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Athletes participating in the 2016 Olympic Games worry about the growing Zika Virus in Brazil

Athletes participating in the 2016 Olympic Games worry about the growing Zika Virus in Brazil

Eric First, Eastside Staff

April 5, 2016


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The growing scare of the Zika virus in Brazil has left athletes from around the world contemplating whether they should participate in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. Zika has quickly spread throughout Brazil, affecting many who live there. By traveling to participate in the 2016 Olympics, athletes ...

Computerized essay grader shows increase in use of technology

Computerized essay grader shows increase in use of technology

Louis Zimmermann, Eastside Staff

April 1, 2016


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Technology surrounds us and consumes our life whether it be for school work or pure pleasure. However, may the rapid increase of technology be too high? According to The Emerging Future, a company revealing technological advancements, in the past five years, technology has advanced more than 32 times. It...

Cigarettes should stay legal

Cigarettes should stay legal

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Eastside Staff

April 1, 2016


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Public perception may signal to us that smoking is all bad and ruining lives. And yes, it is true that cigarettes are one of the leading causes of death in the world, but what if I told you there are more benefits to keeping cigarettes legal as opposed to banning them? The truth is that we are si...

Women need to be recognized as a part of our history

Women need to be recognized as a part of our history

Shari Boiskin, Eastside Opinions Editor

March 18, 2016


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Women make up 50.8 percent of the world’s 7,404,976,783 person population. That means that there are 3,761,728,205 women. Yet, for some reason, women, throughout time have been, and still are, treated like a nonexistent part of our history. Yes, men and women differ biologically. When it comes ...

Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again” is meaningless

Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again” is meaningless

Shari Boiskin, Eastside Opinions Editor

March 6, 2016


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Most people know presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.” Initially, looking at the slogan, to me it sounded like a nice patriotic mantra. However, when I began to think about it, I was lost. What former greatness does Donald Trump plan to return America to...

Facebook profile pictures – not an expression of sympathy during tragedy

Facebook profile pictures – not an expression of sympathy during tragedy

Rose Ni, Eastside Staff

February 8, 2016


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Days after the horrific attack in Paris, my newsfeed flooded with Facebook profile pictures. Many people started to filter their profile photos into red, blue and white bars. Embarrassed, I realized I had remained one of the few heartless people who hadn’t changed their profile picture to sympathize w...

Living to Eat or Eating to Live?

Living to Eat or Eating to Live?

Rose Ni, Eastside Staff

February 3, 2016


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Almost two-thirds of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese today, compared to 23 percent in the 1980s. The average American is now 23 pounds heavier than his or her ideal body weight. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute gives the cause of obesity as eating too much, especially fat and suga...

Rock will help convey message of diversity at Academy Awards

Rock will help convey message of diversity at Academy Awards

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Opinions Editor

February 3, 2016


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With the Golden Globes appearing this past month and the Grammys and Academy Awards set to air on our screens this February, award show season is undeniably in full-swing. However, ever since the Academy Awards nominations were released on Jan. 14, what usually appears to be an innocent night of f...

New app “Peeple” encourages cyberbullying

New app “Peeple” encourages cyberbullying

Louis Zimmermann, Eastside Staff

January 28, 2016


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Apps such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat all fall under one category called social media. Over the years, social media apps have influenced an enormous amount of cyber bullying, surrounding high schoolers with a feeding ground for bullying. In late November, a new app under the name of...

Reasons why Feminism is Relevant

Reasons why Feminism is Relevant

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff

January 27, 2016


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Since the first women’s rights convention in 1848, women have been fighting men for equality. More than 150 years later, women are still fighting to be given all the same rights and chances that men have always received. On average, women earn less money for the same job that a man does. In 2014, w...

Bullies are responsible

Bullies are responsible

Danny Naddeo, Eastside Staff

January 27, 2016


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According to the research done by Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, nearly 200,000 students that are victims of bullying are estimated to bring weapons to school. Additionally, victims of bullying are 31 times more likely to bring a weapon to school than students who hav...

Cherry Hill East should require students to do Summer Internship Programs

Cherry Hill East should require students to do Summer Internship Programs

Melissa Kim, Eastside Staff

January 27, 2016


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While many other schools help students prepare for their careers by requiring students to intern or participate in summer programs, East does not feel that this is necessary. East students should be required to participate in interning programs so that they are more likely to be accepted into a better...

Why is cultural appropriation wrong?

Why is cultural appropriation wrong?

Hannah Lehrfeld, Eastside Staff

January 25, 2016


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Cultural appropriation is the act of stealing culture; using traditions for reasons other than their true purpose, usually recreating them for fashion. One example of this is the henna tattoo, or a mehndi, as it is called in the Urdu language. While this trendy summer craze seems harmless, it has b...

Healthier foods are offered at East in order to decrease childhood obesity

Healthier foods are offered at East in order to decrease childhood obesity

Joe Levin, Eastside Staff

December 2, 2015


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past thirty years. As the obesity rate of the American youth continues to increase, schools have taken it upon themselves to help students eat healthier....

East recognizes terrorist attacks by ISIS

East recognizes terrorist attacks by ISIS

Shari Boiskin, Eastside Opinions Editor

December 2, 2015


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Three terrorist attacks around the world happened between the two day span of Thursday, November 12 to Friday, November 13. All three attacks were bombings in public areas and were perpetrated by ISIS. These three attacks were in Baghdad, Iraq, Beirut, Lebanon, and Paris, France. However, only one of th...

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