it rained
Feature Editor the tents would leak. During sand storms, sand would come into our tents. Toward the
middle we ended up in decent accommodations in trailers that were set up. The weather
Recently back from a year of service in Iraq, ETHS’s building and grounds manager
was extremely hot. I cannot even describe the heat in Iraq. The food was better than
Jose Guerrero has willingly shared his experiences of being in the military.
you would expect.
1. What was your specific job in the military?
I was an infantry squad leader. [My squad and I] conducted combat patrols around 7. What are your plans for the future?
the Southwest Baghdad area. I just signed up for three more years in the military, and that will give me 25 years.
2. How often could you call home, and what did you miss the Then, I’m going to retire. I’m going to continue working at ETHS as the building and
most? grounds manager.
At least once a week we could contact home. I missed my family and friends,
mostly. 8. What would you tell a student who is interested in joining
3. What was one of your proudest moments? the military?
The military, despite all the negative things you might hear, offers a lot of benefits
We captured an individual who had planted an Improvised Explosive Devise
that were not around when I first enlisted. In addition to tuition money, the army offers
(IED). Someone gave us a tip and we were finally able to catch this guy after knocking
lots of life experiences and the ability to have that “can do” attitude that the military
on a lot of doors and searching. The IED exploded under a vehicle we were in, and my
instills in you. The ability to work with people from all walks of life has made me more
friend lost his arm. Within a couple days we nabbed the guy who planted it.

photo by Emma Zbiral-Teller

Students Hannah Shefsky, Olivia Nelson, and Jenna Pollack discuss world cultures during
ETHS Culture Club.

New club embraces cultures

By Anna Sanders be more interesting for everyone if we
Feature Writer covered the whole world.”
Known for its cultural diversity, “Many of the students who have
ETHS has always been home to students founded Culture Club were leaders of
from all over the globe. Culture Club was Middle Ground last year, and I was faculty
founded to embrace this aspect of the sponsor of that club,” said Aaron Becker,
ETHS experience. Culture Club sponsor. When students
Culture Club was founded by seniors came up with Culture Club, Becker was
Hannah Shefsky and Tali Cornblath. The eager to help out. “As a Global Studies
first meeting was held on Sept. 25. They teacher, and one with a passion for travel
wanted people to get involved, so they and diversity, this club seemed a natural fit
decided to meet every B-Day in Aaron for me.”
Becker’s room, S307 At the start of every meeting,
An interesting aspect of Culture Club members listen to music and eat food
is its name. It took some time to agree from various places around the world.
on, but seniors Cornblath, Shefsky, Karen Students then chat about their weekends,
Schousboe, and Sarah Loeb finally chose relax, and work on their articles for the
it because it was simple and informative. club’s newsletter. The club also plans on
Their newsletter, Into the World, is a taking field trips, including one to the
little more attention- grabbing. The name International Film Festival, which was
is a quote from the song “Closing Time” held in Chicago during the month of
by Semisonic. The first issue came out the October. Culture Club plans four events
week of Oct. 9. Each printing will come every semester, two field trips and two
out every two weeks. and will contain ETHS events.
articles focusing on a different country. “[Culture Club is] important because
“Culture Club grew out of last year’s it’s easy to get stuck thinking only in
Middle Ground,” explained Tali. Middle terms of your limited community,”
Ground was a newsletter started two explained Schousboe. “[This is]
years ago that focused on the political expanding to the massive amount of
characteristics of the Middle East and various cultures and people out there.”
Africa. “We decided we would rather Given the current state of global
focus on different things, such as the relations, Culture Club is vital. Culture
cultural, rather than political aspect of Club and Into the World will help put an
other places. We also decided it would end to ignorance at ETHS.
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It may not be your choice anymore

A look at the new Illinois teen abortion law
rules to implement this new law,”
By Cassie Valukas
Feature Editor
according to The Chicago Tribune. ABORTION LA WS: ST ATE BY STATE
Many believe that involving 2 PARENTS 1 PARENT NO PARENTAL
“On Sept. 17, 1988, 17 year-old parents is not a bad idea. Kathy PERMISSION
Becky Bell died of complications that Swartwout, manager of the Health
resulted from an unsafe illegal abortion, Center, stated, “Any involvement of
which she sought out in a desperate parents is not a bad thing; it means
attempt to avoid telling her parents the girls aren’t alone in a process as
that she was pregnant. Becky lived in mentally straining as abortion, and
Indiana, where the law mandates that in fact many teens do involve their
young women obtain parental consent parents.”
before getting an abortion” This account While not agreeing with the law,
was written by Jon Platner, Planned Elle Spacek, senior saw an upside
Parenthood. to it. “It makes girls think twice and
That was 1988. Now, in 2006, 18 make better decisions about sex.”
years later, Illinois has passed a similar “ I am pro-choice as long as
law requiring all minors to obtain parental people don’t take advantage of
permission before getting an abortion. Is abortions. They are there if a girl
this new law really making teen abortions absolutely needs one, but I don’t
safer? Or is it just forcing more young think they should be a form of birth
women into situations, which jeopardize control. This law will make girls
their well-being? think twice before getting one. Safe
The new law was passed on Sept. sex is the answer, not abortions,”
18, 2006. The law was a revival of the agreed Courtney Hammel, senior.
Parental Notice of Abortion Act of 1995, Still, many pro-choice advocates matter who you are or where you live.” take matters into their own hands, be it
which never went into effect because the believe that the law is a very dangerous Whether people agree with the new terminating the pregnancy illegally or by
Supreme Court ruled it too vague and idea. Linnea Carlson, junior agreed. “ I law or not, many are worried about themselves.”
unenforceable. The parental involvement believe that this law is not a very good the negative consequences of the it. Swartwout expressed concern “that
law requires that all girls seeking to obtain idea because one reason girls turn to According to 13 girls would attempt to do something
an abortion must get parental permission abortion is because they cannot tell their percent of illegal abortions end in death. medically unsafe.”
at least 48 hours in advance. parents because of the consequences that Pro-choice advocates worry that there Whatever the opinion, most would
Parental permission is not needed “if will arise.” will be an increase in runaways or girls agree that the Supreme Court must be
a girl is sexually abused by the parent. A Elle explained, “ I am pro-choice, and crossing state lines to obtain abortions in very careful when working out the details
judge can also deem a minor sufficiently I strongly believe that it’s nobody else’s other states. of the new law. The safety and well-being
mature or decide notification is not in business but the girl or woman getting Linnea concurred. “In my opinion it of all young women in Illinois is in its
the minor’s best interests. The Illinois an abortion. I believe that if you need an will have very negative effects, including hands.
Supreme Court is currently drafting abortion you should be able to get one no girls leaving the state. It may make girls

it’s just an illusion. picturethis

Do you see a
young woman
or an old lady?
(look again, you should
see both. the chin of the
young woman is the nose
of the old lady)

Think you can write a fun photo caption? Send in yours to see if
you make the cut. Every issue we’ll run a new photo and the winner will
be shown in the next issue. Drop off at S103 or e-mail it to: evanstonian@ Entries must be received by Nov. 3.
does it look like “everybody’s doing it?”
“The important part is to
look again. it’s just an illusion. maintain a firm center of
gravity midtoss.”
LAST ISSUE’S WINNERS -Joey Spiwak, junior.
3 out of 5 ETHS students
“Uh-oh. Looks like Oscar the
choose not to drink alcohol. Grouch woke up on the wrong
(only 14% of ETHS students accurately believe that MOST ETHS side of the bed again.”
students choose not to drink alcohol.) -Maya Kosover, sophomore.
2005 Drug Perceptions and Use Survey. N=2,345 ETHS students.
Sponsored by the Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Council. Funded by the “When I said to dump your
Office of National Drug Control Policy, Drug-Free Communities Support
Program, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation, and Tobacco Settlement Funds. boyfriend, I didn’t mean in
the garbage can!”
-Loretta Howell, sophomore.
10 Advertisement Oct. 27, 2006

Oct. 27, 28
OCT. 27, 2006 Entertainment 11

is on
By Izzy Abrams
Entertainment Editor

n Oct. 24, Evanston
residents put down
their bowls of
pumpkin ice-cream, bundled photo by Ian Finder
Student band members Jake Montanaro and Dan Fronczak learn a rhythm from ETHS drum coordinator Matt Coley.
up in their fall jackets, and
performances,” said Dr. Fodor. “I was in string last year, so I Fodor.
headed on down to the high For the first half an hour or so, didn’t know how symphony was, They also played for about half
school? Why? For the annual the symphony orchestra played. but this was good!” said senior and hour. This year, they played
ETHS fall band, orchestra, The orchestra is known for the pianist Emma DeGrand. Witch and Saint, Emperada Overture
and choir concert, of course! classical pieces they play each After the orchestra was done, Court Festival, and Spoon River.
Every year, when leaves are year. there were performances by the Band is one of those things
falling off the trees, our Main “I think the orchestra looked choir and the ETHS band. The where it’s fun no matter what you
Auditorium is graced with a good this year. We’re looking solid ETHS band, some famous for play or how you play it,” explained
performance by our own band and and rebuilding slowly from all their appearance at ETHS sporting senior clarinet and French horn
orchestra. This year, according to the losses of last year’s seniors,” events, and all famous for the players Allison Laurence and
Band Director Dr. Fodor, they plan explained senior cellist Justin Lee. popular music they play. Emily Rolando.
on putting on just as exciting of a  They played two pieces: “Many students have come out The fall band and orchestra
performance. Concerto Grosso for string to see the marching band, but the concert took place in the Main
“I encourage the student orchestra and Piano Obbligato, indoor band worked really hard to Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24.
body to come out and hear both by Earnest Bloch. put on good music,” explained Dr.
12 Entertainment Oct. 27, 2006

Better Know a STUDent Band

Jestorial humor makes a triumphant debut

By Matt Doo
Entertainment Editor inspiration.

W ho ever said that there

was no fun in music?
Just the thrill of even being
“Usually we come up with
ideas about funny, everyday
situations. We see something, or
in a band is fun in itself. something happens, and we’re
And there’s nobody having like, ‘Hey! We could make a song
more fun than Evanston’s about this!” commented Morgan.
own Jestors of Love. With a While the group has a truly
blend of crude and generally unique sound, they follow in the
explicit lyrics and computer footsteps of a few well-known
generated sounds, the Jestors bands.
of Love are the band to see “We try to be like Tenacious
for a good time. D, just ‘cause they’re funny,”
“Our songs are all about sweet Morgan said.
lovin’ or fart jokes,” laughed We’re also like the Red Hot
junior Pat Gescheidle, one-half Chili Peppers just ’cause they’re
of this two-man power trip. “It’s funky,” Pat added, “and definitely
the ultimate medley of musical like 2 Live Crew because they’re
mastery!” sexually explicit.”
Pat and band mate Morgan “Even though we are like all
Bass, junior, got their start after those bands, we definitely still
working on a project for their try and keep it original so their
Advanced Broadcast Media class. influences on our work are kind of
“We were finished with our small,” stated Morgan.
project and just made some songs The lyrics are definitely the
on Garage Band,” said Pat. main draw of the band, but the
Garage Band is a computer musical content is no laughing
program that allows the user to matter either. “We use a mixture
easily create beats or ensembles of rock, funk, some hip hop
with a number of premade riffs influence, and definitely R&B,”
and instruments, or create their said Morgan.
own with the use of a keyboard. “We’re just trying to make
“We thought they were good, millions of dollars and move
so we showed them to our friends, to Hollywood,” Pat modestly
and they thought that we were admitted. “We also want to use
hilarious, so we decided to make this band as an opportunity
some more,” Morgan added. to jump start our film-making
The duo immediately began career,” Morgan added. The group,
working on their first (soon to be like their influence Tenacious D, courtesy of The Jestors of Love
also work with movies, writing, The Jestors of Love get into some “risky business,” trying to make it big.
released) CD, “Banana Funk,” a
double feature of epic proportions. producing, directing, and starring
The song writing process was not in short films. “The great thing Whether the group is writing comic lyrics, one thing is for sure:
hard due to an infinite amount is that we can create our own its own soundtrack or whether they’re having a good time doing
of ideas and a world full of soundtrack,” said Morgan. it’s in the process of writing more it.

Upcoming Events
• Guns n’ Roses on Nov. 27 at the United Center, but buy tickets early. • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of
• New James Bond flick, Casino Royale, opens on Nov. 17. Kazakhstan opens Nov. 3.
• Saw III playing in all theaters on Oct. 27. • Ciara concert on Nov. 5 at the House of Blues.
• Halloween is being celebrated on Sunday Oct. 29. • IMEA District Band/Choir/Orchestra Festival on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. TBA
• Wilco at the Auditorium Theater on Nov. 24 and 25. • Barenaked Ladies concert on Nov. 16 at Soldier Field at 7:30. Tickets on sale
• Running with Scissors in theaters on Oct. 27. for $34-54.
• Catch a Fire in theaters on Oct. 27. • Fall Sports Awards on Nov. 8 in the Auditorium at 7 p.m.
• Last weekend for Six Flags Frightfest. Tickets are $54.99 • Panic! At the Disco on Nov. 22 at UIC Pavillion

Comic’s CORNER
OCT. 27, 2006 Entertainment 13
What to do when TRICKING gets old  The least janky
By Brittani Fowlin

night? Six Flags Great America weekend of Halloween and will
Entertainment Editor
he easiest time
has three weeks of Fright Fest
every year on the Fridays
surely having you jumping out of
your seat.
article ever
of year to act and Saturdays leading up to       Of all the different events
Halloween. Tickets are $40 but taking place around Halloween,
a fool and the park has many attractions to students of all ages around Hailey
blame it on keep you entertained including Evanston trick-or-treat. Snickers
the costume, also known
haunted trails, creepy costumes and Twizzlers and Kit Kats, Mattson
and rollercoaster rides. oh my! Junior Danny Kruger
as trick or treating, is       “I wasn’t ever scared explained that he goes trick
but it was a lot of fun, and stuff or treating because, “Candy is
right around the corner. does catch you by surprise!” delicious!” Enough said!
For some, trick-or- commented senior Jared Borlack,       When choosing an outfit Our beloved hometown of Evanston
who attended Fright Fest last keep in mind originality, expense is a cultural hotbed for Wikipedia entries.
treating is considered a Halloween. and audience since it will suck For example, one former Vice President
guilty pleasure. It’s not       If you’re hoping to to be one of fifty M&M’s on the and one of my favorite people to ever exist,
not travel too far for a spooky block. Also, you’re only going to Charles Gates Dawes (Chuck D) lived
easy trying to provoke Halloween night, visit the wear it once and you don’t want here. There’s also Northwestern University,
strangers into giving you Haunted House at Oakton Water such a vulgar costume that you get whose undergraduate students meander
Park. Admission is $7 per person rejected at the door. the streets drinking cans of Diet Sprite and
treats on any random and it’s a great place to go for a       There’s a ghastly amount occasionally asking where the nearest el
night aside from all short but fun adventure. A guide of fun Halloween activities to station is. But one of the greatest parts about
takes you through the haunted do around town that can get you living here is that we, as a collective student
Hallows Eve. house filled with mad scientists in the spirit. Whether you like body, have over time developed our own
Trick-or-treating is an activity vocabulary of slang words that has defined
and blood sucking vampires who dressing up, watching movies or
most schoolchildren take part in, our southern-most North Shore suburb.
aren’t afraid to grab you. visiting creepy old houses there’s
but it seems the older you get the The following is a list of a sample of these
      If you’re interested in something lurking right around words, with definitions attached to educate
less willing households are to give
just watching a scary movie, then the corner for you this Halloween. our friends and foes at neighboring schools.
out candy. Should there be an age
venture out to Navy Pier Bomb dot com (adj) – deserving of
limit on Halloween?
and see Haunted Castle in praise. Note: I have tried my hardest, to no
 Senior Andrew Day
3D at the IMAX Theater avail, to incorporate the phrase “dot com,”
responded, “No, it’s all about
for $10.50. This thriller to be added after adjectives, to our little
having fun and students should
opens the list of Evanston slang. The general student
have fun, unless you’re a trick.” body seems to care about this phrase in the
In opposition, Matt Walsh, same manner that James Blunt cares for
logic teacher, explained, “I think ugly girls, or in the way that a fat kid cares
when people are there for the right for his life when he’s at McDonald’s and all
reasons it’s good but when you he is able to buy is a Fruit-n-Yogurt parfait.
come to my house in jeans and a Example: “All I did today was
t-shirt don’t be mad when I don’t hibernate on my couch and watch
give you any candy.” marathons of Flavor of Love 2, isn’t that the
What are some bomb dot com?”
other options Flame (adj) – especially spectacular,
besides trick or usually pertaining to the description of food
treating that might Example: “Last fortnight, I enjoyed
spice up your a flame meal of a chicken burrito from
Chipotle, paid for via a certificate I received
in the mail, probably from being a loyal
customer. Oh! The glory!”

Is there a doctor in the House?

Jag (Verb) – to make a mess of, to ruin
Example: “I jagged on my math test
because I was too distracted coming up
By Rochelle Brown A diagnosis of the medical TV series epidemic with definitions of Evanston slang for the
Entertainment Writer Evanstonian.”
model for black males today: he’s not a funny and serious at the same time. Janky (adj) – of poor quality
T.V. is said to be one of the biggest criminal or a thug, but a black doctor,” Overall, House just seems more realistic Example: “I found these wooden shoes
wastes of time for young adults today. Jesse Richardson, security guard, stated. than the other shows because not every in the alley behind Dominick’s, but my
This fall there has been a recent hype for “Dr. House is really interesting, and patient has to die. E.R. is too gory, and mom said they were too janky to wear to
medical shows, however, ETHS feels the storyline keeps changing. Grey’s Anatomy is too much like a soap school.”
differently. These shows give insight I think House can be opera,” sophomore Loretta Howell Treated (verb, most often put in
into real-life situations, thoughts, explained. past tense) – to put someone down, to
and feelings that possibly go Sophomore Katie Warner, who acknowledge said put down. The use of
through each doctor or intern’s watches the show every week, “treated” branches off into separate phrases,
mind potentially determining the disagreed. “I won’t watch the such as “trigonomotreated,” used in more
life of another person. other shows; Grey’s Anatomy complex situations; “trick or treated,”
House and Grey’s Anatomy are has a hotter cast, and it finds used during the month of October; and
the newly-marketed medical shows more ways to enhance its “you must be a bird because you just got
that provide not only insight into characters’ personalities. tweeted,” which I don’t recall ever being
the featured medical phenomena, but Each week we see more used, but still sounds funny to me.
into the lives of those who treat these into each doctor’s life.” Example:
illnesses. House and Grey’s Anatomy, So the gloves are off to “Your mother is so portly, she eats
however have seemed to take over the House and Grey’s Anatomy Wheat Thicks, rather than the popular nosh
student body, leaving E.R. high for there fall season Wheat Thins.”
and dry. stunts that have stolen our “I say, dear sir, you just treated me.
“Dr. House’s bitter students’ attention. Dr. And my mother.”
tendencies and the way he House, Dr. McDreamy, Okay, there you have it: a probably
treats people may seem like and Dr. Grey seem incomplete, but still stellar list of slang
he doesn’t care, but he really to provide these terms unique to Evanston. Everybody who
does,” freshman Ahjah Bates medical series goes to ETHS already knows that they’d
said. with the blood and rather drink Purell hand sanitizer than go to
“I appreciate how in needles that they a school like Glenbrook North (don’t you
House how Omar Epps is need. love my bomb dot com analogies?), but we
portrayed as a positive role have something those other schools will
never have – our own vocabulary. Be proud.
14 Sports Oct. 27, 2006
wanted, there are multiple things to choose
Probably the most important thing to
consider, besides academics, is the coaching
staff. The athletes will be playing under
this collection of men for the next three to
five years, and they will be best served if
they get along with the staff. “Coach Tiller
of Purdue probably had the best impact on
me,” claimed Golding. “When I visited
and was talking with all of the players, they
just kept telling me about how good the
coaches were. It impressed me how highly
the players spoke of their coaches.”
The coaches, however, have to
follow a lot of constantly-changing rules
when recruiting athletes. “Recruiting has
changed drastically over the last 20 years,”
said Anthony Johnson, head football coach.
“The academic requirements in place now
photo by Mike Miszczak weren’t even existent when I was being
Kendal Farlow, Nickcaro Golding, and Michael Bolden are some of Evanston’s most promising football prospects. recruited. All the rules about contacting the
players have changed as well, but coaches
Every year, college football recruiters big name team is to get noticed. “When have brought most of the new rules forth
scour the nation in hopes of getting the next the athletes are sophomores and juniors, on their own. They are trying to prevent

great player for their respective university. we begin to scout the potential players,” misconduct which could result in an unfair
This year they have set their sights on three explained Brad Engles, an assistant coach advantage for some coaches.”
of ETHS’s best players. Seniors Michael for the Northwestern football team. “We There is no limit, however, on the
Bolden, Kendal Farlow, and Nickcaro correspond with coaches throughout the number of text messages a coach may send

Adventures Golding have all been asked to play at

college football’s highest level, on some
of its most respected teams. While Bolden
year and get recommendations from them.
There are also organizations that we can
pay to go throughout the country and find
a player. “It’s kind of a recent phenomenon
as technology advances,” commented
Engles. “We’ve always been able to write

of Sports
has already committed to Northwestern, us potential players. And sometimes the an indefinite amount of written letters to
the other two are still being sought after by kids themselves may contact us and tell us our prospects, but now we can contact them
schools such as Illinois, Michigan, Purdue, that they’re good and we should evaluate faster. It’s just a way to let the players know
Iowa State, and Boston College. them.” that we’re still interested in them.”

Recruitment “It’s kind of been a dream ever since

I was little,” explained Bolden. “I never
thought it was a possibility until it was real,
Once a player is noticed by his
potential suitors, he may receive multiple
scholarship offers, as did our three players
Once a coach succeeds in persuading
a player, and the athlete has decided on the
school that he wishes to attend, the only
and, now that I have the chance, it’s like a in question. However, in order to receive issue left is committing. While signing
Bolden, Farlow, wake-up call.”
Bolden had shared his childhood
the scholarship, the athlete must have
completed the 16 core-courses decided on
day may be a long way off, the players can
verbally commit, or write a letter of intent,
Golding look past dream with many others, but the chance
of actually realizing this dream for most is
by the NCAA Clearing House.
When the athlete has met the
as early as their junior year.
Engles explained that there are also
ETHS athletics very small. According to a study by The
National Collegiate Athletic Association,
requirements set forth by the NCAA, it
is time to figure out what they want in a
ways of pressuring the players to commit
earlier. If a player is on the fence but leaning
while there are roughly 281,000 high school. “The things I look for in a school towards a certain school, the coaches of that
By Sam Masters school seniors playing football, there are are the academics, how well I get to know school may mention that the NCAA only
Sports Writer only about 16,000 freshmen spots available the coaching staff, and whether or not I’d allows a school to hand out 25 scholarships
every year. That means only one in 17 want to go there even if I didn’t have a per year. If the player takes too long in his
seniors will go on to play college ball. scholarship,” said Farlow. While he was decision, he could miss the opportunity to
The first step to getting to play on a able to narrow down his list of what he be able to play for the university.

Sports Briefs
Girls Cross Country
Oct. 28: @ Niles West Sectional (1:30 p.m.)
Girls Volleyball
If team wins first round of regional, team advances to
final game of regional:
Oct. 28: @ Senn High School (4 p.m.)
Boys Cross Country
Matt D’Arcy, Sam Levon and Matt Marol qualified for
sectional meet:
Oct. 28: @ Niles West Sectional (2:30 p.m.)
Girls Swimming
Today: Glenbrook South (5:30 p.m.)
Nov. 4: CSL meet @Maine South (9:00 a.m.)
Girls Tennis
Finished season: 7-5
Bridget Larson made it to Round 3 of State Playoff
Finished season: 4-5
Finished season: 9-4
All-conference players:
Jake Bielawski
Philip Kohnken
Michael Peters
Wonjae Sung
James Strzalka
Jack Wadden
OCT. 27, 2006 Sports 15
Sports is gettin’
pretty scary

photos by Mateo Molina

From left to right: Peter Zerbe, junior,

With only a couple of days until
moves in on a Maine West player. David
Hallow’s Eve when the ghosts and goblins
Sippel, junior, fights with a Maine West
await their time for shrieks and sweets,
player for the ball during a recent home
you don’t have to look to hard to find
something very frightening. Just turn on
one of the many sports channels, and you’ll

Boys soccer fights through postseason probably hear a story of violence in sports:
an athlete in trouble with the law or your
favorite player just was indicted on using
By James Ferguson-Mahan steroids. Whatever the bad news is, the
Sports Editor team faced during the year. “We always box. “It was real important to get ahead 2- status of sports is getting pretty scary.
Most sports seasons are filled with ups had someone hurt,” said Calixte. “Players 0 on this team because it gave us breathing Just a couple of weeks ago, Albert
and downs, and this year, boys soccer was had to play positions that they never played room in the second half,” said Pelsoci. The Haynesworth, a defensive tackle from the
no different. before.” The Kits also had many close Kits would need all the breathing room Tennessee Titans and pretty scary ghoul,
Although expectations were lower games that could have gone either way. “I they could get as the Wolves turned it into stomped a defenseless opponent in the face
during their game. It was an awful display
than usual, because of only seven returning believe we only had three legit losses that a close game in the second half.
of violence as the victim was forced to have
players, the Kits fought through one of the other team just flat out beat us,” added The Wolves scored their first goal on a two dozen stitches to close up the wound. I
the tougher schedules in state to finish Calixte. header halfway through the second half to know football is a violent sport, but no way
at a mediocre 8-11-2. The record does a Last Friday, in the cool damp air, cut the margin to one. The Kits had been is there reason to stomp on an opponent’s
poor job of showing the accomplishments the Kits were awarded their biggest completely dominating the game up to this face. Another event which showed how the
of this team. The record does not include accomplishment of the season. In a truly violence in sports is getting out of hand was
point and once the margin was cut in half the
the strong showing the team exhibited at hard fought game, the Kits outlasted the during the Miami and Florida International
momentum seemed to switch. The Wolves game. Both teams’ benches cleared, and a
the Peoria tournament earlier this year Niles West Wolves 2-1 to win the regional
won many balls but could not really muster brawl ensued. These two events just show
where they finished a strong second place championship. “It was one the hardest-
fought games I have ever played in,” said any other opportunities until a little under how sports have taken a turn for the worse.
in a field with many worthy foes. “We If it isn’t the violence on the field,
senior midfielder David Pelsoci. 10 minutes left in the second half. The
probably played the best team, Notre it’s the crimes the players are committing
The Kits struck first on a beautiful Wolves had a wide open net and booted the
Dame, I have seen in high school soccer at header from junior forward Chris Henrichs off the field. In recent months, players
ball over the cross bar. “I just felt my heart have been picked up on a slue of different
the tournament,” said Coach Franz Calixte, to put them up early. They struck again on drop when that ball was kicked; I thought crimes. Sports have reached a point in our
“and we stayed with them for the entire penalty kick from senior midfielder Thomas they tied it,” said Pelsoci. The Kits finally society where these players are role models
game.” Kaufmann. The penalty kick was awarded had a bounce go their way and held on to for us. These players have a responsibility
Another thing that the record does a to the Kits because of a hand ball in the win the regional championship. and cannot continue to be involved in
poor job of showing is the adversity the

Girls swimming hopes to end on high note The worst of all the atrocities sports
has been putting us through recently is
the steroids. Recently, leaked information
By John Goad
from steroid hearings has linked Roger
Sports Editor
Clemens and many other all-stars to using
The powerful Wildkit girls swim team performance-enhancing drugs. We have
hopes to end its successful regular season no idea if our favorite player is just your
on a high note tonight when it hosts Central average ball player or a Frankenstein
Suburban rival, Glenbrook South. produced in a factory. Another pretty
Evanston will be led by senior Jenny scary part about steroids is how kids in
Kruse and junior Sophie Borchers, both high school are even using these drugs.
of whom have excelled in recent meets. Whoever is using them, we need to get
This will be the last regular season meet at steroids out of sports.
ETHS for Kruse, along with the other senior Sports in our society are supposed to
swimmers. be an outlet for people. It takes participants
“This has been a very positive season away from their life for four quarters.
thanks in large to our seniors,” said Head Recently, though, it seems sports have just
Coach Kevin Auger ecstatically in his added stress to people’s already hectic life.
announcement on Senior Day, last week.   Maybe it’s not the athletes’ fault,
Glenbrook South (4-4) will come into though. Maybe it is our society’s fault for
the meet after a crushing loss to New Trier putting this much pressure on athletes.
last week. However, they are not to be photo by Mateo Molina With the amount of commentary on
underestimated. The Titans have handled Freshman R. Capron practices the breaststroke in preparation for playoffs. every little event in sports today, I don’t
quality swim teams such as Maine South blame athletes for losing it once in a
and Barrington, who defeated Evanston 118- while or cheating to get a step ahead of
50.23 seconds, and the 100 backstroke which 6 in the New Trier pool.
68 early in the season. While the Kits will the opponent. Whatever the case is, there
Sophie Borchers won at 1:06.94. However, Evanston pulled together and won 98-
be heavy favorites, they will also be under needs to be a change. We either need to
the Rockford meet is not a good measure of 88, beating New Trier for the first time in 17
pressure as the meet has major implications take pressure off of athletes, or they have to
just how good the Wildkits are. years. As they have all year, the Kits received
for conference seedings. The conference take responsibility for their role in society.
“Not to be modest, but Rockford was help from a fairly large variety of swimmers.
playoffs will take place on Nov. 4, and from This Halloween season, don’t look at
not at its strongest. They are missing 14 Freshman Kristina Walsh shocked the
there the Kits will begin the IHSA playoffs.   sports for a break from scary movies and
swimmers who were recently kicked off the Trevians by taking first in the 100 yard
Evanston will have the advantage of the haunted houses because the status of
team,” explained senior Grace Hatcher. breaststroke. Evanston also saw impressive
momentum, however. The Kits are currently sports is probably scarier than all of them.
The Kits have also had impressive wins performances by juniors Becca Thompson
on a tear, having most recently defeated With the violence and cheating going
on Oct. 20 and Oct. 13 against Niles West and Jordan Schweizer.
Rockford Guilford on Senior Day, Oct. 21. on, something needs to change because
and Maine South, respectively. However, Carrying their five-meet win streak,
The Wildkits dominated Rockford, winning sports are too big in our society for this to
their most impressive win, and perhaps the Evanston will turn their attention to Glenbrook
the majority of events, most notably the continue.
defining moment of the season, came on Oct. South tonight at 5:30 in the Evanston pool. 
100 freestyle which Kruse won at a time of
16 Sports Oct. 27, 2006

Girls volleyball “setting” the pace for regional play

Phat Stats By Aon Hussain
Sports Editor

Tomorrow, at 4 p.m. at Senn High
School, the winner of the Senn Regional
bracket will be decided.
The ETHS girls volleyball team headed
into regionals at Senn as the second overall
Number of times senior seed for their bracket. Before heading on
Brigit Larson has made state to sectionals, the girls have been paired in
regionals against the likes of Senn (18),
for girls tennis. Amundson (19), Kelvyn Park (7) and
Schurz (15). Although it may seem like
a breeze, the girls should be cautious and

know to not overlook any of these teams.
However, the morale of this team
could not be any higher. “As a team, our
unity is improving day by day. Everything
is flowing well, and the team is coming
Number of goals scored together,” said Jane Handel, junior. She photo by Mallika Roy
Emma Folz sets the ball to Emily Brenner in a game against Lake Forest.
by senior striker, Marco also said that in order to win, minor
improvements need to be made, and the
Corona. Kamienski. Senior Alexa Dogterom added, sports.  We need to work with the freshmen
team has to play flawlessly. “Even though “This team has shown the most heart on mental toughness, so they can start early
we’ve improved a lot throughout the I’ve ever seen.” Dogterom exclaimed, “It on knowing that volleyball is more than a

season, we’ve  got to fix certain aspects would be amazing if we went downstate! physical sport.”
like blocking and running the offense.” But we’ve got to do it one step at a time.” MacPherson is also quick to point
The team currently attained a 21-11 Coach Pamela MacPherson said that out that a great team shouldn’t have any
record for the season and has momentum certain aspects of the game have improved egos, and they shouldn’t worry about who
on its side. Last weekend on Oct. 20 and
Time it took for Matt D’arcy, tremendously throughout the course of the they’re playing. “We need the whole team
21, the girls placed fourth out of 24 teams year. “We have improved to make us a little to play their part in order for us to win.  All
junior, to complete a three- at the Quincy Notre Dame Invitational. more of a threat with a quicker offense 14 players play a crucial part on our team.
mile race This was done shorthanded as many of the and more hitting options. Our focus has Our team needs to focus on playing our
juniors couldn’t attend the games due to definitely improved as well,” she said. side of the net and not worry about what is
PSAT testing. Contrarily, MacPherson points out that in going on the other side.  When we play our
“We’ve had our ups and downs order to be successful, a team must also game, we win,” said MacPherson.
during the season, and our experiences be consistent. She added, “Our biggest
have prepared us physically and mentally weakness is consistency, but I think you
for postseason play,” stated junior Rachel are going to find that a lot in high school

Football’s loss to Maine South ends playoff hopes

By Ben Ossyra
Sports Editor
The boys varsity football team capped off yet
another disappointing season last Saturday with a
devastating loss to Maine South at home. The team,
who went 4-5 this year, showed promise after a sound
win over Waukegan on Oct. 14, but couldn’t match the
performance against conference powerhouse Maine
South and lost the game by a final score of 56-21.
After a 3-6 season last year, the Kits went into this
season with confidence and more talent than they have
had in a long time. “We were definitely confident that
we would make playoffs, but we lost some key games
that put us in a hard position,” said senior linebacker
Sam Alden. After failing to make playoffs the past few
years, the Kits entered this season with something to
prove but were unable to capitalize in big games.
Opening with a close loss to a strong Hinsdale
Central was not the start the Kits were looking for, and
throughout the season winning close games proved to be
difficult. If you take a more in depth look at the season
the record may not give the team enough credit for their
efforts. “We feel we’ve done a nice job throughout most
of the season in most of the games,” said Coach Tony
Johnson, evaluating the season as a whole.
The Kits were up and down throughout the season
and were never able to string more than two wins
together at a time. Every time they would start to get
rolling, they’d suffer a loss and have their momentum
killed. “When we played with energy and enthusiasm,
I thought we could beat any team,” said Brian Murphy,
senior. “We were an underachieving team. When we
were motivated we played well, but a lot of times we
came out flat.”
Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the entire
season was the Kits game against Maine South. Coming photo by Mike Miszczak
in with a 4-4 record, a win would have sent them into Kendale Farlow runs with the ball on Saturday during their last regular-season game versus Maine South.
the playoffs. Although the team had some confidence
56 points and drowning any hope of Evanston making success may lie in winning the close games and playing
going into the game, Maine South quickly destroyed any
the playoffs. team football and not relying on individuals to carry the
hopes the Wildkits had putting up 23 points in the first
With 25 returning players, perhaps the Kits will majority of the workload. “I thought the season came
quarter, two of which came off of a safety. They would
have better luck next year. However, as the CSL apart when the team started to play as individuals and
get the run game going a little bit as the game wore on
South proves to be one of the toughest high-school not as a family,” said Alden in retrospect. Let’s hope
but the Maine South attack proved to be too relentless as
football divisions in the area, it’s not going to be easy that next year ETHS football can get back to its winning
they marched up and down the field amassing a total of
for Evanston to make the playoffs. The key to their ways and begin the upward climb to the playoffs.

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