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Why Your Next Vacation Should Be at a National Park

Why Your Next Vacation Should Be at a National Park

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

August 25, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Today, August 25, 2016 is the one hundredth birthday of the National Park System. To celebrate, I want to convince you to take your next vacation/road trip/ day off to a National Park. For the past three summers, my family and I have ventured off to National Parks. In 2014, we went to Grand Cany...

Curse words lose detrimental value

Curse words lose detrimental value

Louis Zimmermann, Eastside Staff

June 16, 2016


Filed under Opinions

While strolling along the internet you may stumble upon videos of little children cursing, even though they have no clue what the words truly mean. It seems funny, with parents and siblings laughing in the video about a two-year-old cursing, but it is not. With the growing increase of the use of curse wo...

The United States is not socially progressive

The United States is not socially progressive

Danny Naddeo, Eastside Staff

June 15, 2016


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions

Social progressivism is defined as the view that social mannerisms, human nature and morality are not stagnant concepts and should be revised as new scientific knowledge becomes available. If one were to only take this into account, the United States could most certainly be seen as being socially progr...

Vaping laws should be made stricter

Vaping laws should be made stricter

Hope Seybold, Eastside Staff

June 13, 2016


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions

Electronic cigarettes, which include e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookah and e-pens, are devices containing a nicotine-based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled. The liquid consists of nicotine, that is extracted from tobacco, mixed with polypropylene glycol, a liquid alcohol that is used in food, plastics...

Abortion remains a necessary option for women

Abortion remains a necessary option for women

Hope Seybold, Eastside Staff

June 13, 2016


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions

Each year, one million American teenagers become pregnant and 78 percent of these pregnancies are unintended. According to a survey conducted by CNN, 56 percent of Americans are against abortions. Many Americans want abortion to be illegal and identify themselves as “Pro-life”. They feel that abortion is murd...

East student gives advice to incoming freshmen

East student gives advice to incoming freshmen

Ilana Arougheti, Eastside Staff

June 13, 2016


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

As the school year draws to a close, East students look forward to a summer of freedom, having emerged from this scholarly year a little bit older, and a little bit wiser. The classes of 2019, 2018 and 2017 are preparing to re-enter East in the fall, while the class of 2016 moves on to bigger and better...

Perelman’s Caffeine Flour: Why Caffeinated Foods are the “New Norm”

Perelman’s Caffeine Flour: Why Caffeinated Foods are the “New Norm”

Nafessa Jaigirdar, For Eastside

June 13, 2016


Filed under Opinions

What people look forward to most in their morning coffee is the much-needed energy boost it provides. Realizing this, Daniel Perlman, a biophysicist from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, invented Caffeine Flour, a flour substitute which can spruce up any baked good with a hint of caffeine. Not...

Finals create unnecessary stress

Finals create unnecessary stress

Nicole Grant, Eastside Staff

June 13, 2016


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

Every year students have to take finals. Some kids have to take up to eight finals. Seniors however can take zero if they either have an A in the class, or have at least a B and take the AP test. However, finals have become unnecessary due to the lack of real impact on a student’s grade, and the only...

Personality quizzes provide external validation

Personality quizzes provide external validation

Danny Naddeo, Eastside Staff

June 4, 2016


Filed under Opinions

For those reading this, most have taken some sort of personality quiz - one that tells them what character from Game of Thrones they are, what house they would be placed in if they went to Hogwarts, what flavor of ice cream they are. These are short little quizzes that take minutes to complete and gi...

Extravagant Promposals: Too Much Pressure

Extravagant Promposals: Too Much Pressure

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Opinions Editor

May 23, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Candles are lit, balloons are floating through the air, fireworks are exploding in the background. Suddenly you look up and there’s skywriting above spelling out your name in the clouds and you hear cheering and applause all around you. He gets down on one knee and asks the big question. “Will y...

Jury Duty is a Privilege

Jury Duty is a Privilege

Jared Fisch, Eastside Underground Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Jury duty. When growing up, most kids hear about jury duty from their parents. A common view held by those parents tends to be that jury duty is a nuisance. I can recall a countless number of times when my parents went through the mail only to exclaim, “Ugh, I have jury duty this month.” To m...

Turn off your cell phone and enjoy the show

Turn off your cell phone and enjoy the show

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Opinions Editor

April 19, 2016


Filed under Opinions

The lights have dimmed, the previews are over, and the opening scene of the movie you have been waiting almost a whole year to see slowly fades onto the big screen. In the midst of shoving your extra buttery popcorn into your mouth, something stops you in your tracks. The moviegoer sitting to your right...

Reality TV promotes bad motives

Reality TV promotes bad motives

Louis Zimmermann, Eastside Staff

April 10, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Reality TV shows seem to display an alternate reality of living that includes all of the riches that one could want and a luxurious lifestyle filled with anything ranging from designer shoes to yachts. However, the lifestyle that reality TV stars live effectively portrays the more negative results of st...

Children must use social media with more care

Children must use social media with more care

Eric First, Eastside Staff

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Over the past 16 years, the world has been introduced to some of the most popular social media services such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat. A growing issue of concern, however, is that many elementary school students are creating accounts and utilizing these social media outlets. Parents m...

Freshmen and Sophomores should not be allowed to take weight room

Freshmen and Sophomores should not be allowed to take weight room

Rahul Goculdas, Eastside Staff

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinions

Weight lifting is dangerous. According to a statistic from Nicholas Bakalar of the New York Times, “From 1990 to 2007, nearly a million Americans wound up in emergency rooms with weight-training injuries and that annual injuries increased more than 48 percent in that period.” The controversy of...

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