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Teachers should assign less work during the week of finals

Teachers should assign less work during the week of finals

Amanda Seligman, Eastside Staff

June 1, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

Finals week is a very stressful time of year for many students. Nothing is worse than having stress on top of everything. Towards the end of the year,  there is no doubt that life starts to become very chaotic. Last minute tests and homework assignments all become crammed into the last few weeks of...

Video games help people learn, struggle and ultimately adapt to the real world

Video games help people learn, struggle and ultimately adapt to the real world

Rui Zhang, Eastside Staff

May 18, 2015


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions, School Opinions

Let us talk about video games. Not about violence, because that debate is old and null, but about why videogames are so popular. It pulls us out of life, out of our daily happenings and into another universe made up of ones and zeroes. They bring us happiness, they bring us joy, and they take us out...

Vaccinations could lead to harmful side effects

Vaccinations could lead to harmful side effects

Annie Lipsett, Eastside Staff

May 4, 2015


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions

It has been said that vaccination shots save lives. But is this really the truth? Are vaccination shots worth getting? If one does not not feel comfortable getting vaccinated, should they have to? Since vaccination shots are widely consider effective, it is a no-brainer for people to get this simple...

Students should be required to complete community and service hours

Students should be required to complete community and service hours

Ashley Cooper, Eastside Community Editor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

Community and Service. Those three words are associated with affection, care and selfless giving. Shouldn’t all students strive to exude the aforementioned characteristics? The answer is undoubtedly yes. Therefore, all students should be required to complete a specific amount of community and service...

People need to stop harassing celebrities

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Staff

April 15, 2015


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions

Stalker: a person who harasses or prosecutes someone with unwanted and obsessive attention. Paparazzi: a photographer who annoyingly pursues celebrities to get photos of them. People in the entertainment industry know what they are doing when they sign up for a lifestyle without privacy; however,...

Finals help students in the long-term

Sam Greenberg, Eastside Staff

April 15, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

Each year, students spend boring class after class daydreaming about what the summer has in store. What every student, including myself, tries to forget is that the most important tests of the year lie in the way of ultimately reaching the vacation that we have all been waiting for. Finals at East...

Mother Nature: Please Read This Letter

Mother Nature: Please Read This Letter

Madeline Levin, Eastside Staff

April 14, 2015


Filed under Global Commentary, National Opinions, Opinions

There is always a constant reminder that we need to help the environment and save “Mother Nature.” She is supposedly this image of a creature that controls the weather, nature and essentially the Earth. If this spiritual person exists, then there are multiple occasions when I have to say that...

Students need to moderate using their phones in school

Hope Rosenblatt, Eastside Staff

April 14, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

It is 2015 and I am scared that technology has really started to take over our lives. Our teachers and parents are running out of options and only we can change the dark path we are heading towards. Cell phone use in the classroom should not be permitted, however, no one will argue that it is truly...

Artificial Intelligence: Will Society Ever Find the Perfect Balance?

Artificial Intelligence: Will Society Ever Find the Perfect Balance?

David Le and DeVon Herr

April 8, 2015


Filed under Global Commentary, National Opinions, Opinions

A key component of human history and society is the innovation of technology, which each succeeding generation makes vast improvements on what was inferior only years ago. Moore’s Law, which originates from Gordon Moore, the co-founder of Intel, said that every 18 months, the transistor count double...

Fans react idiotically towards Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction

Fans react idiotically towards Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction

Jenna Myers, Eastside Opinions Editor

April 2, 2015


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions

On March 25, Zayn Malik, one of the five singers in the extremely famous pop group, One Direction, decided to take some time off from the band by leaving One Direction and its huge spotlight. While many One Direction fans, also known as Directioners, mourn about the loss of Malik, some fans have been...

Financial Literacy: a waste of an elective

Financial Literacy: a waste of an elective

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff

March 30, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

Financial Literacy is currently a required course that students must take in order to graduate in New Jersey. In this class, students learn skills such as how to read a credit card bill and how to stay out of debt due to overdue credit card payments. However, Financial Literacy should not be a required...

How often do you use your planner?

How often do you use your planner?

Jenna Simons, Eastside Staff

March 30, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

At the beginning of each school year, every Cherry Hill East student receives a planner. This planner is specific to Cherry Hill East and includes information such as important events for the school year, school policies, grading system and much more. It is vital for students to use their planners. Using...

Open lunch should be implemented at East

Open lunch should be implemented at East

Madi Palat, Eastside Staff

March 25, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

Getting told that students have a break everyday during school for about an hour, most people would get the impression that this means they can go do what they please for that hour, not to be confined in the school with an overflowing amount of children. Well, that chaotic place described is Cherry Hi...

The SAT is a significant test for students to take

The SAT is a significant test for students to take

Alon Goldfinger, Eastside Staff

March 16, 2015


Filed under National Opinions, Opinions, School Opinions

SAT score is one of the most controversial aspects of college acceptance. While some people believe that these test scores are extremely beneficial to the college application process, others believe they are unfair. According to Ms. Rosanne Rocchino, a current SAT preparation teacher at Cherry...

What’s your schedule?

What’s your schedule?

Hannah Gruber, Eastside Staff

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School Opinions

While many students of Cherry Hill East are beginning to prepare to take mid terms and the PARCC exams, the guidance counselors are preparing the students’ schedules for the next school year. East uses a program called Chancery SMS. This program allows guidance counselors to insert all of the student'...

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