Vans’ Warped Tour: a history

Laura Kane ('11)/ Eastside Community Editor

July 30, 2009

Van’s Warped Tour is a music festival that brings over 600,000 kids across the country a lineup of 100 rock bands. Today, the tour attracts thousands of music loving fans, but in 1995 Kevin Lyman created Warped Tour for a very different reason. Kevin Lyman started his career in m...

Philadelphia now the city with a BigBelly

Devon Braunstein ('10)/Eastside Community Editor

May 26, 2009

Philadelphia has recently installed new, revolutionary trash cans around Center City. Entitled the BigBelly, the trash container can indeed hold a lot of trash. Each trash can has a solar panel that powers a trash compactor, allowing the bins to accept four to eight times as much waste before being full,...

Seasons 52 arrives at Cherry Hill Mall

Julie Coben ('11)/Eastside Staff

May 12, 2009

As leaves turn different colors, when the snow falls to the ground and as flowers begin to bloom, one can expect to see a seasonally varying menu at Seasons 52. Recently, this sophisticated grill and wine bar opened at a new location in the Cherry Hill Mall. Seasons 52, owned by Capital Grille, originally...

South Jersey walks for MS

Laura Kane (\'11)/Eastside Staff

May 5, 2009

On Sunday, May 3, thousands of people across the country walked together to pursue a common goal, find a cure for M.S. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosts 600 walk events each year in the United States to help raise money for research. Multiple Sclerosis is a disabling disease that impairs...

Sold-out ‘Stars’ event wows Cherry Hill

Devon Braunstein (\'10)/ Eastside Community Editor

April 24, 2009

For the second year in a row, on Sunday, April 19 in Cherry Hill West's new auditorium, "Dancing with the Cherry Hill Stars" was a hit success.  The competition consisted of sixteen couples, each couple comprised of a community member paired with a local professional dancer.  Guest performers ...

American Legion hosts “The Wall that Heals”

Devon Braunstein ('10)/Eastside Community Editor

April 20, 2009

Though a period of almost forty years has elapsed since the termination of the Vietnam War, the American Legion Post 372 is finding their own way to spiritually bring the soldiers home. From April 16 to April 19, the American Legion Post 372 is hosting the Vietnam Traveling Wall, called "The Wall that...

Quaker meeting house prepares for 200th anniversary

Moriah Schervone ('11)/Eastside Staff

April 6, 2009

A wood-burning stove is against a wall of the antiquated room in the Quaker's Cropwell Friends Meeting House. The stove is framed by benches with pink cushions that are in the same position they were in years before. The ceiling and one wall are adorned with wooden planks that add to the colonial ambiance....

Cities around the world celebrate Earth Hour

Devon Braunstein ('10)/Eastside Community Editor

March 29, 2009

On Saturday, March 28, cities around the world celebrated "Earth Hour," implemented by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), by powering down their lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm to promote awareness for the growing energy crisis and giving participants an idea of how simple conserving energy truly can be. According...

Sustainable Cherry Hill hopes to donate 10,000 books

Alana Kopelson ('12)

March 27, 2009

Sustainable Cherry Hill is an environmental club that educates people about global warming and how to take care of the earth. Mariel Rothman ('10) and Devon Braunstein ('10) brought a branch of this club to Cherry Hill East and are now both Presidents of the club. For the past two weeks, a book drive...

Sustainable Cherry Hill brings Mike McGrath, host of WHYY’s “You Bet Your Garden,” to Croft Farm

Devon Braunstein ('10)/Eastside Community Editor

March 24, 2009

You can "bet your garden" that Sustainable Cherry Hill's Sunday, March 22 event was a success.  Sustainable Cherry Hill (SCH) worked with Elite Landscaping to bring host of WHYY's "You Bet Your Garden," Mike McGrath, to the Art Center at Historic Croft Farm. Local celebrity, Mike McGrath, was given...

South Jersey celebrates Friday the 13th with Diane’s

Sari Soffer ('10)/Eastside News/Features Editor

March 15, 2009

Most people associate Friday the 13th with witches and black cats, but South Jersey knows better. For this area, Friday, March 13 was associated with only one thing: water ice. Over in Voorhees, specifically, Diane's Italian Water Ices was crowded with East students who rushed out of school for the...

Flower Show brings Italy to Philadelphia

Laura Kane ('11)/For Eastside

March 8, 2009

In the cold month of March, it is hard to find color in the desolate winter landscape. The Philadelphia Flower Show provides an escape from the harsh season with colorful and original displays of flowers. Every year the Flower Show chooses a theme that is interpreted by designers in their flower ex...

Outdoor Club of South Jersey builds appreciation for environment through fun activities

Amanda Michelson ('10)/Eastside Community Editor

March 8, 2009

For students who like a little environmental adventure on their weekends, the Outdoor Club of South Jersey should be considered as a club worth joining. According to its home page, "The Outdoor Club of South Jersey is [not a] profit organization [and it is] dedicated to providing opportunities for...

Ariana serves authentic Afghan food in Voorhees

Adam Charny ('12)/For Eastside

March 6, 2009

The next time you are going out to dinner and searching for something unique, try Ariana, a new Afghan restaurant located in Eagle Plaza, in Voorhees, which offers authentic Afghan cuisine. Ariana was the original name of the country now known as Afghanistan. Fahima Sultani, the owner of the restaurant,...

Richard Selznick of Cooper University Hospital publishes first book

Devon Braunstein ('10)/Eastside Community Editor

February 22, 2009

Richard Selznick, Founder and Director of the Cooper Learning Center at Cooper University Hospital, has just published his first book, The Shut-Down Learner: Helping Your Academically Discouraged Child.  In order to write The Shut-Down Learner, Dr. Selznick used his experience at the Cooper Learning...