Snow days: A thing of the past or a continued tradition?

Before the pandemic, snow meant a possibility that there was no school for the day. But does the implementation of virtual learning spell the end of snow days?
Harry Turner, Eastside Staff January 5, 2021

For as long as current students can remember, closing school for a snow day has been a coveted experience for all. Whether it's going sledding, building a snowman, or sipping hot chocolate while watching...

Students rely on digital technology during the pandemic

The Cherry Hill School District provided Chromebooks to families that needed them in March, and people have continued to rely on them for academic purposes.
Aakriti Mishra, Eastside Staff December 9, 2020

With this pandemic, people have become more dependent on digital technology, from Zoom calls to shopping online. Digital technology is also being used for the research on the coronavirus, in addition to...

East uses interactive learning websites

Students are using interactive websites more than ever because of online learning, one of which is Edpuzzle.
Abigail Nahum, Eastside Staff December 9, 2020

Online learning this year at Cherry Hill East means new ways of learning. This year, East teachers have been using new websites. My personal opinion on these websites is that they make class more fun....

We must remain safe during the Thanksgiving holiday

We must take appropriate measures to remain safe during Thanksgiving.
Lauren Winslow, Eastside Staff November 24, 2020

Over the course of the past year, people all around the world have been forced to adjust their lives due to the ongoing pandemic. With the holiday season quickly approaching, many Americans are struggling...

Online school affects students’ sleep schedule

Students must work in front of computers for more hours than before the pandemic because of remote learning.
Batul Elbarouki, Eastside Staff November 17, 2020

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, schools across the country are dealing with whether to allow students back into school. In Cherry Hill for almost 3 months, teachers have taken on teaching their...

Students should remain safe during these unprecedented times with remote learning

Remote learning is the better choice for the public health of our community and students.
Alexandria Fay, Eastside Staff November 17, 2020

As of November 13th, the U.S. reported 163,402 more coronavirus cases, which is the highest it's been since July. The United States has reached above 8 million coronavirus cases. Experts predict that the...

Assessing the weaknesses and strengths of the new hybrid schedule

High school students will either return to school or stay at home following this new schedule.
Ceren Kose, Eastside Staff November 17, 2020

The Cherry Hill School District has decided to start hybrid learning on November 17, 2020, and they have given the parents and students the opportunity to decide whether they want to attend school through...

Online learning keeps students safe, but it needs some changes.

Online learning needs some changes.
Nysa Chawla, Eastside Staff November 17, 2020

Do you get up, roll out of bed, and log onto your computer every morning? Chances are, this has been your morning routine for two months of high school online learning. Although we are guaranteed the necessary...

Why I chose hybrid learning

Cherry Hill School District students returned to school on November 17th.
Shayna Oppen, Eastside Staff November 17, 2020

The average teen shouldn’t sit in front of a screen for longer than three hours a day. Online school has been a big change for many kids all around the world. In my opinion, kids have never spent more...

Gender reveal celebration sparks unnecessary damage in California

A smoke bomb intended for a celebration instead spurred mass destruction.
Julia Rosten, Eastside Staff November 1, 2020

Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Anyone on the West coast can answer that! On September 5th, 2020, a colored smoke bomb was ignited to reveal the gender of a couple’s baby. The device, however, malfunctioned...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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