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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Community forum entry by: Student at Dawes

The Community Should Compost. Do you want to help the earth before it gets destroyed? Well, if you throw everything in the garbage, you are doing the opposite. If you compost, all of the waste will turn into soil. It won’t be sitting in a landfill for over one hundred years.
If you can throw things into the garbage, why can’t you just do the extra good and compost your food and waste?
My firs reason is compositing saves room. Before I started composting, I got four bags of garbage a week. But after I started composting, we got only two bags of trash a week. And from that day on, I have gotten only two bags of trash a week because of my compost. Each bag of garbage takes up a lot of room in your house, bur composing stays all outside. Also, when you throw things in the garbage, it piles up into landfills, and there is not enough room for trash to pile up for thousands of years. It takes up a lot of room in landfills when you throw things away.
My second reason is composing is amazing for the earth. As I said earlier, garbage sits in a landfill for one thousand years. That is not good for the earth. The food that you compost will turn into soil so you can use it again in your garden. Also, generations after you can use that very soil. Also, you can get someone to come pick it up so that it does not stink up your house.
You might be thinking composting is way too expensive. But that is just a small price to keep the world clean for future generations. It will become a big problem in your lifetime. Is that a legacy you want to leave? But some people just don’t have the money to use to compost. So you can put it in your back yard. In a couple of months, that rotten banana will be soil for you to use in your garden.
I know I want to help the earth. Composing is easy and it helps everyone. Imagine if nobody composted. The world would be a big pile of rotten and moldy food. But imagine if everyone did compost. Everyone and everything would be much cleaner than it is now. Also, everyone would be happier. That is why I think everyone should compost.

This letter was written by a student in Amy Baker’s fourth-grade Two-Way Immersion class at Dawes Elementary School. The RoundTable welcomes letters from Evanstonians of any age.

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Community forum entry by: Ruth Shaw

Speeding cyclists are dangerous to pedestrians on Evanston sidewalks, especially when coming from behind. They should slow down and not ignore stop signs and pedestrian crosswalks!

Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Community forum entry by: Michael Loewenstein

Dining on the Lake,Living on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan is one of the great attributes of living in Evanston. How wonderful it would be to have a restaurant adjacent to the great natural beauty of our Great Lake, right here in Evanston – “never mind” – there is no public restaurant on Lake Michigan, not in Evanston or anywhere else on the North Shore.
But there could be. We could create one of the really great destinations in our area by making the Harley-Clarke Mansion into the area’s first lakeside restaurant. We should take advantage of this rare opportunity.

Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Community forum entry by: Les Jacobson

Dempster Ave. Slowdown
Driving east, such a slog
Fowler, Pitner, like a bog.

At Hartrey traffic slows to a crawl,
Now I’m not moving at all!

Then I get to Evanston Plaza,
Another light! Makes me wanna holler:

Evanston, synch up
those traffic lights!

Heading west is just as bad,
Traffic’s slowing, makes
me mad
Stop at Hartrey, stop at Fowler
My inner calm starts to founder

20 minutes it takes to Skokie.
Why is this ride so pokey?

Evanston, here is my advice:
Synch up those traffic lights!

Get out your stop watch and fix this
So we don’t have to go so slow.
-- Disgusted on Dempster

Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015
Community forum entry by: Maria Adames-Cordero

Please Note ETHS Graduates of 2009 (Special Education Department): On June 23, 2015, in accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education’s rules and regulations governing school records and with the Illinois School Student Act of 1975, Evanston Township High School will destroy the Special Education records of students who graduated in 2009.

To obtain copies of their records before the originals are destroyed, graduates of the class of 2009 or their legal guardians may call the Special Education Office – 847/424-7010 – or visit Room S100 at the high school, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201, during school hours before June 23, 2015. The ETHS Special Education Department reminds graduates and parents that students’ special education records are frequently necessary for legal documentation of disability.

Ms. Stacey Rubin
Interim Director of Special Education
Evanston Township High School

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