“Gone Girl” is sure to be a family favorite

Rachel Brill (’15)- Eastside Staff   Before reading Gillian Flynn’s book “Gone Girl”, I doubted that it would be any good. I liked “Where’s Waldo” when I was younger, but was this sequel necessary? To my surprise, I deeply enjoyed the book. Flynn developed the idea for “Gone Girl” in response to a flurry of criticism directed toward the original “Where’s Waldo” series. In the … Continue reading “Gone Girl” is sure to be a family favorite

New version of mandatory exam PARCCs itself in Cherry Hill

Lanxi Li (’16)- Eastside Staff   The acronym PARCC stands for “Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers”. As the name implies, it aims to measure a student’s readiness for attending college and participating in the real world. All East juniors are required to pass the test in order to graduate. Recent changes to the PARCC test, however, have sent East’s entire junior … Continue reading New version of mandatory exam PARCCs itself in Cherry Hill

East English Department follows new social media trend

Emma Silverstone (’15)- Eastside Humor Editor A new school-wide rule has caused teachers to change their lesson plans completely. As a result of Twitter’s influence on students, teachers have arranged for essays to be no longer than 140 characters. Students will also be required to use a hashtag when creating titles for essays. Multiple teachers are excited about this change because they think it begins … Continue reading East English Department follows new social media trend

Students are trapped inside their classrooms as a result of faulty bell system

Jonah Cohn (’15) – Eastside Staff With the recent rule going in to effect that students are not permitted to leave the classroom unless the bell has rung, has caused some uproar. Recently, students were stranded in their classrooms after five agonizingly bell-less days. The school policy requires students to remain in their classrooms until the bell rings, but the rule does not apply to … Continue reading Students are trapped inside their classrooms as a result of faulty bell system