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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


Filed under Global Commentary, National Opinions, Opinions

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...

There will never be too many superhero movies

There will never be too many superhero movies

Jonathan Cohen, Eastside Staff

November 18, 2015


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With so many superhero TV shows and movies, there is a superhero for everybody. As such a beloved genre, even with a giant Marvel Cinematic Universe with Marvel TV shows and a DC movie universe with DC TV shows, there still aren’t nearly too many superheroes in the media. Whether you’re biased to Marvel or DC, the...

iPhone introduces new emojis like the middle finger emoji

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Opinions Editor

November 18, 2015


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In the year 2015, receiving a software update for one’s iPhone is like an early birthday present. Testing out all the cool new features and playing around with a new layout can fascinate people for days, maybe even weeks. Updates are usually extensively talked about online and in most media outlets....

East fails to maintain their softball field

East fails to maintain their softball field

Rahul Goculdas, Eastside Staff

November 10, 2015


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Cherry Hill East’s softball field is not as appealing as those in other schools. There has been talk amongst the students that the majority of the money is going to be used for building a turf field for football, rather than fixing all of the three fields (football, baseball, and softball). The...

Cherry Hill East blocks websites and apps in the building

Cherry Hill East blocks websites and apps in the building

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff

November 10, 2015


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This year at East, numerous websites and phone Apps have been blocked through the Barracuda Web Filter. The Barracuda Web Filter is a combination of spyware, malware and virus protection. It allows the organization using the filter to block websites, with overall goals to protect computers from virus...

iPhone 6s – a change for the better?

iPhone 6s – a change for the better?

Ben Goldsmith, Eastside Multimedia Editor

October 23, 2015


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Apple’s new iPhone 6s claims that everything has changed— Everything? I recently upgraded to the 6s+ from my 6+ to get in on all the hoopla. The biggest, most notable change comes with their new pressure-response screen. Apple made this new system out to more than it amounts to. Recent Apple commercials say it “let’...

Vaccinations prevent diseases for current and future generations

Vaccinations prevent diseases for current and future generations

Shari Boiskin, Eastside Opinions Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions

Vaccinations are a vital part of keeping people healthy and safe. However, there is a large and growing movement in America and other first world countries, which fights against the good name of vaccination. This anti-vaccination movement believes that the chemicals in the injection can cause disord...

The United States relies on China too much

The United States relies on China too much

Alon Goldfinger, Eastside Editorial Assistant

August 31, 2015


Filed under Global Commentary, Opinions

A government relies on another country so much that when one has an economic depression, so does the other. Then the country thinks: maybe we should have been less reliant. During the past week, the Chinese government has begun to bring itself back up from its recent economic depression. But we should no...

Cherry Hill approves plans to install new turf fields at East and West

Cherry Hill approves plans to install new turf fields at East and West

Matt Nussbaum, Eastside Opinions Editor

August 7, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

Last week NJ.com reported that Cherry Hill Township has approved plans to install new turf athletic fields at both Cherry Hill East and Cherry Hill West high schools. The new field at East is a much needed addition, as the current field surrounded by the track has an abysmal draining system and uneven gra...

Recent Charleston shooting sparks gun control debate

Recent Charleston shooting sparks gun control debate

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Opinions Editor

July 1, 2015


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions

The recent church shooting in Charleston marks the seventh mass shooting in the U.S. over the past seven years. “I’ve had to make statements like this too many times,” said President Obama on the morning following the shooting. Each time a tragedy involving firearms occurs, the debate concerni...

The development of technology impacts society in many ways

The development of technology impacts society in many ways

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Staff

June 9, 2015


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For years “famous people” were always thought to be the ones behind the movie screen, the television screen and the radio. You could not touch them, interact with them, or be with them, and that is what made them so special. These iconic stars were the ones who “made it in Hollywood,” and got...

Cell phone use in school proves to have both benefits and drawbacks

Cell phone use in school proves to have both benefits and drawbacks

Brooke Greenberg, Eastside Staff

June 2, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

Plastered along almost every inch of empty wall space in Cherry Hill East, occupies a Red/Green Technology Zone sign. While these signs and initiatives are meant to strengthen the academic standards and have students “shut” off during class to completely focus instead of being engrossed in their...

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