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Class of 2019 takes a trip to Athens, Greece for their Cotillion.

Class of 2019 takes a trip to Athens, Greece for their Cotillion.

Louis Zimmermann and Hope Rosenblatt
February 25, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

Last night at the Sophomore Cotillion, the class of 2019 pulled out all the stops in transforming the cafeteria into the city of Athens, Greece. As the students entered the room they were immediately met with rows of pillars wrapped in a seemingly endless amount of lights representing the ruins of the c... Read more »

The Women’s March takes over the streets of Washington, D.C.

The Women’s March takes over the streets of Washington, D.C.

Maddie Armstrong, Eastside Staff
February 7, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

The day after President Donald J. Trump was elected was a historic day for both America and the rest of the world. No, it’s not because of his withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership or that he greenlit the construction of a wall along the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Rather, these events are ... Read more »

The White House Experience: Belles and Voce

The White House Experience: Belles and Voce

Sarah Vetesi, Eastside Staff
January 30, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

As a member of one of the select choirs at Cherry Hill High School East, I am no stranger to going around the community during the holiday season to perform at various events. However, I was not expecting to be told that our next performance would be at the White House. Specifically, I am a member of Voce, a small singi... Read more »

Txt L8r Drive Now club reminds kids of the dangers of distracted driving

Txt L8r Drive Now club reminds kids of the dangers of distracted driving

Julia Benedetto, Eastside Staff
January 29, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

  https://twitter.com/CHE_TxtL8r/status/822480484332515328 Cherry Hill East’s “Txt L8r Drive Now” club helps to remind kids of the dangers that come with driving while being on your phone. The two club presidents, Chloe Garber (‘19) and Lindsay Weinberg (‘19), both feel that the ... Read more »

Coffee and tea become increasingly popular beverage options among students

Coffee and tea become increasingly popular beverage options among students

Aliyah Anderson, Eastside Staff
January 24, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

Controlling most functions of the body and mind, the nervous system is evidently one of the most vital systems in the body. Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant digested daily by people all over the world. In other words, people turn to caffeine as a quick way to gain energy. Found in both c... Read more »

America’s education system is lacking and it is time changes are made to it

America’s education system is lacking and it is time changes are made to it

Lori Pacuku, Eastside Staff
January 24, 2017
Filed under National Opinions, News/Features, Showcase

Most citizens in the US never fail to express their patriotism for the ”Land of the Free”. American’s liberty is something to be proud of and something that is wanted by many, which is why so many immigrants have come to the US for centuries to start a new life. But Americans are also faced wi... Read more »

The tradition lives on: East freshmen take upperclassmen to the freshman dance

The tradition lives on: East freshmen take upperclassmen to the freshman dance

Julia Benedetto, Eastside Staff
January 24, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

Old habits seem to die hard at Cherry Hill East as yet another freshman dance passes by with many freshmen taking upperclassmen as their dates. This tradition of underclassmen asking upperclassmen either to their freshman dance or sophomore cotillion has been around for years. No one is really sure wh... Read more »

Class of 2020 takes a trip under the sea for their freshman dance

Class of 2020 takes a trip under the sea for their freshman dance

Ali Koenig, Eastside Staff
January 19, 2017
Filed under News/Features, Showcase

Cherry Hill East students from all grades dove Under the Sea for a fun and lively freshman dance on Friday, January 13. Students walked through Cafeteria One to check coats and bags, and then headed through the teachers’ lounge and into Cafeteria Two, both decorated like the bottom of the ocean. The... Read more »

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
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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, 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 »

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