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After countless mass shootings, is gun control more important?

After countless mass shootings, is gun control more important?

Nick Feldman, Eastside Staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Another day brings another shooting. At the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small community of about 1,000 residents found itself without 26 of its members. Among those lost were several children, a pregnant woman, and the pastor’s daughter. Almost immediately came the tweets from Repu...

National Novel Writing Month should be instituted as a part of the English curriculum

National Novel Writing Month should be instituted as a part of the English curriculum

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Staff

November 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

An average essay is 1,000 words and a couple of pages long. A novel usually ranges from 80,000-100,000 words, according to Writer’s Digest, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone having 76,944 words. During the month of November, hundreds of thousands of people across the world attempt to wri...

CRISPR-Cas9 makes revolutionary, yet controversial genetic advancements

CRISPR-Cas9 makes revolutionary, yet controversial genetic advancements

Luke Shin, Eastside Video Manager

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The CRISPR- Cas9 is a gene editing tool that has proven to be more efficient, cheap, and accurate than previously utilized techniques of modifying DNA. CRISPR- Cas9 works by using an enzyme, Cas9, to cut DNA at specific loci so that DNA can be either added or removed. This is done with a piece of RN...

Phil Murphy Elected as New Jersey Governor

Phil Murphy Elected as New Jersey Governor

Mia Colclasure, Eastside Staff

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Last Tuesday, New Jersey elected a new governor and will officially say goodbye to Chris Christie on January 16, 2018. Phil Murphy, the new Democratic governor-elect, promises to raise taxes for the upper-class, increase funding for transit, schools and the pension program, close tax loopholes used by lar...

Flaws with the Cherry Hill School Board Elections must be addressed so as to ensure a more informed community

Flaws with the Cherry Hill School Board Elections must be addressed so as to ensure a more informed community

Jacob Graff, Eastside Staff

November 6, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Because the foundation of democracy is public control over government, it is the responsibility of every citizen to do their duty and vote in elections. However, this has to be done with a general populace that is informed of what is going on in the community and what needs to be improved. In order ...

Halloween curfew hours need revision

Halloween curfew hours need revision

Noah Vermes, Eastside Staff

October 30, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Ever since I was a young child, I always looked forward to Halloween. Whether it was the excitement of easily accessible candy, the various costumes or the parties, it was always a happy time for me. As the years go on, while my love for dressing up in costume and going from house to house may depr...

Welcome to “AmeriKKKa”

Welcome to “AmeriKKKa”

Jared Fisch, Managing Editor

August 16, 2017


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions, Showcase

Our country is a warzone. Places like Charlottesville, Virginia are simply the battlegrounds in a fight between what many refer to as “white nationalists” and those seeking equality and peace. Those under the sugarcoated label of “white nationalists” are simply a hodgepodge of white supremaci...

The new meaning of summer

The new meaning of summer

Adiel Davis, Eastside Staff

August 1, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinions

Summer. Long days of relaxing. Long nights of fun.  No bedtime. No homework. Beach. Suntans. Sleep-away camp.  No parents. The two months I look forward to… the other ten months of the year not so much. Now that I am no longer a camper, summer has an entirely new meaning. Now that I am a counselo...

Margate beaches suffer as machines invade the shore town

Margate beaches suffer as machines invade the shore town

Eric First, Eastside Underground Editor

July 30, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Margate is well known as a popular shore destination for Cherry Hill families. Every summer, Cherry Hill East students flock to the sandy beaches of this Absecon Island city. However, this summer, beachgoers have been rudely interrupted by a sand dune project spanning the entirety of Margate’s beache...

Go read a book!

Go read a book!

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Eastside Webmaster

July 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Needless to say, my younger cousin watches a lot of TV. And so the other day, when I was babysitting her, it struck me: had she ever read a book for fun? Intrigued, I asked her if she could bring a book for us to read, but she paid no mind to my question as she was fully immersed in the newest episode ...

Township Today: Still Park debacle remains at impasse after hearing

Township Today: Still Park debacle remains at impasse after hearing

Josh Sodicoff, Eastside Opinions Editor

July 20, 2017


Filed under Eastside Special, Opinions, Showcase

On June 10, the N. John Amato Council Chambers was practically filled to capacity. About twice the number of chairs had been put out, and even then both sides of the room still contained a number of citizens standing. For the first time since the founding of the town (I assume), the township ran out o...

Millennials: The “anxious generation”

Millennials: The “anxious generation”

Elissa Cohen, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

June 13, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinions, Showcase

As millennials, we possess a great amount of anxiety. Whether we are completing small tasks for an elective course or traveling across the world to learn and explore, we often bring fear with us. The millennial generation is such an anxious generation in comparison to the rest for a few reasons, but...

Turkey faces many problems…and it is not Thanksgiving

Turkey faces many problems…and it is not Thanksgiving

Defne Alpdogan, Eastside Staff

June 12, 2017


Filed under Global Commentary, Opinions, Showcase

Plagued by ISIS and internal problems, Turkey has become a ticking time bomb. In the past year, terrorist attacks have kept the population fearful. From the nightclub bomb to the failed coup, the Turkish public has become weary of danger. For the past 11 years, president Tayyip Erdogan has tried and fa...

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