East votes Obama

Eastside Editorial Board

November 3, 2008

Filed under News/Features

Out of 682 students who voted in today's mock presidential election, 78 percent of students (532 students) voted for Obama while 22 percent (150 students) voted for McCain.

Phrantic Phillies Mania impacts school day at East

Avra Bossov ('11)/ Eastside Global Commentary Editor

November 1, 2008

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As Phillies fans celebrated winning the World Series for the first time since 1980 and news that the parade was scheduled for Friday was made public, students and teachers alike had a choice to go to the parade—or school. Students and teachers alike were both upset that the choice had to be made,...

FOP plans holiday party

Caroline Babula ('09)/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2008

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Cafeteria 1 was crowded with seniors and sophomores after school today as they waited for a meeting about the FOP Holiday Party to begin.  The meeting was specifically for the two grade levels.   Over fifty students filled the cafeteria. FOP is an organization in which all four grades convene to...

Halloween Masquerade Ball

George Perilstein ('09)/Eastside News and Features Editor

October 30, 2008

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As an outsider looking in, one may feel remorse for the East Thespian Society. After all, their annual Masquerade Ball falls on the same night as another popular dance right across the street at the Jewish Community Center. However, for those organizing tonight's event, there's no need to feel bad. "I...

Fall Preview Concert this Thurs, Oct 30

Brooke Weiss ('10)/Eastside News and Features Editor

October 28, 2008

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This Thursday, October 30th, East's music department will hold its Fall Preview Concert at 7:30. The Fall Preview Concert offers every East music group - vocal and instrumental - the chance to perform one piece. "It is one of our favorite concerts because it gives the audience a chance to see all...

Eastside wins 18 awards at GSSPA conference

Dara Weinraub ('09)/ Eastside Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2008

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Twenty members of the Eastside editorial board spent the day at Rutgers University for the Garden State Scholastic Press Association (GSSPA) conference on Monday, Oct 27.  The GSSPA conference, which included journalism and yearbook students from all over the state of New Jersey, began at 8:55 am and...

LaterCity wins Battle of the Bands

Sari Soffer ('10)/ Eastside News/ Features Editor

October 25, 2008

Filed under News/Features

An admissions ticket and an "x" on the hand are all that is needed to enter one of East’s most entertaining events. This year, East’s second annual Battle of the Bands welcomed Bizarre Silence, SJ Party Supply, LaterCity and Dynamic Monotone to the auditorium stage. The 2008 Battle of the Bands,...

Senate honors Brad Hennefer

Zack Rosenblatt (’09)/ Eastside Entertainment Editor

October 25, 2008

Filed under News/Features, Sports

On Thursday October 23rd, Cherry Hill East's Varsity basketball team was honored by the New Jersey State Senate in recognition for Brad Hennefer.The Joint Legislative Resolution presented to each player and coach reads as follows: JOINT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION By Senator SWEENEY, Assemblymen BURZICHELLI...

Fifty students smitten with badminton

Sharon Shapiro ('09)/Eastside Managing Editor

October 22, 2008

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Are you smitten with badminton? Apparently many East students are, as the turn out at the second meeting of the school's first-ever Badminton Club reached a total of 50 students. Subsequent to playing badminton in physical education classes at East over the past four years, Lizz Kramer ('09) and...

East football now playing on home territory

Brooke Weiss (’10)/Eastside News and Features Editor

October 21, 2008

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This football season, the Cougars finally hunt on their own territory. East's varsity football team traditionally played home games at West's Jonas C. Morris stadium due to the inadequacy of their own field, which lacked sufficient seating and a scoreboard. This August, however, a $28,000 donation was...

East students return to Beck for award winning Science Team

Scott Kessler ('09)/Eastside Opinions Editor

October 21, 2008

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Two years ago, the Beck Science team was born.  Since then, its success has brought accolades and respect to the fledgling program.  Enough interest formed that Cherry Hill East adopted the program and now sports a team of its own at the high school level. Five East students helped to propel Beck’...

Auditions for the fall play

Nicolle Rochino (\'10)/ Eastside Art Director

October 21, 2008

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After school, on October 20, almost one hundred students auditioned for East’s fall play. The fall play is going to be The Crucible, the play by Arthur Miller about the Salem Witch Trials. The auditioning students got into groups of about twenty five, got up on stage, and recited a monologue. Only abo...

Welcome Back Dance canceled

Avra Bossov (’11)/Eastside Global Commentary Editor

September 23, 2008

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High school, especially East, has many elements: academics, clubs, sports and dances. This past Saturday, the Welcome Back Dance was canceled. The main reason was due to poor attendance in past years. As long as anyone in the building has remembered, there has been a Welcome Back Dance offered to members...

Adler and Myers debate for Congress

Noah Cohen ('09)/Eastside Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2008

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On September 10, 2008, at the Rancocas Valley Regional High School auditorium, a political debate amongst two Congress candidates was held.  Democratic hopeful John Adler discussed many topics with Republican opponent Chris Myers.  One of the two is soon to be elected to New Jersey’s Third Congressional...

East Film Club has first meeting

Devon Braunstein (’10)/Eastside Community Editor

September 17, 2008

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The East Film Club, a club in which members watch and discuss movies, held their first meeting of the 2008-2009 school year today after school in room B231.  Club founders, Julianne Roseman (’09) and Jill Schwartz (’09), ran the first meeting as an informational meeting, accompanied by Mr. Rouen,...

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