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How music can effect people

How music can effect people

Aiden Preston

November 22, 2019

Music is something universal that lets people come together to cherish, whether it's music from ancient tribal traditions or just pop music on the car radio. Music has been around for a profoundly long time. The first song was recorded in 1860 and was called, “Au Clair de la Lune” by Édouard-Léon...

Wearing backpacks in school

Wearing backpacks in school

Drew Zrimec

November 13, 2019

“Oops, my planner is in my locker. Can I get it? ”   “Yes, but that's a Not Prepared.” This is an everyday problem here at East. Students forget their pencils and other materials. They have to go from one class to their locker and then onto another class in five minutes. Our school policy...

Is Homework Reasonable?

Is Homework Reasonable?

Isabel Espinoza

October 24, 2019

Like all of us, I am at school from 7 a.m. to 2:31 p.m. Then I have volleyball practice until 5:30 p.m. Twice a week I have games that take as long as two hours. I’m tired.  But when I get home, instead of relaxing, I have to pull out my homework. Each assignment might just take 30 to 60 min...

Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Hannah Abner, EMS Press Reporter

March 8, 2019

Americans are obsessed with creating conspiracy theories. Several are extremely popular with lots of believers, no matter how crazy they seem. One big one that a lot of people support is the theory is the fact that 9/11 was planned and executed by the United States government. People believe that they...

Versus: The East Middle School Phone Rule

Versus: The East Middle School Phone Rule

Elizabeth Phillips and Max Battle

October 24, 2018

The phone rule is a big controversy at East Middle School. We are the only middle school in TCAPS who has banned phones from bell to bell. Teachers and administrative workers here are very strict about this rule. Most people find it annoying and dislike it. However, I think it’s great. At my ol...

Halloween Vs. Thanksgiving

Halloween Vs. Thanksgiving

Hannah Abner and Alyssa Brien

October 11, 2018

When you think of Halloween, you think of dressing up, trick or treating, sorting your candy by colors, by chocolate and non-chocolate, by hard candies and gummies. But that’s not all you do for Halloween. You don’t just dress up in silly costumes. The fear factor is also a huge part of the this...

Wicked Reviews for a Great Musical

Wicked Reviews for a Great Musical

Lauren Stallman, EMS Press Staff

May 9, 2018

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be able to witness the fantastic musical as “Wicked” on Broadway in New York City. Related to the well known “Wizard of Oz,” it tells the story of the relationship between the two witches; Glinda the Good and Elphaba (or as many know her, the girl born gr...

Ready Player One (Spoiler-free) Review

Ready Player One (Spoiler-free) Review

George Parvel, EMS Press Staff

April 12, 2018

A popular new movie in theaters, “Ready Player One," focuses on a virtual reality realm called the OASIS, created by eccentric character James Halliday, a game designer and billionaire. It’s a perfect subject for people our age. OASIS sounds like a perfect and simple world, where anything you...

Should There Really be a Second Amendment?

Should There Really be a Second Amendment?

Lily Maki, EMS Press Staff

April 12, 2018

A few weeks ago, chaos broke out in Parkland, Florida. Just before classes were let out on Wednesday, former student Nichols Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heavily armed and started shooting, killing 14 students and three staff members and leaving many people across America ques...

An Issue Unaddressed

An Issue Unaddressed

Ella Sherman, EMS Press Staff

February 12, 2018

Walk into any girls restroom at East Middle School, and you will find the usual: sinks, soap dispensers, toilet paper, toilets, and hand dryers. But one thing is missing. A feminine products machine.   The average time for a female to start her period is between ages 10-15; the average ag...

How Trump’s Presidency Impacts Us

How Trump’s Presidency Impacts Us

Lauren Stallman, EMS Press Staff

February 6, 2018

For the past year, our country has been run by President Donald J. Trump. Previously, he was known as a wealthy businessman and star of the reality TV show, The Apprentice. He is currently on his third wife. I personally did not think that he would become our President just because of the lack of pol...

Review: Hello, my Twenties!

Review: Hello, my Twenties!

Summer Anderson, EMS Press Staff

February 2, 2018

“Hello, my Twenties!” (also known as “Age of Youth”) is a South Korean television show that first came out in 2016. Since then, it has been put on Netflix, which is where I watched the series. At first, I didn’t expect much of the series. But after a drastic reveal at the end of the first ...