• 2018-2019,  Features

    Ethics Bowl

    Ethical dilemmas, for most, are situations people try to avoid. For East’s Ethics Bowl team, however, this is not the case. The eight-person club, coached by Dan Murphy and Lisa Ibarra, have proven themselves masters of competitive problem-solving on the ethical level, and after winning a state title Jan. 27, competed in the national competition April 5-7 at UNC-Chapel Hill.   Teams like East’s and others nationwide participate in Ethics Bowl by reviewing cases of ethical scenarios and debating their decided stance against an opposing team in the competition. Understanding the given cases means knowing specific moral ideas and applying different stances to one given, hypothetical story. In anticipation of…

  • 2018-2019,  Satire

    Ancestry.com consumes life

    Ancestry.com is the great equalizer, many say a great successor to formal education. People are thanking their distant ancestors for their help, even if it is from beyond the grave. Ancestry.com changes lives, ruins families, runs the world. It is time to embrace your obscure heritage as a Norwegian-French Pacific Islander and live through that identity only. In the words of Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren – “I am very proud of my heritage. These are family stories.” Formally recognized as a minority professor at Harvard Law, Warren is the perfect example of a Native American breaking through adversity and achieving enormous success. In addition to 1/65th Cherokee professors, Ancestry.com will happily…

  • 2018-2019,  Sports

    Julia attempts to learn soccer

    The night before the game against Chapel Hill, even though the East men’s soccer team had already been riding a wave of wins, there was no slacking off in practice. Sure, because this is East, as I was watching their warm ups there was an intense discussion of the rhetorical triangle at the same time as the wind sprints, but even when the coach said that anybody could take a break when they need to, nobody slowed down. Though they lost to Chapel Hill in the conference finals, it was somewhat unexpected that a team who saw 14 players graduate last year could be so successful. So how did this…

  • 2018-2019,  Arts & Culture

    Ackland Art Museum turns 60

    With the 60th anniversary of the Ackland Art Museum, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched a year-long celebration on Sept. 20. This celebration includes public art displays, creative spaces and gifts. Exhibits on display include Birthday presents, ART&, and RedBall Chapel Hill. Located on the UNC campus across from Franklin Street, the Ackland Art Museum is a local museum that focuses on a global outlook, connecting the UNC community to the outside world. Created in 1958, the Ackland, with 18,000 pieces of artwork, provides special exhibitions and public programs free of charge. The Ackland features exhibits on artwork from a  multitude of cultures and time periods, and…