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Social media causes negative effects

Tom Tom Staff, Editorial

November 4, 2019

In recent years, social media has increasingly become more incorporated into everyday life. However, the influence it has on teenagers has become dangerous as it often depicts a perfect life that is seemingly unattainable which can dam...

New GPS passes create issues

Jacob Kriewald, Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

For the 2019-2020 school year, the administration decided to implement a new pass system for GPS and crack down on the old one. Currently for GPS (Guided Personal Study) you need an orange pass to go to any room in the buildi...

Pushing AP classes has negative impacts

Tom Tom Staff, Editorial

September 23, 2019

With the beginning of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) at East came a push for students to take more Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Students that would not have ordinarily felt comfortable or ready enough to be ...

VIP, off-campus lunch too limited

McKenzie Gandy, Photography Editor

September 23, 2019

Students at East are given a variety of options as to where they want to sit at lunch. Alternative lunch seating is crucial for students, especially high schoolers who love to get up and socialize with their friends....

Following procedures to stay safe at school

Tom Tom Staff, Editorial

May 17, 2019

Recently the 20 year  anniversary of Columbine happened. School shootings have been more and more common over the years. This leaves students, families and staff as worried as ever. Many procedures have been implemented into the...

Disputes over discipline

Emily Nelson, News Editor

May 17, 2019

Teaching is one of the key professions in this world. Instructors shape our minds from kindergarten to senior year, and even onto college. Once students get to high school, they have experienced 10 or more different discipline te...

Schools should not only focus on going to college

McKayla Vermeer, Co-Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019

As the year comes to a close, many seniors are preparing for their life beyond high school. Many are excited for what may lie ahead, especially with the new experience of college on their horizon. However, there are still man...

Finals are not necessary in school

Jacob Kriewald, Sports Editor

May 17, 2019

The end of the semester is coming and everyone knows what that means, finals. Finals are the end of semester exams that are supposed to go over everything you have learned that semester, even though they may not hit every poi...

Changes in climate should bring concerns to all

McKenzie Gandy, Reporter

April 22, 2019

Around the world, climate change is affecting the environment and the atmosphere one step at a time. Many species are going extinct because their habitat is no longer habitable. But why should we care about climate change? Clima...

Defending yourself against viruses

Diego Vasquez Glover, Reporter

April 22, 2019

With technology today, many people have utilized it for any daily needs in their lives, whether it be for work or simply entertainment. However, many people can still learn how to take preventative measures against the multiple ...

Teen drug use should not be common

Camrin Smith, Reporter

April 22, 2019

In the beginning of what felt like 2014, the ideology and upbeat sense of the use of electric tobacco products known as “vape culture” has flooded our social media platforms and the minds of many teens and young adults. The ...

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