• Archived,  News

    East speaks: Global terrorism

    By Mia Collored0-Mansfeld and Aleta Donald News of bombings, shootings, and terrorist attacks occupied the minds and hearts of millions last week as three separate attacks were carried out in three separate countries. The first attack was in Beirut on Thursday, November 12, killing 43 people and wounding 239. The attack consisted of two suicide bombings in the Bourj al-Barajneh district of southern Beirut. On Friday, November 13, attacks occurred in both Baghdad and Paris. In Baghdad the target of the attacks were Shiite Muslims. A suicide bomber killed 21 people and wounded 46 when he detonated an explosion at a memorial service being held for a Shiite militia fighter…

  • Archived,  Arts & Culture

    Harry Potter Therapy

    By Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld and Madison Lewis Is there a Harry Potter shaped hole in your heart? Spoiler alert: If you have been living under a rock for your entire life and do not know what happens in Harry Potter, stop reading this and go read Harry Potter. Have you watched your favorite characters being killed off (Sirius, Dumbledore, Hedwig, Mad-Eye Moody, Dobby, Fred, Snape, Voldemort, Lupin, Tonks, etc.) and yet somehow continued to love the books? Have you struggled to move on with your life after the series came to a close? If so, welcome to Harry Potter Therapy. This is the article for you. For your benefit, we, Madison…

  • Archived,  Sports

    East Volleyball season wrap-up

    By Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld The East Volleyball team finished its season with an overall record of 6 wins and 17 losses, and a conference record of 5-7. Despite the results of the games, senior Satoko Nakano was pleased with how the season turned out. “I thought the season did better than I had expected,” Nakano said. “We lost three amazing seniors last year, but I think everybody stepped up and filled the roles necessary to have a successful season.” The team faced a series of challenges this season, not only did it lose three college-bound seniors, but also many of this year’s seniors did not return. During the season, the team…

  • Archived,  Arts & Culture

    East students perform Musical Comedy Murders of the 1940s

    By Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld and Madison Lewis East’s production of Musical Comedy Murders of the 1940s followed the stories of characters who were trapped in a mansion during a snowstorm with two homicidal maniacs. This spoof on the traditional murder mystery was filled to the brim with plot twists and secret passageways. “The play is a farce, so it’s very light and fun and energetic compared to some other plays,” said Brenna Recny, a junior who acted in the play. “[Musical Comedy Murders] is a very light humored show just in terms of the script.” Musical Comedy Murders opened Friday, March 6. Like the characters in the play, the actors experienced…

  • Archived,  Sports

    Women’s lacrosse looks forward

    By Mia Colloredo-Mansfeld Having spent last season rebuilding their team after losing nine key seniors, the East women’s lacrosse program looks forward to a strong season and even stronger future. “This year our program grew a lot,” said senior captain Marissa Creatore. “In years past, we’ve barely had enough people to have both a JV and a varsity team, but this year we had about 45 girls come out, which is awesome.” Though having large teams can make practices more difficult, Creatore is happy to have a larger varsity squad this year. With a big underclassmen influence on both JV and varsity, the team hopes to build on last year’s…