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[30 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

+3 Photo and story by Alex Lantz
When the doors to Pershing auditorium opened on Sept. 15, over 2,000 fans rushed into the arena to get their spots on the floor to see a man who has dominated the underground Hip-Hop scene for nearly two decades.  Tech N9ne and Strange Music put on a show that would be hard to top, even for mainstream hip-hop artists. Lincoln was the first stop on Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour, which teamed up with superstars E-40, Jay Rock, Glasses Malone, and other Strange Music …

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[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Altruism club milks fundraiser

+2 Story and photo by Kelsey Haugen
On Wednesday, the Altruism Club had a one-day bake sale which was a fundraiser to help buy livestock for families in third world countries. Oracle staffer Sara Hinds takes time out of her busy schedule to contribute to this great cause by buying a cupcake from the bake sale.

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[29 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
East beginning art students are in step with their talent

+2 Photo and story by Liz Fichthorn
The East beginning art students take a big step to start off the year. Students are assigned to draw a child’s shoe from the observations they make. However, they are not allowed to use a scale or grid; it’s completely free hand. The finished products are proudly displayed in the commons area. East students can show their free hand artistic capability through art, and by the product of the shoe assignment; it can easily be said that East has shining talent in the art …

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[28 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Spooky park in Omaha has beautiful views

+3 Story and Photo by Keelan Chapman
My friends and I ventured to Hummel Park in North Omaha a few weeks ago and started taking pictures of the whole park. This specific picture is from the highest cliff in the park called Devil’s Slide,
overlooking the Missouri floodplain and although not visible in the picture, the Omaha skyline. The park is infamous amongst most Omahans for being haunted. There are tales of albinos hiding in the trees, satanic worship, and way back when, lynchings. Rumor says that’s why the trees hang down.

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[23 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
One Expensive Lollipop

+2 Photo and Story by Michael Shively
If you made a list of dangerous things I’m sure you wouldn’t include a lollipop.  However, after second period on September 23, Kyle Warkow would.
Kyle was sitting innocently in Mr. Thompson’s Chemistry class when a friend offered him a sucker.  A few minutes into the caramel apple lollipop he felt something come loose.  He took the treat out of his mouth and looked in horror because, stuck in the lollipop, was a tooth!
At first, when he told his classmates around him that his tooth …

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[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Walkin’ On The Sun

+1 By Jessica Qiu
The Spartan cross country team battles sweltering heat and unforgiving sun on a regular basis.
Monday’s JV meet was no exception.
East’s only competitors were Southeast and Southwest, which turned up the heat…literally.  The temperature soared above 89 degrees.  The dirt, as if baked in a kiln, crumbled into a fine powder upon contact with metal racing spikes.
Because of the sparse number of runners,  our athletes were forced to fight for the top places.  Spartan fighting spirit definitely kicked in, landing East in several Top 15 finishes.
While varsity did …

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[22 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

+4 Story and Photos By Ansur Mazhar
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. It is the holiest month, which is why people offer more prayers than usual. It is also the fasting month in Islam. Fasting plays an important role, teaching both patience and humility.
During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness from God for past sins, and pray for guidance. During fasting, Muslims abstain from drinking and eating anything from sunrise to sunset. Muslims also try to purify themselves during Ramadan by doing …

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[21 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

+3 Story by McKenna Parris
While it might be a little harsh to say that Southwest High School is isolated, at least one important aspect of the school is going to be cut off from the rest of the students in Lincoln.
In response to some of the behaviors at the Southwest ‘s dances last year, Southwest Principal Rob Slauson has made some changes.
“All LSW dances will be for LSW students only with the exception of Prom,” he announced recently. ” We are optimistic that our students will hold themselves to …

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[17 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

+3 Written by Tamar Harris
Last year’s MTV Video Music Awards started and ended with a bang.  Kayne West’s “I’m sorry, but Beyonce had the best video of all time!” was undoubtedly the most infamous quote of the year.  However, this year was a bit of a drag; the most exciting part was Lady Gaga’s meat dress and how obvious Justin Bieber’s lipsynching was.  Chelsea Handler hosted the MTV awards, cracking her unbelievably-rude-yet-hysterical jokes.  The winners are listed below.
Video of the Year- “Bad …