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The Safari Diaries

The Safari Diaries

Avalon Skinner and Steph Sommer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Slideshow

The excitement of seeing wild elephants for the first time was too much to handle. After getting stuck in Atlanta, flying for a whole day, and dealing with a drought, the elephants were breathtaking. Follow along with this experience as Stephani Sommer and Avalon Skinner tell their story of nine IB students...

John Oliver, Mike Pence… and the Bunny of the United States?

John Oliver, Mike Pence… and the Bunny of the United States?

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Features

In in a time of crazy politics, national scandals and, White House firings, even a child's book can't escape the pure insanity of today's politics. Marlon Bundo, the Bunny of the United States, or BOTUS for short, is the pet rabbit of Mike Pence, the current Vice President, and his family. Marlon...

Debate your Success

Debate your Success

Avalon Skinner, Online Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Features

Wandering the halls in their Sunday-go-to-church clothes murmuring speeches to themselves is what East Speech and Debate does almost every weekend. As the national competition crawls closer and closer, the wandering students feel the pressure. But before nationals comes the state competition. Here,...

Tsimbinos is back in Thunderbird Nation

Tsimbinos is back in Thunderbird Nation

Landon Bosch, Sports Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Features, News

“Good morning! Welcome to East High, the school of excellence!” A familiar voice is now back at the front doors of East High, ready to welcome students and visitors to Thunderbird Nation. Leo Tsimbinos has been medically cleared to return to his honored position as East High ambassador. Tsimbinos...

What’s with all these tats!?

What’s with all these tats!?

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Perspectives

  It was slightly nerve racking- a tattoo gun, softly buzzing, before it even touched my skin. I don’t like being in pain...and I hate needles...so, my venture of getting my very first tattoo was off to a great start. Within recent years, the popularity of tattoos has exploded among teens....

Orchestrating an Outstanding Orchestra

Orchestrating an Outstanding Orchestra

Landon Bosch

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features

With over four decades of experience conducting high school orchestra, Bob Mathews is one dedicated teacher. Over the course of his career, Mathews has highlighted all types of music from movies to classical pieces. Teaching at both Carey Junior High and East High music, Mr. Mathews has played a significant...

The Boys (and Girls) of Fall

The Boys (and Girls) of Fall

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Features

A seam opens in the offensive line. The running back lowers his shoulders and heads foor the gap. A linebacker spots the move and closes fast. Two bodies collide and the back stays down. The refs blow their whistles and call for the coaches. Two assistants and the trainer head for the downed athlete....

The Drumming Duo

The Drumming Duo

McKenna Smith, Features Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Student Life

Summer practice is exhausting. The sun blasts the team as they run through plays. Two practices a day wears them down. No matter the weather, they must practice. There’s new formations and timing. Every piece must have perfect rhythm. So many things to learn But these athletes aren’t dressed on...

Spirit Spectacular

Spirit Spectacular

Avalon Skinner, News Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Features, Slideshow

My Story for Everyone Else

My Story for Everyone Else

Rhiannon Thomalla and Evie Brady

May 5, 2017


Filed under Features

(The following story is a compilation of the experiences of many members of the class of 2017.) All through high school you hear about the kids who go above and beyond the usual expectations. From star athletes to the academic overachievers, certain students just seem to get all the recognition. Week in ...

DECA at Disneyland

DECA at Disneyland

Camden Schmidt, Online Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Student Life

Anaheim, California is usually known for Disneyland and California Adventure. However, between April 26 and 29, 20,000 visitors flocked there for another reason, the DECA International Career and Development Conference. ICDC is an international scale competition for DECA members who qualified through t...

The Revolutionary Phenomenon

The Revolutionary Phenomenon

Kenna Smith, Features Reporter

April 18, 2017


Filed under Features

Many people, when asked about the man on the $10 bill used, to respond with “I don’t know”. However, within the past two years, many people now know who’s on the $10 bill. It just so happens to be the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, whose name, now thanks to the hit Broadway...

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