Articles Archive for January 2012
Photo and Story by Curtis Dlouhy
Students participating in team sports this week are treated to a week of flag football. The rules of the game have been modified to accommodate for our small gyms. In the Lincoln East version of flag football, players must wait three seconds before rushing the quarterback and the quarterback can’t run unless rushed, and are given four total downs to score before giving possession to the other team. Just like all responsible Spartans, Chas Bussey is pictured here warming up.
By Keelan Chapman
I had never been to the heart of Iowa before, so the only prior knowledge I had of Iowa was that it’s politically unstable; bi-polar if you will. Terry Branstad is currently serving as Iowa’s Governor. Brandstad, a Republican, had previously served as Governor from 1983 to 1999 and Lt. Governor before that. Branstad is often seen as a key Republican kingmaker because of his legitimacy within Iowa, and his often “my way or the highway” style of leadership within the Iowa State capital. However, Iowa still has …
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Story and Photo Gallery By: Sara Donovan
It’s that time of year again. Eighth grade orientation took place last Thursday January 26, 2012, and it was hectic to say the least. Incoming freshman along with their parents filled the halls of East high school. Their agenda for the night was busy and full of excitement. To begin the eighth graders and their families filled the auditorium to listen to school officials discuss how to get involved and be successful at East. After this presentation the incoming freshman went to talk to …
By: Neeka Choobineh
The Spartan Souper Sports Blitz will be held this Saturday (February 4th) from 5 PM – 8 PM. Located in the East High School cafeteria, this brand new event combines an old-fashioned soup supper with Spartan basketball and recognition of all Lincoln East winter sports athletes. At the event, you will be served Chili or Chicken Noodle Soup, a cinnamon roll, and a beverage. Admission is $5 per person in advance and $6 per person at the door. Come to the Spartan Souper Sports Blitz this Saturday and …
by Neeka Choobineh
It’s Super bowl season again. A rematch game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, Superbowl XLVI has more to offer than the Madonna/Cirque de Soleil/Nicki Minaj Half-Time spectacular: honor.
Here’s a recap of the two wild divisional championship games leading up to this Feb. 5 wonder.
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The New York Giants won the NFC Championship last Sunday. A heated match-up against the San Francisco 49ers, the Giants eventually tapped the gold mine in overtime, winning by a mere field goal.
Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning had a …
By Mckenzie Ocker
Special Reporter for the Oracle
On Jan. 25, during fourth period, I was in Adapted P.E. While some of you may think I’m in there for work, on this day, a fun idea popped in my head. I thought I could pull my teacher on a rectangular scooter. So I asked my teacher, Sue Palmer, if I could.
“ Okay let me grab a helmet, because I know how fast you will go, “ she said. That’s when I thought, ‘Okay, you asked for it!’
She put on her helmet, (which …
By Lorellee Kampschnieder
After one year of college in 1980, Christine McCurdy stopped trying to earn her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree, and instead turned her focus to raising a family. For 15 years Mrs. McCurdy was a stay-at-home mom. She also spent ten years helping her friend run a home cleaning business that she eventually took over. But now, more than 30 year safter first enrolling in college, Mrs. McCurdy is on the verge of graduating.
After six years of taking classes, Mrs. McCurdy is going to graduate with her Bachelor’s …
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By: Shelby Sorensen
On Thursday, Jan. 13, East’s Elegance and Express show choirs preformed at school before their first competition the following Saturday at the Lied Center.
Unfortunately, time was not on their side that Saturday. The groups did not qualify due to time issues.
“We all preformed well; in fact I think it was one our best performances, but we were gyped!” said senior Gabe Gauthier, a two-year member of Express. “They started our time too early, and we went over by 1 minute 12 secs. We were docked 78 points which …
Story and Photo by Hannah Wittwer
Tonight the Lincoln East Reserve Girls Basketball team is hosting the 5th annual “Pink Zone.” Game time is 5:45 with doors and vendors booths opening at 4:45. This year’s guests at the event are East High’s own, Brian and Andrea Kabourek. Come tonight wearing pink and help raise awareness for breast cancer research and support East High basketball!
By: Sarah Penner
As we all know, throughout the whole year, the weather in Nebraska is unpredictable. But this has especially been the case this winter. Many people don’t mind the winter days with plenty of sunshine and warmth, but when they are intermixed with days below 10 degrees, it’s kind of ridiculous. You might wake up Monday morning and think, “It’s gonna be a good week”, because the sun is shining and it’s 64 degrees. Your spirit will be high and hopeful, feeling peppy with the boost of vitamin D …