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Streaming services battle for viewers’ attention

Jack Bathje, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

   This November two new streaming services have dropped after months of anticipation. Perhaps the biggest one is Disney + which offers just about every product of Disney, as well as Marvel properties, the Star Wars franchise, and pi...

Underrated Artists: Cuco

Natali Cuevas, News Editor

November 12, 2019

There is always a handful of musicians that are underrated or not many people have heard of. One of my current favorite underrated artists is Omar Banos a.k.a Cuco.    Cuco is a twenty-one-year-old Chicano artist from LA. His ...

Rating my junior year

Aly Scott, In-Depth Editor

November 6, 2019

Junior year is easily the most stressful time of a teenager’s life. I am normally a solid honors student in all of my classes; I’m a good student. However, this year the classes I used to be good at have immensely gotten more...

My Chemical Romance reboots an old phase

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor

November 4, 2019

   The 2000's brought a lot of wonderful things: MySpace, tracksuits and other questionable clothing statements. Arguably, the biggest part of the 2000's was the music, though. Pop rock and pop punk bands were all the rage at...

SNL and their “political commentaries”

Sully Reilly, Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2019

   As common on the show, Saturday Night Live likes to make little skits about Donald Trump. These are designed to make a complete mockery of him and the politics around him to begin with. One of the most recent spoofs has g...

Sully’s Cinematic: The best animated show out right now

Sully Reilly, Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2019

   My favorite animated TV show currently is Bojack Horseman. This show is  practically about a washed-up actor who struggles with the fact that he is not as famous as he used to be and is always just trying to cope and ge...

Tech outage affects students’ ability to improve PSAT’s scores

Zach Mosley, Reporter

October 30, 2019

Are students really learning without tech? The basic answer at first glance is no, students are not learning without technology. What if we, as students, took a deeper dive into the learning of students? Teachers have been sa...

Summer Plans

Tabitha Yoakum, Reporter

May 30, 2019

These two last days are the final ones of the class of 2020’s junior lives. Next year we will move on to our next step towards adulthood either choosing to work or pursue an education. Instead of focusing on that though, we...


Adriana Sanchez, Digital Managing Editor

May 30, 2019

  This is it. Junior year held all the tears, laughs and loving moments with the ones we love. Memories are forgotten like wisps in the wind, held back by a false sense of defiance. We come to learn, that is the seemingly in...

Dear Dr. Verona: A Farewell Letter to East’s Principal

Natali Cuevas, News Editor

May 30, 2019

  Dear Dr.Verona,     The news of you leaving us this school year hasn’t been easy. I see that many students seem to be unbothered by the news, but I however, am not. I am one of the more quiet and res...

Tested Out

Jack Bathje, Sports Editor

May 29, 2019

Now that the year is finally wrapping up and standardized testing has finished, summer is within sight, but finals still loom over. This entire year seemed like preparation for tests like the SAT and the various AP exams. Yet...

Netflix v. Hulu

Jack Bathje, Sports Editor

May 23, 2019

  Nowadays it seems like we need the instant gratification of streaming the shows or movies that we want in the moment, but with that comes many services that charge vastly in prices and packages for the content you want . The ...

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