Captain Marvel Movie Review

Captain America was released on March 8, 2019.

Joachim Schwartz, For Eastside

March 10, 2019

Captain Marvel begins with a sudden flashback, which shows Captain Marvel fighting alongside an unknown woman and fighting a mysterious evil force, all very elusive and nondescript. What Captain Marvel does not know yet is that she will face that unknown villain again, and that things are not always ...

Review: The Nike Adapt BB Self-Lacing Shoes

The Nike Adapt BBs powered on.

Eli Weitzman, Eastside Webmaster

February 22, 2019

Full disclosure: I’m not a sneakerhead. I don’t casually wear shoes that cost more than a typical trip to the grocery store. But somehow, the new Nike Adapt BBs were an exception. And wow, they’re interesting.  The whole story started around October 2015, also known as when they travelled through time to t...

The Lightning Thief Musical Review

A lighting bolt is projected on the curtains before the show starts.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Features Editor

February 16, 2019

One would think that the cross section between musical theatre fans and fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians would be rather small, yet the off-Broadway run of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical has graduated from a sold out run in New York to a national tour. The mu...

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was released on December 14, 2018.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Features Editor

January 28, 2019

2018 was a year of superheroes. Quite possibly a year of too many superheroes. Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Aquaman, Deadpool 2, Venom, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Incredibles 2 all opened in 2018 and even the most die-hard superhero fans started experiencing some fatigue. Despite this, Spider-M...

Picture of an egg cracks the old Instagram record

This egg broke Kylie Jenner's record for the most liked picture on Instagram.

Max Gaffin, Eastside Staff

January 23, 2019

A picture of an egg is now the most liked on Instagram. How you might ask? The egg’s reason for being shared was to overthrow the then-current record-holder, Kylie Jenner, and become the top. The egg now has over 50 million likes, beating Jenner’s previous record of 18.3 million. The egg, post...

Santa Montefiore’s “The Girl in the Castle” trilogy continues to captivate

Meghna Thomas, Eastside Staff

January 17, 2019

English Sunday Times best-selling author Santa Montefiore has written sixteen bestselling novels, which have been translated into thirty different languages and have sold two million copies around the world. Her books captivate and thrill readers with their complex characters, unique plots and beau...

2018 Words of the Year

2018 Words of the Year

Ali Koenig, Sarah Zheng, Samantha Dayton, Jacob Graff, Harry Green, and Eli Weitzman

January 14, 2019

Fact: a year is quite a long time. Twelve months, 365 days, 525,600 minutes full of ups and downs and new things happening every second. How do you encapsulate an entire year into one word? Every year, the Oxford English Dictionary does just that: find one word that sums up the previous 365 days, as w...

Eastside Year in Review 2018: Music

Eastside Year in Review 2018: Music

Adam Dashevsky, Zoe Culver, Karissa Murray, Samantha Roehl, Defne Alpdogan, and Eli Weitzman

January 5, 2019

2018 was a monstrous year for music. Artist such as H.E.R and Jorja Smith saw their rise in 2018, while the world was left shocked with the deaths of Mac Miller and XXXTentacion. 2018 featured hit songs like “God's Plan” by Drake and “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, all adding to ...

Eastside Year in Review 2018: Movies and TV

Eastside Year in Review 2018: Movies and TV

Samantha Roehl, Claire Joanson, Zoe Culver, and Eli Weitzman

January 5, 2019

Practically perfect in every way is not exactly how the film industry functioned in 2018. Some 2018 movies (Avengers: Infinity War, Incredibles 2) performed amazingly at the box office, raking in billions of dollars. Some others (Annihilation, The Predator)... did not. There was an oversaturation of s...

Bohemian Rhapsody Movie Review

Bohemian Rhapsody is a film centered around the band Queen and their lead singer, Freddie Mercury.

Angelina Witting, Eastside Staff

December 9, 2018

Overall Rating: 4.75/5 Bohemian Rhapsody is an inspiring film dedicated to the story of the band Queen and their sensational lead singer, Freddie Mercury. The movie was originally announced in 2010, however, after many casting and directing changes, the filming began in July 2017 in the United Kingd...

What the Tech!? – Surface Headphones Review

The new Surface Headphones

Eli Weitzman, Eastside Webmaster

November 30, 2018

This review is associated with the Culture column 'What the Tech!?', a monthly print column about the wacky world of tech. Just to get this out of the way now: The Surface Headphones are the best device I’ve ever used by far. Their sound quality is amazing and their overall user experience is exc...

Season 3 puts the daring back into Daredevil

Daredevil and Agent Nadeem face off.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Features Editor

November 13, 2018

With its inventive cinematography and stellar acting, Daredevil was the first show in the Marvel/Netflix pantheon. Starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock along with a host of talented side characters old and new, The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen returned to Netflix on October 19, 2018. Daredevil Season 3 features the ...

David Guetta impresses with new album “7”

David Guetta's cover for his new album,

Angelina Witting, Eastside Staff

November 9, 2018

French DJ David Guetta’s newly released album, 7, is definitely worth a listen. The name, 7,  is attributable to this album being the seventh of Guetta’s career. The album was released on September 14th, 2018 and contains 27 songs. 7 is a blend of pop, rap and classic EDM (electronic dance music) s...

A review of Ariana Grande’s single “thank u, next”

In Ariana Grande's new single

Zoe Culver, Eastside Culture Editor

November 8, 2018

In the beginning of October, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split after months of engagement. Inspired by her recent breakup with Davidson, Grande released the single “thank u, next” where she details what she has learned from heartbreak in her life. She starts off the song by name-dropp...

A review of “Making a Murder: Part 2”

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Features Editor

October 30, 2018

When Making a Murderer was released by Netflix in 2015, the true crime community was immediately engrossed. Making a Murderer is a ten hour documentary series that revisited Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s 2007 convictions for the rape and murder of Teresa Halbach. The first season argued that it...