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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...

Although less recognized, Purim represents a special and significant part of Jewish culture

Art by Lily Cohen (‘20)/Eastside Art Director

Max Gaffin, Eastside News Editor

March 15, 2020

For many non-Jewish students, knowledge of Jewish holidays may be limited to the ones that lead to days off, like Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) in early fall, or by Hanukkah — the holiday that Jewish people celebrate during the winter holiday season. Other...

St. Patrick’s Day continues to embody the heart of Irish culture and pride

Art by Jordyn Swarbrick(‘21)/Eastside Staff

Colin Cunningham, For Eastside

March 15, 2020

For my family and me, St. Patrick’s day is the second-most involved holiday of the year. The work put into the celebration starts a week before when we start making our neighborhood famous Irish potatoes, a desert made of coconut and cinnamon. For that entire week leading up to the day, my family rolls...

COLUMN: Samantha’s March Book-it List

Samantha Roehl shares her favorite books for the month.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor in Chief

March 6, 2020

March is a month of in-betweens. Half winter and half spring, it is the perfect time for strange magic and mysteries and classic coming-of-age. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievater Blue Sargent, the only non-psychic in her family, meets the ghost of a soon-to-die boy in a graveyard and is suddenly ...

Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” provides a unique and intimate experience

Mac Miller sings at a festival in 2017

Lyann Mejia, Eastside Staff

February 26, 2020

At only 15 in 2007, Mac Miller began his career as a songwriter, singer, and rapper. Rostrum Records signed with Mac Miller in 2010, and ever since then, Miller has become famous, releasing music that astonished his fans. Even in death, Miller still amazed his fans with his most recent posthumous album...

Retro genre swings listeners back to the ’20s

Retro genre swings listeners back to the '20s

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

Originally published in Eastside's February 2020 issue The first time I listened to electro swing, I was falling down a YouTube rabbit hole. I had jumped from Panic! at the Disco to Frank Sinatra to a video called “The Andrews Sisters - Bei Mir Bist Du Schön (Alfonso Swing Remix)” by the YouT...

Treat yourself on Valentine’s Day

Treat yourself on Valentine's Day

Sarah Zheng, Eastside Video Editor

February 13, 2020

Previously published in Eastside's February 2020 Issue While February is filled with romantic movies and love songs, many of us may not relate to the couples that are typically portrayed in these films or lyrics. On Valentine’s Day, you might scroll past articles that tell you where all the cute...

COLUMN: Samantha’s February Book-it List

Samantha Roehl shares her favorite books for the month.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in Chief

February 11, 2020

Over the past couple years, I have found that February is one of my worst reading months. Whether the reason is the start of a new semester or the weird not-quite-winter yet not-quite-spring feeling that the month has, I find that it takes more out of me to read than usual. Which is why, for February,...

Iconic looks strut down the red carpet

Iconic looks strut down the red carpet

Emily Boyle, Eastside Staff

February 10, 2020

Originally published in Eastside’s February 2020 issue The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, stretch all the way back to 1929. For the first time, a plethora of the countries most respected actors and actresses flooded into the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, ready to receive that beloved ...

Harry Styles’ new album touches fans with its diverse and meaningful collection

On December 13, 2019, Styles released his first album in two years,

Jamie Bookbinder, Eastside Staff

January 30, 2020

On Friday, December 13th, Harry Styles brought good luck to his fans with the release of his second album, Fine Line. The new album is doing impressively well with sales, as the third best-selling album with a total of 478,000 purchases, launching Styles into the best-selling male pop artist in over...

Jumanji “The Next Level” provides an interesting sequel to a classic movie

Movie poster of Jumanji

Jamie Bookbinder, Eastside Staff

January 27, 2020

Jumanji “The Next Level” is a fantasy film was released on December 13, 2019. It takes place three years after the original, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The movie stars are Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. The story line centers around a once closely united group...

Fashion plays a major part in The Oscars

These five woman won the

Emily Boyle, Eastside Staff

January 23, 2020

The Academy Awards, commonly known as The Oscars, stretch all the way back to 1929. For the first time, a plethora of the countries most respected actors and actresses flooded into the Roosevelt Hotel, ready to receive that now beloved golden statuette. As the years passed by, The Oscars dished out more...

The app, Evil Apple vs. Humanity, attracts many users

Evil Apple vs. Humanity is a fun and entertaining game for many.

Erin Graham, Eastside Staff

January 23, 2020

If you are ever at a party and need a fun game to play with a group of friends, Evil Apple vs. Humanity is a great choice. The app came into stores on June 11, 2013, and since then it has become more popular. Currently, the app can be used on IOS and Android. However, this past year, many users have...

COLUMN: Samantha’s January Book-it List

Samantha Roehl shares her favorite books for the month.

Samantha Roehl, Editor in Chief

January 7, 2020

Every year, some people make New Year’s resolutions. If you are not one of those people, don’t worry, I’ve made a New Year’s resolution for you! All I need you to do this year is to read one really good book: one heart-wrenching book or life-changing book or world-upending book or faith-renewing...

Greta Gerwig’s modern adaptation of Little Women brings life to Alcott’s beloved novel

In her 2019 adaptation of of Luisa May Alcott's classic novel, director Greta Gerwig weaves a touching and refreshingly modern perspective of Little Women.

Jamie McManmon and Grace Renshaw, Eastside Staff

January 6, 2020

Little Women is a 2019 film adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the same title. Chock-full of atmosphere and emotion, this adaptation maintains the same charm as the Alcott’s book. The film received a 95% critic’s score on Rotten Tomatoes and 92% from the audience. Although the story...