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GALLERY: Photos from the Cherry Hill ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest

The march's organizers survey the growing crowd.

Aine Pierre, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2020

Friday evening, about 100 people marched from near the Erlton Swim Club to Town Hall to protest the wave of police violence against African Americans. Many chanted choruses of "Black Lives Matter," "No justice, no peace," etc. The crowd also shouted the names of Black men and women who have been killed,...

Eastside Reviews Que Ricas

Eastside Reviews Que Ricas

Karissa Murray, Eastside Community Editor

April 20, 2020

There is no shortage of Latin restaurants in America. Whether they are fast food, authentic or somewhere in between, you will not have to go far to find it. However, it is a fallacy to assume all food south-of-the-border is of the same style; every Central and South American country has its own unique...

Eastside reviews Warrior Gyms in Mount Laurel

Gym members attempt to climb the famed

Vivian Rong, Eastside Staff

April 17, 2020

An enormous room decorated like a jungle is the first thing visitors see when they enter Warrior Gyms in Mount Laurel. The gym, based upon and themed after the immensely popular “American Ninja Warrior,” contains training equipment that the contestants on the show use to train. Warrior Gyms offers...

Drexel University hosts Women 100 program

The women 100 program promotes gender equality

Sophia Sitnick, Eastside Community Editor

April 17, 2020

This year, Drexel University’s Vision 2020 will host Women 100, a series of programs and events celebrating women, promoting gender equality and serving as the largest commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. The Women 100 initiative is the result of more...

Who has the best hoagies? Eastside decides

Eastside debates which restaurant has the best hoagies

Sami Bell, Community Editor

April 9, 2020

Hoagies are a South Jersey staple, practically available everywhere in the region. In honor of this area favorite, Eastside endeavored to answer one burning question: what establishment has the best hoagie in the Cherry Hill area? The Process: In a competition between five contenders, six ‘food...

My experience at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2020

Le strade delle Cinque Terre, also known as ‘The Streets of the Five Lands’, is a popular sight at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Sophia Sitnick, Eastside Community Editor

March 14, 2020

Growing up in Cherry Hill, I had always heard some buzz about the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, but had never taken the time to experience it myself. This year I chose to “accept this rose” (shout out to “The Bachelor” fans) and attended an early morning tour of the Flower Show. To my surprise,...

Rebecca’s Mission donates books to local children in need

Benjamin and students pose in front of the bookmobile

Sami Bell, Eastside Community Editor

February 27, 2020

Featured in Eastside 2020 issue Rebecca Benjamin, a junior at Moorestown Friends Highschool (MFS), always had a passion for reading. Her passion for reading, combined with her philanthropic values, made it simple for Rebecca to decide on a way to help others. Her parents - a teacher and charity owner, ...

Roller Derby Makes Strong Comeback in Philly

Philly's Roller Derby Team circles up before a match.

Alena Zhang, Eastside staff

February 26, 2020

Featured in Eastside 2020 Issue Chances are, if you asked your grandma what roller derby is, she might have watched it on a Saturday evening television program. Now, roller derby is resurfacing as a full-contact, competitive sport–without the frills and theatrics on the 1960s TV shows. Roller ...

Who’s got the best french fries? Eastside Decides

Eastside debates which restaurant has the best fries.

Karissa Murray, Eastside Community Editor

February 25, 2020

Featured in Eastside February 2020 issue French fries, despite their name, may be the most iconic American fast food staple. The average American eats 30 pounds of french fries every year, which means the US as a whole consumes around 10 billion pounds of french fries. They’re available anywhere, any...

The best places to find your 2020 prom dress

Castle Couture is a great place to buy your prom dress.

Nicole Benson, Eastside Staff

January 30, 2020

With Junior and Senior Prom quickly approaching, many girls at East have already started shopping the newest trends and stores for the perfect prom dress. There are many prom dress stores right in South Jersey and Philadelphia. Many girls tend to visit all stores and they either end up having a great...

Longwood Gardens is the perfect place to spend the holidays

The illuminated Conservatory of Longwood Gardens shines bright during the night.

Vivian Rong, Eastside Staff

December 8, 2019

Every winter, Longwood Gardens hosts a holiday-themed light display in Philadelphia in honor of the upcoming winter holidays. This year, the lights will be displayed from November 22 to January 5. During this time of the year, many people look forward to the holidays and spending quality time with...

Annual Christ our Light fair trade festival brings honor to producers across the globe

On November 24, the Christ our Light parish hosted its annual fair trade festival in hopes of shedding light on the issue of fair trade, and raising profits to support schools in the Bahamas.

Katherine Li, Eastside Staff

November 24, 2019

The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light will host its 10th annual Fair Trade Festival at the Resurrection Catholic School gym on the weekend. Opening on Saturday, November 23 and continuing into the following Sunday, the festival will be open to visitors starting from 8 am on both days. This year,...

Tzofim scouting program reconnects Israeli-American teenagers with their cultural roots

Friends of Israeli Scouts program consists of events that rekindles cultural ties in Israeli-American youth, enabling them to form stronger bonds with each other

Ziv Amsili, Eastside Staff

November 14, 2019

While attempting to form a deeper connection between myself and my culture, something like Israeli scouting had never occurred to me before. I had always known that the Tzofim--the Hebrew word for scout--had developed into an enormous presence in Israel, because I had previously been exposed to the...

The Cherry Hill community shares thoughts on the mayoral election

Voters choose Susan Shin Angulo to be the next Cherry Hill Mayor

Inesa Linker, Eastside Staff

November 12, 2019

  Cherry Hill residents voted yesterday for their new mayor and Cherry Hill council members. The mayoral candidates this year were Democrat Susan Shin Angulo and Republican Nancy Feller O’Dowd.  O’Dowd and Shin Angulo are both active members of the Cherry Hill community and have lived he...

REVIEW: New restaurant melds patriotism with delicious BBQ fare

Mission Barbecue finally opened in Marlton, and is a great place to order anything barbecue.

Alena Zhang, Eastside Staff

November 10, 2019

Mission BBQ, a newly opened restaurant chain in Marlton, NJ, merges its love for all things barbecue and its patriotic beliefs into a casual restaurant.   When I first entered the eatery, the multiple veteran posters, firefighter badges and police pictures greeted me. These decorations added patr...