Articles Archive for February 2012
By Curtis Dlouhy
Tonight at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, the Lincoln East Orchestra hosts its finale concert. The Orchestra, composed of freshman through senior string players as well as the best woodwind and brass musicians in the school, has worked diligently for the last quarter on their pieces. The work has paid off, as the finale concert has gained the reputation of being the marquee event of the year for fans of orchestra.
“It can be thrilling to some,” said sophomore Colin Kerrigan, who played in his first Finale concert last …
By Imani Wilson
It’s official! Today is national pancake day! To celebrate IHOP is giving away a free short stack of delicious buttermilk pancakes to each of their customers. Be sure to hurry in because the offer won’t last forever. Stop by the IHOP at 4501 N. 27th Street in Lincoln between the hours of 7am and 10pm to treat yourself to these warm and delectable flapjacks. So instead of grabbing for that box of instant pancakes head on over to IHOP to save yourself from having to do the dishes.
By Imani Wilson
This squirrel has seemed to gain a lot of popularity amongst the students at East High. He hangs out by the tree which sits in the outside cutout near the main entrance. In this picture he was spotted stuffing leaves into is mouth. What he plans to do with these leaves…nobody knows. Sooner or later we are all going to have to give this squirrel a name. Possibly Fredrick? But for now he should just keep doing what he’s doing, because he surely gives everyone who walks past …
Sophomore Sean Spears participates in the school presidential vote Thursday during lunch. There will be Oracle staff members during both lunches in the commons Feb. 16-17.
Photo taken by Shae Brening
Junior Claudia Seravalli shows off her Forensics T-shirt, and was ready to help pull off the Spartan Invite Speech and Debate Tournament last weekend. School got out at 1:30 p.m. and the Friday tournament started at around 1:45 p.m and ended around 11:00 p.m. Forty four schools from across the state came and competed in various events.
By Jessica Qiu
For decades, Africa has been plagued by vicious poverty, famine, and drought. Now, East High is joining existing efforts to bring increased aid and awareness to the country. Students and staff can contribute their pocket change during class and lunch. The money will go to digging a water well for needy communities and families in Africa.
Story and Photo by: Sara Donovan
Love has filled the hallways at Lincoln East High School. Senior Michael Shively was thrilled with all of the Valentine’s Day treats he received, especially the cookie Ms. Keep bought him. Even if you don’t have someone special to love, candy is something everyone can enjoy on this wonderful holiday. Shively said with great enthusiasm, “I like candy.”
By Andrew Barry
After a week of interviews and some tough decisions, the Oracle staff announced staffers for next year. The list is posted outside of the Oracle room (103) alongside next year’s Yearbook staff.
Photo and Story by Hana Muslic
This week, Oracle applicants are being interviewed for next year’s staff! In addition to their interviews, they submitted examples of their work, such as writing, photos, and art. Sophomore Nicole Shively, pictured, said that she applied for Oracle because it’s a chance to express her writing talents and help inform the East High community. The applicants are being interviewed by current staff members and next year’s staff will be posted by next week. Good luck to all Oracle applicants!
Story and Photo by Michael Shively
Lincolnites had been enjoying a virtually snow-free winter until this past Saturday when Mother Nature dumped 11 inches of snow on the capitol city. Many Spartans were glad that it snowed because they were able to sled, however most wished it had come during the week so they could have a snow day. “I love snow,” exclaimed junior Kathryn Dahl. “I wish it was a snow day.”