Friday, January 28, 2022

Letter from a Co-Managing Editor

I think it would be an understatement to say that this year has been unusual. When I walked into the first newspaper meeting this year—teeming with writers, bagels, and general excitement—little did I know that our days of brainstorming in the computer lab with the iconic flowchart of editorial positions would be short-lived.

The case against Biden

Joe Biden is now the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party.  Now Biden must work towards uniting the Democratic Party in order to win...

The Rising Sun Flag: A Symbol of Oppression

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Although it remains popular in modern Japanese culture, the Rising Sun Flag also reminds people from other Asian countries of the atrocities committed by the Japanese Imperial Military against their ancestors.

Satire: Pebbles or Rocks?

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By Eric Yang and Simon Li Pebbles or Rocks?  While this question may have seemed trivial in days bygone, now it polarizes even the Swiss. In...

#Barbz4Bernie: Have internet politics spiraled out of control?

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by Emma Kelsall While quarantine has dulled our lives in the areas of sports and entertainment, it may be argued that the internet is the...

Getting Rid of the Electoral College

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The 2016 election was an extremely unique election for many reasons, one of them being that it was one of the rare times that a president won without getting a majority of the votes. The electoral college is what caused Donald Trump to get elected president over Hillary Clinton, even though she received almost 3 million more votes than him. It was at this time that many people noticed that the electoral college might be completely outdated, even though we continue to use it today. Continuing the use of the electoral college presents many problems, even if there were original positives to using it.

A Free Market Cafeteria

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Cafeteria lunches are a staple of Williamsville East High School’s culture. Over these lunches in the Commons, friendships are made and strengthened, as students...

A Breakdown of Modern Racism

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It is that our society has been shaped by the ideologies of white people. And those ideologies have evolved to create the multi-faceted issue of racism in America

Moving forward with coronavirus

I hate being stuck at home. We all do. The general consensus in the American public is that “non-essential” members of society must remain...

Editorial: A Statement from the East Side News on Democracy

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The Washington Post’s most famous columnist and editor Bob Woodward, who exposed the Watergate Scandal among other high-level abuses of power, is credited with popularizing the phrase, “Democracy Dies in Darkness”. On January 6th, 2021, we watched in horror as an assassination attempt was made upon our democracy in broad daylight. The certification of the electoral votes is a purely symbolic process to affirm our democratically elected leader. Opposition to this process is opposition to democracy itself.

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