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Students Prepare for “Under the Sea” themed Freshmen Dance

Students Prepare for “Under the Sea” themed Freshmen Dance

Sophia Liang, Eastside Staff
January 11, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

The Class of 2020’s Freshman Dance will be held on Friday, January 13 from 7:00 to 10:00 P.M. in Cafeteria 2. The theme for the night is Under the Sea, which won against other suggestions such as Winter Wonderland and decades. “Choosing the theme was a pretty lengthy process,” said a class Student Governm... Read more »

East Outdoors Club Hosts Ski Trip

East Outdoors Club Hosts Ski Trip

Jennifer Pacitti, Eastside News and Features
January 9, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

On January 13, the East Outdoors Club will be embarking on this year’s ski trip in Killington, Vermont. The trip will last two nights and two days, as the students will return on the 15th. About forty students of all-different skill levels will leave Friday at three-thirty in the afternoon and take... Read more »

Habitat Hosts Annual Gingerbread Event

Habitat Hosts Annual Gingerbread Event

Samantha Schimpf, Eastside Staff
January 3, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

The Cherry Hill High School East Habitat for Humanity club hosted their annual gingerbread building event on Saturday, December 17. The event raises money and awareness for the club. The gingerbread houses act symbolize a toy replica of the real structures that Habitat for Humanity works hard to build.... Read more »

North Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Controversy  

North Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Controversy  

Joshua Pipe, Eastside Staff
December 21, 2016
Filed under Eastside Special, News/Features, Showcase

North Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Controversy   ¡Denied!: Plans to build North Dakota Access Oil Pipeline are canceledOn December 4, 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement that would have allowed the Dakota Access oil pipeline to be built through Standing Rock, ND.The decision comes after months of passionate, and sometimes violent protest against the project and is viewed by protesters as a victory for clean water and NativeAmerican rights. Supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe claimed that the pipeline would contaminate the water source of Lake Oahe and trespass on sacredNative American ground.“We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend with the utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the ArmyCorps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing,” said TribalChairman Dave Archambault II in a statement.The decision came just a few days after protesters were ordered to leave the construction site under threat of military action. Over 2,000 veterans came toStanding Rock to form a human shield around the protesters and were prepared for a fight, one that luckily never came.The Standing Rock Sioux tribe sued the Army Corps of Engineers this past July, a case that they ultimately lost.Around that time, protests began, some turning violent. Police also used violence in putting down the protesters, leading to an extremely tense situation at the construction site.Construction was stalled on the pipeline by the Obama Administration to allow for a review of the pipeline, one which ultimately led to the decision to deny the easement.However, the denial of the easement is not the decisive victory some activists make it out to be. The denial is only effective pending an environmental review, one which might occur under the incoming Trump administration, which has come out in support of the DakotaAccess Pipeline.Still, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters are celebrating their victory, however impactful it turns out. The decision comes after months of passionate, and sometimes violent protest against the project and is viewed by protesters as a victory for clean water and Native American rights. Supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe claimed that the pipeline would contaminate the water source of Lake Oahe and trespass on sacred Native American ground.“We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend withthe utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing,” said Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II in a statement.The decision came just a few days after protesters were ordered to leave the construction site under threat of military action. Over 2,000 veterans came to Standing Rock to form a human shield around the protesters and were prepared for a fight, one that luckily never came.The Standing Rock Sioux tribe sued the Army Corps of Engineers this past July, a case that they ultimately lost. Around that time, protests began, some turning violent. Police also used violence in putting down the protesters, leading to an extremely tense situation at the construction site.Construction was stalled on the pipeline by the Obama Administration to allow for a review of the pipeline, one which ultimately led to the decision to deny the easement.However, the denial of the easement is not the decisive victory some activists make it out to be. The denial is only effective pending an environmental review, one which might occur under the incoming Trump administration, which has come out in support of the Dakota Access Pipeline.Still, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters are celebrating their victory, however impactful it turns out.Watered Down:People Should Invest in Water TestingHuman beings are 70 percent water. It is recommended to us that we drink eight glasses of water per day. Water is life: that is a simple fact. Yet, we as a nation so often lose sight of that fact. From Flint, MI, to Standing Rock, ND, and even to our own Cherry Hill School District, we fail to see the consequences of contaminating water supplies. The Flint River in Michigan has for 40 years been contaminated by pollution and other bacteria, according to CNN. In 2014, the city of Flint decided to make the river its main water supplier. Residents instantly noticed a change in water supply and complained. The water supply was re-routed, but the damage remained. Flint still does not have clean water.Even in our own schools, our water is contaminated. A recent testing in Cherry Hill Schools found unsafe levels of lead in five elementary schools, Carusi, Cherry Hill West, and our very own Cherry Hill East, according to The Inquirer. Such levels of lead have been shown to lower IQ in small children, inhibit brain function, and could potentially be deadly.Now, the nation is dealing with Standing Rock. The Dakota Access Pipeline may still go through Lake Oahe, even possibly through native American grounds. This is a pipeline that was denied by the City Council of Bismark, North Dakota for fear that it would damage their water supplies. Clearly, the pipeline poses a risk to the water sa... Read more »

Ms. Jodi Bloch returns to East to teach Biology 1A, after graduating from East in 2002

Ms. Jodi Bloch returns to East to teach Biology 1A, after graduating from East in 2002

Sophia Lang, Eastside Staff
December 1, 2016
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For Ms. Jodi Bloch, teaching has been a lifelong occupation. In college, she tutored peers in Organic Chemistry and Calculus. Later, she worked as a physical therapist aide, where she taught patients how to perform their exercises. “I’ve always taught, and I’ve also been a camp counselor for many years, s... Read more »

East students create Art Sculptures from Newspapers

East students create Art Sculptures from Newspapers

Samantha Schimpf, Eastside Staff
December 1, 2016
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

It’s a typical day at Cherry Hill High School East. Students are shuffling through the crowded halls and the morning announcements are only beginning. As the kids make their way to their first class of the day, they notice the grand sculptures made of school newspaper in the corners of the school. A... Read more »

East hosts its annual pep rally before the East vs. West game

East hosts its annual pep rally before the East vs. West game

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Eastside Webmaster
November 23, 2016
Filed under News/Features

A sea of red flooded into the DiBart Gym as the annual spirit week pep rally commenced. Upon entering, students were greeted by the marching band, which blasted a rendition of the song Light 'Em Up by Fall Out Boy. The cheerleaders took the stage as they preformed various routines and stunts to accom... Read more »

East collects over 5,800 food donations during spirit week

East collects over 5,800 food donations during spirit week

Jenna Simons, Eastside News/Features Editor
November 23, 2016
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

Spirit week is a time filled with school spirit, competition and high energy. However, philanthropy is another key aspect during spirit week. Each grade decorates booths according to their respective themes. Canned food items are placed in the booths. The cans are collected throughout the week a... Read more »

East hosts sensational spirit week performances

East hosts sensational spirit week performances

Gabriella Friedman, Eastside Webmaster
November 23, 2016
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  On Tuesday night, Cherry Hill High School East hosted sensational performances made by the Freshmen Class of 2020, Sophomore Class of 2019, Junior Class of 2018, and Senior Class of 2017 in the Dibart gym. In final ... Read more »

Sophomores win the pie eating contest held during lunch-breaks on Tuesday

Sophomores win the pie eating contest held during lunch-breaks on Tuesday

Brooke Greenberg, Eastside Opinions Editor
November 22, 2016
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On Tuesday November 22, 2016 in honor of the fifth day of Spirit Week, the Pie Eating contest took place in Cafeteria 1 during both LB1 and 2. Contestants were instructed to be gowned in plastic and lined up amongst a table with a whipped cream pie. Inside of the pie, there were five Swedish Fish that contestants had ... Read more »

Senior girls and junior boys win the spirit week dodgeball tournament on Monday

Kaitlyn Boyle, Eastside Editor-In-Chief
November 21, 2016
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The senior girls and the junior boys each brought home 500 points for their respective grades in the spirit week volleyball tournament held Monday, November 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the DiBart gym. In the boys’ tournament, the juniors defeated the freshmen 15-11 in the first preliminary round, and in a sur... Read more »

Students participate in the tug-of-war competition during spirit week

Students participate in the tug-of-war competition during spirit week

Sari Cohen, Eastside Entertainment Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

After weighing in at the nurse’s office, students in all grades got to participate in the annual Tug of War competition for Spirit Week. In the first matchup, junior girls versus freshman girls, the freshmen defeated the juniors.  The senior girls then crushed the sophomore girls. In the loser’s ... Read more »

Seniors take first place for Patriotic Day

Seniors take first place for Patriotic Day

Ilana Arougheti, Eastside Community Editor
November 21, 2016
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Cherry Hill East’s spirit week festivities and the daily outfit themes that make the week unique continued Monday with Red, White and Blue day. Participants were encouraged to wear red, white and blue in order to gain points for their class. Throughout the day, students and staff showed off their patriot... Read more »

East Students participate in the various games found at each of the booths

East Students participate in the various games found at each of the booths

Louis Zimmermann, Eastside News/Features Editor
November 19, 2016
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Whether you want to fly into outer space or get the opportunity to play in Major League Baseball, Cherry Hill East students have brought it all to the school’s games this year. With Spirit Week in full force, East students have created decorative booths and intricate games to model the theme this y... Read more »

Seniors win the crab soccer competition during Spirit Week

Abigail Richman, Eastside Business Manager
November 18, 2016
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On Friday November 18, all four grades came up against battle for the game of ‘Crab Soccer’. During lunch break one, ten boys and ten girls from each grade competed against each other, in which the seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen formed a square border in the gym. Each player recei... Read more »

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