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The New Voices Movement: Paving the way for a future of uncensored journalism

The New Voices Movement: Paving the way for a future of uncensored journalism

Louis Zimmermann and Nafessa Jaigirdar

November 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase

You pour hours and hours into interviewing the victim, her family, and her researched psychologists trying to better understand the recent rise in suicide rates at your school. After months of intense research, you realize you have finally reached the culmination of your detective work: getting a...

Thor: Ragnarok makes a “SMASH” in theaters

Thor: Ragnarok makes a “SMASH” in theaters

Jacob Graff, Eastside Staff

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

*NOTE: This article contains spoilers about the movie* If there’s one movie that provides the twist, the “it” factor that could spark movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to new, all-time highs, it is Thor: Ragnarok. The promotional materials highlight the shift as well, being the fir...

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first spirit week

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first spirit week

Dominic Watson, Eastside Staff

November 14, 2017


Filed under News/Features, Showcase

The class of 2021’s first spirit week is quickly approaching, with booth decoration taking place on November 14 and the dance competition on the November 21.    Isaac Leibowitz (‘21) said that he heard the dance was going to be a lot of fun, “…especially for freshman year.” However, th...

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...

Ishita Panwar (’19) and Joyce Park (’19) organize a community-wide fundraiser to raise awareness and help victims of recent hurricanes

Ishita Panwar (’19) and Joyce Park (’19) organize a community-wide fundraiser to raise awareness and help victims of recent hurricanes

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Eastside Webmaster

November 9, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

For Ishita Panwar (‘19), it all started out as another typical August night. With school quickly approaching, she was trying her best to hold onto what little was left of her summer break. Reclining in bed, while trapped in the vortex that is YouTube, she happened upon a series of live footage from the stream of recent ...

East Ice Hockey destroys Mainland 11-1

East Ice Hockey destroys Mainland 11-1

Justin Meyers, Eastside Staff

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It was a blow out in Voorhees. East absolutely demolished Mainland by a score of 11-1. Just 45 seconds into the game, Sean McKenna (‘19) opened the floodgates with a nifty breakaway move to give East the lead. The goal was assisted by Luke Steele (‘20). Almost three minutes later, Ethan Chase (‘...

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 ...

Franklin Institute opens its “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” exhibit displaying original statues from over 2,000 years ago

Franklin Institute opens its “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” exhibit displaying original statues from over 2,000 years ago

Shir Goldfinger, Eastside Staff

November 5, 2017


Filed under Community, Showcase

From now until March 4, The Franklin Institute will be displaying its “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” exhibit. The exhibit highlights the magnificent stone Terracotta Warriors found in the tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Over 2,000 years ago, in around 210 B.C.E., Qin Shi Huang ordere...

A tight battle, but the Seniors win the annual Powder Puff football game 32-30

A tight battle, but the Seniors win the annual Powder Puff football game 32-30

Adam Dashevsky, Eastside Sports Editor

November 5, 2017


Filed under East Sports, Showcase, Sports

https://twitter.com/EastsideOnline/status/927237659294085121 For many Americans, November means Thanksgiving and getting ready for the holidays. For the juniors and seniors at Cherry Hill East, November brings Powder Puff football. The intense game between the junior and senior girls was close for...

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets an official release date

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets an official release date

George Aeillo, Eastside Staff

November 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Underground

Red Dead Redemption 2, one of the most anticipated games in years, has announced its release date. It’s predecessor, Red Dead Redemption, told a detailed story about a man named John Marston who wanted to save his wife and child by exacting revenge upon members of his old gang. It’s all in the sh...

Terrorist Attacks Hit Five Blocks from Trade Center, 87 miles from East

Terrorist Attacks Hit Five Blocks from Trade Center, 87 miles from East

Joshua Pipe

October 31, 2017


Filed under News/Features, Showcase

In Lower Manhattan Tuesday afternoon, eight people died as a man purposely drove down the bicycle lane of West Side Highway, five blocks from the rebuilt World Trade Center, in what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called “a cowardly act of terror.” The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Say...

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...

Blood Drive Chairpeople work hard to ensure a successful turnout this Wednesday and Thursday

Blood Drive Chairpeople work hard to ensure a successful turnout this Wednesday and Thursday

Sam Resnick, Eastside Staff

October 29, 2017


Filed under News/Features, Showcase

On November 1, Cherry Hill High School East will host its annual fall blood drive. Co-run by students Madeline Levin (‘18), Noah Kaminer (‘18), Jordan Tort ('18), Sammy Miller ('18),  Jillian Rivera ('18), Abigail Richman ('18), Dani Lazarus ('19), Ross Cogan ('19), Hannah Schreiber ('19) and Emma...

The Senior Class will battle against the Junior Class in the annual Powderpuff game, set to take place on November 6

The Senior Class will battle against the Junior Class in the annual Powderpuff game, set to take place on November 6

Ilana Arougheti, Eastside News/Feature Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under News/Features, Showcase, Sports

East’s annual Powderpuff football game, which has been a hallowed school tradition for decades, will take place this Sunday, November 5. A roster of about 50 seniors, led by head coaches Jack Amon (‘18), Andrew Austin (‘18), and Drew Hoffman (‘18) will face off against approximately 50 junior...

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