The Fight For Democracy

The Fight For Democracy

Aiden Nesci, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

Beginning in June 2019, the Hong Kong protests have been increasingly violent. Hong Kong's Extradition Bill states that criminals can be extradited back to mainland China. This upset Hong Kong citizens because the city is supposed to have judicial independence, meaning that mainland China is not able...

Petition to Move Halloween Celebrations to Weekend

Petition to Move Halloween Celebrations to Weekend

Gaby Heredia, Content Editor

October 31, 2019

Halloween is a holiday that is liked by many people, but the day it usually falls on is not. Obviously trick-or-treating is a major part of the holiday and what most kids and families look forward to. I don’t think that three hours to celebrate the holiday is enough time and whenever I complain ab...

Never Forget: The Remembrance of 9/11

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Alli Barnette, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

On this day, 18 years ago, our country went through a terrible tragedy that could only be explained in one word; terroism. On Sep. 11, 2001, a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group, al Qaeda, changed our country forever. They hijacked four aircrafts and carried...

East Teacher Assistant Passes From Battle With Cancer

East Teacher Assistant Passes From Battle With Cancer

Adelfo Perez, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2019

Marla J. Page passed away Aug. 22 at IU Health University Hospital due to a lengthy battle with cancer. She emotionally touched many people, including students, staff members and the community of Columbus. Page was the Special Education teacher assistant for the English department at East for t...

Auditorium Construction Rundown

Auditorium Construction Rundown

Allie Hall, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2019

Robbins Auditorium at Columbus East is getting a $3.1 million remodel. The theatre will have all new seating, equipment and style. The updated sound, lighting and seats will make the viewing experience much more enjoyable. East Theatre Department Director, Kevin Welsh, had a few things to say about t...

Hepatitis A Outbreak at Amazing Joe’s Grill

Hepatitis A Outbreak at Amazing Joe's Grill

Shelby Morrow, Photography Editor

August 22, 2019

The Republic reported Amazing Joe’s Grill closed May 1, 2019 due to an employee having Hepatitis A.  Hepatitis A is a liver infection that can be transmitted by food and is very contagious. The symptoms consisted of a low-grade fever, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain.  This virus is...

FDA Statement on E-Cigarettes

FDA Statement on E-Cigarettes

Caroline Stott

May 28, 2019

On April 3, 2019, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy released a statement in response to possible correlation between e-cigarettes and seizures. It’s no secret that e-cigarettes contain more than the recommended amount, the most popular choice of vape amon...

A Night to Say Thanks

Senior third baseman Brooke Valles hugs her mentor.

Monica Burton

May 24, 2019

On the second to last game of the season, the softball team for East started a new tradition that involved the entire community. To show their appreciation, each player and coach selected a teacher or mentor to recognize for their hard work and dedication. “If we are going to expect our athletes to...

Notre Dame Cathedral In Flames

Notre Dame Cathedral In Flames

Caroline Emerick

May 8, 2019

On April 15, the iconic cathedral in Paris, France, Notre Dame, caught fire. The first fire alarm went off at 6:20pm but no flames were found. Then the fire alarm was set off again at 6:43 and the fire was discovered in the attic of the cathedral. The building was evacuated shortly after the first alarm...

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Weekly Headlines 4-1-19

Weekly Headlines 4-1-19

Riley Repp

April 3, 2019

Mueller Investigation Issues Report After two whole years, the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued its final report to Attorney General William Barr. The report is said to span hundreds of pages- Hundreds of pages that Barr summarized to the Congress in four pages. One line of ...