Let’s cut the cord

People across the country are no longer watching cable, instead they are using apps like Netflix and Hulu.

Abigail Bohem, Eastside Staff

December 6, 2019

Back in 1978, kids would be running into the living room at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning to catch the new episode of G.I. Joe. or Looney Toons. Today, kids can turn over in their beds and have access to thousands of titles, just off their phones. As more streaming services are becoming popular...

COLUMN: Samantha’s December Book-It List

COLUMN: Samantha’s December Book-It List

Samantha Roehl, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2019

Picture this: It’s a cold December night. You’re under the blankets, sipping hot chocolate and reading a really good book. Chances are, you already have the blankets and it’s relatively easy to aquire hot chocolate. The good book, though. That’s where I come in. The Ten Thousand Doors of Janu...

Frozen 2 finally makes its big debut

Frozen 2 finally makes its big debut

Samantha Roehl, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2019

Frozen came out when I was 11. As a kid raised on fairy tales and Broadway, it was no surprise that my 5-year-old sister and I adored Frozen. The sheer wonder we felt the first time we saw “Let it Go” has yet to be replicated. The ice castle rises around Elsa as her voice actress, Broadway’s...

COLUMN: Samantha’s November Book-It List

Samantha Roehl shares her favorite books for the month.

Samantha Roehl, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2019

Hello and welcome to the inaugural post of my monthly book column here on Eastside Online!  You might be thinking, “Hey Samantha, why should I care about your book recommendations?”  That’s a good question.  This is probably the part where I should say something convincing like “because I’ve read over 100 boo...

New “YOLO” app attracts thousands of users across the nation

New app allows thousands of users to interact anonymously with each other among a variety of platforms

Maya Ezran, Eastside Staff

November 12, 2019

America always wants what's new, what’s better, what’s now. With our rapid technological advancements, we create millions of new apps every year. Consumers download an average of 1,500 apps per day, with 65,00 apps added to the app store daily. Among this wide expanse of apps-ranging from games to...

New app “Photo Roulette” is addicting for many, yet may cause controversy

Now app

Jenna Garfinkle, Eastside Staff

November 12, 2019

Looking for a fun way to spend a Friday night with friends? Maybe you can put the app "Photo Roulette" on your schedule. Photo Roulette is an app that many teens have recently started playing. It is a very addicting game to most. However playing the game with your friends can expose pictures you might ...

REVIEW: Airpods Pro

Apple releases new AirPods Pro

Jacqueline Smith, Eastside Staff

November 10, 2019

  Apple just came out with their new Airpods 3, and people are surprised at the drastic change. The original model came out on September 7, 2016. Since then, Apple released Airpods 2, a similar model with a few improvements in March of 2019. The most recent model, Airpods Pro, came out with a new desig...

Youtubers advocate for environment through Team Trees


James Kwak, Eastside Staff

November 10, 2019

What’s #TeamTrees? If you’ve been on any social media app in the past week, then you’ll know that Team Trees is a challenge set up by YouTubers Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson and Mark Rober, that aims to plant 20 million trees by 2020. Team Trees started on October 25th, when Donaldson announced ...

“The Joker” movie exceptionally engages viewers

The movie poster for

Zsa Zsa Smith, Eastside Staff

November 6, 2019

A new movie, entitled The Joker, just came  into theaters. The Joker, a well-known comic book character, was portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, an award-winning actor, and directed by Todd Phillips.  The movie delves into the complicated life of the Joker. The whole movie jumps the line between reali...

Ben Platt’s performance saves an otherwise mediocre show in The Politician

The Politician is a TV series that is brand new to Netflix.

Samantha Roehl, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2019

Ben Platt's performance saves an otherwise mediocre show in The Politician The last couple years have been very polarizing in American politics. So it seems appropriate that we finally have a Netflix original that seems to exist exclusively to make fun of current-day America.  The Politician, rele...

New Downton Abbey movie thrills viewers with charm, humor, and history

New Downton Abbey movie arrives to theaters on September 20, 2019, intriguing fans both old and new

Jamie Bookbinder, Eastside Staff

October 13, 2019

Julian Fellowses’ Downton Abbey is a British historical drama movie that takes place in 1927. It revolves around the life of the Crawley family, young aristocrats living in the Downton estate. The movie, in particular, centers around the interaction between the Crawleys and their servants, and the pr...

What’s new with Microsoft (2019 Edition)

An artsy display involving the newly-launched Surface devices.

Eli Weitzman, Eastside Webmaster

October 3, 2019

I've seen the future of computers, and I kind of like it. At Microsoft’s most recent October event, they showed off a few new updates to existing computers, like the Surface Pro 7, and Surface Laptop 3. But the rest, Microsoft pulled straight from the future. I don’t know if Chief Product Officer P...

Many students feel empowered by Post Malone’s new album, Hollywood’s Bleeding

Post Malone performing his new album, Hollywood's Bleeding, at one of his concerts.

Jack Goldberg, Eastside Staff

September 29, 2019

Austin Richard, a.k.a, Post Malone, entered the music world with his first ever mainstream hit, White Iverson. This song became the breakout hit that led to his noticeable rise in popularity.   Malone’s first album, Stoney, sold a mere 58,000 units in its first week, whereas his previous album Beerbongs and Bentleys sol...

Pride month TV and movie picks

Henry Nolan, Eastside Culture Editor

June 7, 2019

Many of the following films and TV shows are rated R, due to a continued bias against LGBT content that is maintained from the early days of the American film rating system. However, some films would have this rating regardless, so proceed with caution. Paris Is Burning (Netflix) - This documentary c...

Eastside investigates the success of Marvel Comics

Eastside investigates the success of Marvel Comics

April 25, 2019

Since its inception in 1961, Marvel Comics and its associated superheroes have become popular worldwide. In anticipation of Avengers: Endgame, members of Eastside came together to highlight some of Marvel's most memorable achievements.   ...