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    Body Positive Moves in East and Around the World

    By Vivian Scimone Recently, movements and campaigns encouraging body acceptance have risen up in the United States and around the world. Mostly, these movements have been in reaction to the increased prevalence of eating disorders and increased public awareness of the reality of body shapes and sizes. At East, students learn about eating disorders in the required course, Healthful Living. In this class students spend one semester learning about the main aspects of health and the other semester partaking in physical activity. “I think that there should be more emphasis on nutrition [in East’s health classes],” said senior, Jocelyn Reckford. Reckford believes that one required year of Healthful Living, including the…

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    East students fly to Spain for Spring Break

    By Charlie Caron Over spring break, this year’s batch of Spanish students will embark to Spain on what will be one of the highlights of their high school experience. This trip is not a new one, as many students participated last year. One of those students was junior Alex Tax. “We were there for two weeks total, the first staying with our families in a small town south of Valencia called Carlet,” Tax said, “and the second split between visiting Barcelona in the northeast and Madrid, the capital.” Tax says that the trip helped him become both more skilled in the language, and left him a great experience. “When you…