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The Eagle

These Scouts are not your average Eagles

Story by Elise Palmer, Staff Writer

March 27

Filed under Community, Features

We all get to call ourselves East Meck Eagles, but only a few students hold the title of Eagle Scout. Eagle Scout is the highest rank that a Boy Scout can achieve, and many Boy Scouts dream for the day they can achieve the...

Get to know your new superintendent

Story by Kate Carroll, Staff Writer

March 27

Filed under Community, News

When asked about the new superintendent, most students, like sophomore Will Stiff, don’t have much to say. “I don’t really know much about it,” Stiff said. “My mom is a teacher, so it might affect her.” What...

IB program undergoes change, allows students additional career-oriented opportunities

Story by Miracle Okoro, Senior Staff Writer

March 27

Filed under Community, News

One year ago, junior William Aguilar was faced with a tough decision: choose between getting a head start on pursuing his desired career or continue the International Baccalaureate program (IB). “Having to choose between IB...

Congratulations to Sarah Hanson, Teacher of the week

Story by Miracle Okoro, Senior Staff Writer

March 13

Filed under Community

EC teacher Sarah Hanson was chosen to be our spotlight teacher of the week. Hanson graduated from Independence High school and has been a teacher at East for 19 years. She is passionate about Special Olympics and has been the ...

New Grant gives East a new look

Story by Brennan Stone, Business Manager

March 9

Filed under Community, Uncategorized

Construction of a landscape wall will start this week. Funding for the wall will come from one of the Lowe's/Hornets Grants for $25,000.   This grant is for a beautification project that will improve the look of th...

Closed Idlewild Road causes major traffic congestion

Story by Miracle Okoro, Senior Staff Writer

March 1

Filed under Community, News

The Idlewild Road bridge over Independence Boulevard bridge is projected to finally open by the end of March, which could mean that commuters will have a less difficult time getting to and from school, and rush hour won’t b...

Senior Chris Allen- Obituary

Story by Isabel Cosby, Staff Writer

February 23

Filed under Community, News, Showcase

                                     Christian Isaac Allen, a senior at East Meck, 18, was shot and killed Sunday night during an altercation at a house party on Kelford Lane. Allen was born on October ...

Memorial Service held in honor of Chris Allen

Story by Miracle Okoro, Senior Staff Writer

February 23

Filed under Community, News, Showcase

Student Congress will be organizing  a balloon release on Friday Feb. 23, for senior Chris Allen who tragically died from a gunshot wound on Feb 19. The balloon release will take place at 2:30pm in the football stadium, and all...

Q&A: Pierre-Adrien Sabaté

Story by Layna Hong, Layout Editor

February 21

Filed under Community, Student Life

Q: What do you think of East Meck so far? A: It's very good. It has a different climate. In France, we have more lessons than you guys do, you only have four. Also, in France, we start class at 8 in the morning and ends at 5 in...

Culinary team wins perfect score, headed for Nationals

Story by Elise Palmer, Staff Writer

February 13

Filed under Community, News

The East Meck culinary team won gold last Friday at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition hosted at Johnson & Wales University. Culinary teammates Blair Riggbsee and Jensine Crowder won...