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East High brings back an old tradition: Family Dinner and Dance

Alondra Lavariega, Graphics Manager

November 9, 2017No Comments

Update: Because of a scheduling conflict, the dance is postponed until Dec. 1. East High School will be hosting a Family Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. It will cost $5 per couple, and the pasta dinner...

East Students donate to Hurricane Harvey

Jasmina Singmouangthong, Sports Editor

October 20, 2017No Comments

Hurricane Harvey formed between Aug. 17 and 25, 2017. It started as a tropical wave off the coast of Africa on Aug. 13, then later developed as a slow-moving tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 17. One of the most ...

Car Crash assembly hits home

Kaitlin Swick, Editor-In-Chief

October 19, 2017No Comments

A mock car crash assembly was held for juniors and seniors during seventh and eighth hour Sept. 27 to illustrate the possible consequences of distracted driving. Here are some pictures from the event: Student actors we...

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Blogs

Teen Struggles Part 3- Depression

Adriana Sanchez, Writer

November 21, 2017No Comments

 This is part 3 of my “Teen Struggles Blog”. In today’s blog I will be talking about depression.  You may deal with this or you may not, it's a hard topic to talk about. Maybe you're scared to tell someone...

Finals Countdown

Jasmina Singmouangthong, Sports Editor

November 21, 2017No Comments

   Every semester, students take finals to see their improvements from year to year. Some may stress over finals, some may think it’s easy and some students just don’t care at all. When it’s that time of year, most ...

To those who are angry about people kneeling during the National Anthem :

Catalya Johnson, Opinions Editor & Controversy Blogger

November 9, 2017No Comments

If you don't understand why people are kneeling, then you have got to be the most bigoted person.  The troops didn't fight for us to stand, they fought for us to sit or stand. It’s called freedom. If you want everyone t...

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People

Feature Friday – Breanna Drewelow

Feature Friday – Breanna Drewelow

November 20, 2017

1). What is your name/grade? “Breanna Drewelow, junior.” 2). What are your hobbies? “I like to play musical instruments. I play guitar, piano, flute, and violin...

Feature Friday – Karissa Wrasse

Feature Friday – Karissa Wrasse

Madison Beck and Ashlee Dickerson, People Editors

November 14, 2017

Q. What subject do you teach? A. Graphic Design Q. What would you do to improve East if could? Why? A. I would suggest more art related events through out the year...

Meet Me Monday with Riley Rosser, Academy Ambassador

Meet Me Monday with Riley Rosser, Academy Ambassador

Karen Arias, Snapchat Manager

November 6, 2017

Riley Rosser is an East student, class of 2018, who is being highlighted in Meet me Monday for his commitment to Academy Ambassadors.

Feature Friday with Keke Theus

Feature Friday with Keke Theus

November 6, 2017

Meet me Monday with Señora Lemonholm

Meet me Monday with Señora Lemonholm

October 30, 2017

Feature Friday with Rich Hacker

Feature Friday with Rich Hacker

October 27, 2017

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Sports

New Year, New Beginnings for E-Rab Wrestler, Aydin Guttridge

Jasmina Singmouangthong, Sports Editor

November 21, 2017No Comments

   Aydin Guttridge, class of 2019, has been a wrestler since sixth grade, with six years of experience. He has wrestled for East for the three years he’s been in high school.    Since freshman...

Girls play their last Volleyball Game of the Season

Girls play their last Volleyball Game of the Season

Jasmina Singmouangthong, Sports Editor

October 27, 2017No Comments

The girls volleyball team won their first regional game against Jefferson on Monday, October 23. So they continue to play in Regionals. The next game East played was against Belvidere North.   “I ...

Q & A with Nolan Beard

Q & A with Nolan Beard

Madison Beck, People Editor

October 19, 2017No Comments

Q: What grade are you in? A: "Tenth grade." Q: When did you start playing soccer? A: "I started playing soccer when I was three years old." Q: What motivated you to play soccer? A: "My older brother." Q:...

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Reviews

Breaking Benjamin shatters expectations

Breaking Benjamin shatters expectations

Liz Napier, Digital Co-Editor

November 14, 2017

I had high expectations going into the show; I'm an avid concert-goer, and as I've said, this was my third time seeing them. But the atmosphere, the show they rocked, and the Imperial guitar was enough to make me even more of a lifelong fan.

“The Good Doctor” Review

Adriana Sanchez

November 2, 2017

“The Good Doctor” is probably in my opinion the greatest doctor based show I have seen. The acting is phenomenal, the casting is perfect, the directing is great and most...

Is it worth it?: Golden Chopsticks

Is it worth it?: Golden Chopsticks

Sam Paraggua and Brandon Kuri, Digital Editor and Reporter

October 18, 2017

My friends and I head to Golden Chopsticks in Loves Park to try out their food and give our opinions about it all. Stay tuned for more food-related videos by Sam Paraggua...

”The Sinner” Review

October 13, 2017

Sonic Boom 2017

Sonic Boom 2017

October 10, 2017

Fast & Furious 8 falls short

May 8, 2017

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