Articles Archive for April 2010
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By Darrin Lim
Across the school, people are walking around without shoes. Why? To better understand those across the world who must live without shoes. Encouraged by the shoe company TOMS, the rally has spread across the United States, and Lincoln East has not been left out. Even Librarian Roxann Sattler is willing to show off her stylish feet to a camera, and in doing so, shows her support for those in the world who must go without shoes.
Photo and story by Nick Ryan
In honor of Earth Day, East staff and students gather in the new auditorium to watch the documentary series Planet Earth. Classes from Biology to English attended on April 22nd to celebrate eco-awareness. The plants are thriving, the weather is warm, and the environmental spirit is going strong. Happy Earth Day!
Story by: Sam Gentry
When a movie has the cajones to give itself a title such as “Kick-Ass” you already know your expectations walking into the theatre. It better kick some you know what. And it gives me great gratification to say, “Kick-Ass” does in fact live up to its name.
The movie centers around your average geek, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), a bored teen who’s virtually invisible to girls and to the rest of the world for the most part. That’s when Dave decides to abandon his generic lifestyle and take …
Story by: Katie Haugen
Lincoln’s finally heating up and inspiring many to get into that summer attire. Though average temperatures of March and April are normally 60s, we have seen many days of upper 70s and even some days reaching 80 degrees. Some of us have laid out in the sun, desperate for a little color; others have refused to wear sunscreen and suffered the consequences.
Junior Sophia Mantzios told how she is happy with the weather and is ready for summer. “I have to decided to abandon jeans!” said Mantzios.
As well …
Story by Melissa Frohberg
Photo by Laura Miller
When you drive through the hectic and pedestrian-filled downtown Lincoln, a lot is going through your mind. The radio is a little too loud, you are on the cell phone, and you’re determined to get home to watch “American Idol.” As you nonchalantly switch lanes, you are less than ten feet from a biker using the bike lane in the center of the road, and as you slam on the brakes, you realize how close you could have been to hitting them.
Hundreds of years …
Story by: Darrin Lim
If there’s one high school event to should never miss, it’s Prom, the biggest date of the year, the best time of the school year (the end), and most importantly, the biggest dance of the year. Ironically, most high-schoolers can’t dance worth a lick. To change that, East High teacher Jan Tucker and nurse Susan Kangas-Packett have put together a weekly ‘Learn How to Dance’ club in preparation for Prom.
“It started for two reasons: getting students up and active and getting students ready for Prom,” said Tucker. …
Story by: Kathryn Dahl
East starts a new tradition for the talented dancing underclassmen. Sophomores are being welcomed on the Apollonaires squad. The new additions to the squad are Kylie Beck, Kaitlyn Schulenberg, Sarah Hansen, Joslen Beitel, Nicolette Netz, and Tessa Kingsley. Although this new tradition is doubted by some students at East, these freshmen have dedicated a lot of time to dancing.
“I was pretty confident during try-outs, but there was always that chance that I was not going to make it, ” said Kaitlyn Schulenberg, a True Dance Academy dancer. …
Photo and Story by Shawn Zajicek
The District Music Contest will be held today at Southeast High School. Students get to show off their musical abilities with other school groups and be scored by judges who are nationally known. The scores start with 1 being superior, 2 excellent, etc. Expectations are very high for the musically talented East Music Department.