By Nagely Perez Calderon
In March the class of 2019 is planning to take a trip to Kalahari Water Park in the Pocono region of New York. This will be the first time East will be travelling to the Kalahari Water Park.
Many seniors have questions about the senior trip. Things that all senior should do to be able to attend the trip is get more involved in senior meeting after school. Also fundraiser will be happening to raise money for the trip and also using the senior lounge. The cost of the trip is still being worked out we will have a price by the end of October. The deadline is not worked out yet which means more information is coming. Seniors should start getting signed up to go. The first fundraisers already ended but there's more opportunity to come for you to get involved.
A good way to obtain more information about the senior trip is to talk to the principal Mrs. Blocker or the Senior Class Advisor Missy. Also every first Thursday in the auditorium there's a senior town hall meeting which are really important for seniors to attend because important information is delivered to all seniors. Be sure to watch the Eagle Eye Report in Family Group for more up to date information too.
By Hana Nakayama
Are you a senior, thinking of going to college? Senior days are workshops to help all seniors with college research and applications. Senior days are on Mondays and Wednesdays after school at the U of R from 3pm to 6pm. These days are for researching colleges and starting on the application process; also to help you with your personal statement.
East High student, Dennis Olmedo says, “These senior days help me save time and make the right decision for college; it is totally worth it. So more people should attend.”
I too have a personal experience being there. I have started to look at more colleges that had my interest. I have started my personal statement for colleges and have done a lot of research on new colleges than just the one near me. If you want to know more about senior days then talk to the Upward Bound advisors at the College Prep Center in B110.
By Rishad Ragland
Metals Cafe is officially up and running for business here at East High. Teachers love coming here because of the great food for an affordable cost. Students prepare food in the all new and renovated culinary classroom Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays every week.
Our renowned Metals Cafe eater Mrs. Conroy stated, “I think the prices are very reasonable especially given the quality of food. I’d eat there every day if it was open.” Most meals at the Metals Cafe are for the low price of around 10 dollars.
One of the best things about Metals Cafe is the wide variety of food they offer. You can always come down on Fridays for our golden brown crispy fish fry Fridays. We always create a new menu every week featuring 2 entrees, a vegetable, a great tasting starch, and dessert. It's served in a buffet style and is convenient for everyone. We have a soup and salad bar for our healthy consumers.
When you’re in school food always sounds good. Come down to the newly redesigned Metals Cafe for some good eats. To stay updated with the menu, visit the Metals site at https://sites.google.com/rcsd121.org/metalscafe/menu
By Pipper Holmes
Hundreds of thousands of kids across the United States of America catch senioritis between their 11th and 12th grade year of high school. It is an epidemic that affects us all differently.
For the most part you lose all sense of motivation. You are no longer are motivated to wake up to the sound of your alarm so instead you wait for it to stop and purposely sleep through it. Other times you begin to lose concentration on school work, you go from A’s and B’s to, “All I need is a 65 to pass.”
Don’t lose track of what’s important: walking the stage. You’ve worked so hard to here. Don't let one more hour of sleep cost you extra time in summer school. Get out of bed and get that diploma so you can brag in your mother’s face and say “I'm halfway there.” Try setting up one more alarm. Senior Rishad Ragland, a.k.a “RAGGZ,” maintains motivation to get up keep his perfect attendance. He advises, “I set like three alarms 6:20, 6:30, and 6:35. I also don't let a little rain, snow, or storm stop me, since I have never missed a day of school.”
So stay motivated and stay strong for this final stretch of high school. It will be over before you know it!
By Kermarie Principe
Are you interested in attending college after high school? Students in their last year of a high school start preparing for college applications regarding their interest based on their future career with help provided from the school district. The College Prep-center and Hillside here in East High School are two of the many programs that help students get a start on preparation for college.
Many of us know that college applications have due dates and seniors have limited time to apply to their dream college. Some students are involved in both programs since they find marvelous resources that accommodate you in the process.
East High student Nagely Perez observed that students sometimes have their school schedule full so they don’t have time for a visit to the center. “College Prep-Center and Hillside are great places to get help in getting a start on college. The program workers follow up on you to see what you need and they try to find a way to help you out in an easier way,” said Perez. In addition, the diverse amount of adults in the programs can come up to you during lunch, support, family group or any excused period you might have if you have a full schedule. For more information, see Ms. Dickinson in D131.
By Lynnola Christman
Hillside Work Scholarship Connection has been around our school for about 25 years. I remember walking into the 9th grade office and seeing Mr. Rice. I got signed up right away, but I didn’t know what the purpose of it was. In case you were wondering too, I got some news for you!
Hillside was founded in 1987. It is located in Central and Western New York, Washington DC, and Prince George’s county, MD. There are many students enrolled; 2,350 students are enrolled in the Rochester City School District alone. Every advocate can only have up to 35 students max. “In the 2015-2016 academic year, Rochester City School District students who remained with the program from grade 9 graduate at a rate at 90 percent,” according to the Hillside website.
There are many opportunities Hillside offers such as mentoring, enrichments to grow students’ social life experiences, tutoring, job training (YETA), scholarship opportunities, and college visits. Tutoring is after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Youth Employment Training Academy (YETA) varies in time; talk to your advocate for the job opportunities! The purpose for these are to help students overcome barriers that cause them to drop out and abandon their education. As Ms. Ryan said, “hillside helps establish relationships with schools, students, and families.”
For more information, visit https://www.hillside.com/about-us/family-agencies/regions-affiliates/hwsc/
By Miguel Rodriguez Segarra
Although our volleyball record wasn’t what we expected we still keep our East High spirits alive. Sports are not about winning or losing it’s more about working as a team and having fun.
Varsity Boys Volleyball Coach Barley states, “Usually the first thing you see is how our team responds to adversity.” This shows that our team knows when they need improving and that comes from great leadership from our three captains Maurice Coney, Howard Eagle, and Kaori Barley.
The worst part of this season was the losses but, our players did not let that overcome them. They still went out each week and tried their best and played with their heart and spirit.
For next season our coach Mr. Barley will try to improve the scholars’ skills, strength, and serving.
Barley states that “we need more ball control and that’s going to take a lot more practice.” Barley will make sure our boys will be ready for next season and have a better record than last year. For any further questions go see Coach Barley in room D243.
By Jaylon McCrea
Being a student-athlete is very challenging, from hearing your alarm going off at five o'clock every morning to committing to practice every day and doing homework. Setting goals to achieve being an excellent athlete, and knowing that there are challenges, is what makes someone destined for greatness. Many players of the East High Football team experience these difficult challenges and hardships. Even though these players experience these challenges they do not shy away from the fact that they must be consistent with their level of excellence.
East High’s football team is now 6-0 after a highly anticipated season with lots of talent on and off the field. James Vann head coach of the Varsity Eagles calls this “one of the greatest teams I have had the privilege of coaching. These kids never backed down amid the distractions and doubters; they have come in every day willing to be great and get better. Sometimes we even have practice on Sundays, doing whatever it takes to be great.” Co-head coach Steve Flagler also says that “this is a team that will fight to the very last minute until the time clock hits zero.”
Both of these quotes not only show how like-minded these coaches are but also how resilient these players are. It has been a long season for the Varsity Eagles, as they will play McQuaid Jesuit Knights for the city catholic championship this Friday October 12th. Not only are the stakes high for this week, but moving forward the East Eagles will have their first home sectional game since 2010 the following week.
To get updates on scores, stats and even see pictures from each game you can visit the 2018 East High varsity website at http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/?u=EASTFOOTBALL&s=football
By Shaffiria Dortch
Relationship are a very delicate topic when it comes to any age group, but the high school years seems to be the most important years. Being in the same school as your boyfriend or girlfriend has a big effect on whether your relationship is helpful or a distraction.
For some students who are in a high school relationships and go to school with their boyfriend or girlfriend, it can be a huge distraction because all they think about is that person all throughout the day. If you’re thinking about someone you like, or even love, it’s very hard to focus on your school work. Well it’s very hard to focus on anything if you can’t stop thinking about your boyfriend or girlfriend.
Now on the other hand, there are a lot of teenagers who know how to control themselves around the person that they are in a relationship with. Dr. Marrero a Physics teacher at East High School says, “It’s a normal part of school life... as long as there’s no making out in the hallways, I see no problem.” Some take positive advantage of having their boyfriend or girlfriend in the same school as them. They use each other as study partners and just make sure that they both stay on the right track.
By Sisqo Berrios
Have you ever been asked what phone you have? Many of us who have been to a phone company store have seen many different devices and brands. When we go to these stores, we try to choose the phone that is best for us, whether it’s for work or to be up to date on trends. The iPhone vs. Android debate has been a big topic between many people, especially teenagers. There are some qualities these two devices and brands share, which are touch screen, apps you can use and of course calling and reaching out to others. Even though there are many similarities some say the difference is quite big. Some examples are the emojis, camera quality, and music.
Apple has the iPhone which many younger people select because it’s a trend. iPhone has FaceTime and were the ones who brought emojis back into trend. iPhones are also considered the easier phone to use. Even better Apple provides the new updates to iPhone so their customers can update their own phone. iPhone also has some cons on the list. One of the big ones is their screens crack easily, which is one reason why many customer prefer android at times because of how delicate iPhones are.
Androids have many different brands, including Samsung, Windows, LG, and even Google Pixel, with Samsung Galaxy being one of the most used. Androids were the first to have many of the features that iPhones have now like being waterproof, having full screens, and being made of better materials. With Androids you have to know which phone to use because not all Androids have the same things. Some cons about Androids are that it’s hard to find good music apps and if you don’t have a Galaxy Note then your camera quality isn’t really that good.
Both phones have positives and negatives and the most important thing is to do your research and find the right phone for your needs.