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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 ...

Lack of diveristy in film, television creates issues

Tom Tom Staff, Editorial

April 22, 2019

For as long as the common person has had access to television, shows and movies have entertained audiences across the world. Throughout time, visual media in the form of television has grown to evolve, with streaming services like...

Professional athletes overpaid for playing

Camrin Smith, Reporter

March 14, 2019

NFL quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, is an exceptional player. An exceptional player that became the highest paid player in the U.S. in 2018. Rodgers averaged a salary of $66.9 million last season. Athletes are overpaid simply by pla...

Bullying issues should be taken more seriously

McKayla Vermeer, Co Editor in Chief

March 14, 2019

Even with the emphasis of no bullying policies in schools, bullying still is an active problem at East and remains inadequately addressed by school officials. In my personal experience, an instance of bullying had gotten to the...

Time management an issue for students

Tom Tom Staff, Editorial

March 14, 2019

 High school students have the worst time management skills when it comes to school, work, sports, etc., and trying to manage everything all at once. Many students do not learn these skills as they age. Once they’ve develo...

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