The Student News Site of Rockford East High School

East Highlights

The Student News Site of Rockford East High School

East Highlights

The Student News Site of Rockford East High School

East Highlights

Jonathan Dumois

Jonathan Dumois, News Director / Website Admin

Jonathan Dumois is the News Director for East Highlights. He grew up with a passion for journalism and aims to turn it into a career and a business. He will study Journalism at Northern Illinois University.

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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.

Does Tilted 10’s food get a 10?

May 10, 2022
Jonathan Dumois reviews the food options at Tilted 10.
Giardini rouses the spirit of East seniors with El Vivo chant

Giardini rouses the spirit of East seniors with “El Vivo” chant

May 4, 2022
Its the chant that every E-Rab chants when graduation. But in order to chant the famous El-Vivo chant, it needs to be taught.
A Chromebook open while displaying the connect to network screen, showing a variety of networks available to connect.

Restarting computers annoy students

April 25, 2022
Restarting Chromebooks, copy & paste problems, and extension problems are some of the problems E-Rabs are reporting, but is there any relief? Jonathan Dumois explains.
East donates their time to blood drive

East donates their time to blood drive

March 28, 2022
East students and staff can donate blood on the grounds of East during the day on April 14.
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.
The first issue of the East Highlights issued on September 13th, 1940.

Current staff reveals Highlights of past

March 14, 2022
The East Highlights has been proudly serving all of East High School since September of 1941. We dig into our archives to find out more about this paper, including how we got our name and how much it cost to subscribe.
Inside the secret world of the East High tunnel.

Inside the secret world of the East High tunnel.

March 8, 2022
It takes a lot to run the oldest high school in the district, much of which we don't see on a day to day basis. Jonathan Dumois goes inside the secretive world of the tunnels.
East band on the second floor.

Students march towards State Finals

March 1, 2022

Feb. 16, a day that East dedicated time to honor its winter sports athletes. During part of seventh hour on that day, students and staff lined up up and down the halls to cheer on their fellow E-Rabs...

Students and staff no longer need to wear masks starting Tuesday.

RPS205 Lifts Mask Mandate

February 22, 2022
After an appellate court denied Governor Pritzker's request to overturn a lower court's ruling overturning the state's mandate, RPS205 lifts its mask mandates and testing requirement for unvaccinated staff.
A police car outside East High on Jan. 27. Photo taken from WTVO/WQRF.

Security Scare at East High as gun found on-campus during finals

February 10, 2022
During finals on Jan. 27, a gun was found on the campus of East High. Principal Jim Parker gives his reaction regarding the incident and what he wants students to take away from this.
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...

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