Eastside

Teachers should have the option to teach from home

Teachers don't have the option to teach from home due to mandatory school guidelines.

Anna Neubauer, Eastside Staff

October 13, 2020

During these uncertain times with Covid-19, Cherry Hill students have the luxury of learning inside their homes, but what about teachers? Under the current circumstances, teachers have to teach from their classrooms at East, despite poor internet connection and a higher risk of Covid exposure. If teachers...

Mail-in voting: we must protect the USPS

USPS worker carries a box of mail while wearing a mask

Naomi Bereketab, Eastside Opinions Editor

August 22, 2020

"Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night Shall Stay These Couriers From The Swift Completion Of Their Appointed Rounds." The United States Postal Service has lived by this "Postman's Oath" since 1775. It officially became an independent agency in 1971. Long before President Trump was elected and...

The 2020 election: what to expect

Election official sorts mail-in ballots

Tomer Goldfinger, Eastside Global Commentary Editor

August 18, 2020

Although the American political landscape during this election season—much like 2020 in general—may seem unpredictable, tumultuous, and fickle, a few key points, based upon primary elections already held across the country and events currently developing in Washington D.C., indicate which direction...

The fox eye trend creates controversy

The fox eye trend sparks controversy amongst Asian Americans.

Vivian Rong, Eastside Photo Editor

July 24, 2020

“Calm down, it’s just a joke.” “Why are you so angry?” “Don’t take everything so seriously.” These are some of the phrases Asian Americans are responded with after building up the courage to take a stand and speak up about a more-than-ever popular makeup style: the fox eye trend. The...

As school returns, we can improve

School curriculum needs to improve and modernize.

Aiden Rood, Eastside Global Commentary Editor

July 13, 2020

The past few months have made me realize a lot about how we educate in Cherry Hill. Under circumstances where we were forced to abandon the “normal,” learning structures I realized some problems that exist with our old version of normal. As we forge a path towards a new normal in the months to come,...

Anti-semitism and discrimination continues in the current climate

Anti-semitism continues in the current climate

Remy Abrams, Eastside Editor-in-Chief

July 11, 2020

In a time filled with events that will surely be added to our history books, including the COVID-19 global pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and many more monumental landmarks, it is absurd to ignore that racism and discrimination still occurs. The amount of support that the Black Lives Matter...

Addressing the “most cops are good” sentiment

Americans take to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd.

Naomi Bereketab, Eastside Staff

June 3, 2020

“There’s only a few bad apples!” “Most cops are great! The brutal murder of George Floyd has caused a lot of discourse about the police system and this common sentiment of a “few bad apples” has begun dominating the narrative. There is an idea that most cops are inherently good people...

On white privilege and protests

People around the world participate in protests to show that

Maggie Balderstone, For Eastside

June 2, 2020

Minneapolis police officer. Floyd was suspected of forgery at a deli. Derek Chauvin and other officers pinned George Floyd to the ground, and for 8 minutes and 46 seconds Chauvin placed his knee on Floyd’s neck, before he was killed. consequently Floyd died. During this encounter, George Floyd screamed...

Why “Cancel culture” should be canceled

Why “Cancel culture” should be canceled

Angelina Witting, Eastside Culture Editor

May 1, 2020

In March of 2020, famous actress Vanessa Hudgens made a video commenting on the Coronavirus that many viewers deemed “insensitive”. “Coronavirus: Vanessa Hudgens ‘canceled’ for trivialising pandemic response”. This headline published by NewsHub was not the only of its kind-many entertainment...

Finally Listening to the Voters, the Trump Campaign Plans Smart, Necessary Changes

Donald Trump talks to the press on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jacob Graff, Eastside Opinions Editor

May 1, 2020

The people are listening, and they are evaluating. After months of publicized inefficiency at all levels of government, the Trump reelection effort has hit a snag; a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania showed former Vice President Biden with a 45%-39% advantage over the...

CHE must show support for East’s female athletes

CHE girl's basketball plays in a much different crowd size then the boy's basketball team.

Emily Mahaffy, Eastside Features Editor

March 30, 2020

Five seconds left on the clock. Number 14 gets the ball. She shoots, she scores! The buzzer sounds. The crowd goes crazy! Except they don’t; no one is there to cheer. Why? Shouldn’t the cheers be louder than the buzzer? For most girls’ teams, this is the startling truth. It’s not a secret...

China and the Coronavirus

Chinese officials have come under heavy scrutiny over their secrecy in the wake of the coronavirus.

Aiden Rood and Jake Silvert

March 14, 2020

The deadly Coronavirus has killed hundreds of people in China and around the world. Or… is it tens of thousands? More? We cannot be sure at the moment, and that fact is almost as big of a problem as the virus itself.

Mainstream media represents real stories as clickbait

Mainstream media represents real stories as clickbait

Jake Silvert, Eastside Opinions Editor

March 5, 2020

Every other week another bombshell news story breaks. This story dominates coverage for days and the media feverishly attempts to squeeze as much hysteria out of it as possible. For those few days, the world will never be the same; this unprecedented, never-before-seen story will be the one that takes...

Society has to finally embrace privacy by rejecting the paparazzi

Society has to finally embrace privacy by rejecting the paparazzi

Jacob Graff, Eastside Opinions Editor

March 4, 2020

There was never any reason for the existence of the media uproar surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to remove themselves from the Royal Family. In fact, since the inception of their public life, it always seemed like their futures lied some distance away from that of Harry’s brother,...

Trump was not right in using his pardoning powers based upon personal connections

Trump was unjustified in the use of his pardons.

James Kwak, Eastside Staff

March 3, 2020

Trump issued seven pardons and four commutations on February 18. Some people see Trump as intruding on the justice system, while others believe that the pardons and commutations were justified. Trump’s power to pardon is unquestionable as it is specifically stated as a power given to the president...