Articles Archive for September 2011
By Griffith Swidler
The Nebraska Community Blood Bank bus arrived here at East on Friday, to give students the opportunity to give back. Throughout the day, students will be filling in and out of the bus getting their blood drawn. Any student who is 17 and meets other various requirements can qualify to donate blood. We hope you take advantage of the opportunity to give back, and come see us next to the south gym doors sometime before 1:30.
By Jessica Qiu
This Friday, students left class to donate blood at the Blood Bus parked by the South entrance. They emerge from the bus with brightly colored bandages and satisfaction in their hearts.
“[The blood drive] is tradition. We’ve been sponsoring it for several years now,” said senior Isaac Iaquinta.
Iaquinta is the committee head and overseer of the blood drive, which is organized through the National Honor Society (NHS). NHS president, senior Neeka Choobineh, noted that putting together the blood drive was simple because it has been done before.
“It pretty much …
Photo and story by Hana Muslic
When time rolls around for you to sign up for classes, don’t neglect some of the more obscure art classes like Beginning Jewelry Making. This semester, the class is learning to make many types of jewelry including beads made of newspaper and woven friendship bracelets. Today, they were working on the latter, and were making great progress.
“It’s relaxing,” said senior Claire Holmquist. She and the others at her table chatted while Mrs. Wilson walked around the classroom and observed the students’ handiwork. She often made …
By: Lindsey Morgan
Take a step outside and experience the majestic weather. Today, in your own good ole’ Lincoln, Nebraska, we have temperatures approaching record highs. With an average temperature of 64, today we are anticipating a monstrous 91 degrees. I’d say it’s time that you step outside of the confining walls of where ever you may be, staring distressingly at this intriguing article, and catch a whiff of the freshest of fresh air.
Photo and Description by Gabriel Gauthier
This is East High’s fantastic and worthwhile newspaper staff! Without them, you would continue to attend school whilst ignorant of its supra-clique culture. Writers and artists from all walks of life unite in Room 103 to bring you the news that you want. Editors are working on the layout of our first Oracle which comes out October 13.
By Jessica Qiu
Last Thursday, Sep. 22, six East students competed in Doane College’s annual Trimathalon Competition. The competition consisted of three parts: an outdoor Extreme Team Challenge, a written test, and a quiz bowl double-elimination tournament. East came in third in the Extreme Team Challenge, which featured a sequence of bicycle-related questions.
All six East competitors placed in the top ten for the written test: senior Michael Liou, 1st; junior Eric Weber, 3rd; freshman Ingrid Zhang, 4th; senior Drew Bakenhus, 5th; senior Curtis Dlouhy, 6th; senior Jessica Qiu, 9th. Also, the …
Photo and story by Claudia Seravalli
The results for student elections are in! Senior Class President is Claire Holmquist, V.P. is Cassie Swartz and treasurer is Katie Loof. Junior Class President is Austin Koch, V.P. is Mikalah Mertlik and treasurer is Shardae Sims. Sophomore Class President is Sam Kohler, V.P. is Rikki Beedle, and treasurer is Matt Reynoldson.
Story and Photo by Shelby Sorensen
What’s that delicious baked goods smell in the Hallway? That’s right, Otis Spunkmeyer cookies are back and for sale for $1. Traditionally, DECA sells these tasty treats, but this year you can find Ms.Trumble behind the counter. You can find her selling them in the midst of junior hallway during first and second period, but hurry – they sell fast!
Story and photo by: Sara Donovan
Here at East we’ve all heard of Elegance, Express, and Singers, but not many have heard of Shades of Blue. Shades of Blue is an all-girls choir that does not participate in competitions or have any outside-of-school practices. ”This group used to exist, but then was taken away and brought back again this year by Ms. Smith,” said sophomore Jordyn Heller.
“I just got assigned to this class randomly; it just showed up on my schedule,” said sophomore Haley Landon. This class wasn’t chosen by many …
By Imani Wilson
Everybody knows Mr. Siske. He’s the guy that sits by the front door and makes up raps and phrases before students leave for lunch. Pretty cool guy, right? You may think you know him well, but believe me when I say you haven’t heard anything yet!
Mr. Siske loves bowling. He started the sport very young, and around the age of 10 he got to be very skilled. In fact, at age 14 he received a professional bowling card. This means that for two years prior to receiving the professional …