• Sports

    Wildcat track and field team wins PAC-6 championship

    By Lena Wilson In the first week of May, Wildcat track and field conquered the PAC-6 championship.  The women’s team finished the conference championship with a score of 113 points; Northern High School had 111 in second place.  East’s men’s team finished with 135 points, and Jordan High School came in second with 120 points. According to East coach Steven Marquis, a conference win was the original goal of both the men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team consists of many returning athletes, particularly juniors and seniors.  That also means strong senior leadership. “We really knew we had a good chance in the boys’ side,” Marquis said. Senior Khari Battle…

  • Features

    East students tie their faith into school community

    Chapel Hill’s population is about 44 percent religious, according to Sperling’s Best Places.  Likewise, religious East students find ways to tie their faith into their community at school.  The largest religion at East is Christianity.  The three clubs at East that are based in religion are affiliated with Christianity and each relate to different aspects of the religion. Young Life is a non-denominational Christian youth ministry that became active at East in fall 2011.  Young Life’s East branch, now led by UNC-Chapel Hill senior Jordan Abourjilie, meets out of school for a combination of social fun and faith-based life lessons.  Team leaders such as Abourjilie seek to be a positive…

  • Features

    Internet filtering “liberal” at CHCCS, still prompts student work-arounds

    It has happened to every East student. You are in the media center Googling your research topic. You spot a promising link. You click on it, only to find your way blocked by a plain white and disappointingly familiar page. You have run into Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ web filtering software, and a simple refresh is not going to get you any further onto that page. This practice is not simply the East computers being difficult. Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act, all schools that accept federal funding for internet must use filters to block content deemed inappropriate. CHCCS uses iPrism, a hardware device from EdgeWave. With iPrism, a group…

  • Archived

    Pre-jam preview: Litterboxxx

    By: Lena Wilson East Battle of the Bands on Saturday, Jan. 19, will feature a special performance by East teachers Justin Seifts on drums, Mark Moseley on bass and Bert Wartski on guitar. Their band is called Litterboxxx. “It’s because of Wildcats. I mean, you’d have to talk to [former principal Dave] Thaden. He’s the one who came up with the name,” said Wartski, who teaches science. “What you do in the litterbox and that’s how we’ll sound.” Moseley is the sole remaining member of the original Litterboxxx, before the band was resurrected for this year’s Battle of the Bands with first-year Wildcats Seifts and Wartski. “We had one for…

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    Pre-jam preview: The Hissy Fits

    By: Lena Wilson The Hissy Fits, a combination of East and Chapel Hill High School musicians, will be performing at Local 506 on Saturday, Jan. 19 for East Battle of the Bands.  The Hissy Fits features Chapel Hill High junior Adam Fenton on guitar and vocals, East senior Chad Hartless on guitar, Chapel Hill High senior Alex Grosskurth on bass, Chapel Hill High senior Aidan Understein on drums. Hartless is a new addition to the band. “They were together before I joined as lead guitarist, for a little over a year,” Hartless said. Last year, The Hissy Fits shook up Battle of the Bands with punk originals.  A similar performance…