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Alyssa Kelley

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor

"I like being a part of East’s newspaper team because it's another outlet to express myself and topics that I believe are important."

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Students show creativity with upcoming art shows

Alyssa Kelley, School Life Editor March 10, 2020

Multiple students from East High will participate in two art shows across Rockford throughout the next two months. There will be a show at the Rockford Art Museum, opening March 15, running to April...

Disney pushes into the realm of realistic animation

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor February 14, 2020

   Over the past decades, Disney has been innovating the entertainment industry with their timeless tales. While they mainly produced animated films, the newer live action movies have been gaining a...

E-Rabs discuss the final exemption process

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor January 24, 2020

   After introducing final exemptions fourth quarter last year, many E-rabs were excited by the idea of getting out of finals. One rule that stood out to many was that upperclassmen were able to exempt...

Students deal with switch in finals schedule

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor January 15, 2020

   Final days have been switched around, and 4th and 5th period finals will now take place on Thursday instead of Friday.     The switch is happening due to transportation issues. Late start...

Feminine logo removal causes controversy

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor December 4, 2019

   Starting in 2020, Always announced that they will remove the feminine logo on their sanitary products in a sign of solidarity with trans men and non-binary persons alike.      While they...

East High Theater Department Makes it “BIG”

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor November 21, 2019

   East’s first production of the year, BIG The Musical, will start on Nov. 22. There is a lot of excitement surrounding it this year, as there were no shows out of the theater department last year....

East volleyball team spreads awareness

East volleyball team spreads awareness

Karlye DeCastro and Alyssa Kelley November 7, 2019

   The start of October marks the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month. As charities start gaining more traction, our own E-rab volleyball team has started spreading awareness. Many families are...

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...

Students participating in the dance.

Students celebrate at East’s 2019 Homecoming

Alyssa Kelley, People Editor October 17, 2019

Homecoming is something many students look forward to. East’s dance took place on Oct. 12, with the theme being "Under the Stars."    Lights were strung around in the main gym, lighting the area...

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