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The New Voices Movement: Paving the way for a future of uncensored journalism

The New Voices Movement: Paving the way for a future of uncensored journalism

Louis Zimmermann and Nafessa Jaigirdar

November 17, 2017

You pour hours and hours into interviewing the victim, her family, and her researched psychologists trying to better understand the recent rise in suicide rates at your school. After months of intense research, you realize you have finally reached the culmination of your detective work: getting a...

A tight battle, but the Seniors win the annual Powder Puff football game 32-30

A tight battle, but the Seniors win the annual Powder Puff football game 32-30

Adam Dashevsky, Eastside Sports Editor

November 5, 2017

https://twitter.com/EastsideOnline/status/927237659294085121 For many Americans, November means Thanksgiving and getting ready for the holidays. For the juniors and seniors at Cherry Hill East, November brings Powder Puff football. The intense game between the junior and senior girls was close for...

Say Hello to East’s Newest Faculty Members

Say Hello to East's Newest Faculty Members

Ilana Arougheti, Ali Koenig, Giana Maccarella, Karissa Murray, Aine Pierre, and Liam Reilly

October 31, 2017

Get to know some of East's newest faculty additions by reading News/Features' in-depth coverage below.

Township Today: Still Park debacle remains at impasse after hearing

The Cherry Hill Township live streamed their meeting on Facebook.

Josh Sodicoff, Eastside Opinions Editor

July 20, 2017

On June 10, the N. John Amato Council Chambers was practically filled to capacity. About twice the number of chairs had been put out, and even then both sides of the room still contained a number of citizens standing. For the first time since the founding of the town (I assume), the township ran out o...

What’s New with Microsoft?

What's New with Microsoft?

May 9, 2017

Eastside staff member Eli Weitzman ('20) spent his last Tuesday (May 2nd) in New York City at Microsoft's "Learn What's New" Event. Microsoft released a multitude of new tools to help  students learn and be more productive, including the new Surface device: The Surface Laptop. Follow Weitzman as he...

2020 Vision: The Future of the Democrats

2020 Vision: The Future of the Democrats

Aine Pierre, Eastside Staff

March 26, 2017

 

Destination Disney World: The Must-Try foods at Disney World

Destination Disney World: The Must-Try foods at Disney World

Sarah Vetesi, Eastside Staff

March 22, 2017

It’s not everyday that you get to go to Disney World, which is in fact, the happiest place on earth. As a self-proclaimed Disney connoisseur, there are so many aspects to Disney that I absolutely love. But my personal favorite aspect of Disney is the incredible array of food and deserts they have. I mean,...

Eastside takes you behind the scenes of Ragtime

Eastside takes you behind the scenes of Ragtime

Jennifer Pacitti, Jenna Simons, Louis Zimmermann, Nafessa Jaigirdar, and Gabriella Friedman

March 9, 2017

The cast of this year’s Spring Musical will not only take the stage to entertain its audience, but to get them talking. The Theatre Department will be putting on Ragtime, a show based on the 1975 novel by E.L Doctorow. This year will be the first-time Ragtime has been performed on the East stage. ...

The Women’s March takes over the streets of Washington, D.C.

The Women's March takes over the streets of Washington, D.C.

Maddie Armstrong, Eastside Staff

February 7, 2017

The day after President Donald J. Trump was elected was a historic day for both America and the rest of the world. No, it’s not because of his withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership or that he greenlit the construction of a wall along the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Rather, these events are ...

The National Baltimore Aquarium: A Taste of the World’s Sea Life

The National Baltimore Aquarium: A Taste of the World's Sea Life

Mia Colclasure, Eastside Staff

February 1, 2017

The National Baltimore Aquarium is one of the largest aquariums in the country, holding more than 16,000 creatures, and definitely worth the 2 hour drive from Cherry Hill. When you arrive at the aquarium, you should stand outside, take a step back, and take in the beauty of the building itsel...

EASTSIDE EDITORIAL: Eastside supports the uncensored production of Ragtime

Complaints arise regarding the production of Ragtime.

Eastside Editorial Board, Eastside Editors

January 26, 2017

America has a history of racism, one that we do not look upon proudly, but one that we cannot ignore. Especially in today’s social climate, in which racial discrimination still exists, we have to be aware of the past so that we can better unite in the future. In an age where the N-word is carelessly...

North Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Controversy  

The Army Corps of Engineers does not allow construction workers to build the Dakota Access Pipeline  because it crosses Native American land.

Joshua Pipe, Eastside Staff

December 21, 2016

North Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Controversy   ¡Denied!: Plans to build North Dakota Access Oil Pipeline are canceledOn December 4, 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement that would have allowed the Dakota Access oil pipeline to be built through Standing Rock, ND.The decision comes after months of passionate, and sometimes violent protest against the project and is viewed by protesters as a victory for clean water and NativeAmerican rights. Supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe claimed that the pipeline would contaminate the water source of Lake Oahe and trespass on sacredNative American ground.“We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend with the utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the ArmyCorps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing,” said TribalChairman Dave Archambault II in a statement.The decision came just a few days after protesters were ordered to leave the construction site under threat of military action. Over 2,000 veterans came toStanding Rock to form a human shield around the protesters and were prepared for a fight, one that luckily never came.The Standing Rock Sioux tribe sued the Army Corps of Engineers this past July, a case that they ultimately lost.Around that time, protests began, some turning violent. Police also used violence in putting down the protesters, leading to an extremely tense situation at the construction site.Construction was stalled on the pipeline by the Obama Administration to allow for a review of the pipeline, one which ultimately led to the decision to deny the easement.However, the denial of the easement is not the decisive victory some activists make it out to be. The denial is only effective pending an environmental review, one which might occur under the incoming Trump administration, which has come out in support of the DakotaAccess Pipeline.Still, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters are celebrating their victory, however impactful it turns out. The decision comes after months of passionate, and sometimes violent protest against the project and is viewed by protesters as a victory for clean water and Native American rights. Supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe claimed that the pipeline would contaminate the water source of Lake Oahe and trespass on sacred Native American ground.“We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend withthe utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing,” said Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II in a statement.The decision came just a few days after protesters were ordered to leave the construction site under threat of military action. Over 2,000 veterans came to Standing Rock to form a human shield around the protesters and were prepared for a fight, one that luckily never came.The Standing Rock Sioux tribe sued the Army Corps of Engineers this past July, a case that they ultimately lost. Around that time, protests began, some turning violent. Police also used violence in putting down the protesters, leading to an extremely tense situation at the construction site.Construction was stalled on the pipeline by the Obama Administration to allow for a review of the pipeline, one which ultimately led to the decision to deny the easement.However, the denial of the easement is not the decisive victory some activists make it out to be. The denial is only effective pending an environmental review, one which might occur under the incoming Trump administration, which has come out in support of the Dakota Access Pipeline.Still, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters are celebrating their victory, however impactful it turns out.Watered Down:People Should Invest in Water TestingHuman beings are 70 percent water. It is recommended to us that we drink eight glasses of water per day. Water is life: that is a simple fact. Yet, we as a nation so often lose sight of that fact. From Flint, MI, to Standing Rock, ND, and even to our own Cherry Hill School District, we fail to see the consequences of contaminating water supplies. The Flint River in Michigan has for 40 years been contaminated by pollution and other bacteria, according to CNN. In 2014, the city of Flint decided to make the river its main water supplier. Residents instantly noticed a change in water supply and complained. The water supply was re-routed, but the damage remained. Flint still does not have clean water.Even in our own schools, our water is contaminated. A recent testing in Cherry Hill Schools found unsafe levels of lead in five elementary schools, Carusi, Cherry Hill West, and our very own Cherry Hill East, according to The Inquirer. Such levels of lead have been shown to lower IQ in small children, inhibit brain function, and could potentially be deadly.Now, the nation is dealing with Standing Rock. The Dakota Access Pipeline may still go through Lake Oahe, even possibly through native American grounds. This is a pipeline that was denied by the City Council of Bismark, North Dakota for fear that it would damage their water supplies. Clearly, the pipeline poses a risk to the water sa...

Clouding the Population: Planet of the Vapes

Clouding the Population: Planet of the Vapes

Ashley Cooper and Kaitlyn Boyle

December 6, 2016

This story was originally published in the December 2016 Issue of Eastside: Alternatives to Cigarettes Currently, numerous types of e-cigarettes and related products exist on the market. Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as “e-cigs,” are battery-operated devices that resemble regular cig...

Artist Profile: Kyle

Artist Profile: Kyle

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

December 5, 2016

  While, yes, I often get excited when I discover a new artist, Kyle was different. I discovered Kyle through Spotify. Searching Chance The Rapper’s page, I came across an album he was featured on. It was a familiar album cover with a toothy grin surrounded by a baby blue color that jus...

An evolution: a look at the changes in iPhones and iOS over time

An evolution: a look at the changes in iPhones and iOS over time

Sari Cohen, Hope Rosenblatt, and Asher Maitin

November 28, 2016

Asher Maitin, Eastside Entertainment Editor iPhones have revolutionized the world. Period. Just as the iPhone has developed over the past decade or two, the world as we know it has evolved to fit the demand. Even though the iPhone isn’t the most popular phone in the world- the 6th generation...