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Change in schedule affects students

Tom Tom Staff, Editorial

December 18, 2019

East administration has recently been working on finalizing a new school day schedule for all students. Among these changes comes the implementation of advisory three times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) which gives t...

Technology brings negatives

McKenzie Gandy, Photography Editor

December 18, 2019

Around the globe, schools have added technology into their classrooms for new learning tools. In adding these new additions, parents have expressed their feelings about iPads being used in the students every day learning. The...

Sex education needs to be taught in school

Madie Ybay, Co-Editor in Chief

December 18, 2019

Sex education is still not being taught at most schools in America. We are taught about puberty in elementary school, then taught in high school how to take care of a baby. I think there’s a step or two that we are missing i...

Environmental concerns are a priority

Anthony Holler, Letter to the Editor

December 18, 2019

In response to the Bellevue East principal’s words in a recent article exploring a composting opportunity written by Madie Ybay, I would like to say that I expect better. The quote I am primarily focusing on is the quote “...

Confederate flag brings conflict

Cora Bennett, Features Editor

December 18, 2019

The Confederate flag is racist. The majority of the people who support the Confederate flag claim that they only support it because it represents Southern heritage. I have also heard people say that they are trying to “redefin...

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...

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