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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

Ella Gray

Ella Gray, Reporter / Sports Director / Social Media Director

Ella, is a Reporter for the East Highlights and a dedicated member of East's Dance and Swim team

All content by Ella Gray

Final exams or no final exams, that is the question

January 25, 2023

Announced December 12th, the semester final exams have been erased from the RPS205 school district. Until recently, final exams (also called finals) were always mandatory, every student had to take them....

Sophomore year: hows it going?

Sophomore year: how’s it going?

December 15, 2022

This year I began my sophomore year of high school. Everyone tells you that your sophomore year is nothing to worry about, that it is your junior year to be ready for. Though I do agree that junior year...

The night that one artist made history

The night that one artist made history

December 15, 2022

Any fellow Swiftie will understand how excited I was on October 21. If you aren’t sure what I’m talking about, I’m talking about Taylor Swift’s new album, Midnights. As mentioned, Midnights...

The girls swim team makes a splash

The girls swim team makes a splash

December 15, 2022

Beginning in August, the girls swim team season is preparing for their last few weeks of the season.  The team has been small to begin with, at a total of four girls, just enough for a relay. Knowing...

Jack Pierce, class of 2025

Cobra Kai season five ‘sweeps’ the charts

December 15, 2022

This article will contain spoilers for season five of “Cobra Kai,” read at your own risk.  Season five of Cobra Kai was released on Sept. 9, ranking first in Netflix’s top ten shows for two consecutive...

We know you’re ‘dying to know’ what we think of Wednesday

December 14, 2022

In case you’re “dying to know,” this article contains many spoilers for Wednesday, read at your own risk.  Released on November 23, Wednesday racked up “341.23 million hours” of viewing,...

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...

Sports compete for spotlight

Sports compete for spotlight

April 26, 2022

East High is known throughout Rockford for its winning basketball teams, but nobody seems to know about its other record-setting sports. What makes basketball this all-mighty sport that overshadows other...

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[Photo] Brynn Krug

April 4, 2022

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.
Camden Taylor, record breaking swimming star

Camden Taylor, record breaking swimming star

March 10, 2022
He's broken almost every record in this school's history, and placed at the state championships. Ella Gray takes a look at how Camden Taylor made his mark in school history.
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