Brynn Wilson advances to next level pageant despite COVID-19 restrictions

Wilson has worked hard to be crowned Miss Junior Teen third runner-up at the National American Miss pageant.
Angelina Witting, Eastside Editor-In-Chief January 13, 2021

For junior Brynn Wilson (‘22), pageantry seems to come naturally. After competing in pageants for just two years, Wilson was crowned Miss Junior Teen 3rd runner up at the National American Miss (NAM)...

SGA and Latino and Amigos host a toy drive

SGA and the Latinos and Amigos club bring holiday cheer to those in need with a toy drive.
Ziva Davis, Eastside News Editor January 7, 2021

This year, SGA and Latinos and Amigos planned a toy drive during the holidays. The toy drive started on December 7th and it ended on December 18th. The toys are being collected in the Communications vestibule...

Students and teachers learn to live with schedule uncertainty

Overall, students and teachers have adjusted well to online learning this year.
Tharunika Govindasamy, Eastside Staff November 18, 2020

March 13th...a date that will go down in history. We left school that day in bliss, hoping to have a two-week break from school. This felt like the ideal time to catch up on schoolwork, get some extra...

“Count every vote” protests occur in Philadelphia on Election Day

After calls from Trump supporters to stop counting mail-in ballot votes, Philadelphians protested in response to count every vote.
Julia Boehning, Eastside Staff November 17, 2020

All eyes were on Philadelphia after the 2020 presidential election between incumbent President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joseph Biden. The race could not be called because the votes had not...

East hosts the PSATs with COVID-19 precautions

East students took the PSATs on October 14th but with necessary regulations and guidelines.
Jiwoo Lee, Eastside Staff October 21, 2020

The time of the school year is here- PSATs. PSATs are the yearly fall tests taken by sophomores and juniors to prepare for their upcoming exam of the SATs. “PSATs will work the same as in previous...

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed on September 18th after a lifetime of fighting for gender equality.

On September 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed from pancreatic cancer. Early on in her career, she fought for equality between men and women as a lawyer. As a justice, she continued...

Grayson Leslie (’21) encourages students to reconnect to their artistic side during quarantine

During rough times in quarantine, complete something that makes you happy.
Inesa Linker, Eastside Culture Editor August 27, 2020

What do you do after being stuck at home for the majority of the past five months? What do you occupy yourself with and how has being in lockdown changed you? As a person what’s different? For Grayson...

Tools for School continues their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic

Volunteers gather in front of the backpacks that were packed during last years event.
Max Gaffin, Eastside Feature Editor August 19, 2020

Like every year, the Tools for School packing event takes place around the South Jersey community and welcomes community volunteers to help pack book bags full of school supplies for many students in the...

COLUMN: Avi reflects on the whirlwinds of freshman year

Jessica Levin ('22)
Avi Shohat, Eastside Features Editor July 4, 2020

I decided that my Eastside Summer Assignment would be a letter to incoming high schoolers and what they can expect this upcoming year. Of course, I have to consider that the scheduling of the school year...

Restaurants finally reopen in New Jersey

Restaurants in the state finally reopen for outdoor dining.
Abby Yu, Eastside Features Editor June 29, 2020

The Coronavirus has undoubtedly changed how New Jersey operates for many things, one of them being restaurants. For several months, restaurants have offered takeout and delivery. Now, New Jersey restaurants...

East student crowdsources donations for domestic abuse victims

Marly Gates ('20) makes donations as a way to help victims of domestic abuse.
Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2020

It all started when Marly Gates (‘20) and her mom were on a walk. Her mom mentioned that NPR reported a surge in domestic violence due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Gates had already been considering...

Novels of the Coronavirus: Part 3

Novels of the Coronavirus explores the world of writing and publishing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in-Chief May 11, 2020

U.S. publishers sold over 1.8 billion print books in 2018, according to the Association of American Publishers. While a huge swath of market share is taken by the “big five” publishers (Penguin/Random...

East Seniors Commit to College at East’s Virtual Decision Day

East's virtual college commitment day was new, and different, but a very unique experience nonetheless.
Max Gaffin and Isabella Levin May 1, 2020

As Decision Day arrives at East, this year’s seniors bring their future to the Internet, through virtual programs that showcase where they will be attending next year. May 1 is the deadline for students...

Novels of the Coronavirus: Part 2

Novels of the Coronavirus explores the world of writing and publishing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2020

When newlyweds Alexander Schneider and Christina Rosso-Schneider opened A Novel Idea in East Passyunk, Philadelphia, they hoped their bookstore could become part of the community while also supporting...

Novels of the Coronavirus: Part 1

Novels of the Coronavirus explores the world of writing and publishing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samantha Roehl, Eastside Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2020

“It’s a nightmare,” said Addie Thorley, a young adult author from Princeton, New Jersey. With COVID-19 shutting down “nonessential” businesses and disrupting daily life all around the world,...

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