• The one & only Brittany Ferrell

    The one & only Brittany Ferrell

    Shelby Alsted

    December 15, 2017

    The gym is loud as cheerleaders bang their hands against the mats, athletes come out one by one addressing their opponents. Brittany Ferrell walks out, stopping the crowd in their tracks. Brittany is not phased one bit, staying humble and doing what’s expected of her. As the only female wrestler last season, this was a weekly occurrence for Ferrell. But she had not even a shred of fear. “I was...

    Shelby Alsted

  • More than just music

    More than just music

    Elaina Rothmayer

    December 15, 2017

    Tubas, trumpets, and trombones galore. Everywhere you turn there’s another instrument in your face, but who are the faces behind them? From the outside, band seems like a tight nit group, but when looking deeper you can see it’s more of a family. With every family comes those outliers that aren’t as well liked as the rest. Band is no different. There are kids in band, and then there are band...

    GLP trip to China. (Photo by Justin Hayworth/Grinnell College)

  • She writes her own story

    She writes her own story

    Siara Kozeliski

    December 15, 2017

    The hallway is long and it makes the entrance to the classroom seem small and rather narrow. Rows of chairs filed on the floor, the aridity of the air filled the room and left a choking sensation in the stemming of the lungs. Tools left scattered from the previous class. Before the eyes can fully scan the room, eyes pierce through the very being of you in all shades: brown, hazel, green, and blue....

  • New to school

    New to school

    Nikki G.

    December 15, 2017

    Substitute after substitute. Stranger after stranger. This is what U.S. History students dealt with after the sudden departure of their teacher, until now. Meet Randi Fitzgerald. A history teacher with a love for the "Twilight" saga and Tasty Tacos.  "I'm excited to be at East. It's bigger than schools I've been at in the past," Fitzgerald said.  She started her job at East on October 27. Sh...

  • State debate teacher of the year, Jen Medina

    State debate teacher of the year, Jen Medina

    Caitlin Hexamer

    December 15, 2017

    It’s your turn to present in class, you’re sweating bullets and you got very little sleep last night. Here it comes, the teacher is calling your name and you’re walking slowly up to the front of the room to give your speech. You look up and see her there. “Breathe” she mouths and smiles at you.  East High Speech and debate teacher Jennifer Medina helps people overcome these fears every day. “I...

    C.Hexamer

East and Roosevelt volleyball fund raise for hurricane victims

East and Roosevelt volleyball fund raise for hurricane victims

October 20, 2017

The East and Roosevelt Volleyball teams held a fundraiser selling t-shirts for $15 to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims. Harvey caused chaos and destruction in Houston, TX from Aug. 17 – Sep. 3. Hurricane...

Hate can’t drive out hate, only East can

Hate can’t drive out hate, only East can

October 20, 2017

With the start of a new school year, comes a new and eager group of seniors with one goal in mind: positively leading East High School and creating change for the betterment of students and staff. Seven pr...

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