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East Highlights

The Student News Site of Rockford East High School

East Highlights

The Student News Site of Rockford East High School

East Highlights

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Students reflect on back-to-normal year

Students reflect on “back-to-normal” year

June 6, 2022

In the first as close to “normal” year back, the school year has been different from the start. There have been definite highlights and lowlights from having sports and clubs restarting to uncertain...

Religious club comes to East

Religious club comes to East

May 25, 2022

A new club has arrived at East High School, but this new club may have garnered some controversial opinions.    The club is named “Youth Revival” and is advertised as a Bible study for...

Farwell 2022: A Letter from the Editor-in-chief

Farwell 2022: A Letter from the Editor-in-chief

May 25, 2022

Seven. Seven days. Seven days until the 2022 seniors of Rockford East High enter the real world.    It’s a common practice for the editor-in-chief to write a farewell letter to their fellow...

1,971,360 minutes

1,971,360 minutes

May 21, 2022
We all enter here as freshmen and leave as seniors. (For the most part) Now, as Jonathan Dumois is set to leave East High as a graduating E-Rab, he reflects on the four years he has spent at 2929 Charles Street.
Joe Biden year 1 overview

Joe Biden year 1 overview

March 29, 2022
A year after Biden won the most consequential election of our times, William McGinnis reviews the Biden administration's work throughout the past year.
ARGUS 2021

The tragedy of the 2021 Argus

March 16, 2022
The Argus is usually a couple hundred pages and showcases a very jammed packed year. But Jonathan Dumois takes a look at how last year's issue was drastically different than last year.
Water Fountain old cafeteria

Are Easts water fountains safe?

March 14, 2022
New water fountains have gone up at our school following our investigation into the water quality of our water fountains.
Testing the test: Checking out the SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Test

Testing the test: Checking out the SHIELD Illinois COVID-19 Test

February 9, 2022

COVID-19 testing has arrived at East, allowing students and staff to get tested for COVID-19 without leaving the school. Thanks to federal funding provided by the American Rescue Plan and the Coronavirus...

Dear Class of 2020,

May 6, 2020

Dear Seniors,    This isn’t how it was supposed to go. This was the final stretch of our high school experience, and we were supposed to make some of the best memories in these last few months....

Seniors voice their opinions on the primary election

March 9, 2020

   On Mar. 17th, the 2020 Primary election will take place, and for many seniors this will be their first time to voice their opinions. This election’s ballot spans from local officials all the way...

Student taking Illinois Science Assessment during second hour.

Juniors unprepared for science assessment

March 5, 2020

Beginning the week of Mar. 2nd, East High School junior’s were required to take the three hour long Illinois Science Assessment (ISA). This is given to every public school student in grades five, eight...

Sale of cosmetics tested on animals banned in Illinois

February 20, 2020

Recently, the state of Illinois has put a ban on the sale and distribution of all animal-testing for cosmetics. Cosmetics are defined as products (excluding pure soap) intended to be applied to the human...

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