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My experience at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2020

My experience at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2020

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

Rebecca’s Mission donates books to local children in need

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

Roller Derby Makes Strong Comeback in Philly

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

Who’s got the best french fries? Eastside Decides

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

The best places to find your 2020 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

Longwood Gardens is the perfect place to spend the holidays

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

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

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

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

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

The Cherry Hill community shares thoughts on the mayoral election

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

REVIEW: New restaurant melds patriotism with delicious BBQ fare

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...

Olga’s Diner reopens in Marlton after an 11 year absence

Olga’s Diner reopens in Marlton after an 11 year absence

Ziva Davis, Eastside Staff

November 5, 2019

Looking for a new and old restaurant to try? Olga’s Diner to your rescue! The new Olga’s opened on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and it is better than ever. The original Olga’s, which opened in Camden in 1946 and moved to Evesham in 1960, closed in 2008. The New Jersey landmark was demolished in 2017...

New Shake Shack restaurant opens in Cherry Hill

New Shake Shack restaurant opens in Cherry Hill

Katherine Li, Eastside Staff

November 4, 2019

Shake Shack has debuted their ninth New Jersey store on Haddonfield Road in a commercial center which includes a  TJ Maxx, Trader Joe’s, and HomeGoods. Formerly the Garden State Park racetrack, the new Shake Shack is the very first of a train of new stores scheduled to open during the spring in th...

The Greek Agora Festival spreads Greek culture

The Greek Agora Festival spreads Greek culture

Vivian Rong, Eastside Staff

October 14, 2019

The Greek Agora Festival spreads Greek culture, food and entertainment this year on October 10 -13 at the St. Thomas Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Thousands of people in the Delaware area gather at the festival to enjoy Greek culture annually. As the largest wine and food festival in the...

Walk to fight suicide will occur this Sunday

Walk to fight suicide will occur this Sunday

Lauren Winslow, Eastside Staff

October 10, 2019

The annual Camden County Out of the Darkness Walk to Fight Suicide, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), will take place on Saturday, October 12.  This walk occurs in order to raise awareness and funds towards suicide.  Participants will come together at the Vista Deck at Cooper Rive...

The YeShi Chinatown Night Market shows tastes, sights and sounds of Chinatown in Philadelphia

The YeShi Chinatown Night Market shows tastes, sights and sounds of Chinatown in Philadelphia

Alena Zang, Eastside Staff

October 9, 2019

The YeShi Chinatown Night Market is approaching quickly. This one-night event, which will run from 7-11 p.m. in Philadelphia on 10th Street and Race Street on October 10 will provide food, entertainment, and music for the 20,000 plus people who attend each year. The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corpo...