A Tour of the Trophy Case…

The East Girls Basketball 1969-1970 championship trophy

Ilana Arougheti, Jacob Kernis, Sophie Levine, Andrew Maier, Brandon Weinstock, Michael Poulshock, Jakob Silvert, and Eli Weitzman

January 26, 2019

The window is vast and crowded and unmistakable, bursting with pride. Cherry Hill High School East’s main trophy case is situated directly across from the student entrance, marking an unmistakable first impression for dozens of sleepy students, waiting parents, and visiting athletes every day. Since...

Time for a Change

Eastside Editors all selected a challenge to pursue for the month of December.

Defne Alpdogan, Maddy Cicha, Sam Grossman, Nafessa Jaigirdar, Karissa Murray, and Gregory Rothkoff

January 20, 2019

All about New Year's Resolutions: Nafessa Jaigirdar Every December, as the new year rolls around, people set out to better themselves. They promise to eat healthier, to go to the gym, to try something new or to finally take that vacation they have always been wanting to take. Eastside editors are no exc...

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...

East teachers share unique classroom traditions

Artwork of famous attractions and authors adorn the walls of various English classrooms.

Sophia Sitnick, Danny Kahn, Jiseon Lee, Julia Benedetto, and Shir Goldfinger

January 10, 2019

These teachers help make the bond between teacher and student just a little bit stronger through various methods. Some teachers put in the extra effort to decorate their rooms according to the season while others make pancakes after AP tests are over. Some teachers come up with creative project ideas...

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...

Cherry Hill East 4th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions

Cherry Hill East 4th Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions

Nafessa Jaigirdar and Ilana Arougheti

November 25, 2018

For some alumni of the Cherry Hill East Athletic Department, this Thanksgiving weekend marked an extra occasion for celebration. The 4th Annual Cherry Hill High School East Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet took place on November 24, 2018, at the Indian Springs Club in Marlton, New Jersey.  Fift...

“Where are you from?”: The Immigrant Experience at East

Defne Alpdogan, Giana Maccarella, Aine Pierre, Karissa Murray, Sam Grossman, Samantha Roehl, and Eli Weitzman

November 1, 2018

In the past few years, immigration has come into the spotlight, as the rhetoric surrounding the issue rose to national prominence. The timing of this is not coincidental, as now more than ever, America is a nation of immigrants: Fifteen percent of the nation’s population is made up of those ...

Hi! My name is…

Hi! My name is...

October 18, 2018

The truth is names are a part of every culture and are of enormous importance to those who receive them. Your name is the foundation upon which your individual identity forms and often ties into your individual values, gender, religion and race. This past month Eastside talked to various students to...

What’s new with Microsoft: October Event Edition

The Microsoft logo is proudly displayed at the entrance to the event.

Eli Weitzman, Eastside Webmaster

October 3, 2018

This piece is written for the What the Tech?! column, and is the conclusion in a 2-part series of stories covering a Microsoft Event in New York City. To read the preview, click here. On Oct. 2, Microsoft hosted an event which, to say the least, was named with an understatement. The invitation read, “A Mome...

False StopIt app report leads to shelter-in-place incident

False StopIt app report leads to shelter-in-place incident

Aine Pierre, Eastside News Editor

September 11, 2018

A student reported via STOPit Friday morning that a threat was made by a fellow student against the school. The report, and the threat, were later proven to be false. “There was never an immediate threat to student safety,” said East Principal Dr. Dennis Perry. The false report was recorded by the...

Eastside calls for Cherry Hill Public Schools to receive fair funding

Eastside calls for Cherry Hill Public Schools to receive fair funding

Eastside Editorial Board

May 14, 2018

Across Cherry Hill, passionate students and parents fill hallways, social media groups and Board of Education meetings to air their grievances about the district’s 19 schools. It is no secret that class sizes are too large, grounds are not secure and the dingy buildings pose health and safety hazards. Eastside believes...

Check out the Class of 2018 college commitments!

Check out the Class of 2018 college commitments!

May 1, 2018

As May 1 rolls around, a majority of East seniors have made their final commitments to colleges and universities across the globe. Check out the map below to see where everyone's going!

Exploring Autism in the Community

Exploring Autism in the Community

Aine Pierre, Nafessa Jaigirdar, Claire Joanson, Jon Calabrese, and Luke Shin

April 16, 2018

Since its designation as Autism Awareness Month in 1970 by the Autism Society, the month of April has been a time of increased acceptance of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the unique challenges that those who live with it face everyday. In observance of this month-long celebration and awareness campa...

The 31st Annual Mr. East Competition

The 31st Annual Mr. East Competition

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Sophie Levine, Greg Rothkoff, Ilana Arougheti, Ali Koenig, Aine Pierre, and Claire Joanson

April 12, 2018

The 31st annual Mr. East pageant will take place this Friday, April 13, at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Chairladies Sabrina DeAbreu (‘18), Maggie Hallinan (‘18), Jillian Rivera (‘18), and Hope Rosenblatt (‘18) are excited to present an exciting and entertaining night. This year’s contestan...