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The Student News Site of Bellevue East High School

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The Student News Site of Bellevue East High School

The Tom Tom

The Student News Site of Bellevue East High School

The Tom Tom

District event
Lailyah Duncan, Reporter • May 17, 2024

Bellevue East High School participated in the “Greater Than One District” event on April, 10, 2024 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event was...

Girls can join BSA
Charlotte Palm, Reporter • May 17, 2024
School day shortened by 20 minutes next year
Victoria Bogatz, Entertainment Editor • May 17, 2024
New English courses coming to East next year
Lillian Herrick, Reporter • May 17, 2024

Bellevue Public Schools high school English departments will switch to a new English curriculum the 2024-25 school year, affecting all grade levels as state standards change;...

Not all school subjects should be required
Tom Tom Staff, Editorial • May 17, 2024

Currently, High School students at Bellevue East are required to take 4 years of English classes, 3 years of math, 3 years of science, and 3 years of history. We believe that...

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Wrap it up. Bellevue East Athletic Trainer Richard Nelson wraps sophomore Maddie Walter on May 8 after healing from a broken finger. “Rick has helped me a lot with coping with not being able to play volleyball. He helped me tape my finger. Rick helps me when I have pain, playing soccer and volleyball. He is a good trainer,”  Walter said.
Injuries common in some sports at East
Lucy Cook, Co-Editor in Chief • May 17, 2024

As he goes around the last turn to finish the mile, junior Peyton Ricci falls after his leg popped. Suddenly, he woke up from the recurring dream from his freshman year track...

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Listen up. In her free time, freshman Lailyah Duncan listens to Kendrick Lamar,  Future,  and Metro Boomin’s new diss track called “Like That” from the “WE DON’T TRUST YOU” album. During her journalism class, she often listens to various hip-hop artists and Kendrick Lamar is one of her favorites. The song “Like That” is one of the many diss tracks in the feuds between Drake, J. Cole, Metro Boomin, Future, and Lamar.  “Kendrick’s part in the diss track goes crazy,” Duncan said. “Drake is getting cooked with the new disses Kendrick dropped. It’s a cruel world we live in.”
A deep dive info the Kendrick Lamar, Drake feud
Lailyah Duncan, Reporter • May 17, 2024

Since Kendrick Lamar’s unexpected lines on the diss track “Like That” got released, calling out hip-hop stars Drake and J. Cole, people on social media platforms have...

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Ensuring safety. If given a reason, the school resource officer reserves the right to search a student’s belongings.  As a safety precaution, SROs wear gloves when searching a student’s backpack. “So [for a] backpack search, if we have to do a backpack search, we have to have a few things. We have to have existent circumstances, probable cause, or we have to have reasonable articulable suspicion which we would request from the school administrator or teacher to search a backpack,” School Resource Officer Jonathan Hobbs said.
Laws govern how school authorities interact with students
Layla Hango and Brianna Yang May 17, 2024

Students today are typically unaware of the rights that they are entitled to while they are on school grounds. With the rise in protests advocating...