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2020 Yearbooks are here!

The EHS Yearbook staff released a sneak peek at the cover of the 2020 yearbook.

Liz Carey, Yearbook Co-Editor

May 6, 2020

The East High yearbook staff is excited to announce the arrival of the 2019-2020 yearbook! This year’s theme – Embrace the Legacy – may have never been more appropriate than now. Obviously, with the radical changes in school this year, you don’t want to miss out on this one! The staff waited...

Jacobson ready for German immersion

Ready for a European education

Challeni Riddle

May 6, 2020

As they like to say: “If you’re going in, go all in!” And EHS sophomore Steele Jacobson is going all in with a new experience in Germany. In mid-April, Mary Johnson, East High German teacher, announced Jacobson was recently selected to participate in the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)...

Coronavirus forces a change in learning and teaching

Students and staff had to make a quick transition to remote learning when the schools were shut down in mid-March.

Kaylee Culley

May 6, 2020

COVID-19 as taken a lot away from people everywhere, particularly in our schools. Hallways are quiet, sports are cancelled, classrooms sit silent, and students are now forced to navigate remote learning. Homes are now schools, parents are now teachers, and what used to be the dinner table is now a desk...

Coronavirus wrecks economy, tourism, health care and lives

Customers patiently wait in their cars for curbside food service from Dickey’s BBQ at Frontier Mall. While some businesses with outside access remained open, the mall closed in mid-March to discourage people gathering in confined areas.

Alexis Greb

May 6, 2020

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, is having huge impacts around the world. According to www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/, as of April 23, there are more than 2.6 million cases and more than 185,000 deaths worldwide. As countries advise people to stay home more, the numbers are slowing, but they...

East High School’s debate team wins virtual state championship

Parker Bachelder competes in dramatic interpretation.

Ms. Kathryn Palmer, WTE Reporter Originally published Apr 29, 2020

May 6, 2020

Reprinted with permission When Hernan Rodriguez woke up March 14, he was ready to debate. Rodriguez, a sophomore member of East High School’s speech and debate team, had spent Friday night’s five-hour bus ride from Cheyenne to Green River with about 20 of his teammates in last-minute preparat...

East High Spirit happens virtually everywhere

The Buell family shows off their T-Bird Fanatic best for Virtual Spirit Week.

Cristiona Morales

May 6, 2020

With most schools and districts shut down for the foreseeable future, many schools struggled to find ways to connect with their students. One idea that popped into a few teachers' minds was the concept of a virtual theme week. Theme weeks are an easy and fun way to build school spirit … and there...

The Softball Addition to Our Community

Alyssa Wilmarth, reporter

November 20, 2019

Batter up! This was the dream of many girls especially here at East High School and across the state.  Now it’s come true. Laramie County School District 1 recently passed the bill approving softball as a school funded activity. Many people are ecstatic that such a sport is now a part of our sports ...

Homework: The Necessary Evil?

Rachel Taveria, Reporter

November 18, 2019

Nobody liked the teacher that assigns homework. So why is that? It's obvious that teens don’t like homework because its extra work, something that has a lot of dedicated kids stay up till eleven or twelve PM to do. Then there are the non-dedicated kids who don’t give a care in the world and all it does is ...

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...

Asia Trip

Asia Trip

Kani Miller, Junior Editor

October 4, 2019

From the small quiet town of Cheyenne to the very crowded streets of Asia, last June, twelve students traveled to Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam for 11 days. Mrs. Zumo, the biology teacher, set up the whole trip because in Asia the students studied biology.   The trip to Asia was a new and interesting e...

Marching with the Rocket Man

Marching with the Rocket Man

Lana Novotny, Reporter

August 30, 2019

In preparation for the upcoming state marching band competition, the East High Marching Band went to Estes Park for band camp. The ideas behind the time at camp are to build relationships, focus on timings and presentation, and practice songs for State. The EHS marching band is known as one of the strongest programs in the state. ...

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