• Archived

    Find a passion and fight apathy as hard as you can

    By Sam Schaefer Undoubtedly, everyone has to do things in their life they don’t want to, but no one should ever let their life get to the point where everything becomes that way. If you don’t have a passion, find one. It can really be anything: music, sports, film — even school. Personally, I was fortunate enough to discover several passions of my own throughout my time in high school. The ones that have been most significant, however, have been music and journalism. These two parts of my life have provided me with invaluable intellectual and emotional outlets. In journalism, I have found something that’s intellectually stimulating, and something I…

  • Arts & Culture

    Chapel Hill rapper Evan “Ease” Draughon is on his way

    By Sam Schaefer Last year, more than three years after I had first met Evan Draughon, I heard him perform live for the first time. It was an inauspicious occasion, a hip-hop concert at Jack Sprat on Franklin Street featuring him and several other acts on a rainy October night. I had first met him through my brother and his friends, and over the years I had know him, I had heard him rhyme among small groups of people in private settings, but because I was always too young to get in the venues where he performed in front of an audience, those were the only times I had seen…

  • Features

    East Club S.A.I.L.’s Mission to Decrease Cheating

      By Sam Schaefer It’s hard to go through four years as a student at East without noticing the ubiquitous “Cheating”signs that inform students of various acts that could be considered offenses. Few, however, are aware of the groups behind the signs, Students for Academic Integrity and Leadership. A small club, S.A.I.L. meets every Thursday at lunch to try and tackle the interminable problem of cheating. Senior Ben Marks joined the club this year, partly out of indignation over seeing other students cheat their way through classes while he puts time and effort into his work without breaking rules. “You encounter kids who cheat at East, and it just kind…

  • Sports

    East Men’s Lacrosse confident for new season

    By Sam Schaefer Coming off of last year’s disappointing loss in the championship game in the State playoffs, the players on this year’s Wildcat Men’s Lacrosse team are determined to win the State title and confident in their ability to do so. “It’s not even a shot, it’s more like we’re going to win it,” senior Levi Brown said. “We’re going to be there, and we’re going to win.” Even though the members of the team believe they have the ability to win the championship this season, they have a few challenges they will have to adjust to. Right before the season began, the team got an entirely new coaching…

  • News

    Rumors of new drug policy pervade East

    By Sam Schaefer Recently, several incidents have occurred involving the possession and consumption of drugs and alcohol by students on campus both during the school day and at school events. These incidents have become well known among students and teachers, and prompted rumors of new East administration drug policies like the banning of food and drink from classrooms in an attempt to stop consumption of drugs in school. Some students worried by the rumors think the school is becoming too restrictive. “East is becoming like a police state,” sophomore Kunal Desai said. Principal Eileen Tully denies that the rumors of new policies are true. “They’re just that—rumors,” she said, claiming…