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Should we be spending tax dollars on NASA?

Should we be spending tax dollars on NASA?

Carmen DeCosmo, Eastside Staff

March 16, 2017


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 So what is NASA? When asked, many people will give a very simple answer; the program in charge of sending people to outer space. Well, it may seem so due to the fact that only a small percentage of what NASA does is portrayed to media, but the truth is, NASA does so much more than sending spaceshi...

The Schuyler Sisters add the words “and sisterhood” to “America the Beautiful” during their performance at the Super Bowl

The Schuyler Sisters add the words “and sisterhood” to “America the Beautiful” during their performance at the Super Bowl

Joshua Pipe, Eastside Staff

February 9, 2017


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Flash back 100 years to 1917—Woodrow Wilson was the president; the United States was still fighting the Kaiser in World War I, and women did not have the right to vote. How soon forgotten it is in today’s society, where a woman received more votes than her opponent in a presidential election, tha...

The Words “…under God…” Should be Removed from the Pledge of Allegiance

The Words “…under God…” Should be Removed from the Pledge of Allegiance

Edward Zhang, Eastside Staff

February 3, 2017


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“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Everyone in East must have heard this phrase at least once in every day at the beginning of school. It has become a ha...

East needs to upgrade the current lunch options because many are still unhealthy

East needs to upgrade the current lunch options because many are still unhealthy

Nashita Ali, Eastside Staff

February 2, 2017


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With American food standards coming into question by consumers, the use of high fructose corn syrup in most processed foods has been put on the spotlight. High fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is found in a majority of household food items such as Pepsi, Sprite, bread, cereal, Heinz Ketchup and even medications...

Granulated sugar packets should be available at the coffee cart for students

Granulated sugar packets should be available at the coffee cart for students

Samantha Schimpf, Eastside Staff

February 2, 2017


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A student waits in the notoriously long line for coffee at Cherry Hill East on a Monday morning before first period. As she makes her way to the refreshments table with a cup in hand, she notices only artificial sweeteners appear to be available. The Cherry Hill East snack and refreshment cart simply...

EASTSIDE EDITORIAL: Eastside supports the uncensored production of Ragtime

EASTSIDE EDITORIAL: Eastside supports the uncensored production of Ragtime

Eastside Editorial Board, Eastside Editors

January 26, 2017


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America has a history of racism, one that we do not look upon proudly, but one that we cannot ignore. Especially in today’s social climate, in which racial discrimination still exists, we have to be aware of the past so that we can better unite in the future. In an age where the N-word is carelessly...

East students dislike school lunches

East students dislike school lunches

Lori Pacuku, Eastside Staff

January 11, 2017


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There are many things you could criticize East about, and the school lunch surely is one of them. The school food isn’t really up to par for the area we live in. Select options are mediocre at best, but definitely not anyone’s first choice for an ideal lunch. Most kids don’t have time to eat br...

Why high school students should not base their entire lives on getting into college

Why high school students should not base their entire lives on getting into college

Adiel Davis, Eastside Staff

December 3, 2016


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As freshmen, we walk into the school overwhelmed by the size and expectations, as well as fear of the unknown. As sophomores we have the lay of the land, and understand time management; however we are still in search of the right friend group and clubs to join. As juniors we are stressed. Co...

Why Politicians Should Stop Denying Global Warming?

Why Politicians Should Stop Denying Global Warming?

Defne Alpdogan, Eastside Staff

December 2, 2016


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Scientists have known for years that the human race was the cause of the deteriotion of the planet Earth. From the warmer seas, to the longer lived droughts, scientist predict that in 2050 the sea levels will rise about a foot or two higher. This may not be significant but, as Hurricanes come, no one w...

Freedom of Speech? Not at East!

Freedom of Speech? Not at East!

Harry Green, Eastside Staff

November 17, 2016


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In the United States Constitution, the First Amendment establishes the freedom with regard to “religion… or speech”. Historically, the spirit of this amendment has been embraced at Cherry Hill High School East. Students are permitted to wear a wide variety of clothing, can freely play their own music...

Why Science Literacy Should Play an Important Role in Society

Why Science Literacy Should Play an Important Role in Society

Harry Green, Eastside Staff

November 17, 2016


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Since the dawn of mankind, the development and sharpening of scientific thought has been key in understanding that which is not immediately known to us. For centuries, people thought that stars were simply lanterns in the sky, moving across it along an oscillating dome. For even longer, millennia, per...

Students should do labs on days 5 and 6, as opposed to having to miss homeroom

Students should do labs on days 5 and 6, as opposed to having to miss homeroom

Aliyah Anderson, Eastside Staff

November 15, 2016


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Experiments: scientific procedures undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact. They are performed on school days one through four throughout two 45-minute class periods, called “lab-outs.”  However, lab-outs often require students to miss homeroom and eat lunch ...

Voting in the 2016 election is not a question, it is a necessity

Voting in the 2016 election is not a question, it is a necessity

Claire Joanson, Eastside Staff

November 15, 2016


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  The right to vote has been a topic of much controversy throughout the history of the United States. In fact, it wasn’t until 1965, after years of fighting for rights, that African American citizens were even allowed to vote. Military members in the U.S.A. waged the Revolutionary War with Britain an...

Why schools should require uniforms

Why schools should require uniforms

Nashita Ali, Eastside Staff

November 15, 2016


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In 2016 alone, 50.4 million students were enrolled in publics schools across America. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, in the 2013 -2014 school year, 23 percent of students attending a public primary school and 15 percent of students attending public high schools were requir...

Parents are responsible for their children, not the movie industry

Parents are responsible for their children, not the movie industry

Ali Pollack, Eastside Staff

October 28, 2016


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Sitting down to see the next big horror movie causes sweaty palms, shaking knees, and an overall feeling of anxiety, but is this feature film too much to handle?     Children all over the country are developing slight mental disturbances due to the continuous watch of scary films. This raises t...

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