Why Don’t We Have Faith in Kentucky Football?

By Paige Green In my life of 16 years, my family has always been Kentucky fans. While we have always been proud of our basketball teams, our football teams hasn’t seen the same love. Until this season. Still, every game there has always been doubt in the team, even in the fans. The University of…

Halloween Playlist 2018

It’s time to put everyone is a scary mood during this years’ SPOOKY SEASON. Halloween is a holiday loved by many, where you can dress up and be whatever you want to be for a night full of clowns, werewolves, vampires and zombies. What better way to prepare for this season than getting ready to…

Switching School Start Times

*ARTICLES THAT OFFER OPINIONS EXPRESS THOSE OF THE AUTHOR OF THE PIECE, AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE EASTERN EAGLE NEWS STAFF, OR THOSE OF THE FACULTY, STAFF, OR ADMINISTRATION OF EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL AND JCPS. By Macy Bright Every day teens wake up between 5 and 6 AM to get ready…

The Conspiracies Behind the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

By Macy Bright and Paige Green On November 22, 1963 the United States was changed forever when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. President Kennedy was rallying up for his next presidential campaign. Through the streets of downtown Dallas, Kennedy was accompanied by his wife Jacqueline Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally in a 10-mile…

School Studying Tips

By Jackson Mulkins Is it super hard for you to study well for a big test? Lots of people have this problem and it is holding them back in school. In lots of classes, your grade is always dependent on one or two big tests that you have each semester. This article is going to…

Is Roughing the Passer Really That Bad?

*ARTICLES THAT OFFER OPINIONS EXPRESS THOSE OF THE AUTHOR OF THE PIECE, AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE EASTERN EAGLE NEWS STAFF, OR THOSE OF THE FACULTY, STAFF, OR ADMINISTRATION OF EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL AND JCPS. By Jackson Mulikins Isn’t football supposed to be a contact sport with lots of hitting? Well…

Are Charter Schools As Bad As Everyone Thinks?

ARTICLES THAT OFFER OPINIONS EXPRESS THOSE OF THE AUTHOR OF THE PIECE, AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE EASTERN EAGLE NEWS STAFF, OR THOSE OF THE FACULTY, STAFF, OR ADMINISTRATION OF EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL AND JCPS. By Elise Parrill As a new election year for the Kentucky Governor position approaches, many important…

Why Dogs Are Good Pets

Articles that offer opinions express those of the author of the piece, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Eastern Eagle News Staff, or those of the faculty, staff, or administration of Eastern High School and JCPS. By Taylor Fuller Dogs are animals that make many people happy and cheerful. There are many…

Kentucky Removes the Requirement for Teachers to Have a Master’s Degree

By: Elise Parrill As of early August of 2018, Kentucky legislature has removed its requirement for teachers to possess a master’s degree. Many people believe that this is a positive change but does it benefit the students or the teachers more and how does it directly impact students? Some people believe that a master’s degree…

National Merit Scholarship: Mariah Ragsdale

By Mackenzie Schutte Eastern Senior, Mariah Ragsdale, is one of this year’s National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. Becoming a finalist means she could receive full tuition, plus $8,000 for educational purposes. In order for Ragsdale to become a semifinalist, she was required to have a PSAT score from the late 100’s to early 200’s. She scored 219, which is one…

FBLA Conference 2018

By Noah Weathers This past summer, the National Leadership Conference 2018 was held in Baltimore, Maryland for FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) members.  Several of our own Eastern members attended the conference and competed against schools from all over. And within that group, a few were able to place high in three different events….

Nakiah and Taylor’s Throwback playlist

By Nakiah Barker and Taylor Fuller This playlist we have created is full of throwback jams that we hope will make you dance and smile. We included a variety of genres for everyone to enjoy.   Kiss Me Thru the Phone- Soulja Boy No Air- Chris Brown and Jordin Sparks Cooler Than Me- Mike Posner…

Cool Scholarships

By Macy Bright Now that seniors have started to fill out the FAFSA, it’s time to also look for scholarships to help with college tuition. Scholarships can be hard to find and receive. It may seem to some that the only way to get a scholarship is by having extremely good grades or by being…

Spotlight on clubs at Eastern: Macy Lotze

By Macy Lotze Activity in the halls of Eastern does not end when the final bell rings for the day. Students and teachers often stick around to participate in the plethora of clubs available. We will highlight various clubs throughout the year.  Here is the first batch. American Sign Language Club  Sponsor: Ms. McKeehan This club…

Movie Playlist

By Paige Green Here is our list of must-see movies out now and coming soon. Movies Out Now: Night School– Comedy starring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart (Rated PG-13) Smallfoot– Animated film starring Channing Tatum, James Corden and Zendaya. (Rated PG) HellFest– Horror film starring Bex Taylor-Klaus, Reign Edwards, and Amy Forsyth. (Rated R) Little…