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Fashion through the decades

As the years go by, the fashion trends continue to change and evolve.

Noa Pecarsky, For Eastside

June 9, 2020

As years go by, so do styles and trends. From bell bottoms to skinny jeans, each decade has brought a different vibe and different taste to the table. There were icons instead of influencers and Madonna instead of Kim Kardashion. Let’s see what fashion has offered to the world over the last few decades....

REVIEW: Microsoft Surface Earbuds

The Surface Earbuds are Microsoft's first foray into the true wireless audio world.

Eli Weitzman, Eastside Webmaster

June 8, 2020

This review is associated with the Culture column ‘What the Tech!?’, a monthly print column about the wacky world of tech. In October 2019, Microsoft announced their newest foray into the wearable audio market with the Surface Earbuds. I was able to try them on and listen to the audio when I attended their ...

Samantha’s June Book-It List

Samantha Roehl shares her favorite books for the month.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-In-Chief

June 3, 2020

During the writing of this column, protests began throughout the country. These protests, sparked by Minneapolis's refusal to charge four cops with murdering George Floyd, have since brought the spotlight back to Black Lives Matter and police brutality. With graduation on the horizon, my previous...

COLUMN: Quarantine piano tunes

Christopher Shin ('23) shares his piano tune recommendation during quarantine

Christopher Shin, Eastside Staff

May 18, 2020

Are you bored yet? We are officially past two months of self-quarantine at home this week! I know how you all have been coping with your isolation at home for the past few months, slowly drifting apart from each other. So as an avid classical music listener and a part-time classical pianist, I wanted...

COLUMN: Samantha’s May Book-It List

Samantha Roehl shares her favorite books for the month.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2020

When I started the Book-It List, I did not expect senior year to end this way. (For those who don’t know, New Jersey’s governor announced yesterday that in-person school would be cancelled for the rest of the year.) I had a really hard time writing this list. It feels like fluffy stories, such...

Why “Cancel culture” should be canceled

Why “Cancel culture” should be canceled

Angelina Witting, Eastside Culture Editor

May 1, 2020

In March of 2020, famous actress Vanessa Hudgens made a video commenting on the Coronavirus that many viewers deemed “insensitive”. “Coronavirus: Vanessa Hudgens ‘canceled’ for trivialising pandemic response”. This headline published by NewsHub was not the only of its kind-many entertainment...

REVIEW: Never Have I Ever

Never Have I Ever is a great show to binge-watch on Netflix.

Lalitha Viswanathan, Eastside Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

Never Have I Ever binge-watched the new Netflix show Never Have I Ever, trust me you’re going to want to put a finger down. The new coming-of-age show directed by Mindy Kaling shows a teenage girl struggling to claim a social life in her sophomore year. Devi Vishukumar, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan,...

COLUMN: How Covid-19 affects my sweet sixteen

COLUMN: How Covid-19 affects my sweet sixteen

Lalitha Viswanathan, Eastside Sports Editor

April 14, 2020

“OMG! There are only 1,087 more days until your sweet sixteen,” said my friend Ava, in the midst of my seventh-grade year. Planning my sweet sixteen in middle school might seem crazy from afar, but it means something more to me. In seventh grade, there were five seasons: winter, spring, summer,...

HBO Max plans to acquaint Friends fans with their favorite characters in a reunion episode

After rerunning all 236 episodes of beloved TV sitcom Friends, HBO Max plans to acquaint fans with characters' lives in an original, exclusive reunion episode.

Jessica Levin, Eastside Business Manager

April 14, 2020

As of January 1st, 2020 the TV show, Friends, was taken off of Netflix and was rebought by HBO Max. HBO Max plans to rerun all 236 episodes before the new, one time only, reunion episode comes back out. I am beyond excited to see what is to come of the reunion episode, being a huge Friends fanatic myself. On...

The Journey of a Bat Mitzvah

Blowing the candles on her cake, Natalie Finkelstein ('23) celebrates her adulthood and newfound chapter of her Jewish religion.

Natalie Finkelstein, For Eastside

April 13, 2020

When I was younger, nothing excited me more than the idea of having a bat mitzvah. Although, of course, it did end up being a beautiful and amazing experience, the undertaking of work and preparation before the main event was immense. Not only was the stress of reading the Torah put on me, but my parents...

COLUMN: Quotes from literature that inspired me during quarantine

COLUMN: Quotes from literature that inspired me during quarantine

Meghna Thomas, Eastside Online Editor

April 13, 2020

Since childhood, I found best friends in words. Whenever I fell ill or felt lonely, stories pulled me into their world, dazzling me with the beauty of language. Although the quarantine instilled in me a lot of uncertainty and fear, it has enabled me to forge a more intimate relationship with words. Whenever...

Venmo rapidly facilitates how Americans handle money

Enabling payment through the mobile world,  Venmo has eliminated much of the obstacles surrounding traditional bill payments and has rapidly gained popularity due to its modern appeal and convenience.

Naomi Berektab, For Eastside

April 12, 2020

Imagine this: it’s the perfect date—delicious dinner, beautiful roses, and a great conversation. Then, the bill arrives. The couple fumble for their wallets, wondering who will pay first. After minutes of arguing over the bill, they decide to split it. The issue? One person has cash, the other has...

COLUMN: Samantha’s April book-it list

Samantha Roehl shares her favorite books for the month.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2020

We have all experienced quite an upheaval in the past weeks. Everyone is (or should be) self isolating and, personally, cabin fever is setting in. We cannot go outside — but literature has always provided great escapism. I’ve tried to put together a list of books that will transport you to another...

Top 5 Netflix shows to binge-watch during quarantine

Top 5 Netflix shows to binge-watch during quarantine

Lily Lazarus, Eastside Sports Editor

April 3, 2020

Between juggling school work and sports within the long school day, there was never enough time to catch up on my favorite Netflix shows. With so much more time during quarantine, all I need is my couch and some snacks to enjoy the top five best Netflix shows to binge-watch during our isolation. 5. The Circle - The...

Halsey’s newest album, Manic, mesmerizes fans with authentic, raw music

Halsey's newest album, Manic, mesmerizes fans with authentic, raw music

Lyann Mejia, Eastside Staff

March 15, 2020

The night Halsey’s music career began, she performed at a Holiday Inn in Newark at a party. An agent from the music industry would discover this broke and homeless girl with talent. She would end up creating a song in a basement studio, which she deemed Ghost, uploading it to SoundCloud a few weeks...