Eastside

Benchmarks should warm the bench:

Carly Zive ('13)/Eastside staff

March 14, 2011

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Benchmarks, or any accumulative test for that matter, typically aren’t the highlight of a student’s high school career. Studying a single chapter of work for a class tends to be extremely stressful. Thus, studying for more...

Make copies, reduce copying

Amy Myer's ('13)/Eastside staff

March 14, 2011

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Tests, quizzes and quests; every student has to take them. Some East teachers offer different copies of tests or quizzes to prevent other students from knowing the answers prior to taking the test. Yet, a large percentage of the...

School rules often unecessary

Dan Fabi ('12)/Eastside staff

March 1, 2011

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To survive in the high school world, students must follow the rules. Do no interrupt class by yelling or speaking out of turn to keep the class moving smoothly; do not start fights to keep the hallways clean from violence or interruption;...

Sparknotes cheats students of creativity and thought

Nick Mitchell ('13)/ Eastside Staff

February 20, 2011

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In recent decades, students have been relying on technology more and more. Instead of actually doing work manually, students today use PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft word, e-boards, and many other technological aids to help...

Homework should be reserved for weekdays only

Bridget Linchuk ('12)/Eastside staff

February 16, 2011

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During the school year, weekends are the only time students can have free time to spend with their family and friends, unlike weekdays when students are piled on with loads of homework given by teachers. Students should not ha...

Freshman year: a lesson in time management

Kaylin Magosin ('14)/ Eastside Staff

January 28, 2011

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Throughout life, there will be times when you are new at something.  Starting high school is one of those times.  Staring middle school or a new sports team are all new experiences, too.  However, high school is harder.  Yes,...

Schools need to recognize national holidays

Gina Villecco ('11)/ Eastside Humor Editor and Gina Villecco ('11)/ Eastside Humor Editor

October 16, 2010

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Holiday: (n) a day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended in commemoration of some event or in honor of some person. According to this definition, holidays are celebrated by taking off of work or school...

Summer reading hinders students’ experiences

Lindsey Duboff ('12)/ Eastside Opinions Editor, Lindsey Duboff ('12)/ Eastside Opinions Editor, Lindsey Duboff ('12)/ Eastside Opinions Editor, and Lindsey Duboff ('12)/ Eastside Opinions Editor

August 16, 2010

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It is a hot June day and kids throughout Cherry Hill East receive a piece of paper in English class that little do they know, will change their summers. It is that same sheet they get every year and upon receipt, immediately want...

Fashion student gives valuable advice

Molly Birnbaum ('10)/ For Eastside

May 12, 2010

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Since the beginning of time, fashion has been an innate part of the human life.  As years went on, leaves turned into cloth, and people began to focus more and more on the actual appearance of clothing.  Today, every person...

Put the lock in locker

Alyssa Guckin (‘12)/ For Eastside

January 28, 2010

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Students walk into the locker room, throw their bags in a locker, change into their shorts and t-shirt, and slam their lockers shut. After this daily routine, students don’t bother to lock their lockers, and they just leave....

High school rankings important and helpful for East students

Charlie Feinerman (’09)/Eastside Staff

January 18, 2009

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"Top High Schools": a title found every year on magazines around the country, but yet some people doubt the rankings' importance. I want to clarify that the rankings are extremely important for any student that attends high...

Online courses fail to approach teachers

Scott Kessler (‘09)/Eastside Opinions Editor

October 23, 2008

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Online courses serve several functions for many students; one is to offer them a course in a relatively stress-free environment, while another is to open up a place in their schedules for a more typically preferred class. Meanwhile,...

East needs more active role in turning “green”

Eastside Editorial Board

October 23, 2008

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We've all witnessed the new "green" fashion statement, producing attire spreading the message to saving the world by stopping global warming,  However, no matter how many "go green" T-shirts a student or teacher may own, it is...

New policy needs to be reformed

Eastside Editorial Board

October 22, 2008

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As East students poured into the building this September, they entered a place where many changes had been implemented. Some changes were visible, others literally behind walls. While the new piping and construction are essentiall...

Student reflects on grammar in the classroom

Naveen Yarlagadda ('11)/ For Eastside

July 19, 2008

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A student walks into a classroom and sits down. He turns his head to the board, and immediately his arms sweat and his head aches with confusion as the board reads "Grammar Final Next Week." His stomach tightens and he sits th...

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