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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

Alyssa Wilmarth

November 12, 2019

Across the country 18.2 million people are given special recognition one day throughout the year. This Veterans Day, East high wanted to give special recognition to the staff that have dedicated their lives to making our country better. From the armed forces to the classroom, these brave men and wome...

Dress Code: Do We Need a Change?

Dress Code: Do We Need a Change?

Kani Miller, Junior Editor

October 21, 2019

No The East High dress code sates: “Student dress and appearance shall not be disruptive to the educational process. Clothing must be modest and appropriate, no student shall wear clothing which is revealing undergarments, the midsection, shoulders, and back must be covered. Necklines must be app...

Welding Program is Right on Target

Welding Program is Right on Target

Thunderbolt Staff, Reporter

April 19, 2019

Across America, a huge need for master tradespeople exists. With the baby boomer generation retiring, a huge opportunity awaits millennials and Generation Z to earn positions in trade careers. Aside from mass job openings, there's always a need for metal fabricators, welders, plumbers, carpenters, and...

Thunderbirds shine at World Language Day competition

Thunderbirds shine at World Language Day competition

Thunderbolt Staff, Reporter

March 12, 2019

As our ability to reach out around the world grows with every technological advance, clear communication is the key to a successful dialogue. On March 9, six students from East High School competed in the annual World Language Day at the University of Wyoming.  This year's theme was history.  Students...

All Northwest Auditions

Elizabeth Carey

January 17, 2019

A lot of people have a strong passion for something and most of those passions stem from our home lives. Morgan O’Neill, a senior here at East, is getting ready to audition for All Northwest Choir. Morgan’s immense passion for music stems from her home life. Her dad hosted for a radio show and her...

Small Business Makes A Big Difference

Small Business Makes A Big Difference

Arianna Leuer, Reporter

January 8, 2019

Everyone gets inspired by something, whether it’s from a hobby you enjoy, watching television, a school club you’re involved in, or even sports.  Inspiration comes when you see something that excites and motivates you to make something out of it.  Rabecca Northcutt was inspired by art. “I went...

The Safari Diaries

The Safari Diaries

Avalon Skinner and Steph Sommer

May 21, 2018

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

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

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

“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

  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

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...

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