Trump views TikTok as national security risk but efforts to ban app stall

TikTok remains popular among teens despite President Trump's efforts to ban the app.

Shayna Oppen, Eastside Staff

October 18, 2020

President Trump is currently in a war with popular app Tiktok, now suing the U.S. government. TikTok has been known to be a safe social media platform for teens all around the globe, or at least it seemed so until the U.S. government started treating it as a threat. The app is so prevalent that the average...

How to deal with mask acne

With the all the benefits of wearing masks, there is one possible negative consequence for wearers:

Hannah McCarthy, Eastside Staff

October 13, 2020

Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, masks are now essential to our everyday outfits. Masks provide people with protection and prevention from COVID. Although masks are mandatory and essential for safety, they do have a negative effect on the skin. Wearing a mask for a long period of time is bound...

Seasonal activities take place as fall approaches

Pumpkin picking is one of the many fun fall activities

Batul Elbarouki, Eastside Staff

October 13, 2020

For those of us who enjoy getting cozy by the fire and taking strolls with the cool night bright, fall is that great time of the year. Many like to cozy up in the comforts of their homes, watching movies, and making pumpkin bread. An assortment of pumpkins has been quite a hit in 2020 with people stuck...

Apple impresses with its new iOS update

Apple unveils iOS 14, introducing big changes such as widgets.

Olivia Tamburrino, Eastside Staff

October 13, 2020

Every year Apple introduces a new version of iOS, and every year there's new features and twists. This year Apple came out with the new iOS 14 update that boasts many innovative features.iPhone users are using the latest iOS update to customize their home screens with pictures, aesthetics, and color...

Reflecting on Beethoven’s 250th Anniversary

2020 is Beethoven's 250th anniversary.

Christopher Shin, Eastside Staff

September 13, 2020

2020 is a very special year: it is the 250th anniversary of the great classical German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth. This remarkable musician left the greatest legacy on classical music in its entirety throughout his lifetime. Beethoven has impacted the realm of classical music,...

Big Brother undergoes some big changes this year

The official Big Brother logo. Find Big Brother on CBS on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at eight p.m. central time.

Jacy Dickstein, Eastside Community Editor

September 2, 2020

While most people would associate August with tanning and traveling, Big Brother fans associate it with their favorite show's return. If you are unfamiliar with this reality television show, then I'll catch you up to speed. Every season a group of strangers resides together in the Big Brother house....

Fast fashion: unsafe for the environment and seemingly cutting summer short

Fall fashion trends occurring sooner and sooner is not safe for the environment and is cutting the summer short.

Inesa Linker, Eastside Culture Editor

August 28, 2020

“We should get ice cream right?” my younger sister said to me as we sat outside on Monday in the heat. The high for Monday, August 25th, was 91 degrees and the humidity made the day feel like it was even hotter. On that same Monday, Starbucks released their seasonal pumpkin spice latte. This year...

The fox eye trend creates controversy

The fox eye trend sparks controversy amongst Asian Americans.

Vivian Rong, Eastside Photo Editor

July 24, 2020

“Calm down, it’s just a joke.” “Why are you so angry?” “Don’t take everything so seriously.” These are some of the phrases Asian Americans are responded with after building up the courage to take a stand and speak up about a more-than-ever popular makeup style: the fox eye trend. The...

Addressing the problem of global fast fashion

Fast Fashion companies cause a multitude of issues.

Lalitha Viswanathan, Eastside Sports Editor

July 19, 2020

Four dollars for a bathing suit?! That seems too good to be true… because it is. This price resembles the idea of fast fashion, which is when a mass retailer sells very cheap clothing in order to attract consumers based on the latest trends. Three main companies that are extremely similar to each...

My journey of discovering the beauty of my culture

Alena Zhang ('23), ages 1 and 5, experiencing the different street and restaurant food in China.

Alena Zhang, Eastside Community Editor

July 11, 2020

Hi, my name is Alena Zhang. I am Chinese. I used to be ashamed of my culture. Everyday, my mom lovingly packed me different lunches: dumplings, fried rice, onion pancakes, and every Chinese food imaginable. I loved my lunches. During break-time, I would bring my glass container filled with yummy food...

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...