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The title for “Song of the Summer” is still up in the air

The title for “Song of the Summer” is still up in the air

Claire Joanson, Underground Editor

July 11, 2017


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Whether you’re spending the summer slouched back in a lounge chair at the beach, inside studying for standardized tests, or traveling the days away before school inevitably begins again, your summer will have one thing in common with everyone else’s: the song that is playing in the background. I...

Technology and water: An unlikely pair

Technology and water: An unlikely pair

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Entertainment Editor

June 22, 2017


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It wasn’t long ago that if you decided to walk out of the room while talking on the phone, the entire set would get ripped out of the wall, or someone would trip on the overstretched cord. The only way to communicate outside of one’s own living room was through the use of a payphone, or by using ...

Amazon expands its sales with the purchase of Whole Foods

Amazon expands its sales with the purchase of Whole Foods

Eli Weitzman, Eastside Webmaster

June 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On June 16, 2017, Amazon, the online sales superstore, announced its plan of acquiring Whole Foods for 13.7 billion dollars. The plan came as a surprise to many but also as a logical step for the company. Since early last year, Amazon has come out with various new food services, including Prime Fresh...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt heads into its third season

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt heads into its third season

Henry Nolan, Eastside Staff

June 12, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, TV Series

In the third season of Netflix’s original series starring Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt shows the experiences of a woman in her early thirties experiencing the modern world for the first time in an almost childlike manner. After Schmidt went missing fifteen years of her life, trapped in a...

The Hamilton of 2017? The New Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, has got everyone talking

The Hamilton of 2017? The New Broadway Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, has got everyone talking

Naomi Korn, Eastside Staff

June 5, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Dear Evan Hansen is a new original musical on Broadway that debuted in December 2016.  It tells the story of a teenage boy, Evan Hansen, becoming twisted into the commotion of a classmate’s death. Evan Hansen is a high school senior with a social anxiety disorder. Early in the show, his classmate, Conn...

Logic releases his third album, Everybody

Logic releases his third album, Everybody

Adam Dashevsky, Eastside Staff

May 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“There’s never been an album like this.” That is how Logic describes his third studio album, Everybody. The reason this album is different from any other album before it is because Logic raps from the perspectives of different people. The album follows a storyline based off of Andy Weir’s sh...

Trendy Foods Invade the internet

Trendy Foods Invade the internet

Abigail Richman, Eastside Business Editor

April 21, 2017


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For most people today, ordering food at restaurants has become a major dilemma. Not because of the exotic taste, but because people worry how many likes it will get on Instagram. “Trendy” foods are seen across several social media accounts that are eye-catching to almost everyone. “The cra...

The Price of Leading a Healthy Life

The Price of Leading a Healthy Life

Sari Cohen, Eastside Staff

April 21, 2017


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You dress in your most recent purchase, an athletic outfit with stylish sneakers, and head out to the local juice bar. You pick up a juice with kale and spinach and then go for a run around the neighborhood. At least this seems like the daily routine based on celebrities’ endorsements and social media p...

Finsta vs. Rinsta: Living the Double Life

Finsta vs. Rinsta: Living the Double Life

Adiel Davis, Eastside Staff

April 19, 2017


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“I always mix-up my finsta and rinsta,” Carl Huggins (‘18) said. Iit's annoying but not that big of a deal.” A finsta is a “fake instagram” a place where most teens post pictures of themselves not in their most beautiful, ‘edited’, Instagram worthy state. The pictures or videos are funny...

Sesame Street introduces Julia, its first muppet with Autism

Sesame Street introduces Julia, its first muppet with Autism

Naomi Korn, Eastside Staff

April 11, 2017


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Sesame Street is a television show that many kids grew up watching.  Today’s school-aged children, as well as their parents, have fond childhood memories of watching and singing along with the muppets and their human friends. Sesame Street has been on the air an impacting children’s learning for almo...

Deepwater Horizon: A fast-paced and suspenseful movie detailing the horrors of the explosion of the Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico

Deepwater Horizon: A fast-paced and suspenseful movie detailing the horrors of the explosion of the Oil Rig in the Gulf of Mexico

Maddy Kagan, Eastside Staff

April 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Showcase

My family and I had discussed the explosion of the oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. They described it as one of the worst explosions of all time, leaving the ocean on fire for over 100 days. It was a very brief conversation. I was around seven years old so I did not understand the...

Life takes you on an adventure to find the first evidence of extraterrestrial beings on Mars

Life takes you on an adventure to find the first evidence of extraterrestrial beings on Mars

Claire McFadden, Eastside Staff

April 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Life is a science fiction thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire two hours of the film. Daniel Espinosa directs a story that will rocket you into outer space and introduce you to astounding extraterrestrial life. In Life, a six person crew travels to Mars on the International Spac...

Hidden Figures: A Compelling & Heartwarming Film that tells the story of Three African American Women working at NASA

Hidden Figures: A Compelling & Heartwarming Film that tells the story of Three African American Women working at NASA

Samantha Schimpf, Eastside Staff

April 11, 2017


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Hidden Figures : 4 Stars Hidden Figures (2016), directed by Theodore Melfi tells a heartwarming story about three brave women of color with respectable jobs at NASA in the 1960’s. The film is primarily built around Katherine Goble Johnson, a natural math genius, played by the exceptional Taraji...

Kong: Skull Island provides viewers with two fun hours of pure action

Kong: Skull Island provides viewers with two fun hours of pure action

Jacob Kernis, Eastside Staff

April 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Showcase

  The film Kong: Skull Island’s combination between awesome action sequences and a fresh King Kong allow for a fun film for all ages. Although an overall good action movie, the film is comprised of mostly two- dimensional characters and a plot I could have written on my computer on a Tuesday ...

Disney’s highly anticipated remake of Beauty & the Beast proves to be a major success

Disney’s highly anticipated remake of Beauty & the Beast proves to be a major success

Julia Benedetto, Eastside Staff

April 10, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Disney’s newest rendition of the famous story, Beauty and the Beast, hit the big screen last weekend in both 2D and 3D. This modern remake of the classic 1991 film was anticipated by thousands of people of all ages who were looking forward to a newer and updated version of the well known tale. T...

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