Lest We Forget Slavery Museum brings the legacy of slavery to East students

Lest We Forget Slavery Museum brings the legacy of slavery to East students

Allie Grossman, Eastside New/Features Editor
February 19, 2015
Filed under Event Previews, News/Features, Showcase

Slavery tends to be a touchy subject for many students at East. Today, Lest We Forget Slavery Museum, a traveling exhibit, brought the legacy of slavery alive. With an interactive presentation, Mr. J. Justin Ragsdale and his... Read more »

Parents can submit a refusal letter to have their children not take the PARCC assessment

Parents can submit a refusal letter to have their children not take the PARCC assessment

Jacob Borowsky, Eastside Underground Editor
February 15, 2015
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According to the most recent information released in a letter from Assistant Superintendent Dr. Joseph Meloche regarding the PARCC Assessment, parents now have the option to refuse to let their children take the test. In order to remove a student from testing, parents must submit a written notice of... Read more »

Txt L8r, Drive Now plans new campaign events this year

Txt L8r, Drive Now plans new campaign events this year

Zach Padersky, Eastside Staff
February 15, 2015
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Last year there were 1.5 million car crashes due to texting while driving. Statistics like this one alarmed Cherry Hill East students, which led them to create a Txt L8r Drive Now campaign. On Wednesday,... Read more »

February East Insider Column

February East Insider Column

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor
February 10, 2015
Filed under Event Previews, News/Features

The month succeeding the New Year is a particularly eventful time for the East community. Diverse group of clubs are highlighted throughout this month, with an eclectic assortment of events occurring. Directly preceding the Sophomore Cotillion, East will host its annual open house. Eighth grade students... Read more »

Stay Tuned wins second at ICHSA semi-finals

Stay Tuned wins second at ICHSA semi-finals

Sari Cohen, Eastside Staff
February 9, 2015
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Cherry Hill East’s a capella group, Stay Tuned, placed second and won the award for best choreography on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the International Championship of High School A Capella (ICHSA) Northeastern Semi-finals. At the end of October the group submitted a video to be chosen for a place in the... Read more »

Sophomore class has a great time at Gatsby themed Cotillion

Sophomore class has a great time at Gatsby themed Cotillion

Sari Cohen, Eastside Staff
February 8, 2015
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The Class of 2017 literally walked the red carpet at its Great Gatsby themed Sophomore Cotillion on Friday, Feb. 6. Over 525 tickets were sold for the dance and more than... Read more »

Sophomore Class prepares for Cotillion

Sophomore Class prepares for Cotillion

Sam Greenberg, Eastside Staff
February 4, 2015
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One year away from planning its Junior Prom and two years from Senior Prom, the sophomore class of 2017 is well prepared for the future after planning a marvelous Sophomore Cotillion set to take place on Friday, Feb. 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. With the guidance of class advisors Mr. Figueroa and... Read more »

Disney characters fill the auditorium at fifth annual Kaleidoscope concert

Disney characters fill the auditorium at fifth annual Kaleidoscope concert

Steve Mirsen, Eastside News/Features Editor
January 31, 2015
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The annual Kaleidoscope concert, this year Disney themed, is a fundraiser for East’s Music Boosters Scholarship Fund. Before and after the show, bidding for a silent auction was held in Cafeteria One. Money from auction and ticket sales go toward scholarships for East’s senior musicians. “One... Read more »

Science Olympiad takes first at regionals

Science Olympiad takes first at regionals

Steve Mirsen, News/Features Editor
January 19, 2015
Filed under Event Recaps, News/Features, Showcase

On Thursday, Jan. 15 Cherry Hill East’s Science Olympiad Team One placed first in the Camden County Regional Science Olympiad tournament at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ. East Team One and Team Two took first and twelfth place respectively in Division C, which represented a total of 25 teams. Although... Read more »

Class of 2018 goes under the big top for Freshman Dance

Class of 2018 goes under the big top for Freshman Dance

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff
January 12, 2015
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Students from all walks of life came together on Friday, Jan. 10 to attend the carnival- themed Freshman Dance. “We tried to make it so that it was a different experience, not your... Read more »

January East Insider Column

January East Insider Column

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor
January 2, 2015
Filed under Event Previews, News/Features

Despite the holiday festivities and fun found during the December season, East students return to school with a tenacious stamina, as well as a blatant drive for persistence. Within a school full of events, some of the proceedings may be easily glanced over by the student population. Get the inside scoop... Read more »

Madrigals ensemble changes its name to Voce

Madrigals ensemble changes its name to Voce

Nikhita Pejavara, For Eastside
January 1, 2015
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Most students are familiar with the popular singing group in the East Vocal Department, Madrigals, but this year the small ensemble adopted a whole new look and name. The group was originally known as “Madrigals,” but the vocal director, Mrs. Lori Laussi, made the decision to change the name... Read more »

East students help children get into the holiday spirit through FOP party

East students help children get into the holiday spirit through FOP party

Eric Landis, For Eastside
December 24, 2014
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The annual Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) party took place on Monday Dec. 22, at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill for special needs children in the area. A little over 200 students from Cherry Hill East and Cherry Hill West ran the event. Preparation began in October with students met three times... Read more »

Amnesty International club raises awareness through photo event

Amnesty International club raises awareness through photo event

Vignesh Vasu, Eastside Staff
December 21, 2014
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The Amnesty International Club took pictures of Cherry Hill East students holding a sign that says “I support the International... Read more »

East vocal department members showcase their talent at the winter concert

East vocal department members showcase their talent at the winter concert

Rachel Brill, Eastside Staff
December 20, 2014
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The East vocal department held a great concert on Thursday, Dec. 18. The talent of all the choral students and the variety of music genres, from gospel to pop, made for a very enjoyable night. “As a senior, it’s great being an example for [the students in] Vocal Workshop,” said Kate Braunstein... Read more »