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Dick’s Sporting Good’s puts an end to selling assault weapons

Dick’s Sporting Good’s puts an end to selling assault weapons

Jared Fisch, Eastside Managing Editor

March 1, 2018


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The world, specifically America, is currently in a heated debate about guns. Following the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida inciting student protests nationwide, Dick’s Sporting Goods has released a statement regarding the situation and introducing n...

Gun law amendments are imperative for the safety of America

Gun law amendments are imperative for the safety of America

Gregory Rothkoff, Eastside Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2018


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In wake of the tragic Parkland school shooting, the gun debate now seems different. Students are now at the forefront of the movement and they seem determined to witness some real change. Finally, it seems, the gun debate is not going to take its same circle and have to wait until there is another mas...

East should stop announced teacher observations

East should stop announced teacher observations

Jacob Graff, Eastside Staff

February 12, 2018


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Imagine being a student in biology class on a day when the head of the science department, a principal in the school, is scheduled to complete a mandatory teacher observation. Does it not seem natural that a teacher would change their plans and teaching methods to comply with all of the mundane standar...

Cherry Hill should cancel school in honor of the Eagles Super Bowl parade

Cherry Hill should cancel school in honor of the Eagles Super Bowl parade

Eric First and Adam Dashevsky

February 7, 2018


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The Philadelphia Eagles have done it. The Eagles and their fans have been waiting patiently for 52 years to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy and carry it down Broad St. in front of a sea of roaring supporters. The Eagles defeated the New England Cheaters (sorry, Patriots), by a score of 41-33 in one of t...

Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the state of New Jersey

Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the state of New Jersey

Mandi Karpo, Eastside Staff

February 4, 2018


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Cannabis, popularly known as marijuana, is the most commonly used medical and recreational drug in the country. States such as Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, allow recreational use of marijuana at the age of 21. It is also legal in the nation’s capital,...

Students should PROBABLY take AP Statistics

Students should PROBABLY take AP Statistics

Drew Hoffman, Eastside Multimedia Director

February 2, 2018


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A few weeks ago I sat at my desk reading over my transcript and reviewing my high school career.  As I did this, I contemplated the courses I have taken throughout high school.  I didn’t just sit there thinking about the teachers, the curriculum or my classmates.  I thought about the usefulness of...

Why participation trophies must be eliminated

Why participation trophies must be eliminated

Remy Abrams, Eastside Staff

January 6, 2018


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Congratulations! You are receiving a trophy for showing up to practice! Adulthood is only an extension of your experiences as a child. As we grow up, self-esteem is one of the most important personality traits that an individual can obtain. If you want to build your self-esteem, you have to do thi...

Should You Buy Into The Bitcoin Buzz?

Should You Buy Into The Bitcoin Buzz?

Dominic Watson, Eastside Staff

January 6, 2018


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The bitcoin has recently crashed, after swelling to a worth of about $19,500 on December 17. At 7:00 p.m. on December 22, it was worth $12,140.92, and has since been fluctuating between $12,000-$15,000. This rapid change in price is caused by Bitcoin’s main appeal, the lack of government regulatio...

Net Neutrality dissolves

Net Neutrality dissolves

Joshua Pipe, Eastside News-Features Editor

December 18, 2017


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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s 3-2 vote earlier Thursday repealed net neutrality measures implemented under Barack Obama. Back in the day, when big news broke, someone would run into a newsroom and scream, “stop the presses.” With the advancement of communications technology from ...

After countless mass shootings, is gun control more important?

After countless mass shootings, is gun control more important?

Nick Feldman, Eastside Staff

November 27, 2017


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Another day brings another shooting. At the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small community of about 1,000 residents found itself without 26 of its members. Among those lost were several children, a pregnant woman, and the pastor’s daughter. Almost immediately came the tweets from Repu...

National Novel Writing Month should be instituted as a part of the English curriculum

National Novel Writing Month should be instituted as a part of the English curriculum

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Staff

November 23, 2017


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An average essay is 1,000 words and a couple of pages long. A novel usually ranges from 80,000-100,000 words, according to Writer’s Digest, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone having 76,944 words. During the month of November, hundreds of thousands of people across the world attempt to wri...

CRISPR-Cas9 makes revolutionary, yet controversial genetic advancements

CRISPR-Cas9 makes revolutionary, yet controversial genetic advancements

Luke Shin, Eastside Video Manager

November 13, 2017


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The CRISPR- Cas9 is a gene editing tool that has proven to be more efficient, cheap, and accurate than previously utilized techniques of modifying DNA. CRISPR- Cas9 works by using an enzyme, Cas9, to cut DNA at specific loci so that DNA can be either added or removed. This is done with a piece of RN...

Phil Murphy Elected as New Jersey Governor

Phil Murphy Elected as New Jersey Governor

Mia Colclasure, Eastside Staff

November 13, 2017


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Last Tuesday, New Jersey elected a new governor and will officially say goodbye to Chris Christie on January 16, 2018. Phil Murphy, the new Democratic governor-elect, promises to raise taxes for the upper-class, increase funding for transit, schools and the pension program, close tax loopholes used by lar...

Flaws with the Cherry Hill School Board Elections must be addressed so as to ensure a more informed community

Flaws with the Cherry Hill School Board Elections must be addressed so as to ensure a more informed community

Jacob Graff, Eastside Staff

November 6, 2017


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Because the foundation of democracy is public control over government, it is the responsibility of every citizen to do their duty and vote in elections. However, this has to be done with a general populace that is informed of what is going on in the community and what needs to be improved. In order ...

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