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Versus: The East Middle School Phone Rule

Versus: The East Middle School Phone Rule

Elizabeth Phillips and Max Battle

October 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion

“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 ...

Two Prespectives on Aliens

Two Prespectives on Aliens

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Aliens Aren’t Real -- Lily Maki  [email protected]   There are those who think planets like Mars may support alien life. This might be true, but the alien life would probably be microorganismes. It is not out of the question that there might be aliens living on some other plane...

Will the Countries Participating in the Winter Olympics Include North Korea?

Will the Countries Participating in the Winter Olympics Include North Korea?

Lily Maki, EMS Press Staff

January 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The biggest international sporting event -- The Winter Olympics -- will take place February 9-25, 2018. While final preparations for the Winter Olympics are underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea, North Korea has contacted South Korea for the first time in more than two years to discuss the participation ...

The Hidden Meanings behind Seemingly Innocent Words

The Hidden Meanings behind Seemingly Innocent Words

Mallory Swope, EMS Press Staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The variety of language that is audible in our hallways can range from innocuous to highly offensive. Most of the time, it’s only one or two words in the conversation that move the conversation along the spectrum of offense. Some of these terms may not seem objectionable, but that’s probably because y...

Track vs Cross Country

Track vs Cross Country

Hannah Abner, EMS Press Staff

October 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Cross country and track. These two sports are similar in that they are very competitive running sports and they involve the team. Quite a few people here at EMS do both sports. Kaitie Venhuizen, a seventh grader, does cross country and track, and enjoys them both a great deal. “I love running, a...

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