• Archived,  News

    CHCCS implements gender-neutral bathroom policy

    By Emma Brodey In the wake of concern over bathroom policies for transgender students in Wake County and other school districts across the country, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School System (CHCCS), ranked among the best in the country, has set a new example. CHCCS has implemented two options to address the issue: it has begun the process of implementing single-stall gender-neutral bathrooms in all middle and high schools, and has also made it clear that all current gendered bathrooms are open to use by any individual who identifies with the bathroom’s posted gender. Citing federal Title IX legislation (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded…

  • Archived,  Arts & Culture

    “Homegrown Halloween” aims to take the fright out of Franklin Street

    By Emma Brodey and Vivian Scimone Halloween on Franklin Street is a longstanding Chapel Hill tradition, and one that East students love to attend. Every year on Halloween night, UNC students, surrounding residents, and even visitors from far away gather on Franklin Street tocelebrate the spooky holiday. In recent years this event has grown to huge numbers, with up to 80,000 people packing together on Franklin Street in one night. The late-night event was also known for its occasionally rowdy and not-so-family-friendly atmosphere. In response to the unmanageable size of the event, the Town of Chapel Hill has launched a new “Homegrown Halloween” effort. Town Manager Roger L. Stancil initiated…

  • Archived,  Features

    NatureWay summer camp educates children environmentally

    By Aleta Donald and Emma Brodey Many clubs and activities operate under the radar at East. It is easy for smaller clubs to get lost in the chaos of club week, but they often provide vital innovation for the East community. One such club is NatureWay, a student-run organization that focuses on teaching children about nature and the environment through a yearly summer camp. Senior Corey Pahel-Short has been an active member of NatureWay for the past three years. She volunteers for the summer camp, which is completely financed through fundraising efforts made by NatureWay throughout the school year. This allows the camp to be completely free for the children…

  • Archived,  Arts & Culture

    Staff Picks: Emma Brodey recommends old favorites

    By Emma Brodey The months in-between winter break and spring break can be monotonous, to say the least. Days off of school are few and far between, and no end is in sight. Fear not, however. Dark winter days can be brightened by excellent books, movies, and music. Sports and Online editor Emma Brodey shares some of her favorite entertaining alternatives to cat videos on YouTube. Book: “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maude Montgomery “Anne of Green Gables” is one of the funniest, sweetest, and most beautifully written books you will ever read. Set in rural Canada in the early 1900s, it is the story of a charming, charismatic…

  • Archived,  Features

    24 hours and counting: a guide to last-minute SAT preparations

    By Emma Brodey and Madison Lewis The SAT is an ordeal most high school juniors and seniors go through at least once, if not multiple times. East offers many resources including SAT prep classes, and lightly used SAT prep books can often be found at low prices. The fact remains, however, that juniors and seniors are notoriously busy, especially around testing time. Despite your best intentions, you may find one Friday afternoon that the SAT is looming the next morning, and you haven’t studied at all. These tips and tricks will guide you through the harrowing hours when you find that your test date has snuck up on you. Math: The 54 math…