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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

Newspaper is important to me because I get to write articles covering difficult topics. As teen in high school, I am educating myself through all the research and learning from different perspectives.

Jasmina Singmouangthong, Print Managing Editor

"Newspaper lets me write articles covering difficult topics. As teen in high school, I am educating myself through all the research and learning from different perspectives."

All content by Jasmina Singmouangthong

Part lll: People are uneducated about Culture

March 6, 2019

Nathan Phillips, a member of the Omaha tribe and Vietnam Veteran was singing and beating his drum among young Covington Catholic students. He was there for the Indigenous Peoples March. Beating his drum...

Part 2: Covington Catholic students were disrespectful

February 14, 2019

The Covington Catholic students were being disrespectful during Nathan Phillips’ demonstration and even before this whole occurrence. A video on Twitter emerged showing these students harassing young...

Part 1: High tensions between protesters

February 5, 2019

A nationwide outrage broke out at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 19. There were multiple groups of people protesting for different reasons. There were students from Covington Catholic High School, which...

Upcoming Oscars with no host

January 17, 2019

  The comedian, Kevin Hart is hilarious, has high energy and people skills. He was given the opportunity to host the 91st Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars), coming up on Feb. 24. Hart is a comedian...

Boys’ basketball team make their way to the top

Boys’ basketball team make their way to the top

December 19, 2018

Every season is a fresh start with new players, challenges and competitions. This year is head Coach Roy Sackmaster’s 14th season of coaching boys’ basketball at East High School. East’s varsity...

Special Edition of Humans of East High: Vincent Christidis

Special Edition of Humans of East High: Vincent Christidis

November 20, 2018

“I’ve been playing soccer for almost about ten years. I think this year, we knew when to joke around and when to work led us to success. We did what we wanted to do to make history and put in 100%....

Rihanna denies Super Bowl Halftime Show opportunity

November 14, 2018

Most people have heard of Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest and it has divided a lot of opinions. There are many who oppose Kaepernick’s protest and show it by destroying Nike products after the...

Humans of East High: Payton Pickett

Humans of East High: Payton Pickett

November 8, 2018

“My friends and family are important to me. They mean a lot and help me get through the struggles. Graduating motivates me. I want to be a therapist because I really like psychology and how the brain...

Humans of East High: Jalen Newell

Humans of East High: Jalen Newell

October 4, 2018

  “I motivate myself; there is no one else. If I don’t motivate myself, I don’t know what I’m doing. Right now, all I’ve got is my education. I’m just riding out the school year and then going...

Humans of East High: Dyoceline Reyes

Humans of East High: Dyoceline Reyes

October 4, 2018

“For half of my life, my dad wasn’t there. It made me feel lonely. It made me think wrong about men. It made me not want a husband because of how he treated my mom. My mom was, and is, my only support....

Humans of East High: Andrea Klasnja

Humans of East High: Andrea Klasnja

May 10, 2018

"A significant experience... (thinking) I'd say when I first met my best friend Mya. She's helped me through a lot of stress. She's helped me figure out who I am and what I want to be when I grow up." -Andrea...

Humans of East High: Selena Tapia

Humans of East High: Selena Tapia

May 3, 2018

"The important aspect of my life right now is to go to college after high school. I want to make something of myself. I want to study biomedical engineering and computer science to help improve the types...

Humans of East High: Shatavia Oliver

Humans of East High: Shatavia Oliver

April 26, 2018

"The feeling of completion motivates me. That it would make my mom proud," -Shatavia Oliver, class of 2019

Girls Soccer on the Rise

Girls Soccer on the Rise

April 12, 2018

In Spring 2016, Priscilla Rivas was the junior varsity soccer coach and eventually varsity head coach the following year. East’s girls soccer team hasn’t had their best seasons the past few years....

Humans of East High: Pratik Patel

Humans of East High: Pratik Patel

March 20, 2018

"I come here last year in June 2016, from India. I can't explain how I felt. I know I was scared because I didn't know English. I didn't speak it or understand it. I like it here better than India because...

Humans of East High: Natalie Mork

Humans of East High: Natalie Mork

March 12, 2018

"I think the greatest significant experience was having a sister who is handicap because for me, it has shaped a different outlook on life, how people act and interact. I have a desire to help and build...

Humans of East High: Friday Thu

Humans of East High: Friday Thu

February 21, 2018

"Sports helped me be a positive thinker. I've been dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. So, being positive helps me stay focused and be happy. Haters motivate me to do better and to be the better...

Humans of East High: Karlye DeCastro-Hull-Disch

Humans of East High: Karlye DeCastro-Hull-Disch

January 24, 2018

"My family... we're kinda tight with money. I don't want to scavenge for money. It motivates me to have a better outcome in my future, so school and sports are important to me. It would help me get into...

Humans of East High: Katey Dietz

Humans of East High: Katey Dietz

January 17, 2018

“When I was younger, I had a pretty rich Catholic life, but mainly, my family shaped who I am today. My family provided a lot of structure and opportunity. My parents worked like dogs. People would think...

Finals Countdown

November 21, 2017

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...

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

November 21, 2017

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 year, Guttridge...

East Buddies Club takes off

East Buddies Club takes off

November 9, 2017

The Buddies Club was formed last year in September 2016 by Liam Osborne, class of 2018. “I saw it was a need at East to have this club, because special education students are excluded from activities,”...

Girls play their last Volleyball Game of the Season

Girls play their last Volleyball Game of the Season

October 27, 2017

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...

East Students donate to Hurricane Harvey

October 20, 2017

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....

Junior Year Stress

October 17, 2017

You have gotten through freshman and sophomore year. You made friends, lost friends, cried, laughed and struggled through those years. All high school levels can be difficult, but junior year is the hardest...

The Lady E-Rabs tennis team who played in the Woodstock tournament. Taking third place as a team out of seven schools.

Girls Tennis at Woodstock

September 29, 2017

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