Spotify introduces new feature

London, UK - July 31, 2018: The buttons of the music streaming app Spotify, surrounded by Podcasts, Apple Music, Facebook and other apps on the screen of an iPhone.
Zachary Pasternack, Eastside Staff January 16, 2021

Amidst COVID-19, popular apps continue to generate innovative ideas to engage people worldwide. Recently, Spotify introduced a new update: six mixes which are based on the app’s recommendations and your...

Remembering celebrities who passed away in 2020

Remembering celebrities who passed away in 2020
Shayna Oppen, Eastside Staff January 5, 2021

2020 has been a sad year for everyone as the whole world underwent a global pandemic to months in quarantine. Several people have died this year, as society has lost many great celebrities and contributors...

East celebrates different Christmas traditions

Different cultures celebrate Christmas in a unique way.
Eva Shim, Eastside Staff January 2, 2021

Ah, Christmas. The holly jolly holiday that so many look forward to. All of the food, presents, family, and friends. For such a big holiday that happens every year, traditions are inevitable. Most, if...

Favorite Holiday Drinks and Mugs

Favorite Holiday Drinks and Mugs
Ellie Noh, Eastside Staff January 2, 2021

When Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” or Samuel Goldfarb’s “I Have a Little Dreidel” start playing on repeat, that’s when you know the holiday season is rolling in. There...

East Students share Christmas traditions

East students share their special Christmas traditions.
Eva Shim, Eastside Staff December 23, 2020

Ah, Christmas. The holly jolly holiday that so many look forward to. All of the food, presents, family, and friends. For such a big holiday that happens every year, traditions are inevitable. Most, if...

Winter Holidays 2020 (COVID-19 Edition)

Winter Holidays 2020 (COVID-19 Edition)
Ziv Amsili, Nicole Vital, Ziva Davis, Max Gaffin, Heidi Kwak, Ceren Kose, Lalitha Viswanathan, and Madelyn Winslow December 23, 2020

As the holiday season progresses, aside from the unconventional methods of celebrating winter holidays nationwide, many of East’s students will also find themselves in situations ranging from distanced...

Holiday Gift Guide: Arts and Crafts

Royal and Langnickel's Essential Deluxe Box displays many of the art supplies, including oil pastels, that can be used as gifts during the holidays.
Sophia Liu, Eastside Staff December 20, 2020

As the holiday season rolls around, gift-giving is in full swing. There’s nothing quite like the joy of giving, but with that said, it definitely can be hard to find the perfect present. After all, gift-giving...

Greetings evolve due to COVID-19

Elbow bumps have become a popular greeting during recent times to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Ajuni Oberoi, Eastside Staff December 18, 2020

Covid-19 has, no doubt, taken a toll on our lives, and, it has now become a way of life for many of us. Social distancing guidelines recommend staying six feet away from everyone at all times to prevent...

iPhone 11 vs iPhone 12: which is better?

The iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12 have recently been released, but which is better?
Nysa Chawla, Eastside Staff December 17, 2020

Every year, the smartphone industry adds an addition to their products. Every year, millions of people debate on whether or not to upgrade their phone. Every year, new people experiment with different...

Gift giving in 2020

Due to COVID-19, many in-person experiences have been hurt, one of them being gift-giving.
Gia Gupta, Eastside Staff December 16, 2020

I examined her face with extreme caution as we all sat in a large circle on the bed in an anticipating silence. As she slowly lifted the vibrant tissue paper and caught a slight glimpse of the object underneath,...

The television show “iCarly” plans a reboot with the original cast

The original cast of
Jillian Koenig, Eastside Staff December 13, 2020

“iCarly” reboot coming to you in 5... 4... 3... 2... This is not a joke. Earlier this week, it was announced that the popular Nickelodeon show “iCarly” will be getting a reboot with the original...

PODCAST: What Does Our Asian Culture Mean to Us? (Episode 1)

PODCAST: What Does Our Asian Culture Mean to Us? (Episode 1)
Yena Son, Vivian Rong, and Abby Yu December 6, 2020

Join us on today's episode of Sweet and Sour Hour as Vivian, Yena and Abby talk about their backgrounds, traditions, and foods they like to eat! They also dive into their personal experiences with being...

Advent Calendar 2020-2021

Advent Calendar 2020-2021

To end off 2020, Eastside presents an Advent Calendar in the month of December. All throughout December, Eastside will have interesting stories and graphics. This special traditional calendar encompasses...

Jillian Koenig bakes sweet treats during quarantine

Jillian Koenig gets ready to bake yet another one of her delicious treats.
Annabelle Fulginiti, Eastside Staff November 23, 2020

Jillian Koenig, a new student to East, runs a small business with different sweet treats. She made an Instagram account, starting in seventh grade, to publicize her baked goods. She continues to update...

How the pandemic has impacted shopping

As a result of the pandemic, people are mainly using online shopping to buy new, lucrative products.
Julia Rosten, Eastside Staff November 18, 2020

Online shopping. Everyone does it! Many of us can admit to constantly scrolling through the Nordstrom app or getting mesmerized by a gorgeous pair of heels on the Steve Madden website. Online shopping...

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