The Post: a whirlwind in history

The Post: a whirlwind in history

Isaac Leibowitz, Eastside Staff

January 29, 2018

“The Post” takes after great movies like “All the President’s Men” Katharine Graham is the first female publisher of a major American newspaper -- The Washington Post. With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham tries to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of gov...

Drake’s “Scary Hours” goes beyond expectations.


Baheen Huzan, Eastside Staff

January 29, 2018

I always thought that people give Drake too much hype for his music, but after listening to his two track single, Scary Hours, I came to the realization that he truly is the legend his fans say he is and that deserves all the attention he and his album have gotten, and much more. Scary Hours has...

Chicago rap artist “Noname”, makes a name for herself with her latest mixtape, Telefone.

Noname's work represents Chicago's best, and is inspirational to all.

Zoe Culver, Eastside Staff

January 18, 2018

Despite being born with the name Fatimah Warner, this artist chose something a little different as her stage name; in fact, she did not choose a name at all. Formerly known as Noname Gypsy, Noname is a 26-year-old Chicago-based rapper known for her unique style and smooth voice. In an interview, she ...

How do East students use technology to study?

Students increasingly use technology, such as Quizlet, to study for tests.

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Staff

January 13, 2018

According to Pew Research Center, 87 percent of American teens from ages 13 to 17 have access to a desktop or laptop computer. Partially due to the easy access to computers, many students at East prefer do most of their studying with the assistance of technology. The most commonly used online resource for s...

Sam Smith’s “The Thrill of it All”, Supplies Optimistic Romance, Unachievable Love, and Relationship Ramifications

Sam Smith's “The Thrill of it All”, Supplies Optimistic Romance, Unachievable Love, and Relationship Ramifications

Jamison Amistoso, Eastside Staff

January 9, 2018

Sam Smith, most recognized for his emotional love songs, released his second album titled, “The Thrill of it All” on November 3, 2017. Smith’s debut album, “The Lonely Hour,” released on May 26, 2014, was a huge global success. During the year of 2014, “The Lonely Hour” remained in the ...

The Greatest Showman: A true masterpiece of a musical

The Greatest Showman stars Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum

Andrew Abate, Eastside Staff

December 27, 2017

The Greatest Showman is based on a true story and is a lighthearted and musical look at a formerly well-renowned entertainer named Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman). Barnum dreamed of being the showman of a circus ever since he was a little kid. As he grows up, gets married, and ha...

Drop it like it’s a New Year’s celebration

The New York ball isn't the only item dropped on New Year's Eve

David Le, Eastside Underground Editor

December 21, 2017

Continued from December Issue. In the United States, many of us recognize the iconic tradition of dropping a giant ball in Times Square, New York City, to ring in the New Year. Millions of people from around the world watch this famous event take place. With this much popularity, many towns and citi...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi; A new thriller from a galaxy far, far away

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the latest installment in the Star Wars Franchise

Maddie Armstrong, Eastside Staff

December 18, 2017

Star Wars, the most prominent movie franchise in pop culture history, has returned with its eighth entry into the Skywalker saga; Star Wars: The Last Jedi. For the past two years since the highly-anticipated release of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi has been subject to perhaps the same amount of hype but wi...

Students share their Hanukkah traditions around East

A Hannukiah on Hanukkah

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Staff

December 18, 2017

“You have your menorah [and] you light your candles. We light the shamash and take the shamash and light each candle from right to left. We say the prayer… And then what we [used to] do… was hide the present in the house. And they would hide it under a blanket, hide it on a shelf, play hot or cold...

YouTube Red: a new way to stream

YouTube Red is the newest streaming option from the popular online video platform.

Cloe Linden, Eastside Staff

December 13, 2017

Entertainment is a form of activity that holds the attention of an audience or provides a distraction or escape from reality. It can come in many forms including audio, visual and physical. YouTube, is one of the biggest entertainment websites in the world that provides audio and visual entertainment....

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is Coming!

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is Coming!

Samuel Grossman, Eastside Staff

November 30, 2017

https://twitter.com/VanityFair/status/917610660430864384 The Hype Train is nearing full speed now that the wait for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is almost over. The movie, releasing on December 15, 2017, will pick up right where Episode VII: The Force Awakens(2015) left off. This is unus...

2017 Video Games Review

2017 has been an amazing year for video games.

Isaac Leibowitz, Eastside Staff

November 30, 2017

​This year has been quite the year for video games. There have been multiple video games that have come out that are very popular. These games consist of NBA 2K18, Madden NFL 18, and Destiny 2. These games not only have many new features, but they also bring in a lot of money for the companies that...

Celebrating the holidays around the East community

Celebrating the holidays around the East community

Giana Maccarella, Eastside Staff

November 28, 2017

“It really is the most wonderful time of year, regardless of what holiday you celebrate.” said Julia Orel (‘20). Orel is a Conservative Jew who celebrates all of the Jewish holidays throughout the year, including Hanukkah during this time of year. Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights. ...

Thor: Ragnarok makes a “SMASH” in theaters

Thor: Ragnarok pits the mighty Thor against Asgard's greatest enemies.

Jacob Graff, Eastside Staff

November 15, 2017

*NOTE: This article contains spoilers about the movie* If there’s one movie that provides the twist, the “it” factor that could spark movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to new, all-time highs, it is Thor: Ragnarok. The promotional materials highlight the shift as well, being the fir...

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets an official release date

Red Dead Redemption 2 is sure thrill players this fall.

George Aeillo, Eastside Staff

November 2, 2017

Red Dead Redemption 2, one of the most anticipated games in years, has announced its release date. It’s predecessor, Red Dead Redemption, told a detailed story about a man named John Marston who wanted to save his wife and child by exacting revenge upon members of his old gang. It’s all in the sh...