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Celebrating the holidays around the East community

Celebrating the holidays around the East community

Giana Maccarella, Eastside Staff

November 28, 2017


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“It really is the most wonderful time of year, regardless of what holiday you celebrate.” said Julia Orel (‘20). Orel is a Conservative Jew who celebrates all of the Jewish holidays throughout the year, including Hanukkah during this time of year. Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of lights. ...

After countless mass shootings, is gun control more important?

After countless mass shootings, is gun control more important?

Nick Feldman, Eastside Staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Another day brings another shooting. At the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small community of about 1,000 residents found itself without 26 of its members. Among those lost were several children, a pregnant woman, and the pastor’s daughter. Almost immediately came the tweets from Repu...

East Athletic Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2017

East Athletic Hall of Fame inducts the Class of 2017

Hope Rosenblatt and Jared Fisch

November 27, 2017


Filed under Eastside Special, Eastside Special, News/Features, Showcase, Sports

In January of 2015 Dave Martin, Fred Belchikoff, Bill Sheppard and John Valore were on their way to the funeral of Virginia ‘Ginny’ Whitaker, a long-standing former Athletic Director for Cherry Hill East. In the midst of discussion, the men decided it was ridiculous that Cherry Hill East did not...

Students share their perspectives on newly elected Governor, Phil Murphy

Students share their perspectives on newly elected Governor, Phil Murphy

Aden Savett, Eastside Staff

November 25, 2017


Filed under News/Features, Showcase

Phil Murphy’s November defeat of Kim Guadagno in the race to be New Jersey’s next governor has inspired hope among Democrats throughout the state. Among them was Samuel Brown, a freshman at Cherry Hill East. “I’m definitely glad Phil Murphy was elected,” Brown said enthusiastically. “I hop...

National Novel Writing Month should be instituted as a part of the English curriculum

National Novel Writing Month should be instituted as a part of the English curriculum

Samantha Roehl, Eastside Staff

November 23, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

An average essay is 1,000 words and a couple of pages long. A novel usually ranges from 80,000-100,000 words, according to Writer’s Digest, with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone having 76,944 words. During the month of November, hundreds of thousands of people across the world attempt to wri...

The West Lions take back the “Boot” for the fifth straight season in the annual homecoming game

The West Lions take back the “Boot” for the fifth straight season in the annual homecoming game

Jacob Kernis, Eastside Sports Editor

November 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In the 49th annual East v. West Rivalry game, the Cherry Hill West Lions defeated the Cherry Hill East Cougars in a one-sided competition 48-12 as the Lions take back the “Boot” for a fifth straight season. The Cougars end their season 0-10 as the Lions earn their lone victory going 1-9. Althoug...

The East Ice Hockey team beats Holy Lenape Valley 4-3 in a tight game

The East Ice Hockey team beats Holy Lenape Valley 4-3 in a tight game

Justin Meyers, Eastside Staff

November 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After five blowouts in a row, Cherry Hill East Ice Hockey was due for a close game, and that’s exactly what happened against Holy Lenape Valley (HLV). The final score of 4-3 was the first one goal game since October 13th in a 2-1 loss to Clearview. This one, however, went the Cougars way. HLV s...

Seniors Sail to Victory, Pie Sails into Doctor Perry’s Face at Annual Pep Rally

Seniors Sail to Victory, Pie Sails into Doctor Perry’s Face at Annual Pep Rally

Joshua Pipe, Eastside News/Features Editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under News/Features, Showcase

  The class of 2018 pulled off a win in its last spirit week during East’s annual homecoming pep rally Wednesday morning. Fresh off a dance competition win, their girls defeated the freshman girls and their boys lost to the junior boys en route to an overall victory. “We’re ecstati...

Seniors win the annual Spirit Week Dance Competition

Seniors win the annual Spirit Week Dance Competition

Nafessa Jaigirdar, Eastside Webmaster

November 22, 2017


Filed under Eastside Special, Eastside Special, News/Features, Showcase

Everyone from family members to alumni gathered at the DiBart Gym Tuesday night at 7:00 to witness a beloved East tradition take place: the annual spirit week dance. For many, it marked the culmination of several weeks of choreographing and late nights. And although all the participants did a phenomenal...

Get ready for the East vs. West Homecoming Football Game

Get ready for the East vs. West Homecoming Football Game

Sophie Levine, Jacob Kernis, and Adam Dashevsky

November 22, 2017


Filed under Eastside Special, Eastside Special, Showcase

The East Cougars will be going head to head with the West Lions on Wednesday, November 22, in the annual Homecoming Football Game. Check out Sports' in-depth coverage on the game to learn more about the history of the rivalry between the two schools and the players. And, of course, don't forget to cast...

The East Girl’s Cross Country team excels in their season

The East Girl’s Cross Country team excels in their season

Jaclynn Hernberg, Eastside Staff

November 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“It is remarkable how [the girls on the cross country team] get along, because outside of cross country they have diverse interests and hobbies, so it is nice to see them come together for a common goal” said Mr. Anthony Maniscalco, Cherry Hill East’s cross country coach.  This year the gir...

East Cross Country Boys fail to qualify for the next round of playoffs

East Cross Country Boys fail to qualify for the next round of playoffs

Brandon Weinstock, Eastside Staff

November 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On November 4, the Cherry Hill East boys Cross Country team did not qualify to the next round of playoffs after losing in Sectionals. This is the first time in five years that the cross country team has not qualified. According to multiple players, one theory as to why they did not succeed in Sect...

The New Voices Movement: Paving the way for a future of uncensored journalism

The New Voices Movement: Paving the way for a future of uncensored journalism

Louis Zimmermann and Nafessa Jaigirdar

November 17, 2017


Filed under Eastside Special, Eastside Special, Showcase

You pour hours and hours into interviewing the victim, her family, and her researched psychologists trying to better understand the recent rise in suicide rates at your school. After months of intense research, you realize you have finally reached the culmination of your detective work: getting a...

Thor: Ragnarok makes a “SMASH” in theaters

Thor: Ragnarok makes a “SMASH” in theaters

Jacob Graff, Eastside Staff

November 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

*NOTE: This article contains spoilers about the movie* If there’s one movie that provides the twist, the “it” factor that could spark movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to new, all-time highs, it is Thor: Ragnarok. The promotional materials highlight the shift as well, being the fir...

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first spirit week

The Class of 2021 prepares for its first spirit week

Dominic Watson, Eastside Staff

November 14, 2017


Filed under News/Features, Showcase

The class of 2021’s first spirit week is quickly approaching, with booth decoration taking place on November 14 and the dance competition on the November 21.    Isaac Leibowitz (‘21) said that he heard the dance was going to be a lot of fun, “…especially for freshman year.” However, th...

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