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Halloween Vs. Thanksgiving

Halloween Vs. Thanksgiving

Hannah Abner and Alyssa Brien

October 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

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...

Vaping Impacts Lives at East

Vaping Impacts Lives at East

Camryn Crosby and Addy Booher

October 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Alpha Office Principal Rose Gallagher compared the current vaping trend to previous years’ trends like kendamas and fidget spinners. But the costs of this recent activity are far greater for students. To put it bluntly, vaping is a serious health risk by itself and can actually be a gateway into smok...

South Manitou’s Cedars

South Manitou’s Cedars

Phoebe Walker, EMS Press Reporter

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

What once used to be the tallest white cedar tree in the world was on Michigan's own South Manitou island. Over the past summer I explored the island and learned a lot more history than I thought I would. While I was there, I learned what Michigan was like before people turned it into the state we know...

Patriot Game 2018

Patriot Game 2018

Isabella Fochtman, Sophie Simon, and Truman Searles

September 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Traverse City Central and Traverse City West High Schools have been rivals for as long as everyone can remember. This year is the seventh annual Patriot Game when Central and West high schools face off at Thirlby field. This event brings most of Traverse City, even if they’re not football fans. ...

The “New” Eastern Elementary

The “New” Eastern Elementary

Ava Shotwell, EMS Press Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

At 1600 Eastern Avenue, stands a modern, new and improved school, known as the “new” Eastern Elementary. The reconstruction of this school has taken almost a year and a half, and both students and staff members were eager to start the year back at the school they know and love. But, the school is, b...

AT Self Select

AT Self Select

Evelyn Linck, Evelyn Nowicki, and Addie Feeley

September 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Self-selection AT became an option to students, here at East Middle School last year. Many students have taken this opportunity to join AT classes. AT social studies teacher Ali Sullivan believes that the ability to voluntarily be in an AT class has affected her general education (or gen ed) classes. ...

Students Talk About Washington DC

Students Talk About Washington DC

Sam Mcdonough, Aidan Gollan, Trojan TV Staff

June 5, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Students share their opinions on the recent 8th grade DC trip

Are Teens Irresponsible on Social Media?

Are Teens Irresponsible on Social Media?

Mia Moeggenberg, EMS Press Staff

May 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

I think we can all agree that middle schoolers are tired of hearing about the negative effect of their phones. In fact basically everyone is. Social media is causing depression in teens. The phone’s blue light can cause cancer. Phones are a distraction in class. Talk to people in real life. You will ...

Hey, do you want to be partners?

Hey, do you want to be partners?

Mallory Swope, EMS Press Staff

May 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

“You guys may work on this assignment with partners if you choose.” Most people’s eyes light up and they get excited about finally being able to “work with,” ahem, socialize, with their friends during class. This is the time where you can talk -- about school and other things -- withou...

Mark Zuckerberg: Reptile vs. Robot

Mark Zuckerberg: Reptile vs. Robot

Lily Jenkins, EMS Press Staff

April 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Recently, we came upon one of the greatest debates in American history. As a warning, this is one of the most serious and intense questions ever asked, and it could cause you to experience emotional outrage. After Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the Senate, a series of memes poking fun at (and in s...

Stressed Out

Stressed Out

Elzaya Williams, EMS Press Staff

April 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Teenagers are commonly stressed when it comes to school, sports, and other things that go on in their lives. For most teens, homework is a daily task and can be hard to manage, especially for students who participate in after school events. Balancing school and extracurricular activities is difficult, and of...

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