Dr. John O’Breza: Saying goodbye to East

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2013

Dr. John O’Breza, principal of Cherry Hill High School East since 2002, is ending his career at East this summer in order to pursue other interests and opportunities. O’Breza does not call this a retirement—and indeed,...

Reader’s Indigestion: Twilight and the moon cycles

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2013

Twilight, the 500-page epic poem by Stephanie Meyer, is about the hour between afternoon and night. This informative nonfiction piece, composed of 632 sestinas and four limericks broken into 58 informative "chapters," took the...

Sequestration forces national education system to make cuts: Everyone happy with results.

March 12, 2013

Washington, TUESDAY. After sequestration went into effect last week, the national education department stepped up and offered to take the severest budget cuts in their own department. The department’s plan with its severely...

Brooks on Books: Cassandra Clare’s writing captures hearts (and tears)

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2013

Christina Perri once wrote a frightening semi-ballad about collecting jars of hearts. This song, in addition to being morbid, is also biographical: Perri was writing about Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments and The ...

Student Government selects theme for Spirit Week

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2012

This afternoon, two representatives from each class of the Student Government and each class’s advisors met to discuss possible Spirit Week themes. The panel narrowed down an initial list of approximately thirty options to five...

The Midsummer Station is another Adam Young special

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2012

Personally, I would not want to be hugged by ten million fireflies, but it must be the secret to Owl City’s success… Adam Young’s The Midsummer Station is his fourth full-length album full of happy-go-lucky pop-tronic songs. ...

Boy’s volleyball team hits the ground running with the first scrimmage victory

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside News/Features editor

March 20, 2012

In the first scrimmage of the season, Cherry Hill East’s volleyball team defeated Pennsauken Tech in the East gym at 3:45 today. East started off the season with a bang, winning all three of the games played against Penn...

Students dance the night away at Homecoming

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside News/Features Editor

November 19, 2011

The Homecoming dance took place yesterday, November 18, in Cafeteria One from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The attendance records and corresponding Spirit Week points went in order of grade level—the seniors had the best showing, then...

Democrats retaliate with coffee party

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside News/Features Editor

November 18, 2011

The Democratic Party announced today that they are no longer waiting for an invitation to the Republican Tea Party.  "I'm really hurt," President Barack Obama said in an official statement this morning. "I've been waiti...

Fall music recap

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside News/Features editor

October 31, 2011

The Fall Music Preview took place on Thursday, October 27,  from 7:30 to 9:15 PM. The Preview showcased all of the facets of East’s Music Department. Every musical group performed one song. The auditorium was packed with...

New class, Recreational Chemistry, teaches students the ins and outs of making things explode

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside News/Features editor

October 19, 2011

Amidst recent talk of scheduling changes and mandatory curriculum adjustments, Cherry Hill East has added several new classes to its repertoire. Perhaps the most controversial of these new classes is Recreational Chemistry (AP),...

Delving deeper into ‘Pumped up Kicks’

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside News/Features editor

October 4, 2011

  I made the mistake of turning the radio on to Q102 last month, and I was shocked to discover that instead of the thumping beats about gratuitous sex that I’d come to love, they were playing Foster the People’s song...

East holds a ceremony in honor of the refurbished tennis courts

Juliet Brooks ('13)/Eastside news/features editor

September 13, 2011

The dedication for the newly refurbished tennis courts behind Cherry Hill East took place this afternoon on the courts. The courts were renamed the Ross and Jamie Silverberg Tennis Courts, in honor of Jamie Silverberg (’12)...