Local Restaurants Respond to School Closures with Free Lunches, Breakfast

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

With concerns about the disease caused by the new coronavirus, many states, including Illinois, have shut down schools for weeks.  While some worry about becoming bored or missing a test, others are concerned about a much si...

COVID-19 Causes Further Cancellations

Cassi Reaka, Life Editor

March 20, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread further and further throughout the planet, so do efforts to contain it and stop the spread. Beginning Tuesday March 17, all public and private schools in Illinois were closed by an executive...

Math Team Learn from Regionals

Katelyn Harris, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

The EHS math team took on regionals, but their scores didn’t add up to what they had hoped. Math team placed second as a team at regionals located at SIUE, on Feb. 22, breaking an over 15–year streak of placing first. Senior...

EHS Student Places Fifth at Poetry Out Loud State Competetion

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

March 6, 2020

As Poetry Out Loud’s national second place winner in 2019, senior Scottlyn Ballard prevailed to the state competition yet again. This year, Ballard did not place for nationals, but the experience was just as fruitful. “State...

News of Kobe Bryant’s Death Shocks

Jack Barker, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

On Sunday, January 26, the entire world was shocked when the news of Kobe Bryant's passing along with eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, broke. The cause of death for all nine victims is blunt force...

Corona Virus Closes Doors for Students

Jack Pifer, Views Editor

February 6, 2020

The start of 2020 brought along many new things, including a new coronavirus originating from China. According to WebMD, A coronavirus is a kind of common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses or upper throat....

EHS Students Share Opinions on Impeachment

Lauren Johnson, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

As President Trump’s impeachment trial moves forward, there is less and less information surfacing In the inquiry, the Democrats of the House have investigated whether or not the president withheld military aid from Ukraine,...

Literary Magazine Gains Fresh Perspectives

Cassi Reaka, Student Life Editor

January 30, 2020

EHS is full of activities for all students with a variety of interests. Literary Magazine allows students with an interest in creating their own literature a chance to be published. “The Literary Magazine staff encourages...

Ethics Bowl Teams Triumph at 6th-Annual Competition

Jacqueline Glenn, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 30, 2020

With tears pricking her eyes and fond memories of her three years in the club consuming her mind, senior and Ethics Bowl President Elise Griffin accepted the shiny glass trophy that crowned her team winners.  “I was so ...

EPIC Raises Money; Fundraisers Help Peers

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

January 23, 2020

For the last four years, EHS has students that have made it their duty to help peers and faculty who are in need by raising money through fundraisers throughout each school year. EPIC raises money for organizations such as...

Trebuchet Club Takes Aim at Competition

Emily Kloostra, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Squash balls, soda cans and students will come together on March 13 to battle physics in the 13th-annual Lewis and Clark Community College Trebuchet Contest. A trebuchet, according to physics teacher and trebuchet club sponsor...

EHS Participates in Illinois High School Theatre Festival

Taylor Meek, A&E Editor

January 16, 2020

EHS drama students ventured to the Illinois High School Theatre Festival on Thursday, Jan. 9. IHSTF is the largest, oldest high school theatre festival in the nation that lasts three days and takes place at Illinois State University. Around...