Articles Archive for May 2012
Story and photo by Michael Shively
The East Family and Consumer Science students put on a bake sale today to raise money for supplies for the department. They spent the week baking the treats and are proud of their work. Students lined up through the hallway to get the tasty desserts that ranged in price from $0.50 to $1.00.
By Keelan Chapman & Melissa Bavitz
Last Wednesday, Pete Ferguson joined the distinguished alumni club at East High School.
“I’m not old enough for this yet,” he laughed as he was introduced by Mrs. Ogden. Prior to his induction, Pete talked about his glory days in high school.
The impressive legacy he left at East includes the title of Homecoming King in 1990, being a starter for the basketball and football team, and taking the role as a friendly and approachable face that people to this day still recognize. He also talked about …
Photo and story by Shae Brening
Pete Ferguson graduated from Lincoln East High School in 1991. This year, he was recognized as one of East’s Distinguished Alumni.
Ferguson came to East today to speak to students about his career after high school and to thank the faculty for inviting him into the select group.
Ferguson worked with Leadership Lincoln, but stepped down to work with Lincoln Public Schools.
By Keelan Chapman
On Thomas Jefferson’s last day on this earth, he turned to those at his bedside and asked “is it the
fourth yet?” Many would be surprised to find that he died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the
Declaration of Independence, on July 4th, 1826. He passed away four hours earlier than his partner in
democracy, John Adams. This is what Dr. Tom told me.
While in Washington DC for the national competition, the Lincoln East We the People team was able to
tour the national mall from a fellow by …
By Neeka Choobineh
Last year, East High seniors were studying hard for the ACT college entrance exam. This three hour, twenty-five minute test evaluates students on their reading, writing, math, and science skills. Dreaded as one of the most difficult experiences in a teenager’s high school career, the ACT makes every student cringe at the mere mention of its name.
But two East students had no fear, tackling the test with determination, focus, and skill. Jessica Qiu and Jackson Fisher (both Spartan seniors and both on the Oracle Staff) scored a perfect …
Photo and story by Hana Muslic
Monday, a speaker on human sex trafficking visited East to tell her story of escape from the United States’ sex trade. Most think of the sex trade as something that doesn’t happen in the United States, let alone Nebraska. However, it has recently come to light here as well. She was forced into the sex trade as a high school student living in Atlanta, Georgia, and eventually had to move to New York without notifying her parents or friends. As a prostitute, she sold her …
By Sarah Penner
Last Wednesday, Cayden Hubbard’s life was transformed from an 11-year old student at Maxey Elementary School to a famous pop star, complete with crazed fans. His wish was granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation to be a pop star for the day. Cayden has struggled with a tumor located where his spinal cord meets his brain for most of his life and is finally finishing up chemotherapy. His illness made him eligible for his wish to be granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Although it was his wish, it came as …
By Curtis Dlouhy
The end of the year is a struggle for students of all levels of skill and motivation. From senior prom to national competitions to athletic seasons coming to a close during finals week, it seems as if everyone is in over their head with activities. Most people are through the roof with these stressors, but certain fourth year students are afflicted with a terrible disease causing utter apathy towards everything. This illness is senioritis.
That’s right, with less than a month remaining, seniors everywhere have just flat out given …