• February 23Swim and Dive state qualifiers compete this weekend.
  • February 23Wrestling heads to State team competition.
  • February 6Friday, March 10, at 6 PM is St. Baldrick's “Fighting Saints Shave the Day” event in East's Main Gym!
Katie Kempff

Katie Kempff, Editor-in-Chief

Katie is a senior who has been on the X-Ray for all of her years at East, and now holds the position of co-Editor. Katie participates in a number of other extra-curricular activities, including the track, diving, and speech teams. She is passionate about journalism, and all kinds of competition; her favorite parts of being on X-Ray are the IHSA Journalism competitions, late production nights, and inside jokes with the rest of the staff. Katie's claims to fame are a first place sectional award for copy editing her freshman year, and a sixth place award at state her junior year!

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Andrew Pahadi poses with his oboe after a concert with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.

A passion for playing the oboe

Katie Kempff, Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2022
Students working in the LRC during an early release period. Some are wearing masks, while others choose to go mask-less.

Masks on? Masks off?

Katie Kempff, Editor-in-chief
February 16, 2022
Marley Andelman and Maggie Peters tethered at the Chicago Triathlon. Photo courtesy of Marley Andelman.

ATHLETE FEATURE: Giving Back by Guiding

Katie Kempff, Editor-in-Chief
September 15, 2021
The current IHSA sports schedule through the end of the school year. Image from

Return of School Sports Seasons

Katie Kempff, Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2021
D303s high school calendar for the month of December, detailing the full remote schedule.

Return to Remote for East Students

Katie Kempff, Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2020
The Norris pool is where the Girls Swim Team practices, but practices were canceled for a few days when one team member tested positive for Covid-19.

Girls’ Swim: A Strange Beginning

Katie Kempff, Editor-in-Chief
September 21, 2020
Mara Kinsey shopped for a prom dress with friends before the stay-at-home order. She, like many seniors, will be missing several long-awaited senior events.

What? No Prom?

Katie Kempff, News Editor
April 23, 2020
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